Biotope UK - architecture & nature
Biotope is a medium sized architectural practice with offices in York, UK, and in Vardø, arctic Norway. We combine the field of architecture with a deep passion for nature making us unique in our approach to design compared to other studios. Our architectural solutions are built on both understanding and care for nature and it is nature that takes precedence in all our projects over ‘architecture'. We design nature shelters, bird hides, photography hides, outdoor amphitheaters, outdoor classrooms, cabins of all kinds, sports and outdoor activity centres and much more. We love engaging with nature conservation and ecotourism projects.
“Bios is life, topos is place”
The name Biotope comes from the greek words ´bios´ and ´topos´. It reflects our viewpoint as architects:
At Biotope we aim to connect people and nature through architecture. The places we live or visit are made richer with living nature. People care about what we can connect with. For years we have been developing and fine tuning our designs with a wide range of projects built in Norway. A distinctive nordic design background combined with our deep appreciation for nature has led us to develop unique architectural concepts. Our design solutions are open and inviting, aiming at creating a deeper connection with nature.
The Biotope UK office is led by Benjamin Costello, qualified architect (ARB) and project manager (APM) with many years of varied experience. He works closely with Norwegian architect and Biotope founder Tormod Amundsen and the rest of the Biotope team.
Biotope UK is now open for business for all your nature project needs.
Feel free to contact us:
Benjamin Costello (Architect and UK office Managing Director):
mob: 0044 7923 970650
Tormod Amundsen (Architect and UK office Design Director, Biotope founder)
mob: 0047 9933 4982
mob UK 0044 07938557362