Sustainability low carbon and low energy design are important to us personally and
All our project work is approached with sustainability in mind. How to create spaces
that are interesting, function as needed for the user and positively respond to
the environment, We think this is the right way to design buildings and spaces.
Most people and aware that natural resources are depleting and energy costs are rising.
The global population is increasing adding to the strain. Geo-political issues also
have an affect on us.
In 1987 the United Nation released the Brundtland Report which contains the quote
regularly used to define sustainability "development that meets the needs of the
present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own
needs’’. 25 years later issues relating to sustainability are more important..
Design is also important to us, every client is different and their needs vary. A
simple approach making sure buildings are orientated correctly, maximise natural
light and ventilation while minimising heat loss is a good starting point.
The Third Revolution by Paul Harrison explains how forest dwellers in Malaysia clear
areas of the forest to grow food and rear livestock. When they have exhausted the
soil,. they move on allowing the forest to grow back. In short they tread lightly
on their environment, we try to do the same.