I think architects have the possiblities to physically design their world and their surroundings. Contemporary architecture is often thinking in efficiency, speed and create cheap living space – as quick as possible. 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.

Recycling tiles in China.

Through two stays during my studies in South Africa and China I learnt to respect the place or setting and to use and rethink the existent resources – also 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 and to rethink and defining open space like the amazing projects called ‘tiny houses’.

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.

Frank Lloyd Wright