Look before you design

We continually observe and connect with the urban and natural worlds, storing clues and references to inspire projects as yet unknown.

Nordic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale by Sverre Fehn (Venice, Italy)

Fondazione Prada by Rem Koolhaas (Milan, Italy)

Anish Kapoor at Pitzhanger Manor (London, UK)

Sa Llotja (Palma de Mallorca, Spain)

Bartlett Summer Show (London, UK)

Dad Dancing on Haptic study trip (Oslo, Norway)

Cycle to MIPIM (Bari, Italy)

Roof Life at LFA (London, UK)

Londonon research trip (El Ejido, Spain)

PropSki (Chamonix, France)

Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, USA)

Londonon (London, UK)

Immersive skiing at PropSki (Chamonix, France)

RSH+P Offices at The Leadenhall Building (London, UK)

Bosco Verticale by Stefano Boeri (Milan, Italy)

Serpentine Pavilion by Frida Escobedo (London, UK)

Green Wall La Pescaia (Tuscany, Italy)

Biblioteca Vasconcelos by Alberto Kalach and Juan Palomar (Mexico City, Mexico)

View from White Collar Factory by AHMM (London, UK)

Londonon research trip (Paris, France)

Scaffolding on the Tate Modern Blavatnik Building by Herzog & de Meuron (London, UK)

Oslo City Hall by Arneberg & Magnus Poulsson (Oslo, Norway)

Londonon research trip (El Ejido, Spain)

Haptic Roof Life at LFA (London, UK)

Mountain hut (Zuoz, Switzerland)

Cycle to MIPIM (Cannes, France)

V&A Exhibition Road Quarter by AL_A (London, UK)

Londonon research trip (Oslo, Norway)

Fondazione Prada by Rem Koolhaas (Milan, Italy)

Londonon research trip (Milan, Italy)

Early morning train journey (Kent, UK)

Door Knob (Sant'Angelo in Colle, Italy)

Oslo Opera House by Snohetta (Oslo, Norway)

Dhobi Ghat clothes washing district (Mumbai, India)

Ask the right questions

Led by curiosity, we align what we see with what we know, mapping the context, distilling the brief and uncovering the inherent potential of both.

Fan the Spark

We set the direction for the project, consulting our references, developing a strategy and beginning to imagine a physical form to test against the brief.

Plan development

Oslo Airport City

Svaberg inspired stairs


Roof concept sketch

Long Thanh International Airport

Concept strategy diagrams

Delhi Noida International Airport

Site analysis

Indre Laksevåg

Green spine

Chadwell Heath

Sun analysis


Façade iteration process

Rosemoor Studios

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Uncover the finer grain

With our collaborators we develop and refine the idea, exploring the haptic qualities of the project, and the specifics of look, feel and build.

Sectional drawing

The Architects’ Series, Television Centre

Model of the front façade bay

Rosemoor Studios

Façade studies

Oslo Highrise

Public realm

Straume Town Centre

Housing block


Street view

Dersingham Road

Double height bathroom

Idunsgate Apartment

Test model

MSCP, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Cladding detail

Flesland and Kristiansund Service Stations

Development of the structural strategy through digital modelling

Delhi Noida International Airport

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Match technique and idea

As construction begins, we stay with the project, working with its makers to make sure our design, social and environmental intent is understood and retained.

Timber construction


Material studies

The One:One Collection



Cladding testing

MSCP, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

On-site construction of the front façade

Rosemoor Studios

Testing timber materials on site

Archive Homestore and Kitchen

Hidden bathroom


Flesland site meeting

Flesland and Kristiansund Service Stations

Roof detail

Istanbul Airport

Material studies

King’s Cross W3

King’s Cross W3

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Complete the circle

All buildings have a life far beyond completion, and we chart the impression our work leaves on environment, place and people for reference in future projects.

A walk in the sunshine

Rosemoor Studios

Front elevation

Dersingham Road


The Davidson Prize

Café visitor

Archive Homestore and Kitchen

Misty morning

Flesland and Kristiansund Service Stations

Atmospheric qualities

Istanbul Airport

Boardroom door


Furniture display


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