1st Edition

Design Build with The Scarcity and Creativity Studio

    258 Pages 223 Color & 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    258 Pages 223 Color & 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    258 Pages 223 Color & 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    From its creation in January 2012, The Scarcity and Creativity Studio has developed a teaching method which reaffirms a commitment to architecture as a service to society, questions the idea of the individual creator in favour of collaborative design, and challenges the traditional master-student relationship.

    This book documents the projects and, in so doing, explains the practices and pedagogic methods which the studio has developed in relation to architecture education in general and design build education in particular. Aimed at students, teachers, and professionals who are exploring the possibilities of design build, the 16 built projects are fully documented in text, drawings, and photos and can be used as both inspiration and references. Projects are based in Norway, Finland, Chile, Ecuador (Galápagos), Kenya, South Africa, China, Argentina, and Lebanon.

    List of Illustrations

    Foreword, Karl Otto Ellefsen


    PART I

    Chapter 1 Principles

    Chapter 2 Practice  


    Chapter 3 Social Architecture

    Chapter 3.1 Eco Moyo Education Centre

    Chapter 3.2 Pumanque Community Centre

    Chapter 3.3 La Casa de la Mujer y la Diversidad

    Chapter 4 Testing Development Strategies

    Chapter 4.1 Public Space on Sørenga Bridge

    Chapter 4.2 New Rural Settlement Patterns in Nes

    Chapter 5 Collaboration and Communication, Social Skills

    Chapter 5.1 The Open City or Ciudad Abierta

    Chapter 5.2 Collaborating with Tianjin University, UED Magazine, and China Building Center

    Chapter 6 The Locality

    Chapter 6.1 The Bands, Sauna and Outdoor Facilities

    Chapter 6.2 The Wave, Public Performance Space

    Chapter 6.3 2 x 2, Bathing Platform

    Chapter 7 When Things Go Wrong, Unpredictability, Serendipity, and Zemblanity

    Chapter 7.1 Flying Compression, Outdoor Eating Area

    Chapter 7.2 Galapagos, Scout’s Centre and Beach Shade Shelter

    Chapter 7.3 WolfHorse, Nomadic Art Space

    Chapter 7.4 SALT, Cultural Centre

    Chapter 7.5 Bourj al Shamali Refugee Camp, Public Space

    Chapter 7.6 Gratton School, Classrooms



    Christian Hermansen Cordua, Professor of Architecture, Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway and of Tianjin University School of Architecture, China.

    Solveig Sandness, Associate Professor, Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway.