With more than 25 years experience, schmidt hammer lassen architects is one of Scandinavia’s most recognised, award-winning architectural practice committed to innovative and sustainable design. schmidt hammer lassen architects has established a reputation for devising truly sustainable solutions across a broad spectrum of building typologies.
We design sustainable solutions for sustainable communities, using local manufacturing and labour where possible. We strive for reductions in running costs by utilising passive solutions, optimising natural ventilation, providing local controls and reclaiming heat. We design thermal stability with night cooling and high levels of insulation. We optimise the use of daylight, saving on electricity. We maximise the reduction of waste through the reduction of ground works and off site production. We seek the reduction of CO2 and examine the Life Cycle embodied energy of a project. We incorporate alternative sources of energy; wind, solar, alternative heat sources.
Adopting a holistic approach, we believe that the basis of sustainable design is an understanding of every component that will deliver a healthy and enduring building, a building in which people will feel comfortable – both physically and socially. In our view, sustainable design is about adding value.