In traditional Chinese philosophy the Five Elements (五行) describe the cyclical functioning of nature, every waste is the origin of new creation, nothing is lost, a perfectly balanced system, the oldest systematic concept of ecology and sustainability worldwide.

Although in modern day China this ancient knowledge seems to be all but lost, we are convinced that every Chinese still intuitively relates to its deeper meaning. Therefore we adapted it as motto and guideline for our work.。In all our projects, on every scale, be it architectural design or urban planning, we strive to integrate and balance the five main elements “Ecological”, “Creative”, “Smart”, “Efficient” and “Economical”, in order to reach the best possible result, for our clients and for the next generations. This is at the core of what we call: “Integrated Design for a Low Carbon Future”.