MEMBERS

Please see a few selected pitcures and a short introduction  from each Gaia Group member,

to access their individual pages for more information please click on the partner's name!

GAIA ARKITEKTUR Arild Berg is located in Oslo, Norway. Arild Berg graduated in 1994, and has been a part of the GAIA network Norway since 2005.

The projects are various, based on holistic views on ecological, human and social matters.

 

Among others, the practice has included organizing the Norwegian Straw Bale movement in late 1990s and... Read more

Villa by Arild Berg

Villa by Arild Berg

Arild Berg communal building

Arild Berg communal building

Nursery school Arild Berg

Nursery school Arild Berg

Hurdal ecovillage Arild Berg

Hurdal ecovillage Arild Berg

“Green” was just the natural path to take. Reflection, creativity and commitment; life with head, hands and heart.

Architect, consultant, lecturer, and widely published author, Chris has 40 years’ international experience in green building and sustainable development. A Norwegian citizen and co-founder of GAIA, he has also lived and worked in France, Britain and Bhutan. Read more

Straw bale house construction
Timber frame joinery
Straw bale/clay clad nursery school
The future...
Wood is king!
Permaculture
Punakha hospital
Seaside house by Chris Butters
Sustainability Value Map
Lecture at UiO

Bente Leland works with healthy and sustainable architecture and planning, local, natural

materials, passive energy design, reuse, building biology and cocreation with nature in design.

Bente graduated as an architect in 1978 and has been part of the GAIA network since 2005.

Her company is near Oslo in Norway. She works as an architect, author, consultant and

therapist.

Book by Bente Leland
From passive house to sound house
Straw bale house on Nesodden
Straw bale house interior view

Some people say:
“It is 5 minutes to 12 – for the Earth and for the environment”
I say:
“the situation on Earth has already tipped over – it is already 5 minutes after 12!
But – the good thing about 12 midnight is –
it is the beginning of a new day!”

So – let’s start afresh!

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Prof. Dr. Margrit Kennedy

was an architect, an ecologist, a financial expert and a critic of the prevailing economic system. As a Professor she headed the department of "Technological Advancement and Resource Efficient Construction" at the University of Hannover's architecture school. As early as 1982 she recognized that the broader application of ecological principles were inhibited by fundamental flaws in the monetary system, especially the consistent need for economic growth resulting from interest and compound interest. Through her continuous research and scrutiny she became an expert on the subject, working on practical solutions for essential Problems:

 

  • How can we create a sustainable monetary system?

  • What characterizes monetary systems which do not collapse repeatedly and which serve us rather than control us?

  • Where can we find examples of well-working monetary systems in the past and present?

Healthy houses with aesthetics connected to place and a strong focus on resource utilization and cyclical processes. 

 

We carry out everything from consultancy to advanced architectural activities in both construction and planning related projects. Irrelevant of you needing a source of inspiration or work on a complex building project, we can help you. 
 

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Ängelkottskompaniet is a practically oriented nisch-architect office in ecodesigned architecture and garden/landscape design. We design and plan, construct but also undertake maintainance and renovation with specialist competence in creative  agricultural building reuse /additions and innovative ecologically sound new-builds for private persons with high aesthetic and functional expectations. Read more

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Decorative ironwork - gate
Hotel-restaurant landscaped garden desig
Natural swimming pond
Indoor natural infinity pool
Building permit application
Complex physical building models & visua
Vaulted gate pillar with grotesque

Unser Credo: Integratives Planen
den Kontext analysieren l den Ort lesen l das Klima verstehen l mit Visionen arbeiten | Leitideen entwickeln l die Nutzer einbeziehen l soziale Konzepte integrieren l lebendige Baugestalt pflegen | heilsame Lebensräume entwickeln l Nachhaltigkeitsziele definieren l Planungsinstrumente einsetzen | den Lebenszyklus betrachten l Ökosysteme weiterentwickeln l in iterativen Schritten umsetzen | gesundes Bauen fördern l Zukunft Wohnen und Arbeiten gestalten.

