ENDRESTUDIO // IDEAS
We are a studio of ideas - a studio of dynamic process where ideas are born and designs are made.
There is a growing awareness of the importance of energy-efficiency, natural light and air, low-maintenance. But sustainability, with nature as a guide, is a goal that the building industry has yet to achieve. As designers we consider a project’s lifecycle – from cradle to grave, it’s embodied energy as well as its long term operating energy costs. Endrestudio incorporates sustainable principles by using materials that endure and choosing minimalistic designs that streamline structures in a seismically active region. Our designs for sustainability bring about an aesthetic, indeed and architecture, that we feel is sorely lacking in this age of finite resources and a rapidly deteriorating environment. We strive to design buildings that strike the appropriate balance between material lightness and longevity, with seismic security. We respect nature and natural processes. Everything from a building’s scale to the reduction and reuse of materials and energy comes into play.
We are inspired by the sense of wonder in nature. Our designs sculpt the forces of nature—its harmony, order, and beauty—in a way that can only be achieved by an intrinsic understanding of both architecture and engineering. These two dialects brought together create a new language with a new vocabulary. This is what we ‘speak.’ We design, experiment, and constantly challenge our deep understanding of materials. Our projects explore the limits of each material in the design, unearthing the connections that allow it to perform well over the course of its life.
Our collaborations with artists and landscape architects bring life to our work as well as to a variety of installations, sculptures, and special projects. Working closely with other creative minds, we blend artistic vision with architectural and structural viability. Recent projects include the P.S.1. Contemporary Art Center installation with Ball-Nogues Studio, the Serpent Mother piece, created with The Flaming Lotus Girls, and the James Turell Skyplane and Skyspace.