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APPROACH

As practitioners of the built environment, we understand that the work of architecture outlives its creators and its inhabitants while having a profound impact on the quality of human lives and experiences.  

 

Our acknowledgement of social responsibility that we shape our environments to has helped us build a conscious and mature design practice. The realization that people inhabit shared built and non-built environments strengthens our commitment and sensitivity to culture, climate and creating a deep sense of place.

 

Our goal is to create spaces that are more responsive to the our users and our environment and builds upon a sustainable ecology.

 

Sustainability

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Our collective goal is to improve the users’ health and well-being while maximizing environmental performance and economic return. We employ both established standards, innovative technologies and renewable practices (such as solar, wind and water harvesting or the use of biodegradable materials) to achieve low energy sustainable structures.

Context

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Every place, every site comes with unique history and potential that yearns to be molded into an “architecture of the place”. We enjoy the challenge of exploring the morphology and typology of building elements that are responsive to its location and context. Through analyses and client interaction, the creative concepts and design possibilities are assembled for shared review and response. This analytical and thoughtful approach to building creates a structure emblematic of the place and respectful of the “genius loci”. Our watchword is “location, location” -- that is, reverence for place.

Efficiency

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Functional innovation, integrated high-performing systems and intelligent design solutions are explored and implemented in each of our projects. Programmatic and financial requirements are fundamental parameters.  We focus energetically on opportunities to maximize the functionality of the project through efficient, sophisticated and constructable design.

Elegance

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We strive for design solutions that are pragmatic, simple and well-coordinated. Cohesively with the surroundings, structural symphony and interweaved services help us create a well-rounded design experience for the users. We plan buildings so that their evident simplicity disguises the full complexity of their challenging programmatic and/or environmental constraints.