“So if a field of research opens at the crossroads of materials and state-of-the-art technologies, including high-tech answers to ecological and climatic questions, there is also another domain, low-tech in nature, which resurfaces in architecture. It is the rediscovery of a whole repertoire of techniques and materials, coming from traditional or vernacular architecture, whose use had been overshadowed, if not demoted, by Modernity… It is a matter of finding in parallel the knowledge and the know-how often only transmitted orally and which has disappeared in the leap of a generation, swept by a blind confidence in technological modernity.”
- Patchwork is a community based collective that offers innovative design and development solutions that reestablish vibrant living conditions. We specialize in redesigning reclaimed building components, utilizing them to patch and revitalize decaying structures and/or create new ones.
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