In all the projects we search for pronounced shapes with aesthetic value. The formation for any particular is determined firstly by asking a number of questions; one of the most important of these pertains to the context with which the building is to interact. Projects start with an intuitive approach that is then connected with the more rational problemsolving aspect of architectural production.Many shapes and formations have a strength that can be used as long as they are processed in the right way. For example, the assembling of traditional forms can be synthesised in a new cohesive manner in order to create new formations that are as powerful as they are simple. The silhouette can be magical! We are fascinated by the manufactured Dutch landscape, with the possibility of the architectural profile, with processes of making and with the water. The idea of drawing sensuous forms against the constructed landscape is one that defines our practice. In everything we search for the contrast, therefore we work with vectors that are fluid, graceful and adaptable. Volume becomes more elastic, less striated. These adaptable vectors have a lot to do with a type of material philosophy whereby we discuss the driving conceptual force of the scheme with builders, manufacturers and engineers in a fluid process that eventually determines the outcome. The possibilities are rigorously explored in terms of making; the form, use of materials and construction process is important in synthesising the outcome. Sometimes we use traditional builders, at other times ship builders are sought in order to realise the work.