We understand that clients want to be well informed particularly at the beginning of a project, so that the likely time scales and stages in the planning and construction process are set out and communicated clearly.
Projects begin with a design phase once the site is chosen and mapped, or the existing building is surveyed. The brief is presented and discussed or tested by producing early sketches and volumetric proposals, often with the use of 3d modelling techniques which provide you with an instant glimpse of a tangible representation of the spaces to be created.
A look at some of the images of completed projects on our website will give you a sense of the clean, simple lines that we tend to favour in terms of the aesthetic of the buildings that we love to create. Context is a factor, particularly when it comes to the choice of materials, finishes and colours. However, our approach is generally to maximise the potential of a site in terms of its orientation and topography. We look at the way that the sun moves around a building, how it can respond to this daily cycle, as well as the seasonal cycle and the way in which a building can be inhabited differently at all times of year. Options that are available to you need to be understood and explored so that your building will work with your particular preferences and no opportunities are missed.