It celebrates 35 years of innovative residential design. Though we work on commercial, hospitality, public and mixed-use projects, residential design is a huge part of what we do.
The exhibition is deliberately not arranged according to the area of the project, nor the building type or chronology, it is a glimpse into a larger body of work and implies that ideas and directions influence the thinking in our studio and where it might go in the future.
The work exhibited demonstrates an agile approach to the context, though there’s a thread that binds the work, it displays a conscious resistance to a cookie-cutter approach to design.
We’ve tried to make it feel a bit like an art exhibition, you’ll notice some framed images towards the back of the space. It includes photographs, drawings models, videos, and some more playful glimpses into our daily lives as architects. We see it as a visual journey into the collective SAOTA DNA
What are the five most exciting projects the studio has done this year?
It’s difficult to say because as an architect your next project should always be your best project. But a few that stand out are the new Six Senses Hotel in Dubai, an amazing Hollywood Hills inspired residential development in China and an incredible house in Arizona.