Embody the cutting edge of a greener, more social and more connected society

To share new trends
and new purposes

Today, the home is becoming a basic vehicle of new ecological, social and digital uses. The Villa Shamengo is a special house, open to everyone. Throughout the house each room will be featured: sitting room, dining room, bedrooms, gardens, vegetable gardens…. Any guest will be able to sleep, eat, relax, learn and work there. You’ll feel at home!

The Villa Shamengo is a ‘whole’ house with no boundaries between dwelling place, resort, work, meetings, recreation and study, reflects what the new art of living of the 21st century will be.


A house at the forefront of
green and digital innovation

With an area of more than 1000 m2 on one level, the Villa Shamengo will display a sober, refined and vegetalised architecture. This unknown place ‘both urban garden and window open to the rest of the world’, according to the wishes expressed at collective intelligence workshops in Bordeaux, will consist of a large urban bioclimatic greenhouse in which other natural and recycled building components will be integrated: vegetal concrete, cardboard and wood.

Renewable energy, conveyed or produced on-site, will be used and stored in innovative ways, in particular through the use of the Internet of Things (IoT), which we will use with wisdom to convey the right balance between ecological transition and digital revolution.

The principles of the circular economy will be highlighted through the harvest of rainwater, the intelligent management of wastewater and sanitation, the recycling of food waste (from our own production or from a short supply circuit) and the recovery of other wastes, such as glass or cardboard, into functional and design objects.


An experimental laboratory
for engaged innovators

A meeting place, an exchange point, a forum, the Villa Shamengo, will also act as a laboratory for testing products, systems and innovative services, and for implementing pioneering projects from the Shamengo community. It also aims to foster the burgeoning of joint projects born from encounters between pioneers, but also from a networking process between local, national and international companies.

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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 […]