Faber is an award-winning RIBA Chartered Practice operating in the fields of architecture, interior design and furniture design. Our design-led studio works on all scales of projects, both locally and internationally and is focused on delivering beautiful designs that are socially, environmentally and economically sustainable.
All of our designs are unique, and we believe that all projects - big, small, expensive, and modest - can be extraordinary. As such, we ensure that each building we create with our clients is site-specific and contributes to the community and environment through design excellence.
We test our designs through modelling and prototyping. It is essential for us to take our digital creations and bring them into the physical world to review our ideas. Rapid prototyping and 3D printing have become an integral part of the design process at Faber. This research and development-based approach is supported by collaborations with other artists, designers and specialists with whom we partner in international design competitions. We use the competitions to test and develop our ideas, processes and technologies. Combining our knowledge generates and delivers real-world creative, sustainable and diverse design solutions underpinned by specialist technical expertise.
We take sustainability very seriously and are committed to creating architecture with minimal environmental impact. Sustainability is fully integrated into our design process. We approach every new project as an opportunity to reduce energy consumption by making strategic decisions at the outset, utilising passive techniques, building orientation, building form and site location. Environmental technologies and materials specific to each project complement the passive techniques we adopt.
Wherever possible, we design with materials that have a minimal environmental impact and are very excited by the recent advances in structural timber technologies. We are engaged in a number of research projects to encourage and develop these advanced timber construction systems. Construction accounts for 47% of the world’s CO2 emissions. We, as architects, are responsible for minimising our buildings' environmental impact by developing structures with passive design strategies, specifying materials with low embodied energy and moving away from fossil fuel energy. These three actions will lead us towards carbon-neutral developments. Faber Architecture are adopters of the Architecture 2030 and UK Architects Declare Initiatives to ensure all new buildings, developments, and major renovations are carbon-neutral by the year 2030.