For us architecture expresses itself in a specific, well feeling spacial experience fitted on it´s inhabitants and attuned to the environment. This concerns outside spaces as well as interiors.
LIGHT AND SHADOW
We need light to live. Accordingly we are orientating our buildings. Beside light visual relations play an essential role. Architecture can fade in and fade out perspectives, framing views or making things, not worth seeing, invisible.
We analyse the site and how the owners want to live. We analyse their longings, their daily routine, their paths. What is important to them today, what is important in the future? What are their special concerns? When you look precisely specific spaces are the conclusion. Like a 5-meter-high "space for thinking and reflecting" with contemplative qualities, or a "60 tonnes and 120m2 music room", soundtechnically decoupled, hung up in an old building, or a room placed in a slope, bringing light into this space with a 10m2 hughe mirror, making sky and clouds visible by day and the stars by night.
Client interviews are coached. Thereby we are reaching spaces, normally being unexplored.
For us architecture is also form. In our sense the ideology „Form follows function“ is one-dimensional, whereas architecture is multi-dimensional and not only rational.
In our attitude the client knows best, what he needs. As specialists we show the path to the aim.
SITE AND INVIRONMENT
Architecture is not a picture being fixed on the wall. Architecture develops out of its environment, it is public. Our architecture deals with it´s surroundings intensively, urbanistic interventions have to be made with a sense of proportion, affecting generations.
FENG-SHUI AND GEOMANCY
"Old knowledge" encourages our projects. Since the formation of the company we have been working with experienced consultants in these fields.
It is a long and intense path beginning with a first sketch and ending with a building ready to move in. Trust between the client and the architect is an essential component to the sucess of the project. If you want to know how we "think" architecture make an appointment to get to know us.
All our projects are also developed by working models. A physical model can hardly lie in its representation, renderings can show a lot in a "better" way. Beside the classical model we work with visualisations above all as a supplement to the model.
Our rooms can hardly be represented in € per square meter of space which would have a similar answer to the question what a car by tonne would cost and would be similarily significant. Architecture as developed by us is often distinctive in it´s spaciality with unconventional room hights, inner courtyard situations, cantilevered parts of the structure as well as concerning the building shell with accessible and vegetated roofs, room-high glazings, glass roofs and flush building-connections. We do not seperate architecture and interior design.
In our attitude it is important to present realistic costs on basis of actual deducted projects. All cost units should be shown, additional to the building there have to be budgets for interior equipement, the garden, paths, enclosures and access. ... You will not by a car without seats.
Demands in quality have to be defined. Only on basis of realistic costs a project can be budgeted and can be implemented safely according to these.
QUALITY AND COSTS
"It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money - that's all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot - it can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.”
John Ruskin 1819-1900
A functioning floor plan, a cover againts rain and a heating system is for us not enough. Architecture as we practice it, is a tailor-made suite for the customer, able to cogrow, an amplifier in feelings supporting amazement and experiences. Our spacial concepts often contain overlaid patterns of utilisation for more flexibility in future. Added value in usage and experience.
The spaces we design sound well and are felt in a pleasant way. Beside the requirements for good linguistic intelligibility for residential projects we also fulfil special standards in the music area.
The projects of the last years would not have been possible without the courage of our clients. Special requirements can be often only fulfilled by rejecting convential attempts. Courage is needed to let things go.
ENERGY FOLLOWS FORM
We believe that energy follows the space. The Egyptians the right location for the temples was very important according to grid net lines and orientation to the stars. Because of the build of a dam the Abu Simbel temple was removed but was re-erected on a different place differently orientated. After a short time the energy that could be measured in the original temple appeared again. - this can be read in the book of the geobiologist Blanche Merz "Orte der Kraft".