Compass Architecture

Project Overview

Compass Architecture guides home owners through the process of holistic place making, crafting living spaces that enhance the natural qualities of each site while fulfilling client needs. Delivering a high standard of quality across all architectural solutions, brand development was to be both professional and personal.

Working with a broad range of residential clients – including those with large budgets, those seeking to improve sustainable building practices, and those wanting a comfortable, family home – the architecture firm sought a friendly, holistic name and identity.

But can an industry based on science and planning ever be seen as warm?

Communicating the sense of connection between form and place, naming concepts explore the act of tailoring living spaces to personal needs, the architect’s name, and the intersection between built habitat and natural environment. The chosen concept – Compass Architecture – clearly expresses the studio’s methodology in helping clients navigate the fine art of design and construction.

Unpacking architecture in a conceptual format, logo shapes are derived from the polyhedrons of the Platonic solids, long associated with the four classical elements of earth, air, water and fire. A rich, earthy palette is reliant on the primary use of white and negative space, hinting at the potential of a blank landscape.

Logo patterns create a cohesive secondary language, engaging oversized elements and a golden ratio grid to highlight key project information. Preliminary sketches are utilised as a design feature across specific brand collateral, demonstrating tangible benefits and experience to prospective clients. Overall brand development is contemporary and minimalistic, integrating the major theme of navigation in a warm and abstract way.

It has been great to work with the team. Very professional and creative, with good communication and consideration of my work.

Nathalie Curtet
Founder, Compass Architecture

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