Approach

We take the time to get to know you, working closely to develop solutions that reflect your values, personalities and aspirations. You are always very much part of the team.

Our care, enthusiasm and relentless attention to detail mean that we develop intelligent, comfortable and sustainable designs that are truly tailored to you. Working with clients who are passionate is something that drives us.

Every project requires a unique solution but behind these solutions is a clear design philosophy for contextual, sustainable and unpretentious architecture that speaks of the time it is built. Click on the tabs below to find out more about some of the key drivers of our design philosophy.

  • Contemporary Vernacular
  • Contemporary Vernacular

    Our buildings are not afraid of being contemporary, in the way they look or in the way they perform. Unostentatious and beautifully crafted, we design sustainable buildings that surprise and delight. Our approach seeks to understand local historic and cultural context and use that to influence an architecture that rejects the fleeting nature of fashions and produces a sensitive yet contemporary result. Light, warm, useful, flexible, adaptable even, we use quality materials, natural and modern, to produce timeless buildings that truly reflect their surroundings.  

  • The difference is in the detail...
  • The difference is in the detail...

    Meticulously crafted spaces are all about the detail and the time and importance given to the apparently small things. Every decision carries a knock on effect and it is this commitment to the detail that makes our designs so successful. Talent, dedication and knowledge are crucial. Considering how materials behave in context and detailing how they will come together successfully is the difference between achieving your aspirations and falling short.

  • Designed with you in mind
  • Designed with you in mind

    CaSA is not about ‘off-the-peg’ solutions.

    Establishing what is right for you is important to us. We foster an atmosphere of 'careful listening' throughout the design process encouraging creative and continual dialogue between you and the team. How do you live now? How will you live in the future? What are your individual needs and how might they change?

    We work hard to make sure the design suits you through and through: now and in the years to come.  It is this care, enthusiasm and a relentless attention to the detail that ensures we succeed where others do not.

  • Building Sustainably
  • Building Sustainably

    Creating places that belong, places that people respond to, places that people want to keep, is a big part of designing and building sustainably. A truly sustainable architecture is one that endures time and fashion whilst 'touching the earth lightly'.

    We approach sustainable design holistically at the start of the design process rather than relying on bolt-on solutions. In this way, we achieve a highly sustainable and elegant result without having to compromise the beauty of the design or rely on less attractive, bolt-on solutions that can be expensive, have a high refurbishment costs and may or may not be easy to operate efficiently. CaSA is guided by best practice sustainable design principles, your own priorities for sustainability, and regulatory frameworks to deliver buildings that are warm, well-ventilated, flooded with natural light and incredibly efficient to run.
    Read more about our approach to building sustainably here...

    CaSA Architects Ltd is an active member of the Association for Environmentally Conscious Building, the 'AECB'.