How (we work)
Our bespoke RAP-D © method « RESPONSIBLE ARCHITECTURAL PRE-DESIGN » ensures all building partners to be on the same page, from day one. RAP-D © equally helps avoiding any unnecessary lost-in-translation between building clients, developers, public policy and architects.
With RAP-D © we provide a fluid three phase process, proactively boosting your architectural potential – socially, spatially, ecologically, financially and juridically.
STEP1: RE-FORMULATING THE BRIEF
By asking the right societal questions ARCHI.be critically optimizes the project’s brief - spatially, socially and technically. The result is an improved and consensual starting platform; a resilient textual and visual base for future design iterations and urban feasabilty.
STEP2: THE ARCHITECTURAL SHORT-LIST
We connect the right architect to the right client. At ARCHI.be we believe that design intelligence is able to open up restricitve spatial policies. In close conversation with our client we pre-select three multidisciplinary architectural teams from our unique RAP-D © network of (inter)national architectural experts. Each team is chosen on the basis of professional competence and their initial project statement.
STEP3: A COMPETITVE DESIGN DIALOGUE
During an intense pre-design trajectory (6 weeks) ARCHI.be monitors each team independently, ensuring that all spatial and technical issues are addressed in an inventive yet realistic manner. Such monitoring entails 3 sessions (start- up, week 2, week 4). At the end of the pre-design trajectory all proposals are presented live, judged and negotiated by a pannel of RAP-D © specialists. The pannel is chaired and moderated by ARCHI.be.
The RAP-D © trajectory is finalized by a founded advice to the client, sketching out the qualities and potential for optimization of the prefered bidder. The final decision is at the discretion of the client.
Within ongoing real estate projects we can equally intervene « à la carte ». Punctual services such as « objective feasability screening », « crisis counceling » and « critical design analysis » are available on demand.