PLAY & NATURAL BOND
Inspiration for architectural designs
MICRO - MATERIAL EXPLORATION
Play begins by looking at bonds at a Micro level, and the inspiration that comes from material exploration.
Close, closer and closer still. The relationship between the microscopic elements that combine to make something bigger than the sum of their parts.
Once you understand the composition of a material, your design process takes on a whole new dimension. The journey into the microscopic uncovers forms and landscapes that can kickstart exciting, uncharted inspirational reference points. It’s like waking from a dream to find yourself in a whole new world of colour, shape and construction. The bonds between the smallest elements can be the strongest of them all. They are never really static. Sometimes they may break down, to reform again stronger or altered as we develop and grow as people.
MEZZO - UNION OF DETAILS
We journey onwards into Mezzo, where bonds take on a more decorative role, and look at circular production that drives us progressively forward.
The Union of Details. The bonds between materials, textures and objects, held together and connected to create impact and meaning. Balance and zen-like peace emerge from shapes that belong together.
From the singular to the bonding of two or more materials. Here we examine the optical perspective as a source of inspiration. Overlays, cut-throughs, fusing and objects held in balance. Trace your mind through abstract joinery techniques and accents. Explore how bonds can be feature elements of spaces or objects. The bonds that forge our materials echo the bonds in nature, translating them into tools for design. But it’s the bond which gives the character. The most inspiring pieces of architecture and design are brought to life by the bonds that make them real.
We’re the best as a group of different individuals, and this carries through into the spaces where we live, work and play.
MACRO - WIDER PERSPECTIVE
And finally, Play brings things into a wider perspective, combining the Micro and the Mezzo into vistas, landscapes and spaces.
The Knowledge in the Grand. Connections between people and our environment, interiors, exteriors, colours and atmosphere, the links between the natural and the manmade
The logical conclusion, the holistic big picture thinking where elements come together as one coherent vision. A dreamscape where things are not always as they seem? Challenge your perceptions of reality and sculpt your own new normal while it’s possible to still do so. We ask whether a digital realm needs to have rules? Can it be twisted and adapted by our intrinsic desire to break rules? Here is where we run wild, free to build new bonds and create the new ways of being.
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