If architecture is a reflection of the values we hold as individuals and as members of a society, contemporary design is about how we see ourselves in the present moment, an expression of who we are and how we want to live.
We may react to the speed and complexity of modern life by seeking designs that speak to our need for calm, simplicity and creativity. We may express a need to reconnect to nature with large modern open plan spaces that open onto the garden. An increasing proportion of one and two-person households may give rise to the need for shared spaces and community interaction.
Le Lay Architects believe that the creative process is a reconciliation between opposites, a balance between lightness and weight, indulgence and modesty, the old and the new. Our desire for modern spaces is often tempered by our love of the past. We design contemporary buildings that speak of our desire to reconnect.