Chinese symbol for crisis

The Chinese symbol for crisis is comprised of two characters: one indicating “danger,” the other, “opportunity.”

A design problem is not something to be overcome, but an opportunity to be embraced. The best solutions do not make a problem go away, but accept the problem as a necessary state of the world. Frequently they are little more than an eloquent restatement of the problem.

When solving a client’s needs and dealing with odd boundaries sometimes it’s best to work with the shape given, rather than fight against it. The floor plans works with the boundary and the roof space reflects the language use on the ground rising towards the sky to catch the sunlight.

It was a revelation meeting our architect, he really connected with the way we live and designed the refurbishment and extension around that. The result is a home we really love
— Niamh Donnelly