Exceptional Houses

Dialogue with the existing

Tracing spatial and functional qualities of historically valuable buildings, encompassing structures with its spatial potential and identifying in the planning process signifies an engagement with the existing.

Interventions are improvements, careful extensions of worn and altered substance, aesthetic deconstruction and a restoration according to contemporary technical and ecological standards.

For us the work with existing building fabrics means dialogue. A dialogue with the site, the object found, the design intentions of previous architects and designers, with the cultural environment of a historic time span and with the agenda and needs of the users.

In the case of the new build the site offers a subject of investigation to capture its spatial potential.