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Dale Allen and Carolina Baranski founded Elemental Architecture in 2008, after having worked with outstanding architectural and interior design practices in London for over a decade

Elemental moved to Robertsbridge, East Sussex, in 2011, with Tobias Jaekle joining in 2014

We work collaboratively on projects, alongside individual projects within our specialist fields

We are now based in Devon and East Sussex

We aim to provide our clients with an exemplary architectural service, crafting beautifully designed solutions to individual requirements and producing finished buildings and landscape solutions of the very highest standard and integrity.

Combining a rigorous professional ethos with innovative creative thinking, our work has an energy and vitality that aims to improve the quality of our clients lives.  Every client is given the individual and focused attention needed to realise the best possible result in accordance with their sensibilities.

Our primary aim is to create and build homes that fulfil our clients requirements on multiple levels. To acheive this we open up potential in the clients brief to find designs and solutions that may not have been immediately obvious, providing an end result often far exceeding expectations.

We endevour to create homes that have an embodied, inherent and natural sustainability. We believe that any building, existing or new, can, with careful thought, be built or refurbished to high energy efficiency and ecologically sound standards. We are constantly researching ways of using traditional, time proven materials and methods of construction to achieve this in contemporary dwellings, reducing or eliminating the need for expensive 'eco' technology.

To Cause No Harm:  The core value of our company is to always be mindful, in whatever we do, of positively contributing to a better environment and to better communities, both at a local level within our clients sphere and in the broader sense at a global level. To this end we will not suggest the use of materials, products or services which may be harmful to any sentient beings or to the environment.

As a company we endeavor to maintain the highest environmental protection standards. Current thought, as manifested in the Building Regulations and government policy, emphasizes the reduction in carbon emissions. We keep an open mind and reserve judgement on these matters, but fully support the development of sustainable energy sources and sustainable building in general as a way of helping to ensure the dynamic future and wellbeing of the planet and the natural systems that are an integral, mutually dependent part of it, including ourselves.

Profit is not a driving ambition of our company. Fair fees for high quality work are charged, and any profits are ethically invested, where the maximum benefit to people and the environment, either locally or globally, can be achieved.

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