Nomadic architecture: Terrain Architects

Nomadic architecture: terrain architects

Using local skills and materials, Terrain Architects creates architecture for needy communities everywhere from Indonesia to Africa.

While the two founding directors of Terrain Architects, Ikko Kobayashi and Fumi Kashimura, both hail from Japan, their field of operation encompasses not just the country of their birth countries as diverse as Indonesia and Africa. Citing the late, Australian humanitarian architect Ross Langdon as inspiration, their design methodology establishes a fifty-fifty relationship with the local communities they work with, in the belief that local expertise is essential to maximising the value of any architectural project.

In keeping with this approach, Terrain Architects provides design solutions that use local skills and materials to meld with local climate, culture and communities, as seen in recently completed projects including a library in Java, Indonesia, and a student housing project in Kampala, Uganda. […]

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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