At Gettliffe Architecture, we engage and participate in the creation of dynamic communities both locally and abroad. We master plan and design each structure to create an atmosphere that is conducive to exchange – taking into account the built, social, economic, and ecological context. Purposefully designed community areas such as gathering spaces or landmarks, in balance with areas designed for personal space, encourage interactions and strengthen communities. The scale and identity of spaces and the hierarchy and fluidity of transitions between private and public areas are integral to effective community design.
Long lasting and diverse networks of relationships also emerge from the participatory process of design itself. To better identify objectives and uphold the identity and values of the people we work with, we strongly value collaboration and community involvement throughout the design and building process. From our experience, projects such as ecotourism facilities and co-housing projects are a meeting point of cultures, ideas and interests which influence the design and flavor the work process. Collaborating with local and global communities, our firm strives to broaden social networks, share knowledge and be involved in community building processes through architecture.