-for Integrated Urban Development and Sustainable Architecture-
In light of the complexity of challenges that face human settlements development nowadays, an interdisciplinary approach is called for to tackle its entangled existence. Ecumene Studio is a research, design and build cooperative that focuses in bridging the gap between theory and practice in architecture and urban planning for the development of Human Habitat. The diversity in backgrounds and topics of specialty of the ES evolving team enables the orchestration of the numerated disciplines in each project and by such addressing the endeavor as holistic, innovative as possible. Throughout this process, ES networks actively engages with local stakeholders (NGOs, experts, Craftsmen) in the area of intervention yielding capacity building of the local community while reaching the overall goal. Our projects focus on the process and on implementation (Construction) while experimenting new tools and ways of thinking.
In development fields, skills and knowledge in community development, conflict resolution, participatory approach, team buildings and tailored solutions had to be found to insure the project implementation, to minimize costs and to maximize benefits while responding to the evolving needs and priorities along the project.
We believe that Architecture is redefining itself today to become a process to build societies and new communities and transmit their leg through time. That is why Ecumene Studio is also an open source Lab that aims to rise awareness, develop research on a variety of topics and in particular “ARCHITECTURE”.
Key Thematic Areas / Areas of Practice
- Sustainable Architecture
- Integrated Urban Planning
- Monitoring and Evaluation Studies
- Human and Community Development
- Urban Basic Services
- Architecture and Urban Studies
- Capacity Development
- Participatory Design and Build Projects
- Sustainable Construction