WELCOME – Folium Architects
Folium Architects works in the authentic tradition of classical and vernacular architecture. The practice, which was started (as Jan Maciag Architects) in 1995, aims to produce and promote architecture that offers a realistic alternative for those clients who appreciate the many benefits of building in a traditional manner. Intrinsic to this work is a belief that traditional architecture has a proven quality and will endure the test of time and passing fashion.
Much of the work undertaken concerns the sensitive alteration of existing buildings as well as new buildings in architecturally sensitive areas. An expert knowledge of traditional materials and detail allows for a seamless integration of new work with the old. There is a respect for historical precedent that is also alive, inventive and aspirational.
“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” — George Orwell
Folium Architects – A proven quality that will endure the test of time
There is a respect for historical precedent that is also alive, inventive and aspirational.
Folium Architects -“Traditional architecture is humanist at its core”
To many, it seems peculiar to construct new buildings in a traditional way. They concede that such buildings, when done well, are beautiful and fit with their surroundings in a delicate and timeless manner that is only enhanced by the passage of time.
And yet, to shun Modernism still seems to go against the spirit of the age… little more than nostalgia.