approach

As our name suggests, we create architecture that tells a site’s story. To shape the future of a place for people to live and work, our designs seek to connect with a site’s context and community on a deeper level.

We have spent 12 years combining our background in German engineering with the dynamics of high-density metropolitan planning into an efficiency driven design methodology. The Autor Story Approach applies the industry standard analysis model PESTLE to Architecture. The relationships between the six PESTLE analysis layers such as the Political, the Economic, Social, Technical, Legal and Environmental are made visible and translated into architecture, offering clients an objective and parameter driven design process.

The geometric nature of our approach allows easy adaptation to cost effective construction, providing clients with 14% above the average site densities and up to 28% lower construction costs.

“Over the past 10 years 38 of our 40 projects succeed with one or more floors (+£38m in GDV) above pre-application or planning advice.”

Through our Ghana Foundation, we promote sustainability by helping to design resilient communities that enable positive futures. We put this philosophy into practice by identifying and fostering local skills into sustainable local initiatives. Connecting local potentials, we consistently work to maximise economic, environmental, and cultural values to support the well-being of people, local commerce, and the community at large.

Our 4 Step Approach

DISCOVER

RIBA 1: Analysis

We find extra value by making design briefs geometrically visible, providing clients with an objective design and parameter driven process.

STORY

RIBA 2: Purpose

Every project is a new chapter in a site’s story. We turn these stories into futures, creating architecture that is in-tune with its place & community.

DEVELOP

RIBA 3-4: Design

As a sculptural expression of their context, our buildings provide outstanding levels of urban design integration and architectural efficiency.

EFFICIENCY

RIBA 5-8: Construction

The geometric nature of our approach allows easy optimisation to Modern Methods of Construction and prefabrication.

We think in relationships

We have spent ten years combining our background in German engineering with the dynamics of the UK planning system into an efficiency driven design tool.

We turn constraints into opportunities by simultaneously optimising planning and construction parameters and creating architecture that inherently relates to its context and community.

This provides high planning success rates with remarkable levels of urban design integration, architectural functionality and construction efficiency.

The parametric nature of our approach exposes different layers of a site and provides easy adaptation to BIM and Dimension Driven Design. This is the basis for an objective decision making process.