A house-school-lab of tomorrow’s world

a new art of living

The Villa Shamengo is first of all a house in which about twenty residents will experience every day in-vivo the values of Shamengo. These volunteers will welcome any visitor who wants to discover and share with them a new way of life, from few hours to few days or even few weeks.

A recreational and educational approach will offer an easier way to understand tomorrow’s world challenges and how to respond to them by testing full-scale solutions in the areas of eco-construction, housing, energy, water, waste management, food, connected home… and more systemically in our daily routines.

A living space, a learning area perfect for trying things out, and…

Learn and share

The Villa Shamengo is also a learning space, a school, the school of tomorrow’s world. Through an evolving customized program the Villa offers an ‘a la carte’ training that can be done in the Villa or on line, according to your wish to discover a new art of living, to apply new skills to the every day, to be trained for tomorrow’s jobs.

The construction of the Villa Shamengo will be part of the training. Designed as a giant Master Class, it will allow families, professionals, pupils and students to share history and secret knowledge of exceptional innovators, called Shamengo Pioneers.


Testing selected innovations

Finally, the Villa Shamengo is at once a public, a private and a citizen research laboratory. Anyone who makes a request will be allowed to use this area of life, to seek our beta-tester community to experience a range of products, tools and uses in link with our four core values. The results published in open-source will build a valuable database to continuously improve our lifestyles.

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Latest news from the Villa

Shamengo a participé au salon Woodrise, à Bordeaux

20 September 2017
1er salon international dédié à l’habitat en bois

Eiffage, first founding partner of the Shamengo Villa

2 May 2017
We are proud to announce our partnership with Eiffage, European leader in construction, as part of the first Shamengo Villa in Bordeaux. The decision to share resources and talents often stems from a story of personal encounters. Hervé Lapastoure, real estate director of Eiffage Sud Ouest, has played a formidable role as a go-between, and […]

Shamengo Villa Odyssey

8 March 2017
Silence, action !

An Indian artist for the Villa

15 February 2017
Hiren Patel is an architect based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India specialising in ecological and sustainable architecture. He has agreed to take over the artistic direction of the first Shamengo Villa in Bordeaux. Hiren has a real fondness for this citizen project, due to its simplicity and elegance. For three days, he pounded the pavements of […]

A+ for students at ESD and Condé School of Design

25 January 2017
Who said that younger generations don’t have the resources to meet the social and environmental challenges they face? Armed with the digital revolution and their desire to change the world, 50 students at the l’Ecole Supérieur du Digital and the Condé School of Design proved they have what it takes. After 3 months of hard […]