Design Awards 2013
ataSTUDIO: Small Practice
Category: Small Practice
We achieve success for clients who take a chance with us. Building trust and working together we make delightful inspired places, spaces and details. Educating the client through our process and removing stress by using an unconventional delivery mechanism we genuinely believe that we raise the reputation of all architects. Linking into the anticipated completion of three new houses (featured) we think this award would provide wider recognition for our efforts and for the clients that have placed their trust in us.
After years of toiling on a variety of projects we created the opportunity to deliver our own vision at Smithy Brae, developing two new houses. We formulated a delivery mechanism managing separate packages to work within a very tight budget, allowing us to test our ideas. This design attracted new clients to us and we gained some recognition through awards. Using physical models to help understanding along with our unique delivery process, started at our own house, enables us to take clients on a personal journey engaging them in the design process. We feel free of many conventions to explore ideas from overall form through to exact detail. Our holistic approach means that all elements of the process are intrinsically related – the big idea becomes a richer reality, not diluted. We rely on word of mouth for work and find small projects can grown into larger ones. Although mainly domestic our work includes small community projects and working with churches often leading on from domestic project contacts.