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We always start by learning about the people who will use our buildings. We use tools, games and workshops to investigate how existing spaces are used and how activities and uses might interact and overlap in any future proposal. The outcomes of these discussions inform the entire process.

 

We use games and non-verbal prompts to create an informal environment free of professional jargon to prompt a conversation about how people live and to reveal the unique challenges they face.

 

This briefing process also brings clients and stakeholders inside the design process - empowering them to understand the challenges and issues that will need to be resolved. It helps set a tone of collaboration and c0-creation for the rest of the project.

 

We’ve worked from the smallest scale up and our completed projects have been published around the world. We were recently chosen to be part of Architecture Foundation’sNew Architects 4 and as one of 20 emerging Architects to watch by Wallpaper* magazine.

 

We invest in knowledge and research for each project to ensure a deep understanding of its context. We are also committed to researching broader issues relating to sustainability, co-living and collabortaion.

 

We have written articles and papers on: Multigenerational Living, Mixed use ‘regeneration’ of employment land and how housing can presented ideas on how housing can respond to COVID following a survey of Croydon residents.

 

people

We want to create buildings that reflect the personalities and values of the people who will use them. To achieve this we design through a process of dialogue and co-creation. We start by asking questions, playing games and testing scenarios. We design together: informed by the ideas and ambitions everyone brings to the project.

 

From this emerges buildings and spaces full of playfulness and spirit - celebrating uniqueness and difference and resonating with the people that live/work/play in them.

 

Putting people at the centre of the process creates stronger communities, better and more sustainable buildings and healthier and happier lives.

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