'His purpose was to get closer and closer and closer.'
We keep wondering:
1. To help.
Our job is to help others to dwell - to build what they need.
Making architecture is an act of empathy and generosity.
We don't believe in competition, we practice collaboration.
We don't have clients, we work with people.
It is not a career, it is a journey.
It is not a business, it is a search.
We must be useful to others and to the biotopes we transform.
From now on, constructions without ego.
Architectures that really welcome and help life.
As someone once said, 'everything is bullshit but the open hand'.
As a friend once told us, 'you will not get far, you'll get closer'.
2. Innovative craft.
Our job is to solve, not to create more problems.
The places we transform are thought for a better performance,
and for people to feel good in them.
This is so for the whole construction lifecycle:
from our collaborators to the builders, the users and the whole biosphere.
Each project poses new questions,
sometimes we need to develop specific tools for them,
by iterating and innovating (invenit).
Our job is to think and to make (fecit), so others can build and live more easily.
Our goal is clear and simple, the way is complex.
We devote our quality time to this.
Autonomy and freedom are our allies.
3. At hand.
In order to give the maximum building the minimum,
we materialise adaptable, easily transformable environments,
using locally sourced ingredients.
To gain inhabitable energy through building weather systems.
We need to evolve from parasites to a symbiotic relation with nature.
In order to achieve this, our priority is to use energy
that has not been transformed by man yet: sun, wind, rain...
To make the most of everything.
We strive to give the maximum comfort for others
with no material and energy waste:
Our goal is to build the minimum necessary to fulfill somebody else's need
-learning to do without-,
leaving no waste whatsoever and with a positive ecological impact.
We turn shit into manure.
4. To improve (from and for an environment).
There are no constraints, only possibilities.
We learn from what's at hand:
Learning from local builders -their craft and obsolete, inefficient ways-,
our collaborators specific needs and el Camp,
we strive to create an informal net that's bigger than us, and will outlast us.
Every obstacle on the way is a chance to improve.