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.
The MUAS DesignBuild project Center for Culture and Ecology Santa Catarina Quiané is winner of the special mention of the Fritz Höger award 2020.
The MUAS DesignBuild project Center for Culture and Ecology Santa Catarina Quiané got awarded by the Biennal Panamericana de Arquitectura Quíto 2020 as finalist in the category: Premio Mundial – Hábitat Social y Desarrollo.
The second phase of the Center for Culture and Ecology was inaugurated in March 8th. 2020. With the support of Atarraya Arquitects from Ecuador and together with the community Santa Catarina Quiané, the NGO CAMPO a.c. in Oaxaca and students from the La Salle University Oaxaca, 20 Students of architecture and engineering from the Hochschule München and a professional carpenter finalized the second building phase consisting in an open aula and a kitchen for communitarian use in Santa Catarina Quiané, Oaxaca, Mexico.
The first phase of the Center for Culture and Ecology was inaugurated at March 8th. 2019. With the support of Atarraya Arquitects from Ecuador and together with the community Santa Catarina Quiané, the NGO CAMPO a.c. in Oaxaca and students from the La Salle University Oaxaca, 21 Students of architecture and engineering from the Hochschule München finalized the first building phase consisting in a covered aula and a sanitation building in Santa Catarina Quiané, Oaxaca, Mexico.
‘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
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: