WORKSHOP design+make
WORKSHOP architecture is a non-profit design/make collective of architects and engineers that focuses on collaboration, learning by doing, and cultivating deep understanding of place. Living temporarily with the communities we are working with, we bring new ideas whilst engaging in local building crafts and materials, to bring about an architecture of exchange that is both innovative and pragmatic. Please check the 'Tacloban Rebuild' page if you would like to support our current work in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.
08.11.13 | Typhoon Haiyan

08.11.13 | Typhoon Haiyan

29.08.13 | revisiting aarohi

29.08.13 | revisiting aarohi

11.08.13 | saying goodbye to hariharpur

11.08.13 | saying goodbye to hariharpur

Sarva Mangala working with a father to develop the design

29.07.13 | returning to site & developing the bamboo structure

mangalore tiles installed along the edge of the ring beam to protect the walls below from water

20.07.13 | back in delhi

the three barrel vaults in the classroom

18.06.13 | work continues on-site independently

testing the white paint decoration on the mock-up mud wall

26.05.13 | mud plastering begins

it's a space! a mason completing the adobe walls between the toilet and the classroom

18.05.13 | defining the interior spaces

hammering in small pieces of gravel between these three layers to maintain the correct spacing (mortar can shrink)

11.05.13 – starting the barrel vaults

passing the steel I-girder up to accha lal

04.05.13 | ready for the roof

nathai's amazing hands

27.04.13 | preparing for the ring beam

a mother working on a model to resolve the windows for the new classroom

21.04.13 | finalizing the master plan & starting the classroom

one of the chacha nehru students looking on as sima's father works out the chair design

13.03.13 | completing the toilet walls

talking through the design on-site

06.04.13 | day fourteen building community iii

ana working that cob in the sunset

05.04.13 | day thirteen building community iii

yanchee holding up the formwork for the DPC

04.04.13 | day twelve building community iii

jelmer and leila sifting sand for the concrete mix

02.04.13 | day ten building community iii

kritika passing bricks to keelan

01.04.13 | day nine building community iii

edge of the arch and form-work

31.03.13 | day eight building community iii

a parent presenting her ideas for the toilet

30.03.13 | day seven building community iii

leila digging up a tree trunk

29.03.13 | day six building community iii

ivar showing kamlesh the participant's drawings

28.03.13 | day five building community iii

a few hours later: happy holi!!

27.03.13 | day four building community iii

the village crit, in a circle by a hay bale...

26.03.13 | day three building community iii

working out the plot boundaries on the map

25.03.13 | day two building community iii

setting up the jute canopy for our workspace

24.03.13 | day one building community iii

23.03.13 | parents’ workshop

23.03.13 | parents’ workshop

22.03.13 | returning to hariharpur

22.03.13 | returning to hariharpur

the husband, who makes the bricks with the wooden mold

18.03.13 | adobe construction site

alex and mr kamath

10.03.13 | visiting anangpur

visitors interacting with the mock-up

06.03.13 | talk & reception at the british council

one the village houses

19.02.13 | what makes a good classroom?

drawing out ideas for the school

18.02.13 | first workshop with the teachers

mr misra from ITRHD with the community

17.02.13 | school opening ceremony

drying cow patties

16.02.13 | arriving in Hariharpur

the completed mock-up structure

12.02.13 | exhibition opens!

the musicians talking about their ideas for the project

08.02.13 | day 12 building community ii

jute rope stretched across the bamboo frame

07.02.13 | day 11 building community ii

05.02.13 | day 9 building community ii

05.02.13 | day 9 building community ii

late night stretch session - we're starting to ache!

04.02.13 | day 8 building community ii

ivar holding up the woven panels

03.02.13 | planning the exhibition

laying the bricks with mud mortar

02.02.13 | day 7 building community ii

tyler and her frame...

01.02.13 | day 6 building community ii

delhi-beli brick (too much water!)

31.01.13 | day 5 building community ii

this stuff feels nice!

