Smart Design Studio
Smart Design Studio’s architecture is inspired by pure Modernism, but believe not that “form follows function” so much as “form has a function.” Their forty-five plus team all design with rigour, but find that applying layers of significance, embedding hidden meaning and building up surface texture adds poetry to the finished design, be that of a multi-storey building or the interior of a private home.
While they have a recognisable signature, each new project presents a new set of opportunities to make the most of the site in question and harness them to the personalities and requirements of their clients. To achieve this, they work from the macro to the micro, from the entirety of the overall structure, right down to the hinges on doors, millimetre-precise joinery or the colours on bedroom walls. Their role is to provide a unique solution that responds to their clients’ vision of their interior.
From the exterior, they believe buildings have a duty to contribute positively to the public domain, and have a responsibility to respect the environment in which they sit, both in an immediate visual sense and with regard to sustainability, in its broadest, most nuanced understanding. They accomplish this by employing the latest technology, coupling that with the art of light, outlook, interior well-being and the craft of building.