A00, SIREWALL China
A00 is the first page of every architectural document and hence the beginning of every architectural story.
Just like the first page of a novel, the first encounter with architecture must bring readers into a story and lead them through an experience that becomes personal. It is the responsibility of the architecture to reach out to the user, not the other way around. It is the responsibility of the story to deliver its message.
We believe that message is to express and help us understand the world we live in.
Translated into architecture, this means creating spaces that can be appreciated by design experts and novices alike. Our approach blends new and old materials, as well as modern and time-tested techniques to create innovative, memorable and functional spaces.
Our own architectural story focuses on expressing and giving form to the invisible qualities of our natural environment. We believe that these qualities need to find their place within the spaces we design: within the very buildings that have overtaken these environments.