These Perth Architects don’t exactly take a unique approach towards the way they inculcate and implement their design plans; they take it from their own inspiration of classical architectural philosophies based on ancient aesthetic beliefs and practices.
In this case, they are inspired by the ancient Japanese Zen principle on aesthetics known as Wabi Sabi, an easy legend to remember, by the way. It’s also not a difficult concept to measure because at the heart of the matter is the universal principle of art for art’s sake which, in turn, has its own roots in, what they define as, the beauty of nature. Where this concept is made easier to understand is that simplicity is one of the main architectural themes inhered from the ancient Japanese architectural tradition.
Along with the philosophy of doing things simply, here think of great entrepreneurial minds that have already successfully implemented such practical approaches, comes modesty and honesty. These may be strange concepts for the uninitiated to comprehend, but think about it logically for a moment. When it comes to architectural design, surely simplicity is most effective in enabling the running of a successful business enterprise.
It also fits in nicely with the ethos of sustainable development and, with that, sustainable living. And as a business concern, you will always have pricing in mind, although it must be added that the cheapest price is not a guarantee of premium quality. When you think of sustainability, you can also think about the resourcefulness and inventiveness that goes into sourcing natural materials and the effective utilization of living and working spaces.
Added to all of this is still the ability and gem of being able to create art for art’s sake.