The FOCI design process can best be described by the English term “Assimilation” and its goal by Richard Wagner’s Concept, the German term, “Gesamtkunstwerk“.
For its principal designers, an interview with the client is not the means with which the output can be derived from. The interview is but a key fragment towards understanding the users’ ideals and is an integral step into correlating that information into environmental factors pertinent to the project.
Walking the site, feeling the slope, touching the grass, breathing the air, and taking in the sights – all these experiences and more become accessory to each prospective design solution. One could say it is to become a product of the vicinity’s culture that will inevitably also dictate the same onto its locale.