Studio Eric Guibert has been designing built and grown architectures since 2003.
The focus of the studio is to increase the wellbeing of inhabitants through flexible and joyful design, and strengthen the resilience of their ecosystems. We foster the spatial, cultural, and biological diversity of these places.
This has led the studio to be work in the combined fields of building and landscape architectures, either independently in the case of the house typologies that we call Open Vernacular and the landscape design work of our Landscape Gestures, or combined in planted buildings.
Our projects have been primarily private homes and estates yet they increasingly include organisations such as a literacy charity in London. We have built throughout the UK and in France.
Our careful approach towards the surrounding landscape has gained planning approvals in sensitive context; we have been commended by conservation officer for our contemporary designs that enhance the local natural and cultural heritage. For example for the design of Lichen House or recently in a redesign of a flat in the Barbican Estate in London.
We enjoy establishing long term relationships with our clients and have recently been working on phased developments of buildings and estates to adjust to evolving needs and finances. This is what we have defined as our gardening method, a process of defining an overall strategy that evolves as it is build gradually in response to feedback. We facilitate democratic briefing and co-creative processes in order to design spaces in dialogue with our clients.
One of our strength is our experience of the interaction between a property's design and financial flows, which we have deployed on our self-initiated projects as well as for our clients. We have maximised the potential end value of estates and the opportunities for sponsorship. In everything we do, we take a systemic approach and aim to create synergies between what we are involved with and its context.