Philosophy

RBA approaches each design assignment with an open mind and extensive programming, focusing on the strengths and opportunities that the context presents. The designs are a balance between innovation, functionality and technology and are inclusive of the existing situation making them visually appealing and sustainable. We, at RBA regard sustainability along with the client’s needs as a vital part of the design process thereby reducing construction, operation and maintenance costs. The client and end-user is always an active part of the design process.

The firm’s design philosophy is rooted in the belief that design is essentially a problem solving process. Accordingly, its design teams adopt a multi-disciplinary, collaborative and participatory approach to rigorously identify and analyse design problems. We are of the view that, climate responsive architecture (green building) creates better indoor environments by allowing more natural light, fresh air circulation, optimal use of space and suited temperature.

The popular belief regarding ecological building is that it is much costlier than conventional buildings and unaffordable to the mainstream. The evidence suggests otherwise, however, as seen in a study conducted by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, that showed the true cost difference between green and conventional buildings to be around 5%.

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