ec architects

8 Haldane Terrace

Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 3AN

England, UK

Armelle Tardiveau and Daniel Mallo founded ec-architects in 2004 focusing primarily on architecture as an enabling tool: mobilising users in defining a brief and informing the design, as well as steering dialogue and social dynamics. The enabling philosophy also consists of working with time, and offering platforms that allow spatial flexibility and capacity for change.

The practice is deeply engaged in material research and challenges the constraints of budget limitation as a creative opportunity to work with alternative, low-cost and off-the-shelf materials whilst promoting self-built construction methods and an environmentally embedded approach in the design process.