As a public and shared resource, it is robust and strong, yet free to allow for a range of uses. Leios is an opportunity for the designers to refine their ongoing approach to public architecture that is direct and lean, yet exciting and elegant.
Under Philip Thalis’ direction, we have worked on a range of public domain projects at varying scales. It is this combined experience that brings a sensible and considered approach to designing a family for Mod. We are aware that the elements of Mod must be timeless and enduring, and complete an iterative design process which is wholly collaborative with Mod to achieve this beautiful family.
Mod’s potential to integrate architectural design with modular cost-sustainable production is significant - It makes this public and community infrastructure accessible.
Where previously cost-conscious councils and public authorities may not have the means to provide high quality amenities across their parks and open spaces, Mod gives greater availability. This strategy enables high quality design elements to be utilised in public spaces that might otherwise have had lesser quality public infrastructure, or none at all.
This is exciting for us. It creates a legacy of enduring public architecture with a range of features which makes occupation and enjoyment of our public spaces better for all in our communities.
Since its formation in 1992, Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects have completed more than 550 projects, studies and commissions for a wide range of public and private sector clients.
When viewed together, the architectural projects explore the specificity of site and programme within the broader and geographical context, whilst the urban projects interrogate the interface of architecture and the public realm. The practice is renowned for a remarkably diverse range of projects: from compact individual houses to mixed use urban housing, from intimate public places to new city-districts, from sensitive heritage interpretation to dramatic interventions and major infrastructure projects. Some projects rework the ground plane of the public domain, while others propose new high density buildings with dramatic urban silhouettes.