Effect of natural daylight
How daylight enters a building can have a big impact on the interior space.
The direction and quality of the light will change throughout the day and will vary through the seasons.
Ordered and functional spaces
Spaces are not always defined by walls.
Changes in finishes, volumes, lighting and acoustics can define a space.
Partitions, changes in levels, furniture, edges and corners of surfaces that are aligned create a sense of order and balance that also help to define notional zones or areas within a building.
Flow of movement throughout a building
How different spaces connect to one another.
Spaces can flow vertically as well as horizontally. Double height spaces with a gallery to above or below allow vertical communication within a building.
A variety of volumes of spaces within a building provide interest and different feelings. A snug cosy room will provide a different experience to a double height dining area with a gallery landing above.
Flexibility and adaptability of spaces
Spaces that are flexible to function differently at different times of the day or can easily be adapted to function differently as your family grows and your requirements change.
Connection between interior and exterior
All buildings should respond to the context of the site.
Blurring the boundary between inside and outdoor spaces can integrate a building within the landscape or garden. Purposely positioned glazing can capture a particular framed view of the landscape or garden.
The form, scale, detailing and palette of materials all contribute to defining the architectural style and ‘feel’ of a building.
We don’t look to impose a pre-determined style on our designs. The architectural style of a building will be influenced by a number of factors specific to each project: site context, landscape, urban context, planning policy, building function, end user etc. A building is designed considering the context of the site.
A building may reflect or provide a contrast to the environment and architectural context. A contemporary extension to a traditional house can create a dynamic juxtaposition.
As architects we strive towards making our designs as environmental and sustainable as possible.
With global warming, rising sea waters and deforestation we all have a responsibility to have an awareness of our actions and lifestyle with respect to the well being of our immediate and wider environment.
Budget and time
Understanding your budget and aspirations from the onset of a project is fundamental.
We can advise on project and build costs at an early stage to ensure that we keep within your budget.