Health is our greatest asset and a home often our biggest investment. Should therefore our house not protect and benefit our health? We wish this were true. Reality is that the building industry is archaic and the real estate market is purely profit driven. It therefore comes as little surprise that research shows that we are worse of inside our home than on the polluted streets of our cities. We are very conscious of this and more and know what we can do about it.
The social interaction between people is what makes buildings, streets, neighbourhoods and city’s come alive. Whether it is a couple that wants to build a house together or a group of people who decide to buy a plot together often it is their first step in such a building process. As personal and financial stakes in these type of projects are always very high and often emotional and time-consuming having our professional support during the process levitates the constant sense of pressure and uncertainty so that you may have time to also enjoy the journey.
Human perception of space is instantaneous. Due to our strong cultural and highly personal psychological programming’s it triggers powerful emotions in us. These feelings are always our starting point. We aim to achieve a sense of home and uniqueness. Process precedes style and none of our projects are therefore similar. That’s what’s makes it such an adventurous and rewarding journey for all involved.
Technology’s potential to understand and improve life interests us vastly. We try to track its developments and future speculations. Our focus is on housing: from foundations building bacteria, adaptable walls made of nano-bots, to run of the mill research on bio-based materials. We actively participate in open building research as well as on the use of passive and active solar energy in buildings.