The effect of globalisation and mass production has meant that architecture is no longer defined by the limitations of local resources (materials, skilled labour, transport). Consequently, almost identical buildings can be found in disparate locations across the globe.
At stretto architects we believe that this approach to architecture results in a loss of local identity and opportunities to create a unique sense of place. Buildings must be designed to integrate with their immediate environment. We strongly believe in context sensitive design both to lower the carbon footprint of our projects and to foster healthy and striving communities.