Designing and constructing a home or building is a complex process. Our goal is to make it less complicated while infusing your project with strong idea-driven, thoughtful and innovative design ideas. The process of designing a building isn’t about any one person or thing. It’s not about us, the architect, nor is it about a builder, a place, or a single idea. It’s about a varied collection of elements – all centred about you.
Careful Listening, Innovative Thinking
This is your project – it must reflect you and the buildings users. Our process begins by listening – to you, to your site, to your existing building, your budget, your tastes and lifestyle. Your habits and preferences. Your family and hobbies, your likes and dislikes. Our design solutions are based on those factors, not any preconceived ideas of what the building should be. We believe that the most rewarding architecture is found through the process of finding solutions and working through problems, to arrive at beautifully tailored design outcomes which surprise and delight. An investment in new thinking and exploration of different ideas makes for a more enjoyable process and a more thoughtful design outcome.
Idea Driven Design
Good design always begins with an idea. This reference point or narrative is something we refer to throughout the design and construction process. A narrative brings the project to life and gives it a reason for being, while informing decision making moving forward. We bring idea driven design to the process – this is how we work. So, we like our projects to be reflective of our individual client’s needs and desires, we like ideas, and we like challenges. We believe all of these things are part of the recipe for producing good architecture. However, design is but one component – taking our design from paper and translating it into built-form is arguably the most critical part of the process.
A Collaborative Process
We view both design and construction as a collaborative process. Your project will be a reflection of this collaboration – between us, the builder, the subcontractors and all of the trades involved throughout design and construction. We work closely with you, consultants, builders and craftspeople in order to realise the building of the design. It is only through the building process that all of the careful thought and ideas can be realised, experienced and enjoyed.
We’d welcome the opportunity to work with you and begin crafting the design of your project together.... contact us to start the dialogue.