Master of Architecture
University of Newcastle

Jason Kuan

Jason Kuan

Lotus Academy

We can only change the world together as communities, and communities are the sum of their relationships with one another.

In a country vulnerable to poverty and exploitation, the Lotus Academy combines the typology of a school and a community centre to educate the young and develop the people of Chiro village, a rural community in central Cambodia. It presents a bespoke learning and natural environment where the children learn, the community flourishes, and a positive level of well-being conceived.

This project will challenge (and heighten) my perception of architecture for vulnerable and developing communities.


Jason Kuan

Organisation for Basic Training #2

Organisation for Basic Training (OBT) is a non-profit organization that provides free education to the rural community of Chiro Village in central Cambodia.

The proposal aspires to provide a safe and sustainable educational facility, increase the community's capacity to build and be involved with future developments. Architecturally, it aims to create a dialogue between contemporary techniques and local vernacular knowledge and themes.

The project strives to dissolve a relevant and human architecture in a compassionate manner, through an understanding of a specific culture and it's people.