Our architecture is driven by a belief that the
quality of our surroundings has a direct influence
on the quality of our lives, whether at home,
in the workplace, the cultural building or the
public realm. The same thinking applies at the
larger scale of infrastructure, whether that is an
airport, a metro system, a city centre or a
Design in that sense is all-embracing, ranging from
the functional and environmental performance of a
building to a concern for its physical and cultural
context. Not least is a concern for the 'poetic'
dimension, such as we find in the modelling and
sculpting of spaces by natural light.