We translate the traditional building skills and know-how into contemporary architectural language.
We start with the most fundamental approach: that of minimizing the new building’s use of resources to begin with.
We listen carefully to our clients: if they struggle to articulate their requirements, we work with them to translate their needs into spaces.
Our work is site specific. Before any design work, we analyze the site and keep our eyes and ears open to its qualities.
We search for the most appropriate materials to use in our buildings by starting locally, near the project.
We experiment with spaces and materials and research written and built sources to arrive at innovation in our work.
We work with modular systems to create rhythms and generate an architectural language.
Each drawing, model and object produced at TAO is created with a high level of care and attention.
At times, tradition is our starting point and we translate it into contemporary building technologies.
Modularity allows us to develop practical and cost-efficient building details whose beauty relies on simplicity and rigorous thinking.
We develop architecture by placing people and their well-being at the center of our projects.
We are deeply committed to a design approach which preserves the natural resources and minimizes the negative impacts of new construction.
The buildings we design can really exist only in places which they are designed for – both in terms of form and material.
We pursue sustainability not as a mere accessory but as the core of our thinking from the first sketches.