Projects

Public Spaces Along the Thames – Cycle Highway, London

In the past decade, 155% more Londoners have started cycling to work. TfL anticipates that this figure, which is in part due to the four new Barclays Cycle Superhighways, will rise by a further 35% by 2015 in response to the introduction of another nine Superhighways. These Cycle Superhighways provide segregated cycle routes for commuters coming from outer London into the City. However, city...

Ravensbourne College, London

Ravensbourne College is a university sector college in the field of digital media and design. Completed in 2010, the new building sits next to The O2 in the Greenwich Peninsula. By moving from outer London to a new purpose-built building in inner London, the College aimed to bring the institution closer to partner institutions and the industries to which it relates. The new building is therefore...

Wooden Bench

Housing Prototype

Werner Capital housing...

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Ilot PSA Citroën, Nantes

The Îlot PSA Citroën project is is a mixed-use development comprising market and social housing, offices and retail elements. The residential and office components are each accommodated into discrete compact volumes for maximum spatial, and arranged in such a way as to create a large open space. The compact footprint of the residential blocks minimises the interior circulation space and...

Residences for Artists and Researchers, Paris

The site of the residential complex for artists and researchers on Île Seguin was previously the former home of the Renault factory in Paris. It is bordered on one side by the river Seine and on the other by a large park designed by Michel Devigne. Each building on the Île was required to integrate an element of a masterplan for the site, designed by Stéphane Maupin. The residential complex...

ZAC Eurêka – Îlot 21, Castelnau-le-Lez, France

Adaptive re-use of 20 Eastbourne Terrace, London

20 Eastbourne Terrace is an early 1960s sixteen storey office tower that was to be refurbished for residential use. The building forms part of the Land Securities estate facing Paddington station, with the two buildings to either side, 10 and 30 Eastbourne Terrace, having been recently refurbished and re-clad for commercial use. The refurbishment of 20 Eastbourne Terrace presented the...

Bastion St Antoine Archaeological Museum, Geneva

Tampere Art Museum, Tampere

Science Museum Entrances and Patrons’ Centre at The Science Museum, London

Guggenheim Competition, Helsinki

Our proposal for the Guggenheim Helsinki is an infinitely adaptable structure that both accommodates the diversity of art - now and its indeterminate future - in its very structure and composition, and mediates between the museum as a place for encountering art and the city of Helsinki without making the two seamless, or becoming a ‘decorated shed’: an urban sculpture with a functioning...

London 2012 Olympic Park, London

The London 2012 Olympic Park in the Lea Valley is designed around the concept of the “Games in the Park”, with sports venues placed within a green landscape which is a continuation of the Lea Valley Park and crosses the Thames towards Greenwich. This strategy has huge post-Olympic regenerative potential since its construction requires the introduction of numerous pedestrian and vehicular...

Spanish Pavilion at the 2005 World Expo, Aichi, Japan

The Spanish Pavilion at the 2005 World Expo in Aichi, Japan, explored the cultural hybridisation which has been a central theme throughout Spanish history. In particular, the pavilion focused on the architectural potenial of hybridisation of the European Jewish-Christian cultures and the Islamic occupation of the Iberian Peninsula between the 8th and 15th centuries. Since arches, vaults, lattices...

The Virtual and Architecture, From Life, Royal Academy, London

Inherent in every great building are ideas or concepts that transcend the actual building itself and have the potential to be actualized in a number of other ways to generate other buildings. They are what Gilles Deleuze would call the virtual in the actual or real, a kind of potentiality that can become actual in different or other ways. Today, the process of design is inundated by diverse...

Architecture Room, Royal Academy 2017 Summer Exhibition, London

Architects make conceptual drawings, models and sketches to generate ideas for a building; images, models, and computer animation may then be deployed to present these ideas to clients and end-users; and a set of co-ordinated drawings needs to be made for use in the construction process. If examples of all of these were displayed together in a small gallery in the Royal Academy, the result would...

