Established in 2020, YNRDG works internationally on both public and private commissions, with a focus on cultural, civic and residential buildings. The work of the office, which mainly includes public and residential buildings, is characterized by the intention to arrive at solutions that are rooted in place, architectures that can be perceived over time and that have an emotional content. Concepts and ideas which create specific atmospheres, that are architecturally clear and expressive, and able to have a meaning by itself.
YNRDG, considers it important that at the beginning of each project there are deliberations at length on notions of region, area, local patterns, cultural and physical resources. In this respect, a multilayered effort at reading, researching and understanding is undertaken in order to reveal the collective and psychological features of the project. Of course this at the same time is a reading that also includes social, economic and ideological factors. In an architecture studio setting with production at different scales and topics, it is important to identify the specific questions of each project and individual situation, to analyze special conditions and to search for responses with a multilayered description of the given situation.
In the next design phase of the project, known styles, architectural movements motivated by contemporary impulses and today’s design habits are suspended. Instead, the aim is to provide the process with an expandable appeal brought on by the subject that condition’s it, in other words the individual interpretations of the designer, and the imaginations that he can rediscover in himself. In parallel, this consciousness that is applied to the process configures the multi-layered and ambivalent discursive game taking place in the area between material and intellect at a specific position within the framework of passion, intuition, knowledge and experience. In this way each design emerges as a unique solution that is a response to the discrete questions posed by each differing situation.