On Cohabitation: Housing The Non-Human

Today, we are confronted by the consequences of climate crisis. How do we as individuals and a profession face the challenges of the environmental crisis within the given economical, political, and social system? How to take care of landscape and nature while our cities are still growing? Ultimately, it is about survival and the question is: how can we, humans, animals, and plants, not only co-exist but co-inhabit our planet in a circular way?

A post-humanist view as intrinsically entangled opens the human-centric view to a multiplicity of possibilities. If we decenter humans from design practice and juxtapose other agents, from animals to plants to matter itself, it can help us develop new architectural models: from small to big, legal to built, building details over typologies to operating systems. Models which rethink our current understanding of words such as sustainability or resilience and fill them with meaning, in the sense of telling the story behind the architectural design and showing the conflicts and solutions that lead to this proposal: how to architect arguments for co-habitation?

Anthropomophising Ecology
Architects As Gardeners
Architecture of Control
Arguing Architecture
Artificial Nature
Dirt (is Only Matter Out of Place)
Ever Scaffolded
Hedging The Hedge
Lizard's Journey
Multi-Species-Layer (MSL)
Open The Sky
The Female Rat