Simon Reid, Managing Director, talks about the ethos of Lungfish Architects and our approach to finding solutions for clients.
People ask me “Why Lungfish? Why now?”
Lungfish Architects grows from a belief that simplicity is the means to something truly elegant. We solve problems through architecture in a clean, open-minded way. It’s the consistent beating pulse of simple elegance that propels us to create built environment solutions for our clients.
As designers we’re driven from the outset by a hunger for a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, and collaboration. But we also acknowledge we’re part of an industry that is frantically driven by idealistic programmes, bursting supply chains and stretched budgets.
Finding a solution that is right for our clients requires a very subtle alchemy. If it doesn’t feel right it probably isn’t. We recognise this and part of our job is to prevent distraction from the original vision. We protect the vision and then we deliver it. We help our clients create something from nothing and that something is truly special.
We are not singularly directed or style driven: we have bags of surface area. Our style is our client’s personal story, it’s that very journey we thrive upon. We are seriously passionate and seriously fun.
The built environment is a wonderful canvas for our hectic lives. Our passage through the built world exploits every single possible human emotion. It surrounds our every heartbeat and biological being.
Architecture places corners on your street, it directs you subconsciously from breakfast to supper. It dictates how far the postman has to walk to deliver your latest eBay conquest. It surrounds you in a physical legacy that grows with you.
Like anything in our modern world, it is business led. Nevertheless we believe, as Lungfish, our work captures long lasting principles that will tell our own story and of course moulds our own future.
We are Lungfish Architects.