In Harmony with your Environment

Spaces that are a delight to live or work in enhances social interaction for you, the user and works in harmony with their environment.

Our aim is to minimise the impact of both your build and the way that you live in the world around you.


Practical efficient design optimises your space by making the most of your environment. Prioritising the orientation of your living or working spaces correctly for both the summer and winter sun allows you to enjoy the warmth when you need it, and shade when you don’t.

Whether you’re building a community facility, commercial development, new home or renovating an existing one, the sun’s path is an essential part of any design.

Winter sun can be an efficient source of heat retention, coupled with a sealed building envelope and high level insulation can reduce your energy costs by up to 90%. The addition of correctly installed, triple sealed, thermal broken, double glazed windows can ensure benefits from the sun’s warmth long after it has set.

Smart design avoids the summer heat while maximising the sun’s warmth in winter.

Turning to or from the wind

Our aim is to challenge the boundary between the internal and external environment. For this to be effective we also need to be aware of seasonal wind trends, and design accordingly.

While you may want the majority of your outdoor space to be oriented away from the most common winds, we can still create spaces to enjoy shelter and sun if the wind chooses to be a challenge.

Wind direction and window design are considered together to ensure you can optimise cross air flow, without compromising fresh air quality or thermal comfort. Clever passive design features can ensure your air quality is optimised whether you choose to keep your windows open or closed.


The design consideration of the right window aperture in the right place can frame the world around you.

Even if you don’t have an elevated outlook, we use clever landscaping techniques to create focal view points in your outdoor spaces.

Sometimes maximising a view is about what you don’t see rather than what you do.

Good Design should capture natural light, frame the scenery and where ever possible erase indoor-outdoor boundaries.

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