Slow Architecture
  The ‘slow food’ movement has introduced an alternative to the accelerating, destructive and stressful ‘time is money’ processes. In this context ‘slow’ means letting things happen when time is ripe and allowing products and design to mature. Processes of design and creation require careful attention, experimentation and pleasure in order to produce results that last. ‘Unhurried architecture’ allows enough time for building insight, confidence and collaboration, for exploration and growth as fundamental elements of sustainability. This prevents misunderstandings and mistakes, actually shortening the process of building and construction. By alternating forms of working, from brainstorming to making prototypes, we gradually uncover the different layers of the assignment and tie them together again as a functioning whole.