Wright & Wright are committed to tackling the climate and biodiversity emergencies. We acknowledge that the construction industry currently contributes to nearly 40% of emissions in the UK and that architects have the agency to help mitigate this.
From the earliest stages of a project, we will work with a client to understand their ambitions, their requirements and how they operate. We then consider how these strands can be synthesised, with an emphasis on how any existing buildings can be optimised to work to their full potential. This means we often engage in refurbishing and retro-fitting complex, historic structures and have built up an expertise in upgrading listed and historically significant buildings to contemporary standards of performance.
As well as carefully treating existing structures, as part of our commitment to producing high-quality buildings, we use fabric-first design principles from the earliest stage of the project, optimising a building’s massing, orientation and siting. This allows us to integrate passive ventilation and optimise daylight to create uplifting environments for people to live, work and study. We are also adept at integrating contemporary methods of on-site energy and heating generation to our buildings.
We are actively engaged in understanding and researching new methods of construction that will decrease the impact of our buildings on the environment, including regenerative practices that encourage the drawdown of carbon from the atmosphere and has a net positive impact on a building’s site and the environment.
We design well-functioning, meaningful, durable and low-energy solutions, using traditional materials in innovative ways, which we hope will look good and work well in 50 or 100 years’ time.