The craft of architecture is a passionate pursuit rooted in the love for the art of making buildings. I possess a deep passion for creating spaces that serve their intended purpose, evoke emotions, and inspire those who inhabit them. This passion drives me to meticulously explore every aspect of the design, from the initial concept to the smallest detail, ensuring that each element contributes to the overall beauty and functionality of the design.
Craftsmanship plays a vital role in the practice of architecture. I understand the importance of skilled craftsmanship in bringing their contribution to the build. I collaborate closely with skilled artisans and craftsmen, incorporating their expertise to create buildings that exude a sense of craftsmanship and attention to detail. Whether it is the honest woodwork, the strength of masonry, the exploration of craftsmanship elevates the architectural experience and is the touch of human ingenuity to the built environment.
Simple spaces that turn to the light and shade in summer are a hallmark of thoughtful architectural design. I carefully consider the play of light and shadow within a space, utilising techniques such as orientation, window placement, and shading devices to create spaces that are comfortable, inviting, and responsive to the changing seasons. By harnessing natural light and strategically controlling its ingress, architects craft environments that embrace the beauty of the sun's rays while providing a respite from its intensity, ensuring that occupants can enjoy a harmonious balance between light and shade throughout the year.
Architecture is intimately connected to the landscape, and I strive to design buildings that sit harmoniously within their surroundings. Careful study of the site, its topography, and natural features, taking inspiration from the existing context to create designs that seamlessly integrate with the landscape. By considering the building's relationship to the land, I ensure that designs not only enhance the visual appeal of the environment but also contribute to its sustainability and preservation. The resulting buildings appear as if they have always belonged, blending in with the natural beauty of the surroundings while creating a dialogue between the built and natural worlds.