MAP is a collective of creative minds who believe that “Design” has the power to make a better world. Climate dependent design is at the center of our ‘green’ agenda, as it is also the underlying force behind creating new generation of open and built environments. Our work bridges dichotomies: Utopian yet pragmatic; Iconic yet integrated; and unconventional yet functional. We believe to be more than “problem solvers”; we create new possibilities.
We are engaged in variety of projects that cut across many fields and disciplines. Diversity in work – both in terms of project location and typology – is crucial to our practice. We aspire to work in diverse climates and cultures that lend the opportunity to cross-pollinate ideas, and inspire innovation. We see the world as one, and recognize a growing need to address its challenges by leveraging global insights and adapting them sensibly to the local context.
Our bold design solutions are evolutionary and not aspired by a revolutionary outcome. Spirit of inquiry, challenging preconceptions and testing conventions sets apart all our work – past and present – and provides purpose for our future. We aspire for inclusive design process, the one that includes clients and other stakeholders right from the beginning. Divergent goals and interests are garnered to identify unique opportunities for projects – eventually resulting in designs that are distinct and striking.
Our work is distinguished by designs that are rooted in the Climate of a place – from the way things are oriented, shaped and constructed to the way they are operated and managed. Nature’s free energy sources – sun, wind and rain – are leveraged to their greatest potential for heating, cooling, lighting, and ventilating, thus minimizing our reliance on fossil fuels and other artificial means. Building material and construction technologies are carefully selected to minimize maintenance and operational costs. In other words, we view sustainability and climatic responsiveness as two sides of the same coin. Integrating the nature into our designs is equally vital to our “green” initiative, both literally and figuratively. Vegetation and open spaces are assimilated with the built form to provide natural shade, block harsh wind, reduce noise and other forms of pollution, and minimize the heat island effect and storm water run-offs, but most importantly create memorable environments where humans and nature co-exist.