DESIGNING ON THE BALANCE BETWEEN DIALETIC DUALITIES
In order to deliver sensible and contented design, we steadily seek for the optimum balance between dialectic dualities regardless of contemporary constraints of cost, time, procurement, complex regulatory, urbanisation trends and economy.
// CONTEXTUALISM vs GENERALISM
We believe that contextualism with unique genius loci and zeitgeist has a solid say throughout architectural design and a good design should be always responsive and reflective to the local context. By understanding deeply the urban fabrics of each locality covering from micro to macro elements of community, culture, landscape, material and technology, we constantly deliver design with strong identity instead of duplicable generic quality.
// EXPLORING vs COMPLYING
We love to explore the unknown and unwrap the potentials of new architectural languages rather than merely complying regulations to boring and dull production. We always embed our interesting findings: local cognitive quality, actual user’s needs and politic influence to create not only unique and aesthetically appealing but also provident and legislation complied interventions.
// SPECIFIC vs ADAPTIVE FUNCTIONALITY
A building may takes less than three years to be designed and constructed but being used and occupied for decades. Taking evolving user’s needs into account, we anticipate flexible, mutable and extendable architecture with a more ‘fluxable’ and pliant connection between past, current and future in order to enable actual capacities and potentials characterised by transformation and next-use.
// BRIEF-INSPIRED vs BRIEF-IMPLEMENTED
Our design is often inspired instead of implemented literally from the prescribed brief by clients. We perceive brief as starting point of the whole process and never hesitate to delve further for hidden intentions. To us, brief is not an implement from the design process. It is a source of inspiration, a supporting guide in search of real design brief that suits client’s requirements and satisfaction.