IN EACH PROJECT WE STRIVE TO GIVE A SIMPLE ANSWER TO COMPLEX CHALLENGES.
Data can no longer be considered an inert element only meant to be stored and retrieved. Data, through its inherent associative properties, has the ability to form structured logics. These organizations are organic and naturally efficient groupings of data and can provide for novel directions throughout the design process. We leverage this concept in order to understand specific contexts wherever a project may arise. The data we identify and collect from site analysis will not yield the same organization in Beirut as it will in Barcelona. We strive to understand and exploit these variations in order to enrich every project we engage.
BAD’s research into active building systems (commonly known as Building Automation Systems) enables to formulate projects with embedded intelligence, becoming active interfaces to surrounding forces. As an active participant, the building can express behaviors mediating and reacting to external inputs, negotiating the various forces surrounding the site, such as morphology, economic situation, social factors, and climactic realities.