- Mar 8
- 5 min
A Reflection on International Women's Day
”I want to apologize to all the women I have called pretty before I’ve called them intelligent or brave I’m sorry I made it sound as...
Our main priority is helping clients make great architecture that serves their needs and responds in a vital way to its context and cultural surroundings. In order to do this and to further the studios own knowledge base we invest in a wide programme of research which enables us to be inventive and to find new and sometimes unexpected solutions to the problems that we are posed.
We work in collaboration with like-minded consultants in order to further our thinking and skill level and since our inception, we have always looked to develope concepts grounded by good research that have a light touch on the planet, are low in carbon and energy-use. We look to our research to help us and our clients mitigate the impact of climate change.
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.
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!