Over the years we have led the design and realization of several award-winning climate adaptation projects.
We strongly believe in dialogue and human-driven approach to adapting life in cities to the new climate. We guide our clients and collaborators in how to use nature to future-proof cities and communities, with our deep knowledge of ecosystem services, climate adaptation, and human behavior.
We work with climate adaptation of all kinds. From livable flood- and stormwater-protected harbourfronts. Lush, nature-rich, vibrant climate-adaptive urban spaces and parks. To reduction of extreme urban temperatures with cooling, biodiverse parks, and streets.
We operate globally in various climate conditions. Our starting point is always thorough analytic research of the climate and biodiversity, combined with an anthropological analysis of social life to achieve a hyper-local and holistic understanding of site opportunities.
How to fight the climate emergency with nature-based design
How can we design nature-based solutions when mitigating our cities and societies against climate emergency?
The Values of Nature:
A Need for a New Driver of Urban Development
Imagine your quality of life being just as dependent on urban development as on social media. What would that lead to? The answer to that question depends on the drivers of urban development.
Our economies, livelihoods, and well-being all depend on our most precious asset: Nature
These were the opening lines of Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta’s report “The Economics of Biodiversity” and were also at the center of the conversation our CEO, Mette Skjold, had with Dasgupta at the UIA World Congress of Architects CPH 2023.
They agreed that we, as humans, depend on nature – not only as a source of resources and wealth but also as the foundation for our physical and mental well-being. We are not separate from nature. We are nature.
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Essay: The Bark Room
– The Book of Garden