Logic classes (beta):

  • introduction to the Beta Method

  • preparation of resistance maps

  • list of spaces

  • affinity matrix

  • visual analysis and shape diagrams

Intuition classes (alpha):

  • the use of breathing in meditation

  • changing the pace of brain waves

  • creative visualization

  • entering peripheral vision

Organic Architecture Design:

  • exploring in depth the needs of the human being in the architectural space

  • connecting the project's site ("genius loci")

  • modeling with clay and drawing 

3-day course for architects, artists, graphic designers, writers, and whoever wants to broaden their notion of creativity.

Taught by the founder of TIBÁ, Johan van Lengen and arch. Irina Biletska (Low collective), the course aims to awaken creative potentials and discover new ways to apply intuition in practice, whether in a professional career or any other creative activities. We are going develop practical methods for working with both hemispheres of the cerebral system and learn how they process information and stimuli.

The course will show how anyone can be aware of the beta brain-waves through various logic exercises, followed by methods that point the way to gain access to our  creativity behind the threshold of the alpha brain-waves. This knowledge will be integrated in practical exercises of designing in the conceptual framework of organic architecture.


Johan van Lengen

After his childhood and high school years in the Netherlands, he emigrated to Ecuador, where he worked as a judo teacher. His skills as a draftsman allowed an architectural study at a canadian college, where many of his other talents took root. Working in the United States his career spanned a vast body of architectural design (among other hospitals, schools and cultural buildings) and urban planning on both continents.

A highly-focused approach to finding innovative solutions has led Johan to a process of expanding the boundaries of his own discipline. A huge research work done for the United Nations on the experimental dissemination of sustainable construction allowed us to create the book that became the pillar of the future institute; The Barefoot Architect.

Johan has been teaching at TIBÁ along with many other renowned experts for those who yearn for a better understanding of human habitation in the midst of a natural environment.


Irina Biletska

Born in the Ukraine, in her extensive travels and research around the world she gained and shared the knowledge about organic architecture, permaculture, bio-construction and collaborative workflows. Since 2011, she lives in the Piracanga village in the south of Bahia, and has carried out more than 20 projects integrating various techniques of raw earth, bamboo, green roof and sustainable engineering systems. She works with organic architecture and techniques of bio-construction since 2005 and is one of the founders of the LowBio collective. She has created projects in Brazil, Ukraine, Turkey, Mexico and Argentina.