T3 Architects is an international Design Team specialized in sustainable Architecture & contemporary Interior design, having ETHIC as main Value and focusing on 4 fundamentals:
Design buildings where people can live in Harmony with the local environment & Nature, in a healthy way
• Bioclimatic Architecture •
T3 define Bioclimatic Architecture as an architecture which return to common sense, when buildings were systematically built by taking in consideration the natural elements around (existing trees, shadow, pounds…), the local materials available on site and climate conditions (sun orientation, main winds & rain direction according to the season…) to optimize the comfort of people, and above all improve the daily quality of life. T3 proposes to keep those principles but bringing them further in collaboration with our Energy Efficiency engineer.
• Family / Friendship / Culture •
T3 considers that a good Designer must be nourished by books, art exhibitions, music, and travels (Culture) and by a good balance between Family life, Friendship and working life. Harmonious relationship makes life peaceful.
• Team •
T3 promotes gender and inter-generational equity, multiculturalism as well as pluridisciplinary collaboration. It participates to the Harmony at work and in daily life.
Creativity can transform a space into an attractive and unique experience, an experience that stays in our memory
• Art, fashion •
T3 Team is connected with the Vietnamese and Cambodian Art scene and always try to collaborate with artists in all their projects. Art bring pleasure, bring original vision of things and about the world. Good artists are still people Free, who don’t think only in terms of “marketing”, about making business that’s why T3 always invite them to co-design some Art pieces in their projects! It bring a real value to all T3 projects!
• Elegance/Sophisticated •
aesthetic is very difficult to define and is not the same for everyone. Anyway, T3 considers Elegance as something very important, especially in a World where Culture and Refinement is decreasing (or reserved to Luxury while it can be accessible for all). In Architecture, it is a question of proportion, of balancing properly materials together, of having a good color palette and one more time, bringing Emotions! T3 is not afraid by decorative elements, bold colors, amazing art installations…. and hate the “esthetically correct” as well as savorless design.
• Innovation •
T3 is inspired by 2000 years of architecture’s history and the local context to design its buildings, but it is still in search, to improve, to bring new ideas, to innovate. Especially to go further in terms of Tropical architecture as well as to make any projects unforgettable.
SAVOIR-FAIRE / KNOW-HOW
Knowledge give us the capability of bringing the functional and the beautiful together in perfect unison
• Luxury •
It is of course a question of budget, to make sur4e we can hired the best workers and select the nicest materials to do a very high-end design. But for T3, it is not only a question of budget, but a question more philosophic: what is luxury today? In a world ultra-connected, ultra speed, with high level of competition and full of high-technologies? T3 considers that Sustainable Architecture is a good answer to luxury by proposing Buildings built in harmony with their environment, with few technologies to keep it simple and easy: no headache, no stress, just pleasure!
• Crafts / Bespoke •
The “Savoir-Faire” still exists but skills are now reserved to luxury projects. T3 want to reintroduce high skills in any project, hiring very good craftsmen in all field: wrought iron, carpentry, cabinetmaking, both for invisible part of the construction (insulation, plumbing…) and any finishing (wall, floor…).
• Refurbishment-renovation •
To be involved in sustainable Architecture means to always try to recycled the existing (building, materials, trees….). The cheapest energy is the one we didn’t have to produce! Even if renovation is still not really an approach in South-East Asia, T3 promotes it, playing with history and memory.
• Heritage •
T3 has some experts specialized in heritage preservation/restoration. To be honest, the heritage preservation awareness is still very low in most of the countries in South-East Asia, except in some specific cases (UNESCO areas or major historical monuments).
Meaningful and thoughtful Design creates Harmony between people and the space we live in
• Green architecture •
T3 considers green Buildings those which respect the natural environment, pay attention on quality of interior air, promote natural materials (healthy), and promote low-tech but smart design solutions, by reducing energy consumption. We are far from the marketing point of view of a majority of people who still consider that a solar panel on a roof in sufficient to make a green building….it is a bit more complex!
• Quality of space •
A qualitative space is defined by good proportions, rhythms and volumes, by optimizing the natural light and ergonomics and last but not least: bringing Emotions.
• Organic •
In architecture, it’s harmony between human habitation and the natural world, sustainable landscape to accompany buildings, the promotion of a healthy agriculture.
• Permaculture •
“Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature”- Mollison –