We firmly believe that buildings are not mere iconic statements and their designs are much more than an exercise in shape and aesthetics.
At PLUS ARKITEKTUR we firmly believe that buildings are not mere iconic statements and their designs are much more than an exercise in shape and aesthetics. We view architecture as a complex design system that facilitates our functional, social, economic and emotional needs. Buildings are highly versatile industrial products shaped by complex integration of structural hardware and technical systems. They encompass variety of purposes and thus reflect our underlying human intentions. At PLUS we see it as our task to understand how our built environment works as a total, interdependent system. We shape an industrial integration of space, function, technology and human behaviour.
Our approach is user-centric and in all our projects we seek to shape spaces that will amplify their human experience.
We start each project by holistic understanding of its brief. By holistic we mean distilling the brief´s essential requirements and find new elements that may have been overlooked but, we believe, have the potential to shape the project´s future design success. This approach helps us to develop clear ideas of how versatile, inspiring and robust architecture can become.
Shaping design concepts is very nimble, intuitive process as well as it is analytical and systemic. One should be able to leverage its formative stage as well as follow it through to the final materialisation. For instance, we deeply value hand sketching and physical modelling and use them extensively in order to convey and visualise ideas during the initial design stages. These methods have long lasting, proven legacy and are central to our work´s creative output. We too seek ways to amplify the desired technical accuracy of our work and utilise digital technology in order to cut through the design´s many technical challenges as well as provide for better delivery process.
We seek to shape spaces that will amplify their human experience.
Our view is that people drive architecture and not the other way around. Same is true to the design process which should revolve around an ongoing conversation with project´s participants. We value a good dialogue and believe that human interface is essential to the way we think cities and design buildings.
Our team comprises driven, devoted skilled and constantly curious individuals bound by shared desire to deliver quality work. Architectural design demands clarity, intelligence, focus, skill and commitment. At PLUS we call it Clear Thinking. A mindset that guides us through a noisy world of social, technical, regulatory and economic realms and helps us find the best design solutions to your problem.