We are a group of Licensed Architects, Designers, Builders and Engineers exploring the built environment through the juxtaposition of materials and form. We have offices in Northern and Southern California and practice internationally in the Caribbean. CA Licenses: C-94621, B-983111, Jamaica: A-156
Our work as exploration of FORM, TEXTURE and CONTEXTual relationships. It is Architecture created from the inside out whereby plan and climatic/contextual responsiveness invariably dictate form. this form in its purest state is then manipulated through extrusion, subtraction, deformation and layering of organic textures. Architectonic additions are limited to functionally necessary elements.
We are driven by the Japanese design philosophy of Wabi-Sabi where new/old, rustic, clean, man-made/organic are in a constant juxtapositional state.
“Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There’s a crack in everything
Thats how the light gets in.”
The Wabi-Sabi Philosophy as a design generator:
The term Wabi-Sabi suggest such qualities as impermanence, humility, asymmetry,
and imperfection. These underlying principles are diametrically opposed to those
of their Western counterparts, whose values are rooted in the Hellenic worldview
that values permanence, grandeur, symmetry, and perfection....
Wabi-Sabi is an intuitive appreciation of transient beauty in the physical world
that reflects the irreversible flow of life in the spiritual world. it is an understated
beauty that exists in the modest, rustic, imperfect or even decayed, an aesthetic
sensibility that finds a melancholic beauty in the impermanence of all things.
SABI DESIGN BUILD
Attempts to embrace these principles through the following five explorations: