Project synopsisEkkist are a Passivhaus and WELL Standard™ accredited consultancy leading the movement in architecture designed for well-being. Seeking to sustainably deliver the next generation of building design, their services range from architectural blueprints for self-builders to strategic masterplanning.
The identity pairs a warm over-sized sans-serif logo type treatment with the analytical voices of light sans-serif and slab-serif typefaces to project a progressive, technical and design-led brand. In line with Ekkist’s environmental focus, stationary is specified on a paper stock produced with waste potato starch and is Green-e- and FSC-certified. The coarse texture is evocative of raw construction materials with an honest, tangible quality.
The studio worked across name consultancy, art direction, creative strategy and design; producing a visual identity and logo type treatment, bespoke illustration, website, stationary and promotional printed matter. The initial project has evolved into an ongoing collaboration.
Key collaboratorsPhotography by Spencer Wilton and website build by Neal Fletcher.
Images (from top to bottom)Ekkist business cards; Business card foil detail; Ekkist image bank (Surrey Hills); Maison Neue and Piek – brand typefaces; Icon illustrations for Ekkist’s Core Principles – Light, Air, Water, Biosphere, Atmosphere, Adaptability & Longevity; Ekkist image bank (Surrey Hills); Ekkist image bank (Roof of the Guildford United Reform Church, Barber, Bundy & Greenfield, 1965. A key reference for the roof of Ori House); Business card foil detail reverse; Ekkist poster details; Ekkist website fullscreen layout; Ekkist website overview videos
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