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.
Experience in action interviews
The DesignBuild exhibition “Experience in Action” is accompagnied
Third DesignBuild project from Hochschule München inaugurated
The second phase of the Center for Culture and Ecology was inaugurated in March 8th. 2020.
DESIGNBUILD MEXICO Quiané
In Summer 2019, the Quiané Studio at Hochschule München published a book on the first phase of the designbuild project Center for Culture an Ecology Quiané. It can be ordered via email: Ursula.hartig(at)cocoon-studio.de or seen at ISSUU Co-Director: Dr Hilde Strobl
Second DesignBuild project from Hochschule München inaugurated
The first phase of the Center for Culture and Ecology was inaugurated at March 8th. 2019.
Book contribution: Public Interest Design Education Guidebook
‘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.
Centro Cultural de Chamanga at the Biennial Contest Quito
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
SEED Award 2018 for the Cultural Center Chamanga
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
Learning from Failure – Call for Papers
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.
Finished: Cultural Center Chamanga
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: