One recent discussion started with an acknowledgement of the recent fashion for SME’s, digressed into a recognition that the Government no longer has the spending power it once had and then landed squarely on PPP (Public, Private, Partnership). PPP, we decided, is the new SME.
To develop exciting work within a reasonable budget, we have become adept at focusing on the fundamentals. Stretch a Rial, it’s what we do as small office practitioners – a bit of alchemy doesn’t hurt either!
After 5 years of pulling every cat out of the bag we’ve come to realise the very real ways in which a family, especially children make you better at what you do…
Lately in the office we’ve been discussing the relevance of craftsmanship within the construction industry…..
Although it’s just land, dirt, acreage…..eventually it will be a place to called home and will ultimately define what the architect will (or won’t) be able to do on it. Slow down, do your homework and read on…..
Good business, it seems, involves a great deal of confusing communication. It was through one such conversation with Lighthouse that we came to understand the importance of SROI (Social Return on Investment). As it turns out SROI becomes pretty important for companies like 23 Degrees North who position themselves as market leaders rather than cash competitors
The pandemonium around Steve Jobs is a challenge for me. The media hype seems to simultaneously celebrate not just his genius, but his rebellious attitude, his relentless pursuit of perfection, his refusal to compromise, his resolute drive….
Indigenous architecture – the most basis form of addressing human needs in a particular geographic location – provides a crucial connection between people and the environment. It has allowed man, even before the architect, to construct shelter as a pure reaction to his individual and societal requirements and in accordance with his situation.