30.01.13 | day 4 building community ii

our new tented home, in the front garden of the british council

29.01.13 | day 3 building community ii

answers (and more questions) to one of yesterday evening's questions

28.01.13 | day 2 building community ii

presenting WORKSHOP's previous projects

27.01.13 | day 1 building community ii

thatched shacks between brick huts in the village

05.01.13 | visiting SCAD

black pots that have been fired with goats' dung

19.12.12 | visiting ITRHD

arifa's sewing machine in the rangshala

12.12.12 | activity in the rangshala

The amazing view of the Himalya's from the road up to Satoli

09.12.12 | visiting aarohi

the pavilion at night

21.11.12 | completing (& using) the craft shed

ready and waiting for their performance

03.11.12 | day thirteen ‘building community’

still working at the end of the night on completing the timber frame

02.11.12 | day twelve ‘building community’

treating the joints with neem oil; the rest of the structure will be treated once it's up

01.11.12 | day eleven ‘building community’

looking good!

31.10.12 | day ten ‘building community’

louise and mari refining the facade design and plan

30.10.12 | day nine ‘building community’

exposed re-bar at the top of the columns

29.10.12 | day eight ‘building community’

the cast ring-beam close up

28.10.12 | day seven ‘building community’

lengths of re-bar waiting to be bent

27.10.12 | day six ‘building community’

the beautiful timber angles to use as a jig for making the frames

26.10.12 | day five ‘building community’

making sure the new structure is in-line with the front of the adjacent building

25.10.12 | day four ‘building community’

inez, veronica, yanchee and anders discussing a drawing

24.10.12 | day three ‘building community’

participants testing out ideas with bamboo

23.10.12 | day two ‘building community’

mari, one of the NTNU 2nd year students, being welcomed by kiran

22.10.12 | day one ‘building community’

pattern sample sheet hanging in the studio

18.10.12 | block print training

pile of scrap

19.10.12 | building the mock-up

a hollow wall for insulation and material efficiency

13.10.12 | preparing for the mock-up

09.10.12 | lund + slaatto arkitekter sponsorship

09.10.12 | lund + slaatto arkitekter sponsorship

bricks ready and waiting

material research (ii) | brick

anshu rearranging desks during the teachers' workshop

03.10.12 | discussing design ideas

Lady collecting small cravel to put as drainage behind the retaining wall

material research (i) | stone

chitra talking to vishal's mother rita

27.09.12 | inviting parents

group photo after the presentation

24.09.12 | client meeting

19.09.12 | initial designs

19.09.12 | initial designs

kapil's haveli sketches

11.09.12 | clarifying the brief

the structure was tied back to the surrounding trees with recycled inner-tube

10.09.12 | first mock up

Rita and Vishal looking at the drawings

06.09.12 | meeting the parents

Alex in the quick mock-up on site

04.09.12 | starting on site

Picking weeds from the rice fields

30.08.12 | road trip

Alok's sketch of the structure of the organization.

28.08.12 | defining the project

24.08.12 | getting to know the schools

24.08.12 | getting to know the schools

A busy market in Dehradun.

22.08.12 | arrival in dehradun

bending bamboo
(photo VB)

10.08.12 | roots architecture workshop

07.08.12 | project tacloban in MARK

07.08.12 | project tacloban in MARK

11.09.19 | The New Studycenter

11.09.19 | The New Studycenter

11.08.03 | Mother’s Workshop

11.08.03 | Mother’s Workshop

11.07.14 | Back to Workshop

11.07.14 | Back to Workshop

11.07.03 | Back to Work!

11.07.03 | Back to Work!

