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Shape Architecture Practice And Research

Shape Architecture Practice And Research

Short description

Shape employs a multi-disciplinary approach built upon four key pillars of service: people, research, sustainability, and technology.

Emirati-owned and run, Shape brings an in-depth understanding of the local lifestyle, culture, and environment to every project we take on. The diversity of our staff enables us to capitalize on their international design experience and methodologies. We blend our strengths to deliver designs that have global relevance, while still fitting seamlessly into the fabric of their locales.

The value of dedicated research is an integral part of the Shape philosophy. Our design process is informed by continuous research that delves into everything from mathematical formulas to experimentation with materials and parametric design. We leverage our research insights to attain results that push the boundaries of architecture and deliver optimized performance.

Our approach makes sustainability a fundamental part of our designs, not merely an afterthought. We employ a wide spectrum of solutions to enhance energy efficiency, carbon impacts, and indoor quality, creating buildings that can comfortably adapt to their environment.

We utilize today’s most advanced technologies to achieve new innovations in design. In addition to customized software and coding, we also deploy BIM design techniques to create data-driven models.

Entry details
LocationSharjah - UAE
Lead designerAbdullah Alshamsi
Photography creditsvarious sources
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