Our attitude to making designs is based on the conviction that architecture has the capability and the task of creating, beyond its designated function, added value that lends permanent qualities on a higher plane to a building and its surroundings. By this we understand spatial, communicative, economic or general social qualities which are not specified in the planning programme but can be achieved in the architectural spatial realisation through exact analysis of all parameters that determine the design.
We investigate the “hidden” potential in construction tasks and conventional typologies, for example in order to give additional functional and communicative use to surfaces that appear to be of secondary importance, in order to generate mutual qualities between the architecture and the context, or in order to reinterpret technical and ecological features such as an energy-efficient façade as a spatial gain. What these qualities have in common is that they do not aim to produce additional effort or cost but emerge from the capabilities inherent in the task. These values are developed in a process of partnership with the client and users, and executed on the basis of a holistic conception of far-reaching requirements.