peter nickels architects
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Good design has the power to transform our everyday lives. The design of our homes and workplaces determines, to a large extent, the way we live our lives and has a huge impact on how we feel as we use these places.
Good architectural design should produce functional, efficient and comfortable environments
in which to live and work – but, more than this, it should create beautiful, tactile
and uplifting places to be in. Good design applies to all aspects of a project, from
the big idea to the smallest detail. It encompasses both the ephemeral and the practical
All buildings are unique to their particular place, function and orientation, and
consequently each project requires a design solution that is tailored to its own
unique set of circumstances. Buildings should be generated by the specific requirements
of their users. However, they must also respond to, and be shaped by, the context
in which they sit, whether that be a landscape or an urban street, and take account
of their surroundings -
Good design is not about having a huge budget and it is not just for big projects. It is about creating the optimal design solution for the particular set of circumstances, taking into account all of the parameters, constraints and opportunities presented by each individual project.