Why traditional architecture?
The use of the term "modern architecture" to describe only what comes from the "International Style" is misleading. The intention is undoubtedly to give incontestable and lasting legitimacy to an almost 100 year old style that flourished from the 1920s onward. But the use of the word "modern" does not give it more legitimacy today than the word "nouveau" gives to the "art nouveau" style.
If the International Style was a reaction against the excesses of the late nineteenth century, other styles have recently developed in reaction to the banality of 20th century architecture, considered largely responsible for the disfigurement of our towns and villages.
The "New Urbanism" movement constitutes a true Renaissance of traditional architecture, taking inspiration from the local building languages and traditions that make our cultural diversity. Regional architectural styles result from building methods using local materials to cope with the climates and needs of people in all corners of the earth. Traditional buildings are never outdated and are therefore better suited to the construction of objects destined to last for the future.
The use of classical and traditional architecture in our interventions, far from being a step backwards, is a necessary re-framing onto the road that led to the construction of the cities that we love so much. We can, in turn, leave for future generations a rich and diverse heritage that defines who we are and what makes us unique.
Building our towns and cities in a traditional way is the best way to build sustainably for the future and it ensures an architectural heritage for those who will follow us. For this reason, we only use classical and traditional architectures in our projects.