Guz Architects seeks to produce refreshing architecture that is tranquil, inspired by nature, yet human in scale.
Its projects both derive inspiration from, and relate closely to, nature. Structure, materials and technology are used to express as seamless a transition as possible between inside and outside. The resulting designs are both responsive and responsible to the site and its occupants, with consideration being given to the integration and preservation of the surrounding natural environment.
The practice makes extensive use of sustainable design technologies, and both passive and active design principles inform all design decisions with the intent to create long lasting, timeless architecture. As architects, they believe that they should help neutralise the effect of global warming incurred by their projects by planting trees wherever possible.
As a company, it has purchased land in the UK and New Zealand, and so far has planted over 7,200 trees. It makes donations to the World Land Trust to preserve existing rainforest; and also Greenpeace, who are active in helping prevent deforestation globally.
Lastly, in order to make a happy home or residence, it believes the whole project and design process should be fun.