Style is temporary, yet great builds involve a focus on future sustainability. Architects can look beyond the surface and start their processes by analyzing what matters most. Aesthetics need not be ignored, but rather they will work hand in hand with mindful design.
In line with our principles, we seek to employ sustainable materials using a lot of existing natural and local resources. We aim to minimize the use of electricity, whilst maximizing the use of daylight intelligently whilst reducing the heat that enters the interior space. Being fluid, nature-centric and people-centric at what we do, we design buildings that are breathable by promoting cross ventilation of natural breeze into the building and allows for living both inside, and outside.
Ultimately, future-proofing creates lasting projects that will be long lasting, instead of being torn down on a whim. For us, this has been part of our journey, as we learned what works (and what doesn’t) until we reached a point of being able to emphasize what we believe is real architecture. Whenever possible we are mindful of the materials used, both in quality and longevity; We advocate for local reusable and/or renewable materials whenever appropriate, to responsibly build for a better tomorrow.
We believe that everything is about striking the right balance, and that also relates to our business relationships with clients. We truly believe in our principles, so as such, we have a detailed screening process to ensure our values align with proposed projects. This ensures that we can build positive relations with our clients.
Beyond the design, much of being sustainable will happen on site. When a building is being constructed, extra attention should go towards decreasing material wastage. There is concern that wastage can be damaging to the environment, and hazardous to health. Collectively the industry should all strive towards addressing potential issues and creating a better tomorrow, together.
As a final thought, building a sustainable tomorrow does not mean simply forgetting, or erasing, our past. Being able to responsibly preserve and protect the architecture of our past has a strong part in our future.