There are many different interpretations of the classic Greek legend of Daedalus. The one that resonates with us is the relationship between unbridled self-expression and scientific and mathematical discipline; the interaction of art and engineering.
Daedalus, a famous Athenian architect, engineer and inventor and his son Icarus are imprisoned by King Minos. Planning their escape, Daedalus designs and constructs feathered wings to fly to freedom over their prison walls. Well aware of the limitations imposed by the laws of physics Daedalus warns his son that he must not fly too high lest the sun melt the wax that binds their feathered wings. But Icarus, lacking regard for the structure that supports the design, soon forgets his father’s dire warning and soars ever higher toward to the sun causing his wings to lose their integrity, and he plunges into the sea and meets his demise.
At DAEDALUS we strive to help each client aspire to excellence in architecture, stretching the boundaries and challenging the norms of engineering to reach great heights. We endeavor to contribute to the team effort to develop new and unexpected ways to achieve the architectural vision and to meet other project goals, while ensuring our clients understand the limitations imposed by the forces of nature.
For more on the Greek Legend of Daedalus go to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daedalus