The demands on the built environment are visibly expanding in the face of a society that is becoming more and more differentiated and individualised, an increasing urbanisation of the population, and a steadily rising consumption of land and resources with the accompanying climatic changes. Taking these expanded requirements into account is the basis and drive of our work.
The focus here is on people as users of space, with their individual needs, as well as the city as a communal place for people to interact with each other. Architecture, whether on a private or urban scale, is always a mutual exchange between these two forces: Individual and community. This results in the following leitmotifs of our work:
With the concept of diversity, we pursue the goal of producing multi-layered and diverse spatial qualities to meet people's needs for specific places of communication and social interaction, for places of retreat, privacy, and for places of recreation and regeneration. We believe that the modernist concept of generic, standardised space should be further developed to this end.
We follow the approach that every place requires its own specific solutions. The topography of the site and the specific climate are important factors in the design process, as are cultural, social and built conditions. Recognising the potential of a place and making it usable is in our understanding an essential basis for sustainable architecture. It is important to locally integrate the new with respect for the existing and at the same time to develop an architecture that creates the basis for a place with its own identity.
DENSITY & OPEN SPACE
Density on an urban scale reduces distances and thus promotes direct encounters and exchanges between people. At the same time, density counteracts increasing urban sprawl through efficient land use and thus preserves natural open spaces that people can use in a self-determined manner.
Open spaces form the counterbalance to density - we regard both as important components of responsible urban development.
Our aim is to implement "density and open space" in a high-quality manner and thereby create liveable and adaptable spaces that promote diversity while taking the context into account.