Agenda

JAJA works both practically and theoretically with projects that contribute to the creation of a better future. We specialize in MOBILITY, PRESERVATION, and BIOMATERIALS. It is within these fields that we, architects and planners, can create buildings and cities that make a difference.

Mobility

Mobility is people and communities on the move; from the way we use our bodies to how we transport ourselves and create accessibility for everyone in our cities and buildings. One of our goals is to change our habits for how we move for the better. By rethinking the way we get from A to B, we can improve our health, the environment, and the cohesiveness of society.

Mobility

Mobility is people on the move; from the way we use our bodies to how we transport ourselves and create accessibility for everyone in our cities and buildings. By rethinking the way we get from A to B, we can improve our health, the environment, and the cohesiveness of society.

Preservation

In a sustainable future, we need to build smarter - in a way that uses and reuses our existing building stock in new ways. We aim to save resources by transforming what we already have and never create more square meters than necessary. Our approach defines that all materials should be recycled, while worn-out, overlooked spaces are refurbished and retrofitted with new functionality to avoid demolition. We believe that as we add these new layers to a building, we inspire new stories to unfold.

Preservation

In the future, we need to build less, and take care of what we have. We need to bring new life to the worn-down buildings by thoughtful renovations, extensions and transformations. We believe time adds layers and qualities to buildings that you could never design, and therefore we rather add than demolish.

Biomaterials

When we must build new, we design using sustainable materials. Our ambition is to replace energy-intensive and CO2-producing materials, such as concrete and steel, with natural building materials such as wood, grass, and composite fibers. Biomaterials have a unique ability to capture CO2 and create a comfortable and healthy indoor climate. And, as a free bonus, their structural and material properties create a beautiful and rich architectural experience.

Biomaterials

When we must build new, we strive to build with biological materials with minimal impact on our environment.  Biomaterial is a renewable resource and have a unique ability to capture CO2 and create a comfortable and healthy indoor climate.