European Council and Council of the European Union
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Philippe Samyn’s architectural and engineering design approach is based on questioning, which can be summarised as a “why” methodology. The firm approaches projects openly to all sorts of possibilities whilst listening closely to its clients demands. The project process is a constant strive to assimilate in an optimal way the large number of diverse factors to be taken into consideration, and to integrate them in such a way as to increase the architectural coherence of the project. Designing consists in making use of the many new understandings in the field of materials, ecology, structures. In the first place, Samyn and Partners aims to conceive intelligible and relevant constructions that transform complexity into clarity. The making of buildings is and remains the art of building : a captivating process through which one continuously seeks to situate a particular building act into a broader theoretical research.