Campus MaNa is a professional training center for creators,
in Burgundy on 40 hectares of nature

with Dominique Jakob & Brendan MacFarlane
27 may> 7 June, 2024

The Program

Learning objectives

Addressing the challenges of climate change in architecture is the theme of the training led by Dominique Jakob and Brendan MacFarlane. A current topic where technology and materials are at the forefront of current debates.

By the end of the training, participants will have assimilated:

  • Awareness of current and future climate challenges
  • Development of specifications anticipating extreme temperature variations
  • Introduction to hybrid or bio-sourced materials in construction
  • Understanding the practical implementation of a 1:1 scale habitat
  • Exploration of technical innovations and an introduction to architectural references worldwide

Content of the program

Heatwaves, extreme cold, violent winds, storms, hurricanes, heavy snowfall, floods, drought, air pollution...

What is the impact of climate disruptions on our approach to designing and innovating? How can we anticipate the necessary future adaptations at the urban, landscape, and architectural levels? How can our architectural choices protect life from climatic extremes?

Mitigate them? What innovative solutions will emerge in the face of resource scarcity? How can we move beyond preconceived ideas and propose imaginative and innovative responses?

These are some of the questions that will be addressed during this training.


with Dominique Jakob & Brendan MacFarlane

Dominique Jakob, born in France, graduated from the Paris-Villemin architecture school (1991) and holds a degree in art history (Paris I University). In 1998 Dominique Jakob and Brendan MacFarlane founded the Jakob+MacFarlane agency. Dominique taught at school
of architecture Paris-Villemin and Paris-Malaquais, at the special school of architecture, as well as at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles. She was named Woman Architect of the Year 2019 by the Association for Research on the City and Habitat (ARVHA). She has been a full member of the French Academy of Architecture since 2016.

Brendan MacFarlane, born in New Zealand, graduated from the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles (Sci-Arc) (1984) and holds a master's degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in Boston (1990). He has taught at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, the Architectural Association in London, the Special School of Architecture in Paris, Sci-Arc and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Jakob+MacFarlane were the initiators of the French section of ‘Architects Declare’ (French Architects are mobilizing in the face of the Climate and Ecological Emergency); its projects ‘Energy Plug’ in France and ‘Living Landscape’ in Iceland are winners of the global C40 Reinventing Cities competition. They lecture and exhibit their works internationally, with participation in the 2021 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism and COP26 in Glasgow among recent examples.


  • Workshops equipped with professional machines, classrooms, multipurpose room
  • Technical acquisition including an introduction to the operation of the tools, an introduction to their maintenance and their safe use
  • Supply of materials
  • Practical implementation of biomimicry methodologies and tools
  • Conferences and debates of ideas
  • Educational distribution: 60% practical, 40% theoretical contributions
  • Distribution on site: 30% outdoors (fauna-flora observations), 70% in the workshop
  • Active participation and experimentation of participants are favored

Evaluation follow-up and modalities

  • Individual and group interviews
  • Bio-inspired facade to create
  • Self-assessment at the end of training in the form of a collective feedback
  • Payroll sheet per half day
  • Certificate of completion issued by Campus MaNa

Duration and method of organization:

Target audience:
Creative professional
27 may> 7 June, 2024
10 days
9h-13h / 14h-18h
at Campus MaNa
Group size:
Language(s) :
€3120 excluding tax
This rate includes the cost of the training, accommodation with full board, materials, and personal protective equipment.

Planning :

Soon available

Location :

Campus MaNa Domaine du Croisil, Le Croisil, 89350 Champignelles France

Accessibility :

For any disability situation, please contact us to consider the feasibility

Access period :

Up to 15 days before the start of the training and depending on the remaining places
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