Much of our inspirations comes from Ecocentro IPEC in Brazil. Ecocentro IPEC is a living and learning community, incorporating alternatives of appropriate technologies, living systems and presents practical solutions with more than 8.500 square metres of ecological buildings, composting toilets, biological waste water treatment, ecological gardens, food forests and renewable energy systems.
Since the beginning of Ecocentro IPEC, we have understood the need for permaculture design to be both functional, culturally relevant and artistic. We have taken inspiration from great designers such as Gaudi, Hassan Fathy, Frank Lloyd Wright and the historical wonders of settlement design like the Incas, the Persians and the Sub Saharan tribes. And most of all, from nature.