We are a studio of architects and designers based in London. We’ve had the opportunity to work on large scale, culturally diverse projects from a variety of private and public sector organisations in the UK and internationally. In parallel we also teach at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.
Speculative design strategies have been instrumental in shaping our approach, as a result the practice has developed a close pairing of professional practice and research. Through all our work lies a preoccupation with the provocative nature of materials, the technology of fabrication and the mechanics and poetics of spatial sequencing. We design across scales and do not delineate between urban design and architecture.
We have built a strong reputation for intelligent solutions that creatively add value for our clients. Our growing team of talented and dedicated designers share a culture of exploration and innovation. The studio has won a string of major international design competitions and commissions including the new Iraq Parliament and housing settlements for UN HABITAT. Currently we are leading the new Design District at the heart of the Greenwich Peninsula Masterplan.
Design for sustainability is integral to all projects in the studio as standard. Progressive technologies and strategies are methodically supported in the design at each project stage. ASSEMBLAGE has achieved new-build BREEAM ratings of "Excellent" since 2008.
The use of both physical and digital models is a key part of our working process. These models range widely in scope from conceptual sketch models to larger format presentation models. The models explore conceptual, structural and detailing design issues for the benefit of client and designer alike.
Abstract and realistic visualisations of design work are produced in-house by the studio, including films. We also supplies graphic identities, signage and 2D materials palettes for built work.
We use market-leading Autodesk Revit software, a 3D Building Information Modelling (BIM) workflow, combining intelligent drawn geometry with project-wide coordinated information databases.
We offer a full range of professional architectural services:
▪ Urban Design
▪ Architectural Design
▪ Interior Design
▪ Consultant Coordination
▪ Local Authority submissions
▪ Sustainability Advice
▪ Conservation Areas and Listed Buildings
▪ Construction Information
▪ Materials/Component Specification
▪ Tendering Advice
▪ Building Contract Administration
ASSEMBLAGE is a Chartered Practice with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)