ekiHO passive housing: Lille, FRANCE. French startup ekiHO designs and builds passive housing. The buildings are designed to be modular and energy self-sufficient while having a reduced ecological footprint. They are ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for space heating or cooling. In the logo we can see the initials EH. Furthermore we see a leaf, and a solar power cell. In addition we see two buildings next to each other —one of 2 storeys and the other with 3 storey. But that’s not all! A staircase, a window, building blueprints etc etc. All elements that sum up the ethos of the company. Very Zen! ekiHO will have a number of sub brands such as ekiPRO, ekiNOVATION, ekiZEN, ekiLIBRE etc. ekiho.com
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The Green Republic
The Green Republic: Paris, FRANCE. French startup that will provide bespoke urban terrace garden solutions. In the Green Republic logo we see a ‘G’ and a ‘R’ that are spines in a leaf. At the same time the ascender of the ‘R’ is the stem of the leaf that is hexagonal in shape. It could also represent a tree. The hexagon is also a device that represents the state of France. It is a Company that is aiming to turn many corners of the city into green enclaves. The form of the leaf and the hexagon is also a cube which makes reference to the modular approach of much urban and inner city housing developments. The stem of the leaf and the descender of the ‘R’ are also the vertical and diagonal axis’ of the cube.
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