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.

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

Londonon research trip (Paris, France)

Door Knob (Sant'Angelo in Colle, Italy)

Dad Dancing on Haptic study trip (Oslo, Norway)

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

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

Cycle to MIPIM (Bari, Italy)

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

Green Wall La Pescaia (Tuscany, Italy)

Dhobi Ghat clothes washing district (Mumbai, India)

Londonon research trip (Milan, Italy)

PropSki (Chamonix, France)

Immersive skiing at PropSki (Chamonix, France)

Fondazione Prada by Rem Koolhaas (Milan, Italy)

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

Bartlett Summer Show (London, UK)

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

Londonon (London, UK)

Londonon research trip (Oslo, Norway)

Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, USA)

Sa Llotja (Palma de Mallorca, Spain)

Anish Kapoor at Pitzhanger Manor (London, UK)

Serpentine Pavilion by Frida Escobedo (London, UK)

Fondazione Prada by Rem Koolhaas (Milan, Italy)

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

Mountain hut (Zuoz, Switzerland)

Bosco Verticale by Stefano Boeri (Milan, Italy)

Cycle to MIPIM (Cannes, France)

Roof Life at LFA (London, UK)

Oslo Opera House by Snohetta (Oslo, Norway)

Early morning train journey (Kent, UK)

Haptic Roof Life at LFA (London, UK)

Londonon research trip (El Ejido, Spain)

Londonon research trip (El Ejido, 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.

Concept sketch

London Cancer Hub

Environmental analysis

Anno Domkirkeodden

Concept strategy diagrams

Delhi Noida International Airport

Elevation studies


Concept sketch experience


Conceptual sketch- human activity

Archive Homestore and Kitchen

Intervention approach

The One:One Collection

Internal concourse sketch

HS2 London Euston Station


Site strategy


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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.

Immersive technologies

The Davidson Prize

Housing block


Model study

Government Headquarters, Oslo

Layout plan

Haakon Restaurant

Exploded roof axonometric

Long Thanh International Airport

Cladding detail

Flesland and Kristiansund Service Stations

Embedding the design


Material refinement


Axonometric study

Anno Domkirkeodden


Archive Homestore and Kitchen

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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


Rear elevation during construction

Dersingham Road

Hidden bathroom


Testing timber materials on site

Archive Homestore and Kitchen

Material studies

The One:One Collection

Flesland site meeting

Flesland and Kristiansund Service Stations

Material studies

King’s Cross W3

King’s Cross W3

During construction

The Architects’ Series, Television Centre

Roof detail

Istanbul Airport

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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.

Boardroom door


Misty morning

Flesland and Kristiansund Service Stations

A walk in the sunshine

Rosemoor Studios

A walk through the trees

MSCP, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Furniture display


Front elevation

Dersingham Road

Dining area

The Architects’ Series, Television Centre

Café visitor

Archive Homestore and Kitchen


The Davidson Prize

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