In short, my CALLING lies in the intersection between CREATING and COMMUNICATING the necessity of keeping nature close – in our homes as well as our minds.
My 7 principles when developing projects
It’s about feeling as though you’ve arrived
Being seduced by light
Passing from space to space
Making the space your own
Feeling outside when you’re indoors
Turning the ordinary into the extraordinary.
In all, 7 principles, instruments, or PATTERNS if you will, which I constantly weave into my work when creating architectural experiences. They can be applied in all new constructions, extensions and remodeling rebuilds.
Here’s how I work with historic buildings
I use HISTORY to advocate my vision. Connecting the seven patterns to history demonstrates why they remain important to this day. History takes them out of the realm of the abstract and grounds them in precedent and tradition. For instance, creating an open layout or trying to blur the boundaries between inside and outside may sound like modern, perhaps unorthodox ideas, but the fact is that architects have been doing both for hundreds of years.
I often have a scientific approach too
To me, it’s about CREATING spaces suited for the human mind; spaces that speak to us on a primal level in the language of nature. We may wear clothes, drive cars and sign mortgages, but I think we tend to forget how similar we still are to our ape cousins; after all, 99.9% of our evolution as a species has taken place in nature. It is only in the last 100 years or so that humanity as a whole has transitioned to an indoor life, and in so doing invented a culture that justified the change.
Our brains, however, remain at home in nature.
My passion + my brain = true architecture
Therefore, my passion is to discover ways to design spaces that feed into this primal need we have to be out in nature, where we can feel at peace; at home.