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The Fig Tree @ Kiulu Eco-Lodge

A cool river in Kiulu

Photos by Arkitrek and Borneo Eco Tours Another milestone for ecotourism in Sabah is celebrated with the completion of ‘The Fig Tree’ @ Kiulu Farmstay, designed and built by a team of architect students in just two months. The community based ecotourism project is tucked in a perfect clearing in the jungle that is overlooking […]

The Gathering Place

View from the top of Bukit Gumantung

Bukit Gumantung is the highest hill in the northern region of Kudat, Sabah with 350 to 400 hectors of primary rainforests blanketing its landscape. The Rungus tribes residing at its foothills which are made up of 10 villages have formed a committee to become caretakers for the conservation of Bukit Gumantung.

Arkitrek Handbook 2014 Download Avaliable

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Arkitrek’s Camps are a learning experience for everyone. During three months of intense designing and building, the Arkitrekkers leave having made many mistakes, even more successes and a huge body of knowledge about sustainable construction. The only problem is they often leave without sharing these lessons with the next set of Arkitrekkers. So last year […]

Why Arkitrek


We first met Rory Thor Dickens when he joined the live design team at the CREATe centre in 2013. He stayed on and joined the live design for the SAFE Powerhouse. Last year he returned to be the camp leader for the Tagal Hut live design. Rory now does a lot of marketing for Arkitrek […]

7 Lessons in (design/build) Architecture


By Thomas Henderson-Schwartz It has now been over a year since I first embarked upon the Design and Build of the bio-cultural heritage centre with the team Lewis and I had formed from Edinburgh University and Filzah. I spent a total of 8 months living in Kampung Buayan, which changed my outlook on not only […]