Tuesday, January 08, 2013

We Made That! London's Architecture & Design Practice

We Made That is a young, London-based architecture and design studio that works in a broad range of contexts - predominantly delivering public works for community use. Interest has been growing in the firm for some time, not least since it scooped the 2011 Architecture Foundation-organised Three Mills contest to design a new play space next to the Olympic park in London. The contest's organisers praised the 'Wild Kingdom' project design for its combination of imaginative vision and down-to-earth approach, a sentiment echoed in the studio's mission to produce work that is at once considered, pragmatic and charming.

Co-founders Oliver Goodhall and Holly Lewis who studied at the Royal College of Art and the Bartlett School of Architecture, London respectively, place a great amount of importance on conservation and collaboration in their projects. These have included 'Beach Hut' on the Lincolnshire Coast and 'Unlimited Edition,' a series of speculative newspapers, complied using the snapshot contributions of artists, designers and community members living in the A11 postal area of London. Have a look here: