Apporach

 

ARCA strives for an architecture that enriches daily life and meets the diverse needs of the communities we serve from the intimate to the expansive.

We believe architecture presents opportunities for transformation—materially, conceptually, sociologically—and can act as a catalytic mechanism for bridging and creating relationships between the human body, society and the world.

As a multidisciplinary studio, research is indispensable to our process and we undertake the responsibility of articulating narratives through understanding the past in order to create a vibrant, socially and environmentally responsible future.

Notions of place-making, identity, memory and meaning, are central to our design process as we aim to create structures conducive to positive forms of human transformation.

 

Material and Light

Through an investigation into space, direction, and artistic malleability of materials, we utilize light as an actant in the design process. Whether it’s earthen materials that articulate a façade, or textures that allow entrance to light, we attempt a cohesive relationship between both materiality and light that emphasizes intricacies and accentuates the experience and meaning of our structures.

 

Sustainable Architecture

ARCA believes in design that is responsive to and symbiotic with the environment which entails a type of listening that is specific to culture and climate.

Our studio anticipates a social futurity that sees the built environment as successful only if it is equitable and in dialogue with its physical and sociocultural context. In order to realize this vision of a social futurity, Arca’s practice of sustainable architecture transcends just bio-material sourcing or low consumptive construction processes. Instead, our approach merges ecology with diversity and inclusion to create holistically sustainable spaces — not just in terms of their durability, but their usability and maintained relevance.

 

 

 

Apporach

 

ARCA strives for an architecture that enriches daily life and meets the diverse needs of the communities we serve from the intimate to the expansive.

We believe architecture presents opportunities for transformation—materially, conceptually, sociologically—and can act as a catalytic mechanism for bridging and creating relationships between the human body, society and the world.

As a multidisciplinary studio, research is indispensable to our process and we undertake the responsibility of articulating narratives through understanding the past in order to create a vibrant, socially and environmentally responsible future.

Notions of place-making, identity, memory and meaning, are central to our design process as we aim to create structures conducive to positive forms of human transformation.

 

Material and Light

Through an investigation into space, direction, and artistic malleability of materials, we utilize light as an actant in the design process. Whether it’s earthen materials that articulate a façade, or textures that allow entrance to light, we attempt a cohesive relationship between both materiality and light that emphasizes intricacies and accentuates the experience and meaning of our structures.

 

Sustainable Architecture

ARCA believes in design that is responsive to and symbiotic with the environment which entails a type of listening that is specific to culture and climate.

Our studio anticipates a social futurity that sees the built environment as successful only if it is equitable and in dialogue with its physical and sociocultural context. In order to realize this vision of a social futurity,  Arca’s practice of sustainable architecture transcends just bio-material sourcing or low consumptive construction processes. Instead, our approach merges ecology with diversity and inclusion to create holistically sustainable spaces — not just in terms of their durability, but their usability and maintained relevance.