here we post some of our thoughts

December 8, 2019

The reuse of packages is important, but less urgent, far less, than the reuse of old buildings, in so many cities where we have so many empty buildings just beside new ones being built.

September 21, 2019

During the last two weeks, the Gamified Cohousing (GC), the company we started last year, aiming to turn empty buildings into economies, has gotten a great deal of press.

Among these, we were featured in a large article about me and GC's work, at the largest Finnish newspaper, the Helsingin Sanomat. It described in detail the relevance of our work and its future.

Several other newspapers also granted us coverage, including the L...

August 19, 2019

Join us this Saturday 31st August 2019, 15:00 - 17:00 @Hyrsylän Koulu, for a discussion around co-living and coworking with 3 short presentations and an open discussion.

In this event, we are welcoming Noritaka Takezawa and Rachel Ferguson who are coming from Tokyo to present their work on Royzan Park, an exciting community project offering integrated accommodation, offices and childcare.

After this short presentation, Pedro A...

July 10, 2019

I was taken today to visit the #Yodoko guest house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Ayasha, Japan, on the same week some works of him got the title of Unesco World Heritage. 

Lloyd Wright wrote a lot, including that houses needed to be more fluid, open and livable. As important as his work was, I find it was timely stamped, meaning, it was great on his epoch for breaking away from some stereotypes in architecture but irrelevan...

April 23, 2019

Today the 23rd April 2019, is the opening of the "History of Science Center" of #Oman, which I, Pedro Aibéo, was one of the leading Architects.

September 7, 2018

We must allow chaos to come to us repeatedly, find out what can it bring to us and use it to improve ourselves. Cities need to accept this and specially our urban planners, who so many times lack the humility to acknowledge the known unknowns.

August 31, 2018

The buyer (Aibéo) commits to pay the final sum when the cancellation of the complaint is decided by the administrative court. We are hopeful that the process will go on and we can start renovating and taking care of the school.

June 28, 2018

Much has been happening with our Gamified Cohousing Startup.  For example, we have just been nominated for Best Newcomer by the Nordic Startup Awards. Also we have been granted a funding from the Helsinki Think Company for our work and we met with Lilo Ruther from the cohousing in Switzerland , Mehr Als Wohnen. From this later meeting, we  got further deeper insights from the goods and bads about current cohousing strategies....

May 31, 2018

The mutiny  startup accelerator program of the Helsinki Think Company promises to be a "a cutting-edge" one but despite having succeed to be so during the last two months it failed to close the door properly in how it evaluated the best startups. Here is why and how one could make it better

May 20, 2018

There are two major problems in cities, social and environmental. The first one is that we live in shoe boxes, ever more lonely and isolated from political discussion. The second one is that we build and build and with it many buildings become unavoidably empty (Finland is nr1 in Europe in demolishing buildings).

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