Based on organizational objectives and environmental trends, ATELIER V develops and implements strategies for the learn/work environment eco-system. As ‘business architect’, we think innovative and creative about how to create an environment that supports the values, the systems, and the collaborative platforms that bring all of the organization’s genius to the fore.
Creating strategies for vibrant and sustainable environments where people and buildings meet. Putting people and planet before profits. Balancing social morals and stakeholders values with shareholder profits.
We are willing to think outside the box and go on a quest into uncharted territories of thought and scientific inquiry. At the heart of our exploration is the learn/work environment as an interconnected and interdependent eco-system.
Optimizing the feedback/feedforward loops between the inseparable “silos” of Real Estate, Facility Management, ICT and Human Resources. Addressing the larger framework in which the “silos” exist and interact with each other and the entirety of the whole, re-establishing integrated wholeness. The whole is more than the sum of its “relatively independent” parts.
We prefer a shared exploration with our clients, and we want them to question everything with us so that we can come to shared conclusions that will help us all gain a better, and mutual, understanding about the nature of adding value with and by an integrated learn/work environment in their specific context.
Our passion is finding the balance of reason and emotion, mind and heart, material and immaterial, always seen from the user of the learn/work environment, the individual in the tribe. The balance between the ratio axis effectiveness / efficiency and the emotion axis ‘community-team building’ / ‘image building’. Focus on why, as well as how, buildings are built, and how user needs change over time.
The challenge is not to create little innovation enclaves of incubators and accelerators to protect them from the incremental bureaucratic thinking back in the core business. The challenge is to make individuals deeply empowered and feel like entrepreneurs. An important start is to create the organizational system to support this and upgrade the business skills of frontline employees so that they can think and act like entrepreneurs. The learn/work environment eco-system facilitates this transformation process. It is about the delicate balance of usefulness, beauty, firmness and economics.
Squaring the circle
The ancient act of squaring a circle (drawing a square with identical perimeter to the circles circumference) is a non-trivial exercise of trying to pair the infinite irrationality of the circle with the rationality of the square. It represents finding the perfect integration and balance between masculine and feminine aspects societally, operationally, and spiritually.
- Accommodation that animates people.
- Accommodation at lower costs for a more productive and sustainable business process in a socially responsible setting.
- Accommodation where the well-being and experience of people are central. In short, “Squaring the circle by connecting the dots”.
“If a client wants excellence, he has to become a well-informed client –
who would understand the prerequisite qualities to be found in a good architect.”
(Vitruvius, Roman military engineer and architect approx. 90-20 BC)
Follow your heart but be present with your head as well
Economic goals such as profit optimization, innovation and sustainable growth are important aspects in business, but they are not the only ultimate goal. Human values such as sense of purpose, meaning and inspiration are just as important. We are mainly driven by these values rather than just the economic goals. Listening to the heart while not losing sight of the mind gives us a solid basis for this. From Real Estate to the Real State of Human Beings.
“There is no more Business to Business (B2B) or Business to Consumer (B2C)
but Human to Human (H2H).” (Bryan Kramer)
Laws of nature
As humanity we are subject to the universal laws of nature. Mindfulness acting according to the laws of nature allows the subtle energy force (torsion waves) of nature to flow unimpeded. Based on our social responsibility, we contribute to a more sustainable world by stimulating awareness that the earth is our common ‘spaceship’ in which everyone has a responsibility for themselves as well as for the greater whole.
A peaceful, healthy, safe, sustainable and ethical society in which equal rights apply to all living things. Committed to making a difference, even if it’s only a small one to begin with. Not only bridging the gap between science and spirituality, but making it whole again.
“Only those who see the invisible can achieve the impossible.” (Unknown)
When ideas have sex
Sharing and spreading knowledge leads to new and bigger ideas. ATELIER V sees it as its task to actively contribute to developments in the discipline of environmental consultancy and to share its enthusiasm, knowledge and expertise. ATELIER V is constantly developing its own know-how and knowledge within the profession. To this end, we take and support various initiatives. Be a seed of consciousness and create value from ideas.
