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  • Eric Guibert

  • Contact Information

  • eric@ericguibert.com
  • http://www.ericguibert.com
  • London
  • United Kingdom
  • (GMT) Western Europe Time, London, Lisbon, Casablanca
  • Profile

  • Studio Eric Guibert
  • I am a gardener architect, teacher and researcher.

    My practice investigates how the design of built and grown architectures can nurture and express dynamic, and more equal, relations between humans and their ecosystems, and ways of creating with their emergence to enhance their resilience.

    This "architectural animism", is a way of designing buildings and landscapes with the agency and creativity of ecosystems, other-than-human and human beings combined. The research takes a new materialist and ontopolitical stance and aligns with regenerative design practices.

    The focus of the practice is on setting adjustable conditions for what will happen after the completion of the project such as the activities of the inhabitants, the vegetation that will grow on the buildings. The aim is to establish environmental conditions that will allow life to thrive in its diversity using the energy found in situ.

  • I have taught architectural design at various levels from undergraduate to Master’s Degree (M. Arch and M. A.) and currently lead Design Studio DS[2]4 here at Westminster as well as supervise students in the Master in Landscape architecture at the Bartlett, UCL, London.

    The studio investigates the architecture of ecological processes. The students speculate on possible ecological futures that nurture the resilience of ecosystems. Such holistic approach works with both fields of buildings and landscapes architectures as a continuum of degrees of shelter.

    We have previously looked at retrofitting London suburbia with permaculture design principles, and investigated architectures for the practice of living system design processes and the sharing and development of the knowledge of such practice.

    This year we will look at the architecture of fermentations, simultaneously as a brief, as a building material, and as a metaphor for regenerative design approaches.

    I have been design critic at the architecture schools of Cornell University, London Metropolitan University (CASS), University of Greenwich & London South Bank University.

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