I think architects have the possiblities to physically design their world and their surroundings. Contemporary architecture is only thinking about efficiency, speed and create cheap living space, but I believe that the first task of an architect is to study and understand the surroundings and then create in connection with nature. They can’t be separated.

Through two summerschools I learnt to respect the place or setting and to use and rethink the resources which are there. That includes recycling of material. Given the current state of our planet I find it highly important to relearn techniques that build with nature and not against it – like bioconstruction or tiny houses.

– „Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” – Frank Lloyd Wright