No two sites or clients are identical. At Czarl Architects, it seeks to understand the needs and desires of each project. With every project, it carefully examines the intricate relationship between the inhabitants and their space alongside the relationship of the building with its environmental and socio-historical context.
Every design process is often an exploration of new ways to redefine contemporary relationships between people, heritage, home, and the sensory environments we occupy and move through. For it, that relationship is meaningful. It believes that every good design strategy reflects a key central idea, narrative, or essence. This can be expressed through the individualised details of the spatial composition, the discerning use of materials, and the clarity and creativity of the form.
It sees architectural expression not only as a result of many logical factors at work but also needs to be underpinned with measures of wit, ingenuity, and intuition. There is no room for a slavish obsession with style or architectural dogmas of the last century dictating that “less is more” or that “form follows function”.
Instead, it holds the perspective that design expression is driven by the endless permutations and inventive combinations of technical and aesthetic knowledge, socio-cultural, environmental, and political awareness, which are then synergistically assimilated into a creative solution.