Our Philosophy, approach and thoughts on Building Design
There are many directions you can go when thinking about renovating your home or business, even more when building new. Form Studio’s design services can help you chart a great course for your next project. Sometime it's easier to remember with a familiar thought to guide you.
N E S W are not only compass directions; they can also help set the path of great building design.
N } Nature - Resource efficient design reduces your footprint and your monthly utility costs. Bringing in wood and daylight, enhance our lives. Design solutions responding to the local site’s environment and potential long term regional and global changes, can help you and your home.
E } Economy – Budget is extremely important, not only first cost, but long term. Durable design with resilient feature helps your family in the long run and in emergencies, help preserving your investment. Good design can lead to higher long term values.
S } Society – Building impact our community and globe. Utilizing Local materials, services, enriches our local community fabric.
W } Well-Being – What goes into our home goes into our bodies. Careful material selection can help enhance your family’s health. Careful Universal Green Design can make the home useful in a wide range of health situations. Celebrate the beauty of space and materials, for your inner health.
Your Vision, Our Solution
You have a vision of your new home, remodel or business. Form Studio's design services can help realize your dream. The form studio is committed to the practice of designing and facilitating the execution of exceptionally wonderful environments that are healthy, economically, environmentally sustainable, and socially culturally restorative.
Creating a new space is exciting and can be a bit overwhelming. Though a process of discussion, site visits, reviewing inspirational images and a close review of the budget, Form Studio works with you to develop a design solution for your project. This is a many step, re-iterative process, exploring ideas, refinement, rejection, budget reality checks, until a plan is hatched.
/ fôrm / Bring together parts or combine to create (n). The visible shape or configuration of something
The form studio's mission is to realize the vision of the client's project by synthesizing spacial and material beauty with high standards of energy performance, utilizing responsible, non-toxic and local materials. The results are inspiring buildings with superior health, craft, comfort, efficiency and durability which meet a budget and contribute to walk-able, livable communities.
By utilizing 3D design software, images of the buildings will be developed all the way through, to give an idea of how the space and building will work and feel. Energy Analysis tools can be applied to the project to understand design decisions effect the long term costs and impact of the building.
We're passionate about the environment
Green building has become increasingly important, both for the family and business, and also for our community. We now have a high level of understanding and measures on how the built environment impact our health, energy, carbon and cultural fabric. We are committed to educating our clients about green design in the hopes of being able to work on more eco-friendly projects.
Your project is very important and needs to be thought of not only in the near term, but also in the long term. Bringing in 25 plus years of design and building experience, Form Studio building design approach look for 21st century solutions to your building project, all while seeking to bring in warmth, security, durability, resiliency, and beauty.
Design is beyond just the lines on a page, Design crafts and shapes your future. Good design returns to you a rich fabric of your life.
We look forward to exploring the solutions to your building needs
Green building is more than just our surrounding physical environment; the ways we build has a long term financial effect on the people who live, work and interact in their projects. Economic sustainability is just as an important factor as others. How and what we design and create can either assist or hinder the goals and needs of the inhabitants and owners of our built elements.
When we design and develop our built environment, future casting is an important tool. Trying to prepare for the physical and cultural fabric that may surround us. While we don't have a crystal ball, some elements seem to be in place that needs to be considered. Energy, population, water, transportation, and jobs are some of the main parameters that will play a significance in our future life styles. Combining years of construction budgeting and administration, form studio can bring together the art of design and the craft of building.
The future challenge is for everyone to develop sustainable lifestyles. We recommend gathering a team of experts (building designers, interior designers, engineers, developers, builders) from the beginning to create the best end result. Unlike years ago, green building and design are no longer necessarily more expensive, uncomfortable or unattractive. Beautiful materials, shapes, fabrics, furniture and finishes blend seamlessly with comfortable interiors while at the same time providing a healthier living environment for your new gathering place.
Sustainability is a journey which never ends. It requires passion and dedication, initiative and ingenuity, insight and obligation. However, this journey though filled with ever-evolving challenges and opportunities, will ultimately distinguish form studio and their clients as a committed, environmental stewards.
Our homes and business spaces form the fabric of our lives. They create shelter, security to live from. Hopefully they are restful, inspirational and beautiful spaces to live in, be with family, and grow our businesses.
Since buildings form the core of our lives and community, they are bound to have a great impact. They provide for much of our wealth base, help define the culture of our community, and our pride, but also have had impact in our environmental cost and impact. With good design, these impacts can be reduced, while creating wonderful indoor and outdoor spaces to live in.