Modern architecture was born in 1920s to bring great architecture to common people when architecture was dominated by renaissance of classical and baroque architecture only afforded by the bourgeois society. The idea of bringing affordable architecture by stripping off ornamentations and decorations was made possible by implementing formal compositions found in the emergence of abstract paintings into architecture and providing playful and abundant daylight to promote health and well being of the occupants.
Unfortunately, this great idea has been slowly eroded by the search of formalistic style. Modern architecture now has become another exclusive architectural style only afforded by the wealthy.
It is our approach to bring this idea back to its original track to provide great architecture for all people. Instead of using formal compositions, we believe in establishing abstract conceptual idea combined with careful attention to context, detailing, and pragmatism as the guiding forces toward great architecture through our creativity.
Architecture is not for selected few but for EVERYONE.
We strive to take green architectural approach beyond minimizing the embodied energy, energy usage of the building, site impact and other sustainable strategies. We take it further into ease of maintenance, operating costs, culture and habits of the occupants, and even energy and cost of designing.
It is our hope to use clients’ and our resources responsibly, not only to save money but also to make them available to be used for others in need.
We seek to bring social justice to architecture by considering those who do not have voice in design but interact with architecture briefly at the periphery, such as passersby, visitors, and children to ensure they are heard.
It is also our desire to use our resources to provide affordable architecture to those in need and those who share our belief.
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A typical hourly rate is $150/hr.