We set out to create a flat – Birch & Clay Refugio – for a family of five that maximised flexibility of spaces and storage solutions and reflecting the family’s links with Barcelona.
RISE Design Studio
RISE Design Studio is an innovative contemporary architecture practice based in London, making schools and houses, dealing with England and Ireland’s diffuse light and absolute materiality.
Architecture is experienced emotionally, felt through the skin as much as viewed through the eyes. For this reason, since Sean founded the studio in 2011, there has been a strong focus equally on the physicality of their work as on its conception.
Our work is informed by an awareness of place and context, craft and materiality, local climate, inclusion of sustainability, a consideration of form, and an understanding of the simplicity and quality of well-made buildings.
We approach every project as a unique and singular opportunity. Through discussion, observation and research, informed by our considerable project experience, we engage in a critical investigation of each project’s needs and constraints – with the objective of delivering the highest level of design quality, and buildings which are practical, inspiring and beautiful.
Our work is also characterised by a rigorous and analytical approach to function and planning, and a thorough process of refinement which is applied to every detail.
LOCATION: London, UK
LEARN MORE: https://www.risedesignstudio.co.uk/
The Douglas House was designed, in many ways, from the inside out: we took the absolute limits of permitted development rules in terms of what we could achieve in increasing the volumes on Ground and Second Floors and then re-shaped