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Emergent Vernacular Architecture (EVA Studio)

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Emergent Vernacular Architecture (EVA Studio) is a socially-oriented research and design studio. Since 2014 EVA’s team has been providing urban and architectural design solutions from London and Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Through a community-based research, EVA Studio acknowledges the value of people’s solutions when responding to situations of scarcity, both in the global south and in developed countries.

EVA Studio sees architecture as more than just design; but as an inclusive process based on collaborative efforts. Through this process, EVA has been able to explore the vision and potential of a community and to make places that promote equality and resilience.

Whilst EVA’s work in Haiti focuses on public buildings and spaces for people in informal neighbourhoods with the aim of creating better quality of life and stronger community ties, in London is using the same approach to develop new solutions for low-cost housing.