BEAUTY OF LIVING
‘Design a beautiful house’ is a design brief that is challenging, as much as it is subject to very personal opinion and taste. We believe that true beauty lies in creating honest architecture with a strong character and a personal soul that reflects and enhances the users identity. Timeless, robust and inviting. Good architecture simply improves the quality of life, which in itself is a concept of beauty that reaches beyond aesthetic quality.
The Lamerwood site, with it’s extensive views and abundant landscaping, poses a grand and lush setting for an estate. Tempting it would be to propose an associated architectural gesture in the classical tradition of a grand mansion overlooking the landscape; as man dominating nature. Our approach is different and more subtle.
While maintaining the current position of the house with it’s beautiful views over the lake, we propose a design that is more in harmony with it’s surroundings and more in scale with it’s inhabitants in order to create a sense of home and belonging, rather than an iconic architectural statement.