Buildings for a better futureAs architects, we see no compromise between good design and designing for a better future. Our buildings are about material, light and time. Whether a home, a school, or a piece of city, they function beautifully. They’re finished to the highest of specifications. They age well and they are designed to work with the planet, not against it.
Partnering with private clients, enlightened developers, and local authorities, we have demonstrated that it is possible to build beautifully and meet low and net zero carbon targets. We design buildings that are informed by the hyperlocal – local materials, local history, the wants and needs of local people. We champion a circular economy, one that wastes nothing, and that finds value in often overlooked resources, be they materials, buildings, or people. We work in challenging, protected, and sensitive environments. We deconstruct to reconstruct, preferring to adapt and retrofit rather than pull down.
In short, we design beautiful buildings, places and pieces of city for a better future. For work past and present, please see Projects.
Strategising for a net-zero carbon 2030
BakerBrown’s long experience in the design and delivery of low carbon sustainable projects has seen us help developers, fellow practitioners and local authorities solve a range of problems.
Predicated on driving change, it’s a service designed to provide our clients with a practical roadmap for the future. We develop strategies for everything from whole-life carbon footprint reduction to transitioning from linear to circular economy systems to creating built environment ‘material banks’ for the future.
Critically, if we are to reverse climate change and the ecological crisis, then it’s vital that our future cities are as delightful to live in as they are sustainable. Both theoretician and practitioner, we offer a service unique to the UK and rare across the rest of the world.
For more on our consultancy services, please contact Duncan Baker-Brown or Tom Cuthbert.