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FOUNDATION is a registered non profit organization at the forefront in experimenting and designing various forms of care, using local resources and climate responsive building techniques.

We are an inclusive design platform and organisation, focused on improving the quality of life for communities in-need.


Founded on the principle  that the practice of architecture has a critical need to support wider communities, FOUNDATION focuses on design as a tool to heal.

FOUNDATION utilizes vernacular methodology and local narratives as a basis for our response. We identify, investigate and create site-specific relief projects for areas at risk of environmental, social or economical threats.

By partnering with different NGOs, and corporations, we aim to bridge inaccessible resources to aid risk-prone areas.



Methodology


FOUNDATION believes that every project is unique and has a clear mission and the only way to identify solutions is to understand the site in depth through collaborating with partners, locals and NGOs on site. We work with our partners from early design process all the way up until completion. Our goal is to share a vision with the community in order to ideate the best outcomes.



Our outputs include architecture, furniture design, construction, research and community planning.

Integrated in all of our design work is the key understanding that climate positivity is a necessity. Thus wherever possible we utilize sustainable materials and methodology alongside a resilient and regenerative design chain.

Team / Leadership


FOUNDATION is an extension of DEFT, an interdisciplinary design studio based in Hong Kong. After completion of our project in Dhungkharka, our non profit organization was established.

Our team is comprised of Marketing, Finance, Research and Design. Our team members are based in Hong Kong, Manila and Mumbai. The different branches develop strategic goals and objectives whilst meeting weekly to discuss growth and operations.




HONG KONG STUDIO    1ST FLOOR, ARRAN TOWER, 7 ARRAN STREET, KOWLOON, HONG KONG   +852 2385 2228   info@deft.hk    HONG KONG STUDIO    1ST FLOOR, ARRAN TOWER, 7 ARRAN STREET, KOWLOON, HONG KONG   +852 2385 2228   info@deft.hk    HONG KONG STUDIO    1ST FLOOR, ARRAN TOWER, 7 ARRAN STREET, KOWLOON, HONG KONG   +852 2385 2228   info@deft.hk   

MANILA STUDIO    ROOM 30-103, WEWORK RCBC PLAZA, MAKATI CITY, MANILA, PHILIPPINES    +63 02 626 3187    MANILA STUDIO    ROOM 30-103, WEWORK RCBC PLAZA, MAKATI CITY, MANILA, PHILIPPINES    +63 02 626 3187    MANILA STUDIO    ROOM 30-103, WEWORK RCBC PLAZA, MAKATI CITY, MANILA, PHILIPPINES    +63 02 626 3187   



Hong Kong


1st Floor, Arran Tower, 7 Arran Street
Kowloon, Hong Kong
+852 2385 2228
info@deft.hk

Manila


Room 30-103
WeWork RCBC Plaza
Makati, Manila, Philippines
+63 02 626 3187
info@deft.hk





deft (dĕft)
1. (adj.) nimble; skillful; clever; showing art or skill in performing or doing
2. (n.) a Hong Kong-based interdisciplinary design studio.

Work with Us
info@deft.hk︎
+852 2385 2228

Hong Kong
1st Floor, Arran Tower, 7 Arran Street
Kowloon, Hong Kong

Manila
Room 30-103
WeWork RCBC Plaza
Makati, Manila, Philippines