ma is the essence of the traditional Japanese aesthetic; the pure and essential void between all things. ma is uncluttered openness full of possibilities.

It is the purposeful pauses in speech which make words stand out and the intervals of silence between the notes which make the music.

It is in the quiet time in nature that we all need to make our busy lives joyful and meaningful.

More than an aesthetic, ma is the eternally “in-between,” and it is this place in which our design practice resides; intentionally and indispensably lodged between planning, architecture and landscape.