Hani Rashid + Lise Anne Couture
Asymptote was founded on the notion of collaboration and prides itself on its ability to work in partnership with the client and its organization one the hand and with a strong multi-disciplinary team of talented professionals and experts on the other. Asymptote believes that collaboration is an engine that drives creative solutions and fosters a team-based approach that supports this process and enables the achievement of extraordinary results.
Culture, Technology and Society
The inspiration for Asymptote’s work comes from a gaining an understanding of the Client’s needs and goals informed by cultural, technological and social dimensions with both a local and global perspective. We are firmly committed to the belief that architecture can successfully achieve specific client and project goals while creating meaningful experiences to a large and diverse audience.
Asymptote pursues challenging and engaging projects that are often without precedent. Asymptote is not only an innovative architecture firm, but also a design "think tank". With a multi-scale and multi-disciplinary approach we are able to assume a fresh perspective and generate creative solutions by thinking outside the box.
Asymptote is consistently seeking cutting-edge materials, techniques and technologies for its projects as well as innovative approaches to issues concerning sustainability, the environment and the integration of technology with architecture. The firm’s ability to venture into new territories is evident in its designs for projects from around the globe where it is leading the way in 21st century approaches to building optimization and construction.
Environmental Design and Sustainability
Asymptote’s design intent is to employ best practices and to approach environmental quality and sustainability from the ground up rather than as a checklist. In collaboration with our clients and expert consultants we carefully evaluate the unique attributes of each project to make informed choices to optimize the design by integrating the most suitable sustainable design strategies.
In a rapidly changing world, Asymptote believes in using knowledge acquired both empirically through experience and observation as well as through research and ongoing professional development. We believe that the of combination curiosity, critical thinking and creativity spawns the kind of inspiring architecture and urbanism that brings new experiences and meaning to life today and that will propel us into the future