The Output of the Community

11.06.26 | “Bayanihan” for the New Study Center

11.06.22 | Updating this blog…MISSING THE THREE “KUYAS”

11.06.22 | Updating this blog…MISSING THE THREE “KUYAS”

10.12.24 Scholars Making Christmas Cards – By Nerren Homeres

10.12.24 Scholars Making Christmas Cards – By Nerren Homeres

10.12.17 | The fathers – building dreams

10.12.17 | The fathers – building dreams

10.12.16 | Woodwork

10.12.16 | Woodwork

10.12.04 | Talking and taking responsibility

10.12.04 | Talking and taking responsibility

10.12.04 | The New Study Center’s Building Permit – By Nerren Homeres

10.12.04 | The New Study Center’s Building Permit – By Nerren Homeres

10.11.30 | This is fun

10.11.30 | This is fun

10.11.30 | Plastering

10.11.30 | Plastering

10.11.29 | Discussing Windows

10.11.29 | Discussing Windows

10.11.29 | After the workshop

10.11.29 | After the workshop

Paint your dream What do you want to become in the future?

10.11.28 | Saturday workshop

10.11.29 | The new studycenter and community workshops – by Nerren Homeres

10.11.29 | The new studycenter and community workshops – by Nerren Homeres

10.11.21 | Getting Pattong!

10.11.21 | Getting Pattong!

10.11.11 | Jumping into the action – seen from the perspective of Jostein Fardal

10.11.11 | Jumping into the action – seen from the perspective of Jostein Fardal

10.11.10 | Workshop

10.11.10 | Workshop

10.11.07 | To Work with Fun and Purpose – by Nerren Homeres

10.11.07 | To Work with Fun and Purpose – by Nerren Homeres

10.10.30 | The Building Permit

10.10.30 | The Building Permit

10.10.23 | Material Testing

10.10.23 | Material Testing

10.10.20 | “Cinema at Streetlight Park” by Nerren Homeres

10.10.20 | “Cinema at Streetlight Park” by Nerren Homeres

Resting! Now safely covered by the mosquito net!

10.10.19 | Alex the Great knocked out by Dengue

Lunchpack! Todays menu is rice (of course) adobo pork and Fita crackers

10.10.15 | Morning at the study center

10.10.09 | The cinema, it’s finished!

10.10.09 | The cinema, it’s finished!

10.10.09 | The suggestionboard and suggestionbox

10.10.09 | The suggestionboard and suggestionbox

10.10.08 | Let’s make something together

10.10.08 | Let’s make something together

10.10.04 | Seawall

10.10.04 | Seawall

10.10.01 | The Making of the New Study Center – by Nerren Homeres

10.10.01 | The Making of the New Study Center – by Nerren Homeres

Yes ma'am! We gave and update on what we had done the last week, and said that it had been great to dig with the hard working fathers.

10.10.01 | Meeting the mothers after a weeks hard work

10.10.01 | Office of the city architect

10.10.01 | Office of the city architect

10.09.27 | A sketchy evening

10.09.27 | A sketchy evening

10.09.25 | Questions and suggestions

10.09.25 | Questions and suggestions

Digging and rediscovering an old pathway

10.09.23 | Can you dig it?

Next week: The men interested in working with us next thursday and friday.

10.09.18 | The fathers

Suggestion note from one of the mothers The learning center have to be a biger size in order that if there are more scholars, learning center is not enough for them (translated from waray waray)

10.09.17 | Meeting the community

10.09.14 | Talking to the teachers

10.09.14 | Talking to the teachers

10.09.13 | Measuring the site

10.09.13 | Measuring the site

10.09.07 | House for the pidgeons and preparations for the childrens centre buildings

10.09.07 | House for the pidgeons and preparations for the childrens centre buildings

10.09.04 | A new home for the childrens carrier pidgeons

10.09.04 | A new home for the childrens carrier pidgeons

10.09.03 | Returning from Tokyo

10.09.03 | Returning from Tokyo

10.09.02 | Palawan – Et av de vakreste stedene i Filippinene

10.09.02 | Palawan – Et av de vakreste stedene i Filippinene

10.08.17 | “If you can drive in teh Philippines, you can drive anywhere in the world”

10.08.17 | “If you can drive in teh Philippines, you can drive anywhere in the world”

10.08.17 | Førsteintrykk

10.08.17 | Førsteintrykk

10.05.14 | Studio Tacloban

10.05.14 | Studio Tacloban