ARM has grown up doing interesting and complex projects many of which have needed deep historical and cultural understanding, and some even surgeon like skills. We like to think of architecture not so much as a matter of style but as an ongoing research, as particular understanding, as telling the stories of the project and thereby envisioning the future.
ARM does not have a ‘house style’, instead we like to think of architecture as emergent in the project, as an integral part of a dynamic community, something timely and appropriate while at the same time surprising. At the heart of architecture is the desire to make places for living, and human flourishing; it is this that makes architecture an integral part of our best ideas, expectation, and imagination.
We like to think of architecture as a kind of time machine, as something with which to visit the future. We love the idea of the Tardis – something which can become much more than it first appears.
Architecture is physical, material, experiential, even experimental, but perhaps it is also invisible. We like to think of architecture as part of an ongoing discourse, something which can accompany our hopes and dreams, something that encourages our highest expectations.