Vitruvius referred to the architectural element of aesthetic beauty as delight. Designed spaces have the potential to inspire, heal, dynamically balance, awaken our senses, nourish the spirit, connect us with nature, and celebrate moments of our being.
Modern architecture expresses form through the honesty and integrity of structure, materials, and function. When form emerges from the iterative process of research and discovery it can thoughtfully respond to the systems it is embedded within.
It is paramount that architecture incorporate principals of green design. Architecture mediates the natural environment and our human condition. With deep appreciation and respect for our natural world, design should be informed by nature.