urban design and architecture are always public, visible and therefore in a constant correlation with the site's history, society, topography and geology. key to a strong conceptual design is a precise analysis of all urban parameters, the client's demands and the functional processes.

in a highly developed culture individuality is in a respectful balance with society therefore architecture should always support communication and create zones of privacy. in this context it is vital to sensitively analyse and define the position of a project and its connection to its neighbourhood. buildings need to be welcoming and at the same time securing functions of different privacies, so that various human instincts are equally considered.

it is a priority to maximise the safety of cities, buildings and public locations to reduce the fear of earthquakes and other disasters. to achieve this and reduce costs and planning time, the knowledge of structural and civil engineering must be integrated at an early design stage. nevertheless only a precise and experienced construction site control management will ensure making a good design come true.

the construction industry and the operation of buildings are the biggest energy consumers. energy saving ideas must be developed and integrated at the beginning. this starts with the knowledge of the embodied energy of materials and continues with preventing energy loss while providing a great living and working environment with reduced technical equipment due to a smarter ecological building service engineering.

sustainable planning will always be more healthy and economical in the long term. if different technologies are simultaneously introduced, a building could generate more energy than it will use. world class architecture is the balance of a timeless, efficient and unique design while respecting the functional demands and protecting lives and our resources.

erhan patat