“Let´s get away from describing good design as sustainability and just focus on good design.” writes Mark Skelly, founding director of Skelly & Couch. “To me, a sustainable building is a well-designed building, architecturally and holistically. Essentially, good design produced the best solution that can be achieved given the brief. … Given that no two buildings should ever have the same brief, constraints and context, all well-designed buildings should be different. This means that trying to define good design is a multi-dimensional and highly complex thing that is not easy to simplify in a series of generic requirements.”
Excerpt from the article “The true meaning of good design” by Mark Skelly, published in the CIBSE Journal December 2015.