We also use our role as a knowledge centre and stimulator to serve other organizations. ATELIER V’s approach and vision is striking in today’s real estate landscape. Due to its non-conformist approach, ATELIER V offers inspiration for innovation and knowledge development in learn/work environment issues. Each time focused on a sustainable and careful design of the living environment for the benefit of people. A living environment that inspires and generates energy instead of guzzling energy.
“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”
(Carl G. Jung)
Hybrid for profit/non-profit
Profit that pursues a social return in addition to financial return represents a higher form of capitalism. You could call it “contributionism” of talents and skills because both receiver and giver resonate together and benefit. It creates a positive cycle of prosperity for both business and society.
This integrated approach of Creating Shared Value (CSV) transcends Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). ATELIER V invests for profit, but always with a positive social impact in mind. Do not ‘just give’, but invest in innovative, social and sustainable projects. This creates opportunities and responsibility on the part of the recipients, which in time produces unity and a more sustainable result for all.
Architecture and site planning evolved out of what is now call geomancy, the art of placing or arranging buildings or other sites auspiciously. Turning those disciplines back to their roots, restoring some of the missing pieces of the original practices, particularly Geopathic Stress and the metaphysical, spiritually-based considerations for good design of the environment.
“No dwelling place shall be erected until the land geomancers have cleared the site of earth demons.” (Chinese Emperor Yu, 2207 – 2197 BC)
The environment enables people to grow in their abilities. It is an eco-system consisting of 3 interconnected areas: Physical environment of real estate and facilities, Digital environment of ‘smart’ building plus online learning hubs in a digital classroom and the Social environment of usage and behaviour agreements.
Workplace is also a state of mind. The environment is a catalyst for human performance and therefore has a strategic impact on the core business of any organization. But also, on the health, well-being and consciousness of people, on a body, mind, heart and spirit level. Consciousness is the state of being aware (or sensitive) of and responsive to one’s surroundings.
“Why does this space feel good?” is a similar question to “Why does this music move me to tears?” (Richard Feather Anderson)
Architects, artists, and philosophers have known the Flower of Life as a perfect form, harmony, and proportion. Some of the most ancient civilizations considered it to be a form a sacred geometry that depicts the basic forms of time and space. Sacred geometry refers to the geometric patterns and laws that create everything in the universe.
They believed the Flower of Life pattern to be a visual representation of the interconnectedness of life and all beings. New science (model of Unified Physics) has recently catched up with this believe.
The Flower of Life symbol represents the cycle of creation. It depicts how all life comes from one singular source – represented by the circle in the middle of the pattern. Within the Flower of Life symbol, a secret symbol is hidden which is said to hold the most significant and sacred patterns of the universe. A sort of blueprint for all life, with the fundamental patterns for everything from atoms to planets and everything in between.
Harmonizing the environment
The environment influences how you think and feel. The human mind and body, inner environment, are not separate and distinct from their outer environment. People inside a building bring their own etheric field: an integration of mind, body, heart and spirit, a determiner of overall health. The interaction and synergy between people and the physical, digital and social learn/work environment forms the back bone in Real Estate and Facility Management. It brings a huge responsibility to the people involved in it.
Creating harmony by addressing both sides of the equation, the outer and the inner environment. To play an active role in changing the environment, one must actively change oneself. Aligning, attuning and connecting your inner environment.
Change from the outside in but also from the inside out. It is the inner environment that accounts, much more than the outer environment, on the health and wellbeing of a person. Mind, body, heart, spirit and built environment is in essence about Environmental energy balancing. Applying the design language of BioGeometry, which uses shapes, colour, motion, and sound, to balance all levels of energy. Interacting with the forces of nature through the use of shape, a new design language that interacts with all the energy levels of man.
“The key to truly understanding energy and its myriad manifestations is to approach it from a qualitative viewpoint, rather than the purely quantitative one as adopted in conventional science.” (Dr. Ibrahim Karim)