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 develops its design approach through research.
This research is carried out in association with Universities, other studios, individuals, and via in-house projects.
ASSEMBLAGE lead Design in the Masters of Architecture in Historic Urban Environments [MAHUE] at The Bartlett, University College London (UCL).
The MAHUE Master's programme pioneers the development of a more diverse and creative approach to the reinterpretation and reuse of historical environments in cities around the world.
ASSEMBLAGE have also led a Masters Unit in Urban Design at The Bartlett, University College London (UCL).
The Unit undertook long-term research through design of the challenges of global urbanisation.
Members of ASSEMBLAGE are also regular external critic for several leading universities.
CLOUD is a centre for research, debate, and projects that address spatial and environmental issues facing London through innovative architecture and urban design. CLOUD is focused on the practical application of the research being carried out.
The RIBA International Conference was the centrepiece of RIBA International Week, a programme of events exploring the New Urban Agenda – the United Nations' global strategy for sustainable development and housing over the coming two decades. [FILM]
Examples of research work are included within the selected project pages.
ASSEMBLAGE offer a full range of professional architectural services:
▪ Architectural Design
▪ Interior Design
▪ Consultant Coordination
▪ Local Authority submissions
▪ Sustainability Advice
▪ Conservation Areas and Listed Buildings
▪ Construction Information
▪ Materials/Component Specification
▪ Tendering Advice
▪ Measured Surveys
▪ Building Contract Administration
▪ Final Account Settlement
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 an integral part of the studio's 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. The studio also supplies graphic identities, signage and 2D materials palettes for built work.
The studio uses market-leading Autodesk Revit software, a 3D Building Information Modelling (BIM) workflow, combining intelligent drawn geometry with project-wide coordinated information databases.
'Greenwich design district: ‘It’s going to have this amazing anthill quality’' The Architects' Journal
ASSEMBLAGE are appointed as both urban designers and architects of London's first purpose-built DESIGN DISTRICT specifically for the creative industries
'Award-winners and rising stars reveal Greenwich creative district designs' The Architects' Journal
'Greenwich Peninsula: a regeneration project with design at its heart' Evening Standard
'Eight Architects Are Creating London's Newest Design District' Architectural Digest
'Profile: Assemblage' - Architecture AU
'Architecture for the City of Peace – Thoughts and Projects for Baghdad' - UQ Architecture Lecture Series
ASSEMBLAGE were awarded first place in the International competition for the design of The New Iraq Parliament 2012.
'Iraq’s new parliament complex unveiled' - Architecture AU
'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?' - Architects' 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
'Failure of Iconic Buildings' - Dezeen
ASSEMBLAGE won the UN HABITAT Economic Housing commission International design competition 2011.
'British firm wins Iraq housing work' - Building Design
'British architects make inroads in Iraq' - Building Design
'Iraq: Tough challenge' - Building Design
'Constructive Criticism' - Guardian
ASSEMBLAGE Director Hannah Corlett was Highly Commended at the International Women in Architecture Awards in 2014.
'Emerging Woman Architect of the Year shortlist: Hannah Corlett' - Architect's Journal
'Interview with Emerging Woman Architect of the Year Commended: Hannah Corlett' - Architects' Journal
ASSEMBLAGE judged the 2017 Mount Pleasant Design Competition