We understand context and work with it.
Every place has a memory. Every activity leaves an imprint. We believe this imprint needs to be acknowledged as part of the layered history of a place.
Whether it's a school built in the 1900s or a 1980s office building, we understand when and how to let the past be revealed. This sensitivity is a hallmark of our design. We use devices that are in context of its setting, but clearly new, such as a building's materials and colour palette. This allows our design to connect to the building's past.
View feature projects:
Concert Hall into an Art Museum
‘You have bought this building to life again. [The UQ Mayne Hall Art Museum] is a warm and welcoming building, designed for people.’
Professor John Hay, former University of Queensland Vice Chancellor
Town Hall into a Film School
'Alexander Wilson's community hall, where dances were once held, is now a massive sound stage. The dock contains the remnants of a rubberised running track which was a pole vaulters' launch pad during the hall's days as a sports academy.'
Courier Mail 07.04.2007
Warehouse into House
The Doggett St Residence and Office converted an existing 1970s concrete block, flat roofed warehouse into a place where a family of four can live and work.