Cultural landscapes, materials, natural light and social conditions provide an essential starting point for new design and structures. Together, they make up the context that is so important for architecture. Bearth & Deplazes Architekten draw inspiration from these cultural contexts and their design responses always show the relationship to the cultural origins of place. In other words, the Swiss architects closely observe the surroundings in which their
buildings will eventually exist. ”For us, architecture, whether we’re planning or building public, private, small or large projects, always begins with that magical momentum, something that cannot be measured in square meters or money,” explains the Swiss architects.