For us, architecture means entering into a dialog with the environment, and in particular a dialog with the site on which the structure will sit. This dialog is not just a practical one involving sun, prevailing wind patterns, microclimates and vegetation; it is also a spiritual dialog, the same dialog that we imagine ancient indigenous peoples entered into when they began building in the landscape.
Thus, when we adopted the name “Archaeo”, we felt we were entering into a commitment to a relationship with the earth that was deeper, more grounded and more connected than simply placing buildings on its surface. It meant that we were entering into a reciprocal relationship with the earth and with those who had come before us.
We see the “green” approach to architecture as being much more than the selection of materials and finishes and respect for the planet in environmentally sound building practices. It is a deeply held philosophy.