"Any breath taken gives life when inhaled, and lifts the spirit when exhaled."  (Saadi, c.1290)

 

Sun, Air, Water, and Earth are sources of life and energy on this planet.  Architecture is concerned with the art and science of their integration into a sustainable environment for all sentient beings. Everything is connected to everything else and any act affects the rest of the universe.

 

"Human beings are branches of the same tree, because in origin they come from the same seed. Harm to any member will make the rest suffer too."  (Saadi, c.1290)


"Architecture is basically geometry in solid form."   (I.M. Pei, 2013)


WE LISTEN TO our CLIENTS, and DESIGN CREATIVE SOLUTIONS GUIDED BY:
VISION, SCIENCE and NATURE 

VISIONARY AND INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS


VISION is everything in design. With the changing economy and high building costs in mind, green solutions are often sidelined. A new vision, or paradigm shift, is critical to move away from the “business as usual" mindset within the industry. Warming ourselves by burning unclean fuels that can suffocate us and damage life is not an answer. Architecture has to deal with a multitude of issues ranging from construction details and cost benefit, to our ecological footprint and the broader picture for the human imperative. We need to aim for new frontiers with vision, and reach them with innovation, in order to change our wasteful patterns of living on this planet. Cutting back on waste is good for the economy too.

SCIENCE and TRANS-DISCIPLINARY METHOD

There will always be a place for unique talents and creative minds, but it is evident from the growing complexity of projects that architecture must contribute to the problem solving process within an integrated and trans-disciplinary environment -- engineering, biology, ecology and economy among them. 

 

              "Science reveals what there is, 

                       art imagines what there is to be! 

         Architecture is the synthesis." 

                                           - Loghman Azar 


BALANCING MAN-MADE AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS


Nature is vital to support life and provides many examples of sustainability. It is also the source of clean and renewable energy which can power our homes and cities. Perhaps a perfect city can be built one day, but until then we need to change our existing cities into sustainable places for living, working, playing and learning. Cities house the majority of the world’s population, projected to exceed 9 billion by 2050. Maintaining a sense of place is the key to keeping us grounded, and the health of the man-made environment is inseparable from nature.


At LINE, we design in a working environment influenced by the desire to share and learn from the collective experience of all participants, including a qualified group of talented architectural and engineering professionals working in a Team-Integrated Model (TIM). 


We design and deliver projects of a highly technical nature, incorporating complex building programs that require the co-ordination of a multi-disciplinary team.  Through an integrated holistic approach, an appropriate vision, HorizonVISION, for each project is discovered, a vision that encompasses technical, ecological, economical and cultural possibilities.



We can make Living In Natural Environments possible by taking our buildings into nature or bringing nature to our cities. Our approach to sustainable design emphasizes architectural solutions rather than deploying technology and more technology.






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