We specialise in the healing potential of architecture. We work with the seen and unseen to bring forth the sacred into the physical. We seek to unveil the mauri, the lifeforce or essence of place. This unveiling is realised through deep listening to the stories of the land, of the people and the patternmaking - patterns of weather, geology, culture, waterways, birdlife, trees, insects and plants - all help the land reveal itself and what seeks to emerge. Through reverence we bring forth alive, regenerative architecture... places of profound beauty that speaks to one's soul.
We do this in a co-creative process with clients - as they are the key to unlocking the potential of the land and of themselves. We act as the bridge between the two, bringing forth the physical manifestation of the form that arises as we transcribe the energetic pathways, the emerging stories and patternmakings. This process through to the realised architecture, helps to strengthen the bond between land and people and in turn helps both the land and people be nurtured; providing the platform to flourish to full potential.
To us, a successful project inspires authentic living; bringing deeper meaning to all those who experience it.
We are advocates of the Living Building Challenge. We work both nationally and internationally, collaborating with those of like-mind. Our offerings include private homes and landscapes, boutique art galleries, urban intervention and large scale sculpture, cultural and therapuetic centres and places that celebrate life and the passing of life.
We work on the big idea to the smallest detail, where every surface is thoughtfully considered - interiors, exterior, materials, lighting, landscaping and colours. Each part is like a note or verse where together they form a coherent and unified song.
CSA has two encompassing arms - one is to create regenerative architecture for those who have the influence and the desire to bring profound change for themselves and others, and the other arm is for those who are unable to and in need of healing transforming deep green architecture.
Values we work by: beauty joy connectedness curiousity sacred
“The future is not somewhere
we are going, it is something
we are all engaged in creating”
Professor Ian Lowe