Welcome. There may be other ways of describing our work, but 'loving precision' is quite fair. Since formation in 2006, we won an invited competition to cover a central London Street with a roof of steel and glass (unrealised, with engineers AKTII) and then completed the prize-winning competition entry Henderson Waves, a quarter-mile-long timber-decked park and footbridge located in Singapore (with AKTII and RSP, opposite). Henderson Waves is now a monument with its own postcards and drone footage enthusiasts. Its wondrous arches have served as a Hollywood film backdrop (Equals, 2014).
Our 'loving precision' is not limited to architecture. While developing a masterplan for a rugged remote site in Greece (left), we surveyed the terrain using an original approach to curvature as 'fragmented flatness'. With half-a-million points, this virtual model registers every sinew of the 116ha site to the nearest meter. (Astypalaia Master Plan, Greece since 2010).
Mostly we like to make things. The more unusual, the better - but conceptual tours-de-force is never an end in itself. We do not pass vague design ideas on to engineers, fabricators, or quantity surveyors. We are actively involved in the process of making from the very beginning: we see the bottleneck of materiality as an opportunity for collaboration. (Clematis Montana Legendre 2015). Photo IJP.