Stadstplan visualisation

Stadstplan visualisation

Stadstplan

Stadstplan

Eble M stadsplanering

Eble M stadsplanering

Gaia Scotland

Sandy Halliday

Gabriella Pál Schmid & Prof. Peter Schmid are working together in the fields of research, education, design for art, technology, healthy and integral bio-logical architecture, peace and peace parks, and sustainability.

Concept Vredespark, Eindhoven

Concept Vredespark, Eindhoven

Human1

Human1

Human3

Human3

Human2

Human2

metamodell

metamodell

I have specialized my work in sustainable architecture for more than 30 years, and has focused on exploration of natural building materials, straw bale houses, good indoor climate and low energy solutions. In recent years I have developed the Aktivhus concept for pre-fab Ecohouses and been planning and develop Ecovillages.

AKTIVHUS

AKTIVHUS

HURDAL ECOVILLAGE

HURDAL ECOVILLAGE

Nursery school Arild Berg

Nursery school Arild Berg

GAIA ecotecture is a design studio   with  practitioner-research orientation ; committed to reliability (and optimal design re quality , time and cost for our clients) we also work with those clients,  extending the boundaries of practice, to enhance global outcomes.  Since our founding in 1979, our clients have ranged over all of  Ireland and UK , with selective forays globally, for learning /sharing engagements. 

Paul

Paul

Green design

Green design

Villa

Villa

Eco-design

Eco-design

Ecological planning

Ecological planning

Interior, Gaia Ecotecture

Interior, Gaia Ecotecture

GAIA Oslo is a design studio with activities in ecologically focused architecture and  spatial planning. Besides these, Gaia Oslo also carries out research into clay/adobe as building material and is a Sletta permaculture training center.

Fred o Julio

Fred o Julio

Permaculture

Permaculture

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halmhus_Nesodden_eksteriør

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Front page photo 5

Private villa in Norway

Private villa in Norway

Ramme gård

Ramme gård

Sandy is principal of Gaia Research, a research consultancy developing sustainable solutions for the built environment. The practice portfolio at any one time embraces research, design, evaluation, dissemination, training and capacity building. She is a chartered engineer with extensive experience of interdisciplinary working, able to bridge gaps between architecture and engineering in briefing, process issues, passive design and building physics. Read more

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Sandy award giving

Sandy award giving

Plummerswood Active House

Plummerswood Active House

PLUMMERSWOOD

PLUMMERSWOOD

David Douglas pavilion

David Douglas pavilion

Recording studio outside Lochearn, Scotland

Recording studio outside Lochearn, Scotland

West Bay Harbour redevlopment in Fife, Scotland

West Bay Harbour redevlopment in Fife, Scotland

Straw bale house

Straw bale house

Marianne has been using permaculture since 1987 as an ecologically sound planning method in the Norwegian context. She also works with ecological nursery schools and holds courses aiming to improve the beauty and sustainability of the near-environment, while fulfilling the needs of the people and reducing resource use.

She works both as lecturer, writer, planner, course leader and even physically on site.

Marianne Leisner Presthus

Marianne Leisner Presthus

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Marianne Leisner Gartneriet m logo

Marianne Leisner Kurs

Marianne Leisner Kurs

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Guy runs AccessiblePRS, a property consultancy, specialising in accessible design and strategy. He helps people understand the relevance, and financial & social value of designing, building and owning accessible property. Inclusive design is good design which puts people at the heart of the design process. It is essential for meeting goals of sustainability and community. Read more.

AccessiblePRS. Designing for everyone.

AccessiblePRS. Designing for everyone.

Lived accessibility experience.

Lived accessibility experience.

Find wheelchair accessible rental properties

Find wheelchair accessible rental properties

Accessibility as the shared primary experience

Accessibility as the shared primary experience

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