About the project

WE ROOF is a construction performance for an itinerant shelter that embraces scarcity as the only source of creation. Materials and resources found on-site define the framework for a collective design process.

Project leaders - Natalia Vera Vigaray, Patxi Martin, Josep Garriga Tarres


OFFICE SHOPHOUSE is a design and build practice directed by Natalia Vera Vigaray, Patxi Martin and Josep Garriga Tarres. This collaborative platform emerged from a common interest in addressing architecture and architectural education in its crucial role in the transformation of society. We believe in the figure of the architect as a social agent, a mediator that conceives custom-made answers to our daily needs.

WE MAKE; we make with our hands, as a tool of engagement with the city and its people. Through this performative turn, we shift our attention from final products to processes of production; from how objects look like to what they do. Our academic experiences have been intensively developed at Umea School of Architecture in Sweden and INDA Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. Currently we ran our individual research practices combining a series of academic and design projects in various locations along Asia and Europe.

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