Architecture and Its Affects at the Arsenale, 13th Venice Biennale, Venice

Affects in buildings are the ground through which architecture must now engage with everyday life and culture. Whereas historically architecture strove towards meanings for such a ground, comprehension of meanings requires a shared understanding that does not exist in todays plural society. Affects engage people through aesthetic perception. Whereas meanings are dependent on an individual's...

Proposal for a temporary pavilion – Pavilion 1

Proposal for a temporary pavilion – Pavilion 2

Proposal for a temporary pavilion – Pavilion 3

Next at the British Pavilion, 8th Venice Biennale, Venice

In 2002 the British Council selected Foreign Office Architects to create a site-specific installation to represent Britain at the 8th Venice Architecture Biennale. In response to the Biennale’s theme, Next, the installation used FOA's own Yokohama International Ferry Terminal project to answer the question posed by the Biennale, ‘What will architecture of the future be like?’ The...

Future City: Experiment and Utopia in Architecture 1956 – 2006 at the Barbican Art Gallery, London

Commissioned by The Barbican, Future City: Experiment and Utopia in Architecture 1956 - 2006, was designed as an exhibition to chart the development of experimental architecture since 1956. The Barbican Art Gallery asked: "What would it be like to live in a hairy house, a floating city, or an inflatable pod? Pure fantasy or the shape of things to come? From extraordinary houses and incredible...

Villajoyosa Municipal Police Headquarters, Villajoyosa, Spain

Designed as the headquarters for the Municipal Police in Villajoyosa, the building occupies a triangular site delimited by the railway station and the main highway access to the town centre. The building's irregular pentagonal footprint is kept as compact and low so as not to interrupt the large mountain and the remnants of local farmland which form its scenic background - as though the building...

La Rioja Technology Transfer Centre, La Rioja, Spain

Located on the outskirts of Logroño, the capital of La Rioja region, the Technology Transfer Centre integrates several academic environments - a national IT training centre, a technology transfer centre for IT research and development and an incubator for IT-related businesses - into a single building. The building is designed to form the educational facility as an integral part of its...

Torrevieja Municipal Theatre and Auditorium, Torrevieja, Spain

The Torrevieja Municipal Theatre and Auditorium was commissioned as part of a larger urban infrastructure program intended to raise Torrevieja's profile beyond its status as a mass tourist destination. Located on a corner site of a block in the town centre, the project comprises a 650-seat theatre and auditorium and the redevelopment of the existing neighbouring plaza. Given the scarce amount...

BBC Music Box, London

This project was designed to house the BBC’s three orchestras and a large amount of additional office space on the new White City Campus. The proposal aimed to engage the essence of the BBC as a public Broadcasting Corporation by visually connecting the space of the studio with the space of the city, through a glass membrane. As the studios are mainly for rehearsals, the building’s...

Banque Libano-Française, Beirut

The site for the BLF New Headquarters is located in the heart of the Mar Mikhael district, that presents a mix of living, working and leisure uses. It is charged with the opportunity to be conceived as a hybrid development that interweaves the bank headquarters with public functions in order to remain active throughout the day. The site is an opportunity to introduce “inclusionary public...

IOC Headquarters The Olympic Campus, Lausanne

The new IOC Headquarters is designed to replace the existing Olympic House with a compact courtyard building, to minimize the amount of park ground occupied by the new headquarters whilst providing an office building with the best environmental performance. The courtyards bring in light, natural ventilation and views of the exterior into two levels of workspaces within the building. They also...

Dulnyouk Publishers, Paju, Korea

This project provides Dulnyouk Publishers with a new facility which consolidates their directive, administrative and editorial facilities. It is located in Paju Book City, a strategically-designed satellite town of Seoul intended centralise the editorial business in the region. The site is a 2000m2 lot on the western edge of a hill, towering over the valley where Paju Book City is located. The...