Icosis Architects is an Edinburgh based “contemporary design” practice focused on “passive energy” solutions and the “innovative” use of “natural” and “sustainable materials”, whether for “domestic projects”, “housing developments”, “commercial” or “community-based” projects. We approach “building” projects with a view to making each “development” as “sensitively designed”, “ecologically” benign and “energy efficient” as possible. We advocate the use of “natural & sustainable materials” to all clients and aim to specify only “locally sourced” materials where this is possible and practical, whilst considering their “embodied energy”, particularly of the main “construction” elements. This process is equally applied to the “conservation” of Grade A- “listed buildings”, the “sensitive” introduction of new elements within “historic structures”, or for “new buildings”.