Global Population grows. Biodiversity is under attack. Floods, Droughts, and Migration are increasing. We need houses that can grow as the population grows. Homes that support life around it. Houses that can float on water, save water and move as we migrate.
Spaces that keep people safe as we work to shift the forces that cause the climate crisis: Transforming Exploitative to Regenerative Systems by changing the rules of the game from within. From a Zero Sum to a Win-Win-Win.
MAD houses are homes that Make A Difference. Active Houses that are built for, with, and by Active Citizens.
building secure houses in future pockets of extreme climate that is already present today
half of the time we have left*
(we've got 7 years to radically change our way of living, according to the latest IPCC report)
to build local and scale global. impact is multiplied by diversity, and we are looking to partner up with:
> Construction firms
> Business Model Innovators
> Impact Communication
> Product designers shaping Water, Sanitation, Energy & Food systems
change the System by
changing the Building Blocks
THE MAD HOUSE:
Climate Change Resilient
Built to meet extreme challenges
grows with the population
THE TREE HOUSE
THE AMPHIBIE HOUSE
THE HEAT HOUSE
THE MOBILE HOUSE
moves as we migrate
>> How can we build for a growth that fosters collaboration instead of competition? Exploring meaningful sharing. A pooling of resources that gives more.
>> How can centerstaging other species give humans a richer life? A species interdependence that foster resiliance.
>> How might building for life on water change our view of life on land? Following nature's flow instead of fighting against it.
>> How can building for the extreme heat, droughts, and storms cultivate abundance? How can taking care of little, give us a lot?
>> How might mobility give us a sense of groudedness? An opportunity to define home not through a place, but a presence.
building on the
shoulders of Pioneers
After half a decade of Explorative Expeditions, traveling and working in Extreme Environments with the most radical and remarkable of pioneers, engineers, leaders, and activists, we've decided to bring it all together. Literally. To the MAD House.
Multistakeholder trust-building Labs, Baghdad
Building Safe Spaces,
Construction Blocks of demolished house rubble, Gaza
Health Services w limited infrastructure,
Decentralized Financial Models, Marica
Temperature regulating Clay, Nairobi
High water table resilient Sanitation, Kampala
Organic Water Filters, Mpigi
Negotiating Climate Contracts, Brussels
What's Your puzzle piece?
THE MAD METHOD : Transforming BIG challenges to BOLD opportunities
CHALLENGE BASED, MISSION LED, CROWD SOURCED:
Anchored in deep understanding of the challenges and forces that lead us here. Building by leading from preferable futures. Learning from extreme environments present today. Designing together with the people, tech, and insights of the journey partners that brought us here, and welcoming those who want to join us going forward.
Illustration from: Sally, EY Doberman
THE MAD AMBITION:
Climate Change Reversing
Designed to mitigate and change what's causing Climate Change.
Turning everything on its head.
From Detoriate to Regenerate. Reclaiming Common sense as Common practice. Building Business Models that respect planetary boundaries; built not to extract finite resources promising infinite growth. Designing a leveled playing field of Win-Win-Win instead of a Zero Sum game: The more the planet wins, the more the partner wins.
Illustration from: Space 10
a 3 year expedition building 5 MAD Houses aiming to unlock systemic change
innovation that unlocks impact. creating a core, designed to create ripple effects: a continuum of compounding impact & revenue.
Lead from the Future
By designing future houses for extreme and future scenarios we are better equipped to create the physical spaces, business models, and communities that run them. Anticipating and actively shaping the future - rather than passively waiting for its arrival.
Design for Extreme Environments
By designing solutions for extreme and vulnerable environments we're pushed to innovate more radical and relevantly.
Exponential for the sake of making more difference, not for flashy features and functions. Scarce resources force us to focus on critical tipping points. Once we succeed there, systemic change can be unlocked, rather than imposed, and impact scaled by leveraging the forces of the system. instead of fighting them.
Bring Transdisciplinary Stakeholders onboard
The more diverse perspectives and experiences we can combine, the better equipped we are at identifying the points that can truly make a difference. Moreover, as we design for change to scale, the further partners that can be incentives to drive the difference together, the stronger the momentum. This is why we are looking for big international players who can replicate the MAD model in their markets. And local players who can give real anchoring and depth, ensuring that what is built is what makes the biggest difference.
renewable energy with surplus grid, locally sourced material, interenhancing sanitation, water, food solutions, etc.
experiencing future scenarios today enables us to test and develop services and behaviors that mitigate risks and amplify opportunities - before they arrive
planet centered models where impact inevitably grows with revenue. for all partners.
social, financial &
houses that explore not only what a good life can look like, but that truly seek to change the scene of owning. If houses can generate a surplus of energy, food, water, and financial means, and that surplus be continuously reinvested and reaped; the built-in empowerment and resilience grow as the house and community grow.
What's Your puzzle piece?