ONE Design was founded in 2000 and reinvented in 2019 by Nevine Nasser, a London-based architect and researcher exploring the relationship between sacred space and spiritual experience. Through research and practice Nevine examines whether the transformative quality of classic sacred architecture can be reclaimed in contemporary contexts. Her approach to architectural design aims to relink with traditional knowledge and transcend mimetic processes in order to create designs that embody authenticity and depth of meaning.
In 2020, Nevine completed doctoral research at the Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts in London. There, she gained practical experience of traditional craft traditions and their contemplative, transformative nature. She was able to explore the correlations between creative and spiritual knowledge through practice and has gained an understanding of how the principles of traditional art and architecture reflect the order of nature and ultimately the divine order.