Green to us, is not just the sight of lush leaves and forests. It is the ability of a business idea, a community, a philosophy to grow and thrive in the physical environment we build for it. Sustainability is the active participation of local economies, it is the understanding and implementation of underlying logic of local culture and the ability of a built environment to be frugal on non-renewable.
Making buildings “cost less” or “cheaper” is a mirage like concept in the industry. The almost un-bridgeable gap between the “concept” of an architect and the “budget” of a client. The complexity of design, coordination and construction often takes up 100% or more , energy of the participants in the process. Unfortunately, a completely incorrect idea of “cost” determines specification and design. At ANA, we have a robust system of identifying and highlighting the cost of the building over a life cycle. Eventually, Total Cost of Ownership is what will find its way inevitably on the balance sheet of the client, and, at ANA , we feel its best to work with it.
Building Information Modeling
It’s the one thing, that sets us apart from a “Shaman”. The use of this philosophy, allows our client to take informed control of the spatial and technological aspects early in the project. The client organisation and all other stake holders, can read 3D drawings navigate the models in their own time and space, understand design intent, adjacency and limitations and most importantly, “own” the proposal before it goes into construction. The new web enabled management software also allow us to “be” on site, without the travel expense and exposure. Changes are easy to track, and, the intent and result can converge, in reality.