New project sites at home and in Europe

At the beginning of any new project,
considerable effort is devoted to amassing
all conceivable data and references, starting
with the physical characteristics of the site,
its history, local vernacular forms, materials,
flora and fauna. Although extensive, this
process is fundamentally an inward journey
into the essence of a location. It is also
important to stand back and see the bigger
picture, however. It is in the perspective
this broader vantage point brings, in
combination with a rigorous understanding
of the detailed grain of each set of
circumstances, that the scope comes to
make a design that is new and of a modern
idiom, but also unmistakably rooted in a
particular sense of place.


Douglas Tuck, Gilbert McCarragher