Founded by Line Ramstad and Karen workers in Thailand. “Gyaw gyaw” is karen language and means slowly, step by step. This reflects Gyaw’s philosophy about gentle and sustainable improvement. Gyaw focuses on knowledge, process and results that are sustainable in terms of ecology, economy and culture.
Rintala Eggertsson Architects
Based in Oslo and Bodø. Sami Rintala and Dagur Eggertsson are architects and artists, who together with their students have organised various design and build workshops in Norway and abroad, most lately the hut to hut prototype house in India.
Komitu Architects’ aim is to create socially and ecologically responsible architecture. Komitu was established by six study friends in 2010 in order to realize the Kouk Khleang Youth Center in Cambodia, originating to an Aalto University field trip. Komitu is part of the finnish Ngo Ukumbi.
Asante Architecture & Design + Lönnqvist Vanamo Architects
To Asante and Lönnqvist Vanamo Architects , great design is the use of durable and authentic materials with an understanding of specific environmental and cultural conditions. For all projects, at any scale, great design means caring for the people you are building for.
Architectural Environmental Strategies
AES is a non-profit organization working within the field of architecture, planning and sustainable development. AES’s projects range from interdisciplinary academic work through studies in the field to practical action and building.
Architecture Sans Frontiéres Denmark
ASF-DK offers professional consulting to people who do not have access to the services of architects and planners. ASF-DK is a constantly expanding network of various professionals and organizations. To date ASF-DK has been involved in sixteen projects, six of which are in Sierra Leone.
Hildur Ísdal Thorgeirsdóttir
Hildur Ísdal Thorgeirsdóttir is an Icelandic architect and interior designer, living in Stockholm. In collaboration with Help Foundation, she is currently working on a school and housing proposal situated in the Himalayan foothills of Nepal
Architecture Sans Frontiéres Sweden
ASF Sweden is an independent non- profit organization affiliated with ASF International. It works to enhance long-term equal and sustainable building globally – through education, knowtledge transfer and practical projects.
Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects
Hollmén Reuter Sandman focuses on both environmental and aesthetic sustainability, achieving this by using local, recycled and renewable materials as much as possible. In 2007 the group founded the Finnish Ngo Ukumbi.
TYIN tegnestue Architects
TYIN have completed several projects in poor areas of Thailand, Burma, Haiti and Uganda. By involving local residents in both the design and building, TYIN are able to establish a framework for mutual exchange of knowledge and skills. All materials used in the projects are collected close to the sites or purchased from near merchants.
Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen
Rudanko + Kankkunen works on different scales of architecture from small homes to large urban design tasks. They strive to create sustainable architecture in harmony with the surrounding environment and believe in multi- disciplinary collaboration: “The best architecture happens in multitalented teams!”
Rå Arkitektur was founded after the school in Chimundo was completed as part of a master ́s course at Bergen University. The organization focuses on collaboration with local partners, in order to reach higher levels of competence and knowledge exchange, and also to develop long-term practical building strategies.