Applied across scales, research is fundamental to the way we design. Our methodology converges two modes of practice, each informing the other: a DIY, experimental-maker approach, alongside larger, commissioned work. This model expands our process enabling curiosity, making it possible to create interdisciplinary projects within and without architecture. As a result, we are masters of collaboration often working closely with electrical engineers, programmers, and other leading thinkers and makers across industries.
Continuously back and forth between traditional architectural methods and our office fabrication shop, our design process draws heavily on learning by doing. As the role of architects and designers evolves with the technologies that help put our ideas in form, we work somewhat remotely from the materials of construction, separated from a process that is typically mediated by a series of drawing, notations, and conventions; But part of the contemporary craft of digital design today is the development of material intelligence produced through the deep engagement with various fabrication techniques. We work with new materials and technologies to find ways that they may be able to mold into other applications, so we do not isolate either process in practice.
DIGITAL / PHYSICAL
We create public spaces that are sonic, communicative, and often embody a sense of play. As the world of discrete things continues to evolve into a web of connectivity, architecture and design is becoming understood more as materials and structures that are defined less by what they are, but by what they do. Developing the techniques for designs that incorporate new medias and materials is critical to our contemporary practice. We are deeply interested in designing spaces that react to or shape behavior, and how that in return shapes contemporary space and the public.