THOUGHTS

ethos

Good architecture can make society better.

 

Beautiful spaces contribute to wellbeing. 

 

We need more beauty in this world. 

 

Integrity and honesty are crucial to creating places that are loved. 

 

Everyone deserves to live well in beautiful spaces, publicly and privately. 

 

Every project has the potential to create extraordinary moments in the everyday.

 

Connect to nature. 

 

Slowness. Slowness. Slowness.

Leave meaningful places behind and add value. 

 

Enrich everyday life and shape communities by creating emotive architecture connected to place. 

 

Reveal beauty. 

"The house shelters daydreaming, the house protects the dreamer, 

the house allows one to dream in peace."

Gaston Bachelard

PHILOSOPHY

poeisis

the activity in which a person brings something into being that did not exist before

Starting my own practice has allowed me to focus on things that truly matter to me. I love architecture and have faith in its ability to contribute significantly and positively to an individual’s wellbeing and society as a whole. 

I believe that good design takes time. Slowness as part of the process is important. 

 

I believe it takes time to do things well.

It takes time to become acquainted with a client, a site, a thought, an idea. 

 

It is important to approach design with care and sensitivity. 

The act of creation requires time, repetition, experimentation, poetry and philosophy. 

It is to bring something into being from nothing. 

 

Projects are meticulously put together. It is a thoughtful investigation. 

Working by hand is a necessary part of the process. It connects design to the body. 

Research, exploration and investigation form a needed backdrop to the process. 

Philosophy and deep contemplation strengthen design. 

Our bodies are bound to space. Architecture dictates the everyday interaction between body and space.

Architects choreograph living.

 

The aim is to enrich daily life through creating meaningful spaces responsive to the user's needs, memory and emotive qualities (human) as well as nature, time, light and natural cycles (site) by revealing beauty and adding value.

Contemplate

Create

Explore

The goal is to create a refuge for every physical body. 

 

THEMES

This graphic displays connections between the core themes that underpin Studio Poetica's philosophy.

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Beauty

"I want everything we do to be beautiful. I don’t give a damn whether the client understands that that’s worth anything, or that the client thinks it’s worth anything, or whether it is worth anything. It’s worth it to me. It’s the way I want to live my life. I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares."

Saul Bass

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