The work of F36 addresses the actions of living and working through concurrent functional and aesthetic metrics. We believe strongly that uniting these design aspects is vital to the creation of meaningful space. We strive to intertwine function and aesthetics as a single, inseparable entity. It’s with this charge that we tackle the following issues:
Procession: Movement of beings and objects through space; design of framework to accommodate.
Organization: Arrangement and sculpting of specific spaces along the procession to allow for appropriate activity.
Privacy/Openness: Boundaries of comfort based on lifestyle, work style, comfort, discomfort; thorough study of these poles can drastically change the meaning of a project.
Solid/Void: Location of objects in space, and the carving out of space in solids; often parallel with the study of privacy and openness.
Light/Material: Introduction of natural light, placement of artificial light, selection of material for level of sheen, texture, and color; light is an agent for making things visible, and also an agent of stimulation, a beacon of navigation, and an anchor for human activity.
Comfort: Provision of furnishable spaces, and natural means of lighting and ventilation.
Detail: Materials must be sensibly composed and beautifully constructed.
Economy: When designing in existing conditions, all elements of a structure should be studied as potential agents for conveying design concept; addition and subtraction are strategies requiring judiciousness; this isn’t necessarily a budgetary consideration, but rather an effort to employ responsible use of material.
Style: F36’s belief is that style emerges from the design process and is shaped by client character. Our signature lies deep below the surface.