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.

Bosco Verticale by Stefano Boeri (Milan, Italy)

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

PropSki (Chamonix, France)

Fondazione Prada by Rem Koolhaas (Milan, Italy)

Dhobi Ghat clothes washing district (Mumbai, India)

Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, USA)

Londonon research trip (Paris, France)

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

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

Londonon research trip (El Ejido, Spain)

Door Knob (Sant'Angelo in Colle, Italy)

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

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

Bartlett Summer Show (London, UK)

Green Wall La Pescaia (Tuscany, Italy)

Londonon (London, UK)

Immersive skiing at PropSki (Chamonix, France)

Dad Dancing on Haptic study trip (Oslo, Norway)

Cycle to MIPIM (Bari, Italy)

Serpentine Pavilion by Frida Escobedo (London, UK)

Londonon research trip (Oslo, Norway)

Anish Kapoor at Pitzhanger Manor (London, UK)

Mountain hut (Zuoz, Switzerland)

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

Londonon research trip (Milan, Italy)

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

Haptic Roof Life at LFA (London, UK)

Cycle to MIPIM (Cannes, France)

Oslo Opera House by Snohetta (Oslo, Norway)

Londonon research trip (El Ejido, Spain)

Roof Life at LFA (London, UK)

Fondazione Prada by Rem Koolhaas (Milan, Italy)

Early morning train journey (Kent, UK)

Sa Llotja (Palma de Mallorca, Spain)

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.

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.

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.