URBAN CLIMATE ARCHITECTS – Vision
We are URBAN CLIMATE ARCHITECTS. We stand for a future where everyone can live, work and play healthily and safely together. We create a stage where young, old, rich and poor (and everyone in between) can build, develop and grow a quality life.
To achieve this, we give shape to urbanization, in a responsible way. We intensify the city and thereby relieve the burden on nature. In this way we leave nature alone in its element and create opportunities within the existing city limits. We have devoted ourselves to the principles of a circular and inclusive society. This does not only concern materials and products we make use of, but also applies to our world view that level playing fields must always be created.
The climate is an undeniable force which must be recognized, respected and understood, and for us, this is done so through sustainability. Energy is generated locally as much as possible. Where feasible, we are in favour of applying natural biomass materials instead of concrete and steel to try and reduce the environmental impact of the latter. Wood is renewable, functions very effectively as a carbon dioxide store and can be repurposed with ease . It is also lightweight and quick and simple to assemble.
We have become a partner of DGBC (Dutch Green Building Council). This means that we are going to collaborate on the most urgent and extensive climate task in the Netherlands: Making the built environment more sustainable.
Quality is timeless and will outlive trends. It adds tranquility and stillness to otherwise complex situations. Quality is always the starting point from which we design. It is our way to add an extra dimension to sustainability. High-quality designed products have a long life-span and will therefore achieve longevity in their lifetime. This, combined with a feeling for human scale and proportions and having an eye for detail, leads to a social and soft kind of sustainability that surpasses numbers and graphs. This sustainability is reflected by perceiving the world through our senses, by the way we view cities, by sensing how a wall that is made of wood feels, by being sensitive to the sound of autumn leaves rustling in the wind.