Our philosophy dictates that as architects, we have a great responsibility to help shape the future built environment. We believe in the commitment to a level of social and environmental viability on each project.

We are passionate about commercial development, adaptive use of heritage buildings and environmental sustainability and the role that architecture can play in this space.

Well-considered design makes enormous impact on people's overall well-being, and we aim to design buildings intelligently for the future; we look to challenge convention, utilise passive design principals and strategies, collaborate with our clients, inhabitants and builders to craft buildings that are reflective of their local and global context and the philosophy of its users.

Our Process

1     Site

Most great projects occur when you have a unique setting. Understanding your site is the first step in the design process. Our approach always begins with deep investiagations into a sites physcial context, it’s planning and legislative regualtions,  its social and cultural heritage whilst always imagining the possibilities and opportunies that the site can provide.

2     Concept

Our studio strives to create meaningful relationships through our work. Our approach to design always involves a design concept that has a deep connection to the site and to the client. The concept then can inform each design element through the process, creating a well considered, holistic and contextual design response.

3     Program

Program efficiency and project function is always critical to our approach. We focus on the aspirations of the client whilst defining the projects problems and constraints. Form does follows function in many cases although we think this is somewhat of a careless theoretical position. There are projects where the form is the single most importnat component to the program.

4     Form

Whether its and external or internal design element, form is often the most celebrated architectural component to a building. Whilst predominately the function takes precedence, we pride ourselves on development beautiful building masses and forms that talk to the concept. We always prefer to limit the amount of materials in a project to let the form of the building be the loudest voice.

5     Materiality

The use of quality and durable materials in a building has never been more important. We love bricks, concrete and stone as these materials suggest stability and opulence. However, we are not limited to these materials, we often incorporate other materials to provide contrast and highlights. Our office tries to limit the amount of materials in a project to allow the form to speak for itself and ensure a seamless aesthetic.

6    Delivery

Our delivery experience qualifies us to manage entire briefs, from inception to occupation. We are well-accustomed to negotiating with authorities, including those in overseas countries, facilitating the input of multiple stakeholders, selecting consultants and contractors, and managing their input throughout a project. Collaboration and coordination are critical in delivering projects on time and on budget.

Cera Stribley
Architecture and Interior Design

Address
Studio 5 – 249 Chapel St Prahran

Contact
info@cs-a.com.au     +613 9533 2582

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