Because I believe in taking a critical approach to design, I try to look at problems on their most essential level, and base my work on what remains at the end of this reductive process.
I think that by searching for a design framework in this way, concepts are pared-down and clarified, leading to empowered design that lasts a lifetime.
Rather than focus on beautiful details and finishing, I feel it is more important to maintain a critical approach to design, because in the end it is this kind of philosophy which brings a certain style and feeling to a place and allows it to meet the demands of society and environment.
At Environmental Planning Studio, we believe the age of disposable architecture is over. Today's building design must be shaped by new values: sustainability and flexibility. We have developed an approach to renovation, called "Re-fine," that is based on these key values.
In Re-fine projects we replace walls, windows, and other interior elements while leaving basic structural elements unchanged. Environmental Planning Studio constantly seeks to advance the concept of "Re-fine" through public lectures as well as actual projects.