When buildings are reduced to the sum of their functions, the things that actually connect people to their surroundings are often lost. A building or property is always permanently connected to the surrounding (urban) environment. In many respects it is part of a greater whole. Experienced on the outside and lived in on the inside, it keeps history and stories alive. Even if those stories are untold and unheard of, they always have their own special significance.
This knowledge fills us with awe, respect and zeal. It also means we bear a certain responsibility when we are tasked with constructing or revitalising a building – a responsibility that we embrace gladly and even passionately. We design and construct buildings with personalities and develop living spaces that have their own character. Ability aside, this can only be achieved with the courage to take an individual approach.