Our architecture evokes the senses, creating a multi-sensory experience. All the senses come into play when creating the architectural experience: sight, hearing, touch, smell, and even taste, paired with the culinary experience. Developing a sixth sense or intuition, closely connected to our emotional intelligence.
We understand architecture as a constant equilibrium between reason and emotion. That’s why we strive to create experiences that make the act of inhabiting a pleasant sensation, bringing us as close as possible to happiness in absolute terms.
Strongly rooted in Classical architecture, the origin of architecture in the West. All the works of ARK refer in some way to this architecture, reinterpreting it with new forms of expression and our own contemporary language, as a constant source of inspiration for our projects. At the same time we have a deep respect and interest in Asian culture and the way it understands shapes, light, spaces, architecture and its environment, as well as the relationship with gardens, creating the so-called Zen space.
There is an intimate relationship between architecture and gardens. The garden becomes an element linking architecture and the natural landscape surrounding it.
“I like designing houses that look like gardens and gardens that look like houses” L. Barragán
All our projects centre on the garden and the landscape in an attempt to dissolve the boundary between interior and exterior. The design of our gardens draws from East and West, with Zen philosophy as a cornerstone of their creation, interacting with the architecture, seeking an equilibrium with the native flora.