Bryant Alsop delivers carefully considered, intelligent, projects for our clients. Each project is personal and unique.
Our work spans residential, education, and commercial sectors, and is underpinned by a belief that architecture should be uplifting, beautiful and honest. We are committed to achieving carefully considered design solutions and are committed to fully delivering the complete project to our clients.
Buildings grow and evolve with time. It is important that a building engages with the landscape, and that the two are viewed in unison. Similarly, much attention is given to interior spaces, and as such, we offer a specialised interior design service with the expertise to offer full interior design services.
Bryant Alsop offer a highly-personalised approach, based around developing strong working relationship with our clients. We believe that a collaborative approach is necessary for successful design results that speak both of the client's desires, architectural ideas and context.
Bryant Alsop works closely with our clients to ensure that their needs and desires are at the core of every project.
Bryant Alsop considers every project to have a responsibility to minimise its energy input and output. This is primarily achieved through successful passive solar design with many other considerations explored during the design process. These general principals will be balanced with specific site conditions, and the local climate zone, to create an efficient building, with reduced running costs, and a greater level of comfort for all occupants.
We work with a range of specialist consultants to achieve the required 6-star energy ratings for residential projects, and to maximise the sustainable deisgn aspects of all projects.
Site specific sustainable design solutions would consider:
- Passive solar design: orientation, sun angles, shading
- Window types, including doors, skylights and roof lights.
- Glazing types (low-E & double glazing)
- Sun shading via pergolas, eaves, screens and use of foliage
- Building insulation to floors, walls and roofs
- Maximising cross-ventilation and air flow
- Landscape design to maximise green spaces
- Integration of pools to provide evaporative cooling onto the house
- Thermal mass
- Material selection – embodied energy, recycled content, recyclability, origin, longevity and durability
- Fittings selection – energy consumption, longevity
- Rainwater harvesting
- Grey water use
- Solar energy for power and/or hot water
- Geothermal energy source for heating/cooling systems
- Zoning of spaces to allow for partial use
- Adaptability of designs to allow for changing needs of users over time.