Our architecture is determined by various aspects: the location of the building, the spacious concept, building materials, the details and the finishing of the building. The architectural result not only refers to its surroundings, but also to its time spirit.
Furthermore we strive to a clear design. The design expresses itself in the treatment of the external space and the spaciousness of the interior. Keywords that guide us are: functionality, spacious experience and surprise.
The value of architecture does not merely restrict itself to the building as such. The emotional value is equally important: the spirit of the building, the dynamism and the added value to the environment.
Both material and immaterial aspects determine the added value of architecture. Therefore all of our concepts have to concede to the context, sustainability and have to be relevant for society.
Every project requires a unique answer to a unique place. Depending on the project site the architectural approach can be unobtrusive or more pronounced. Both attitudes are motivated by the given context and its cultural characteristics. The degree of complexity of a place guides us in finding the appropriate architectural starting points.
We create architectural and urban spaces enriching people’s living environment. This entails our fundamental belief of architecture. Each building dialogues the needs of a specific place with the time spirit.
The identification and interpretation of the context are generative to our architecture. Recognition, collective memory, the acquiring of meaning and added value are some of the keywords inspiring us to create this contextual approach.
Only by adopting this, one may create architecture that contributes to the environment, can be considered aesthetic and constitutes an added value to humane society.
As a consequence of an increasing population growth, by the year 2050 sixty percent of the world population will be living in cities. Sustainability is no longer a goal, but rather a necessity.
The urban environment is one of the most important sectors in need of a sustainable approach, such as a reduction of CO² and a more intelligent use of materials prolonging the lifecycle of buildings.
When designing we make concepts that use as less energy and materials as possible because we are aware that the way we build, manage, renovate and maintain our buildings also has great influence on our sustainability goals.
Our ambition is to improve the user quality and to reduce the total amount of lifecycle costs. The result is a building with a prolonged lifecycle and a sustainable character allowing a better maintenance, leading to less user pollution, a more intelligent use of energy and materials, more flexibility and less environmental disturbance.
We do not only take these demands into account in terms of energy and materials, but we also want our buildings to have a longer lifecycle with a preliminary flexible design leading to a flexible usage throughout time.
The concepts of society and architecture have much in common. As a consequence of social evolution they are continuously in motion requiring even more demanding and innovative concepts. We have acquired substantial experience with those kind of easily modifiable and optimized concepts in a way that we are able to generate an added value to the future.
Our starting point is the human scale and its relation to its surroundings. We realise that it is not only the human being that requires our attention, but the harmonic relation between man and its environment.
The theme of urbanisation becomes therefore more significant and challenging. We are aware of its consequences and we want to come up with appropriate ideas. We take into account the existing ‘tissue’ of a city representing the city as a result of its past, its present and its future. Even cities are flexible and continuously in motion. We consider the city not only as a product of our creativity and artistic vision, but above all as the habitat of the current and future generations.
KNOWLEDGE & KNOWHOW
Our knowledge and knowhow is the result of a permanent search for knowledge creation and innovation. Already realized, as well as ongoing projects are a useful source of information for our multidisciplinary team. All team members keep their knowledge up-to-date and are continuously being challenged to move past their barriers.
Experience and thoroughness are at the core of our work. We bring all necessary and project related disciplines together in one team and take care of a reliable budget control from the very beginning.
CONIX RDBM Architects’ primary task is to fulfil the wishes of its clients. However when designing we will never lose out of sight the human scale and the impact on nature and urbanism. A building has to carry out an added value to its users, the environment and to all people experiencing it in an urban context.