A people and place loving Architects Practice with a passionate mission to create Rigorous, Evocative and Performance led Architecture.
As Architects we love working alongside clients who appreciate the fact that great architecture has the ability to inspire lives, that great architecture has a positive impact on the environment and that great architecture takes time and considerable effort.
Our work thrives on the happy tension between the evocative journey of creating inspiring architecture and the rigour of making it possible. Overarching this constant dialogue is our never ending focus on evaluating the performance of our architecture, contextually, economically and environmentally.
Evocative: in creating valuable memories
‘Our architecture is an inhabitable framework to create lasting memories for our clients’
Client briefs are initially a translation of their needs alluding to quantitative figures (budgets) and spatial requirements.
Our real skill and contribution is to transform these pragmatic parameters into something inspirational, something beyond their imagination, something evocative that brings joy to their life. We unveil the less obvious qualities of a brief to form a unique narrative that will inspire every decision of the project.
We love practicing architecture, we openly test our ideas using drawings and models; we explore materials, we work with proportions, experiment with light and challenge conventions. It’s the journey of creating architecture that we find most evocative and rewarding to share with our clients.
Our buildings embody the intellectual delight of the process to create great architecture and become the spaces where life takes place to build memories.
Rigour: along the journey of creating architecture
‘Rigour in all that we do, for us is as equally important as the finished building’
A pursuit of excellence encompasses all the activities we perform in the practice. We are rigorous in our approach to understanding site context, history and our clients aspirations. We pride ourselves on being meticulous with our own internal procedures such as design documentation, design reviews, design research, constant learning or efficient resource allocation to ensure that our clients commissions get the attention to detail that they deserve.
It is with this passion to be rigorous in all that we do, that we learn, evolve and grow as a practice. We do this with every project, every challenge and every client in order to enjoy the steps along the journey of creating great architecture.
Performance: in relation to creating our sustainable future
‘For us, good performance is indivisible from great architecture’
Knowing that the climate emergency demands urgent action and leadership by architects, we must act now! We believe that all new and retrofit buildings should be delivering net zero whole life carbon in advance of any future regulation. We know this is challenging but we cannot wait any longer. With this aim at the forefront of our minds we have made the performance of our buildings a guiding principle in the practice.
Our architectural proposals are thoroughly tested to make sure they contribute positively to the environment by providing a reduction in energy consumption, a reduction in embodied carbon and by providing greater conservation of water usage.
We don’t just design to current regulations – we move beyond the legislative framework to do more. We know we have to, so we will do it!