Our Work

Our Work

Our Work

Understanding how to design for a different country begins with getting to grips with the specific climate and weather of the site. Global groupings such as the Koppen-Geiger climate classifications are a good starting point to understanding the general annual trends of the local climate, and also provide case studies of similar climates as useful research. 

However, these high level trends need to be complemented with detailed analysis of the specific site, incorporating the influence of the local geography. Key aspects including temperature, wind, rain, and sunlight are aspects to be investigated.

Climate responsive design should also take into consideration local cultural understanding, reflecting peoples’ expectations of comfort alongside an exploration of local materials which are better understood by those that build and use the building.

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Our Work

The following projects are examples of how we have embedded climate responsive design in our approach to buildings in different environmental and geographical contexts around the world. We also highlight their sustainability impact in relation to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.