Studio DS are an international design practice based in London specialising in the field of architecture, interior design and masterplanning. Our philosophy is rooted in combining sustainable traditional craft with innovation. Our core values are to create efficient, adaptive and effective communities through design by establishing stakeholder needs. Each solution is uniquely tailored to maximising the social economic and environmental potential of each individual site.
Our design philosophy is rooted in establishing clients’ needs through holding dialogue with all stakeholders. We process complex issues in a structured series of design solutions with each solution uniquely tailored to provide maximum value from all parts of the design. The effective use of technology as an essential studio tool enables us to work efficiently in achieving BIM maturity levels. 3D modelling and scripting allows us to develop our hand crafted ideas and communicate with clients, users, contractors and fabricators.
As humans we evolve by responding to differing environments. The need to adapt is essential to the way we live. The built environment, which accounts for large quantities of global CO2 emissions must also respond to changes in use, environment & technology if value is truly provided to the client and end user. This is an essential part of our dialogue with owners and occupiers.
The success of any project is how effective the product is for its given market(s). Efficient processes in the creation of an adaptive design which delivers, value, comfort and carbon improvements is essential in achieving effectiveness. We actively work with clients post occupancy to continually improve user experience.
Environmental, social and economic sustainability is essential in creating efficient designs which respond to future needs. Analysing opportunities inherent in the site, its local economic content, innovations and a clear understanding of the social benefits of the project during the design, construction and occupancy is an essential process in the creation of the brief and design. Form and function reads as one when we design intelligent spaces, facades and landscapes.
Technology has changed the way we interact and want to use spaces. Providing users with innovative understanding of their environment, whether it be through monitoring their energy consumption or simply allowing them to communicate with the infrastructure and community around them. Intelligent designs which adapt to the lives of their users are a key driver in delivering sustainable homes and cities.
Our core service is to create elegant spaces which delight, inspire and offer comfort to end users. A greater understanding of the users needs is essential in providing a greater sense of wellbeing. The studio actively promotes the use of VR/AR/MR (Virtual Reality) through the design process. This allows our customers a more dynamic and informative view of the design. Post occupancy we encourage users to engage with the design teams to monitor wellbeing for all occupants including workers and customers.
In 2014, ‘54 per cent of the world’s population lived in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 66 per cent by 2050. Projections show that urbanization combined with the overall growth of the world’s population could add another 2.5 billion people to urban populations by 2050, with close to 90 per cent of the increase concentrated in Asia and Africa.
United Nations, World Urbanization Prospects 2014 and 2017 Update.
Studio DS established its core values based on creating efficient, adaptive, and effective designs in response to increased global urbanisation. Achieving such result required analysing how traditional approach to design could be enhanced through adopting innovative 3D centric technologies as a tool to create better places for people and their communities.
The studio actively runs research and development programmes, from the theoretical to the technical, forming our tools. The research focuses on our core values, creating efficient, adaptive and effective communities through design. Technical solutions are part of our concept design DNA, which has given our clients commercial confidence in pursuing their ambitions.
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