Our Design Philosophy

A number of key principals make up our design philosophy: 

 

The land is the house

Use the available land in its entirety, as per the zoning permits and ensure every part of the site adds to the residents' lifestyle requirements.

 

Beyond functionality

Make the land and all its aspects available for the residents to experience and enjoy.

 

Make the most of the climate

Utilise all the aspects the climatic cycle has to offer and provide structures that allow residents to manipulate the environment to suit their lifestyle.

 

Reduce the carbon footprint

Apply ecologically sustainable principals that incorporate climate control, rainwater harvesting and energy efficient design. 

 

Zone the living environment

Provide a zoned living environment that allows both privacy and interaction.

 

Provide security

Provide appropriate transitions from communal street areas to private residence areas, while considering community safety and household security.

 

Beyond aesthetic

Create a range of visual elements that reflect the unique time and place of the estate and incorporate an iconic quality that evokes significant emotional responses and associations.

 

Deliver an affordable product

Deliver the product in a cost effective package that is both saleable and buildable, and use readily available technology.

 

Evolutionary

Continue to refine, develop, diversify and improve the product through interaction with the marketplace.