dotA's design and architecture criteria is based on the prinicpal of effect, emergence and efficiency
dotA is dedicated to developing a spectrum of architecture that emerges from the synthesis between deterministic and in-deterministic design operations. This approach enables the mediation of the two contradictory design methodologies, i.e. implicit global descriptions and explicit local inscriptions. dotA questions the established opposition between the two and seeks to develop hybridized architectural beings that could be engineered into irreducible constructions, thereafter engage with changes over time.
Facilitated with a variety of computational techniques, dotA questions the development of significant and valuable design in the context of uncertainty, for which design obligations are often dedicated to the realisation of innovative, meaningful and sustainable projects through information and communication, rather than irresponsible manipulation of form and/or space. This strategy enables dotA to softly land in the territory of architecture while embracing hybridization and mutation on the social, economic, ecological, technical, and political substrates.
dotA's criteria consists of Three E's: Effect, Emergence and Efficiency.
Effect is dotA's primary objective for all projects. With design explorations which aim at synthesis of matters, contents and technologies, dotA engineers aesthetic sensibility with artificial structures and associated materials.
Emergence spells dotA's essential thesis for the architectural discourse. By interconnecting cross-disciplinary factors into design processes, collective and intelligent design mechanisms emerges in various levels. The outcomes, with their formal, spatial and atmospheric effects, will go beyond expectation; therefore additional design value is generated.
Efficiency triggers the norm of dotA's design trajectories. It refers not only to architectural performance in multiple dimensions, but more importantly to the efficiency of making decisions through double-coded feedback. Thanks to powerful digital means and sophisticated analogical sensibilities, investment is ensured by dotA's expertise on design optimisation and project delivery, as well as collaboration with other parties.