“We build with local materials, local craftsmen and the characters of the people who live here. It’s not an intellectual issue, it’s an emotional issue: we want to give our projects the opportunity to age gracefully.”
For pedevilla architects, building means consciously dealing with social, cultural, economic and ecological components of everyday life. The integration of a building into existing local structures plays just as important a role as responding to the respective temperature and climate influences. In this context, the issue of consistency becomes an important factor in planning decisions.
“We are concerned with the cycles of the materials used, their durability and service life, but also with traditional craftsmanship methods that have been handed down, with knowledge that was thought to be lost; but above all, we are concerned with the fact that materials live.”