Jonas Høiness is a Norwegian architect and recent graduate of the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. He currently resides in Copenhagen with his girlfriend, Maria, and their hamster, Ifa. In addition to holding a degree in Architecture, Jonas has studied history at the University of Tromsø and art at the Kunst and Design College in Oslo. With Ecocrafting, an architectural firm, and his private practice, he aims to build housing and infrastructure for the world’s poorest using sustainable and unorthodox materials, such as hemp and bamboo. In the short term, Jonas plans on building micro-dwellings in Scandinavia, on land, water and in the trees. After that, he hopes to pursue further architectural studies in the fields of urban development and societal change. In his free time, Jonas builds furniture out of reclaimed materials, partakes in urban gardening and dumpster diving as well as hanging out with his hamster.
Updated May 2020
More from Jonas Høiness
Presenting the Podcast Series: 'Stories From the Unity of the Realm'
In this podcast series the 2020 Copenhagen Fellows delve into some of the topics covered in the 2020 Copenhagen Fellowship. Find out more about the podcasts here.
'Stories From the Unity of the Realm' - Episode 4: 'Inuit Tattoos: Tradition and Continuity'
Get a deeper understanding of Inuit markings by listening to the episode 'Inuit Tattoos: Tradition and Continuity' made by 2020 CPH Fellows Jonas, Laetitia, and Cecilia for the 2020 CPH Fellowship podcast series.
Humanity in Action Denmark Announces the 2020 Danish Fellows Cohort
From a competitive pool of applicants, 24 Fellows from Denmark were selected to join the 2020 Humanity in Action Fellows cohort.