In a new column, creative industry professionals share objects, services, places, tools, software, and other good things that they have chosen to use, because a small but important nuance makes them stand out. A pen that’s nice to hold in your hand, an app that helps to organise your day, or a table lamp that always stays in the desired position — there are things that make our work and life a little easier and more beautiful. The first Nice Touch is highlighted by architect Marija Katrīna Dambe from Nomad.
After studying architecture in Austria and Norway, Marija Katrīna Dambe, together with architect Florian Betat, founded the architecture office Nomad. At the heart of their practice is functional, sustainable, and affordable architecture that uses local resources and strives to limit the amount of waste generated. In order to promote public awareness of sustainable construction, Marija regularly speaks at various events and educates future professionals by leading workshops for students. Nomad architects have developed guidelines for circular construction, as well as conducted an exhaustive feasibility study for a circular renovation pilot project in Riga.