A handcrafted single-family house built on a small infill plot. Built from brick and timber the project uses inventive planning and bespoke details to make the best use of the micro site. Completed Spring 2018.
THE REX BUILDING
A new apartment building in the cultural heart of London. A bespoke aggregate facade folds to create a rhythm and oblique views whilst contextualizing with its Victorian neighbours through proportion and symmetry.
A landmark project for a London neighbourhood that creates a new residential community set within two shingle clad pavilions.
The project radically reconfigures a dilapadated Victorian building into 8 new apartments through the addition of a new lower-ground floor and contemporary rear extension. Using a simple palette of natural materials and well-proportioned spaces, the project aims to provide contemporary living spaces that create a synergy between the old and the new.
A project to convert a small infill garage site into a detached family house. The project carefully negotiates a series of physical restrictions to provide a spacious 3-bedroom home. Clad in charred timber batons a 'super-sized' roof folds in response to neighbouring light and views, whilst internally a series of simple yet bold spaces emerge.
ST. JOHN'S ORCHARD
A development of 4 luxury townhouses all set within a converted Victorian convent in South London. The project required complex structural and basement works whilst at the same time demanding the highest level of finishing and bespoke detailing. An architectural language was developed for the project which was decidedly modern, yet resonated with the history of the Victorian building. The project was done in collaboration with John Smart & Guy Greenfield.
ST. JOHN'S VILLA
The sister project to the St John's Orchard townhouses, St John's Villa is a development of 6 apartments set within a finely restored Victorian villa. The project was done in collaboration with John Smart & Guy Greenfield.
The work of Unit C at the University of East London explored the gap between machine manufacturing and the hand-made. Working in close collaboration with industry and the latest technology the students explored a chosen material each year; developing site specific ideas, large scale study models and finally 1:1 working prototypes of building components. Unit C was taught by Ty Tikari, Clara Kraft-Isono, and Satoshi Isono.
Student work from 2014-2016: