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Maria Helena Luiga
The non-profit design studio kuidas.works (kuidas? – how? in Estonian) was created to find an answer to the metaphysical question – how? How is the design, construction process, and matter (aka material) related to the substantive quality of the result? The work of the studio revolves around different natural building materials and technologies, with a focus on clay. The work of the studio revolves around different building materials and technologies, with the current focus being on clay. As of now, the team of kuidas.works is looking for challenges in bringing the low-tech design and building methods into the public space while thinking of it as an upgrade rather than a downgrade. The studio aims to shift the paradigm – to bring natural building methods and materials from marginality to normality.