forty-five degrees is an open collective of architects and designers dedicated to the research and critical making of collective space.
forty-five degrees teams take different forms when engaging in collaborations with other experts, adapting to the project’s scope. In our practice, space-making is about resources, not only material or financial but the intangible resources of human and non-human knowledge.
Our work aims at investigating the built environment through research, design and artistic experimentation, across multiple scales and in its social, economical and structural entanglements. We are interested in collecting protocols and collective approaches, exploring alternative living and city making models and new paradigms of urban development to engage with communities and local agents.
We strive to create inclusive and accessible spaces through careful use of scale, material and design language and our commitment to rethinking education through academia and practice placing design at the intersection of arts and sciences.
Through our backgrounds we have been participating in competitions, educational workshops and community projects around the globe, such as in Ethiopia, Brazil, Argentina.
All our texts and many of our images appear under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License (CC BY-SA). All our content is written and edited by our community.