ASSEMBLAGE is a London-based studio of architects and urban designers active in a wide field of design from individual objects and buildings through to large urban strategies. Launched in 2003, the studio enjoys commissions from a variety of private and public sector clients in the UK and internationally.
ASSEMBLAGE is a Chartered Practice with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
ASSEMBLAGE architects are registered with the Architect's Registration Board (ARB)
ASSEMBLAGE develops its X through research etc.
Examples of research work are included within the selected project pages.
ASSEMBLAGE runs a Masters Unit in Urban Design at The Bartlett, University College London (UCL). The unit undertakes long-term research through design of the challenges of global urbanisation.
ASSEMBLAGE supports the London School of Architecture (LSA) as part of the Practice Teaching Network
ASSEMBLAGE won the UN HABITAT Economic Housing commission International design competition 2011.
ASSEMBLAGE Director Hannah Corlett was Highly Commended at the International Women in Architecture awards in 2014.
ASSEMBLAGE were awarded first place in the International competition for the design of the new Iraq Parliament 2012.
ASSEMBLAGE judged the 2013 Tamayouz Iraqi Architecture Awards
ASSEMBLAGE uses Autodesk Revit building information modelling [BIM] software. The studio adopts a 3D and "4D" workflow, combining intelligent drawn geometry with project-wide databases. Using "4D" analysis, the studioBIM capable with tools to plan and track all stages in the building's life-cycle, from concept to construction.
ASSEMBLAGE have used building information modelling since 2008
Strategies for minimising energy use are integral to all projects and supporting sustainable technologies are implemented wherever possible.
ASSEMBLAGE has a record of achieving BREEAM ratings of Excellent for its new build completed buildings.
Technical and Quality auditing is carried out to rigorous standards. Our Quality Management Systems use the RIBA Quality Management Tool-kit and supplementary guidance from other authoritative sources. Within the studio we are committed to the operation and upkeep of our systems, which are regularly reviewed and updated against our own methods and innovations and against changes in external influences be they quality standards, legislation, industry standards, custom or practice.
Abstract and fully rendered visualisations are produced in-house, as well as films and animations. As well as the design, layout and production of all printed material for the studio, the team also develops graphic identities, signage and materials palettes for built work.
ASSEMBLAGE produce conceptual sketch models to large scale presentation models in-house. Making models is an integral part of the studio's design process, exploring spatial, structural and formal issues.
ASSEMBLAGE are involved in community consultation and brief development. Community involvement and leadership in the design and planning process are playing an increasingly fundamental role and are the driving principles underpinning the Government’s changes to the policy framework for planning, housing, regeneration and economic growth.
ASSEMBLAGE are supporters and contributors to the Open_City Open_House London scheme.
ASSEMBLAGE are supporters and contributors to the Big Draw Campaign.
ASSEMBLAGE is a supporter and contributor to the RIBA Knowledge Communities. The RIBA Knowledge Communities are networks of architects, engineers, surveyors, architectural technologists and other built environment professionals engaging in specialist subjects across the construction industry. They make up cooperative environments with spaces to debate, facilitate and collaborate with the built environment community on topics ranging from highly focused technical issues to pan-industry policy consultations. Its purpose is to connect and engage these professionals in the advancement of their specific subjects of interest.
'Profile: Assemblage' - Architecture AU
'No knowledge exists in isolation' - Design Online
'Architecture for the City of Peace – Thoughts and Projects for Baghdad' - UQ Architecture Lecture Series
'British firm wins Iraq housing work' - Building Design
'British architects make inroads in Iraq' - Building Design
'Iraq: Tough challenge' - Building Design
'Interview with Peter Besley' - Monocle
'Emerging Woman Architect of the Year shortlist: Hannah Corlett' - Architect's Journal
'Interview with Emerging Woman Architect of the Year Commended: Hannah Corlett' - Architect's Journal
'Women, Construction and Education' - Constructing Equality
'Iraq’s new parliament complex unveiled' - Architecture AU
'Failure of Iconic Buildings' - Dezeen
'Shortlisted for the Iraq Parliament' - Building Design
'Winning Iraq parliament design revealed' - Building Design
'A democratic Iraq must start with its parliament' - Building Design
'Winner held best promise for Iraq' - Building Design
'Hadid or Assemblage?' - Architect's Journal
'Assemblage beats Hadid to $1bn Iraq parliament job' - Construction Week
'Assemblage Wins Iraqi Parliament Competition' - Arch Daily
'Brisbane architect's firm to design new Iraqi parliament complex' - Brisbane Times
'Iraq’s new parliament complex unveiled' - Architecture Now