SMD tries to develop projects as they do research, that is to say: we tend to apply real investigation directly into our projects. Inside SMD, we think that every project, from a small design to a large scale architecure intervention deserves a little bit of investigation. This research can be applied into the design in many different ways, and this is what we try to do in every work we take. It can be from new ways of designing and making complex forms to new ways of using traditional materials.
The background of the way that SMD designs turns to be following the traditional way of thinking, but thanks to the tuiton that the members had take they can apply the new way of thinking and designing to its own process of making. Resulting of this mixture, we can say that our design is quite traditional, but with some sparkles of advanced design. In our recent works we are tending to implement more and more the concepts and processes of the contemporary way of thinking about design and architecture.
The contemporary way of designing is totally related with computation, which is used as a tool for generating complex forms and complex spaces that cannot be represented by hand, or by the traditional representation methods. Our projects take advance of the new technologies and come alive with that sparkle that define them in a totally different way as we understood them in the past.
This new way of thinking and designing, which is more accurate to our times, allows us to design and planificate more things at once, which at the end of the process turns out to be more agile and effective than the traditional process.
At the end, SMD projects stay in both worlds, but having in mind that the next step is always ahead.