SOUP architects

SOUP Architects / Patrick Walls, Jamie Le Gallez and Max Babbe
Patrick Walls, Jamie Le Gallez and Max Babbe / SOUP Architects

About SOUP Architects

Founded in early 2012 by friends Max, Jamie & Patrick, SOUP Architects started as a small practice with some big ambitions.

All working in other practices before SOUP, we were able to draw on over 60 years worth of industry experience to develop a new, young and dynamic practice that focussed on giving our clients the best possible professional service and continue to develop our approach to architecture and design.

With over 89 completed projects, 5 RIBA Awards and 2 studios since 2012, SOUP has gained a momentum that none of us expected.

We are friendly, approachable, and able to tailor our services to meet the needs of projects from small extensions, up to multi-unit housing developments. We are proud that most of our work comes to us through recommendations, with former clients often becoming great friends.

We are passionate about inspiring others and sharing our work and methods, and are often invited to lecture at universities.

Everyone who works at SOUP has something different to add to the SOUP. We embrace a design dialogue within the practice and hope that by challenging each other, the design gets more refined. We encourage our clients to engage in this process too, as we believe that it makes it far more enjoyable, but also results in a much better result.

LOCATION: London, United Kingdom

Longis View House / SOUP Architects

The brief was to design a new energy efficient, low maintenance house filled with natural light for a couple and their extended family when they visit. The Longis View house is orientated to maximise the spectacular coastal views to the south of the site whilst retaining the sense of intimacy, set slightly into the hillside to the north.

Oatlands Close House / SOUP Architects 9

Oatlands Close House by SOUP Architects

We were asked to look at renovating and extending an existing 4-bedroom house on a long north/south axis site in Surrey. The existing house had a very poor connection to a fantastic rear garden. The plot is on the bend of the road and makes the Oatlands Close house sit at an angle to the long rear garden, which for us created an interesting dynamic and great opportunity.

Broombank House by SOUP Architects 11

Broombank House by SOUP Architects

The Broombank House is set into the banks of the sloped site and accessed via a single-track lane that arrives into a sunken entrance courtyard, offering glimpses of the views beyond. The brief from our client was to create a relaxed contemporary house within a reconsidered, ‘natural’ landscape that blurred the site boundaries to its neighbours and adjoining marshland.

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