90˚ degrees design studio is a multidisciplinary architectural studio that focuses on the triad of Theoria, Poiesis, and Praxis. Theoria is reflected in our heavy involved in Academia and Education where through university teaching for students and voluntery public lecturing for professionals, we provide a deeper understanding of the ‘what’, ‘how’ and ‘why’ of architectural design. Our area of expertise is in architectural theory, concept formation and design methodology, and architectural morphology, as well as design modelling, rendering, and presentation. We provide architectural design consultancy from conceptual sketching to helping and guiding in preparing full construction documents for small, medium, and large scale buildings. We bridge the gap between Theoria and Poiesis via Praxis; we make it our primary concern to take part in architectural competitions where theoretical conception, intellectual formation, and material transformation become one. Architectural design here is regarded as a theoretical exercise that is stretched to its limits.
Core to our design philosophy is the notion of simplexity or aesthetic simplicity where the satisfaction to the mind is derived not only from inner complexity of simple forms but moreover from the inner simplicity of complex forms. Our designs aim for Equanimity, a simplicity that creates a pause in the tumult of form yet intrigues and engages the senses and the intellect.
The philosophy of 90˚ degrees design studio is based on a conceptual framework of an architectural design machine that reputes architecture as a material construction forged by passion, inspired by a formative idea, and guided by intellectual structure that regulates pragmatic requirements and physical necessities while creating a meaningful dialect with the surrounding context.