Many aesthetic influences converge in ATMO's style: the geometry of the Art Deco style, the elongated lines of Gothic architecture, the raw texture of natural materials, and the neon lights of Las Vegas. However, we always design by integrating the client's personal style and the context of the site, so no two projects will be exactly the same. If you are particularly drawn to a certain style of architecture, please let us know so we can figure out what about it speaks to you and incorporate it into your design.
ATMO is the Greek root of atmosphere, a word that evokes the distinctive yet intangible quality of space we all experience in spaces that activate our senses and our connection to nature.
Our practice is grounded in the following beliefs:
Architecture affects people mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually and can support human well-being.
Architecture is the synthesis of aesthetic expression, sensitivity to context, and the sensory experience of space.
Architecture can facilitate a human connection to nature.
Texture is necessary for visual comfort and general sanity. The human eye evolved in nature, and people usually feel the most comfortable in spaces with enough visual complexity to stimulate their senses without overwhelming them. This balance can be achieved through using a variety of textured materials, patterns, and shapes that resonate specifically with the client. Part of what we can explore in the design process is which
Sustainability begins with the human connection to nature, and sustainable design techniques should enhance and support this connection. When we are connected to nature, our instinct is to live in harmony with it. To this end, I use a variety of techniques to facilitate this connection by optimizing views, incorporating plant life into the space, and using minimally processed, sustainably produced materials.