Building good places #
We design to build! We produce designs for complex assignments in the field of architecture, urbanism and interior design. Typological research forms the base for our designs. The result is an integral design, with sensitivity to the project’s context, the spatial quality and the construction detail.
team pauldevroom + sputnik designs for a sustainable future, on different scale levels, from high rise to bungalow. The buildings we design are anchored solidly in their surrounding urban context or landscape. The goal is a building that is comfortable and that, in the long run, remains its spatial, aesthetic quality and technical performance. Our work therefore has a distinct and timeless character.
Our designs are always based on a type. The type describes the principle functionality and coherence of a spatial setup. We like to discuss a project on this level, because before designing it, we think we should reach common ground with all stakeholders about the way a building should work and not about how it should look.
Once we establish this typological base, the project becomes resilient to major changes because of aesthetics.
We believe in innovation and we have an optimistic view on the future. We look forward, launch sky-reaching ideas and realize them with an astonishing simplicity.
Nevertheless our feet are solidly on the ground. We never surround our designs with academic smoke screens. The project and the client’s ambition always come first and the result must be sustainable in the broadest sense.
Therefore the buildings we design are constructed with durable materials. We believe that the sustainability of the building firstly should be found in the hardware: the structure and the façade. Those are the parts of a building that remain the longest.
We make integral designs for buildings to create inclusive places, that are affordable and that have the lowest possible impact on the climate.
Tailor made design
The clients we like to work for are committed to the users of their buildings, and their well-being. We believe that a comfortable living and working environment can play an important role in this.
To ensure that the design fits the client's vision, we thoroughly immerse ourselves in the culture of a company, neighborhood or target group. Once we have understood this, that knowledge will enable us to make the best suited design for the building and the interior.
Building is a craft
Our involvement in the projects we design doesn't stop until it is built. The construction principle, the choice of material, the aesthetics of the detail, they all play crucial roles in the development and execution of a design. We look for smart, feasible and affordable solutions that create honest beauty and give the architecture a self-explaining character.
We involve manufacturers of materials in an early stage in the design process to make the best use of the knowledge, innovation and possible features of the products. If needed we initiate the development of a project-specific product.
For the project Novaya Zvezda we designed a specific brick bond, for which a new brick was developed.
Wij treden in de voetsporen van architecten die ook meubels ontwierpen met het idee dat het gebruik en de atmosfeer van de ruimtes die we ontwerpen niet los te zien is van het meubilair dat erin staat. Wij zijn een aantal keer in de gelegenheid geweest om naast de architectuur van het gebouw ook het interieur en de meubels te ontwerpen. De driehoekige spaceframe tafels en wand-klap-meubels in het project Big Green Egg zijn daar een mooi voorbeeld van. Daarnaast hebben we een serie meubels in eigen beheer ontworpen en geproduceerd onder de naam LUBAN