Agency

Over time, we have developed an architectural and architectonic approach based on our interest in context. Comparable to vernacular architecture, we seek to build an architecture that is both simple and complex; an architecture with meaning, carefully placed, environmentally fair and culturally referenced/relevant. Going beyond the important link with its function, this is architecture that is determined by its ecological, geographical and sociological contexts. Our architecture is able to fit into its space and time by following a sustainable ecological, technical and symbolic approach, in particular by drawing on bioclimatic design, through the use of renewable materials and local skills and knowledge, and by considering the requirements of the people who will use it. Each project, conceived with respect for the use of energy and resources, both reflects and preserves the singularity and diversity of the physical spaces and cultural traditions within which it takes shape.

Most importantly, our ambition is to develop projects that are vital, efficient, dynamic, durable, and that will provoke poetic and emotional responses from their users. Far from having a formal ideology, we strive to build an ‘architectural device’ that is concerned not just with its own singular presence, but also with the actions and events that it might engender.