CoCoon is a sector for contextual planning, design and construction in an intercultural and interdisciplinary context. It combines teaching, research, practice and networking. CoCoon is dedicated to the DesignBuild methodology.
‘Intercultural Competencies – Teaching the Intangible’ – CoCoon-Studio contributed an introductory essay to ‘Public Interest Design Education Guidebook: Curricula, Strategies, and SEED Academic Case Studies’ edited by Lisa M. Abendroth and Bryan Bell, recently published by Routledge.
At the XXI BAQ 2018, the 21 Bienal Panamericana de Arquitectura de Quito, the Centro Cultural de Chamanga was selected in category C: Hábitat social y desarrollo for publication. link
A Center for Culture and Ecology will be planned by students from the University of Applied Sciences Munich in Santa Catarina Quiané.
The Cultural Center Chamanga in Ecuador wins the 2018 Award for Excelence in Social Economic Environmental Design more information: here SEED AWARD 2018
Podcast by the Curry Stone Foundation with Sergio Palleroni, Jane Anderson, Bryan Bell and Ursula Hartig
Can Design Education Promote Social Justice? Podcast by the Curry Stone Foundation. Interviewers: Emiliano Gandolfi and Eric Cesal
Deadline 1 June 2018 The Design-Build Exchange (dbX) will be launching its North American portal soon. We are seeking short papers for the second of a peer-reviewed series concentrating on parameters for success in design-build education. For this session, we are collaborating with the DesignBuild Xchange (EU) platform, part of the network Design for the Common Good.
Design and construction of the Cultural Center in Chamanga, suffering under an earthquake in Spring 2016. A cooperation with: Hochschule München, Portland State University , Tokyo University, cultural collective “Opción Más” and the Architects Atarraya (Lorena Burbano and Sebastián Oviedo) form Quito. Chamanga DesignBuild Studio at the Hochschule München. Chamanga DesignBuild Studio more information:
CoCoon-Studio contributed a case study article to ‘The DesignBuild Studio’ edited by Tolya Stonorov, Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont, USA, recently published by Routledge.
DesignBuild Studio at the Hochschule München. The task is to develop a cultural centre in the costal village of Chamanga that heavily suffer under an earthquake in Spring 2016. We will design and realize the second step of this urgently needed space for the youth of Chamanga.
An interview with CoCoon that took place in the framework of the Structures for Inclusion 17 conference at the Center for Public Interest Design in Portland, US was published on Germany’s leading architecture Website baunetz.de and can be found here.