Chapter – Region Book (Routledge)

Check out the book Region, releasing this month. We contributed on Chapter 16: Designing for adaptability and sustainability in regional architecture: lessons from residences in North East Brazil.

We would like to thank O Norte Office for the availability on the case study investigation and Professor John Mardaljevic (Loughborough University) for the contributions related to the Sefaira software.

The book can be ordered here:

Latest Activity

VIII Coloquio Internacional de Investigadores en Diseño

We presented the paper Dear architect, Design for Adaptability! DfAD as a Biomimicry design practice in the VIII Coloquio Internacional de Investigadores en Diseño organized by the Universidad de Palermo (Argentina) – Commission 33 – Design, Innovation and Transdisciplinarity III: Biodesign and production in times of crisis.

The article was published in the Cuadernos Del Centro De Estudios De Diseño Y Comunicación.

Download is available here:


PARA TY prototype

This month, the AF Group had a virtual meeting with Brazilian researchers. The aim of the meeting was to discuss the PARA TY prototype which was designed by them at the International Virtual Architectural Design Studio (IVADS), a one week workshop organized by the Projetar Research Group (Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte).

Their proposal (a shelter for natural disasters, sanitary crises, or accidental catastrophes) investigates convergences between vernacular strategies of adaptation to water bodies and systematic design methods based on adaptability concepts proposed by the AF Group.

The work was publised in the Projetar Magazine and it can be downloaded here (only in Portuguese/PT):