Set in the enchanting rainforests and exotic coral islands of Borneo, the Arkitrek Design/Build programme is an exciting new look at architectural education that builds on years of experience of hands-on learning. Participants are immersed in diverse tropical environments and asked to design and build beautiful, practical and sustainable buildings.
Arkitrek is rooted in a love of wilderness areas and the question of what we in the construction industry can do to protect them. Arkitrek are experts in sustainable design, in particular tropical passive design and the integration of architecture with social infrastructure and the natural environment.
We use design as a tool to explore environmental stewardship and social responsibility, combining the passion of young design students from across the globe with experienced facilitators and the oversight of an innovative professional practice.
A Design/Build with Arkitrek will teach you to design with confidence. You will learn practical construction skills and experience your design becoming reality. You will be pushed out of your comfort zone and be inspired to use design for the benefit of people and environments.
-To give high quality design services to social and environment focused organisations and communities
-To subvert the ego and create a truly peer-led, design centred learning experience with great facilitation