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[Y/N] Studio is an architecture practice based in London.  


We ask questions about the site and brief to maximise their potential. The questions are always complex but a successful answer should be as simple as Yes or No

Our talented team has experience of delivering award winning buildings and we work at all scales, across all sectors and in any location.


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CAN YOU REDEFINE AND REBRAND AN EXISTING WORKSPACE WITHOUT COMPROMISING IT’S BEST ATTRIBUTES?


This project involves the refurbishment of existing affordable workspace, and the provision of 500m2of extra workspace in a mezzanine extension. Our proposal aims to maximize the potential of the existing building, while creating new spaces and further animating the square within which it lies.


Dalston Works
Location: Bradbury Street, Dalston, London
Type: Commercial, Workspace
Size: 1500m2
Collaborators: Hawkins/Brown
Client: Hackney Co-opererative Development
Status: Planning
Date: 2017

Project Team: Alex Smith, Maegan Icke, Roxani Tseranidou, Carolina Borgatti, Ezmira Peraj, Ainhoa Valle


CAN A BUILDING BE ICONIC, CONTEXTUAL AND BLEND WITH THE LANDSCAPE SIMULTANEOUSLY?


The existing site of the proposed visitor centre is an L shaped piece of land which includes three existing buildings surrounded by mature trees and the riverside pathway. Rather than build a single large building near the road, [Y/N] Studio proposed a cluster of new and refurbished buildings which provide the required facilities and encourage a greater connection with the landscape. 

Acle Bridge Visitor’s Centre
Location: Acle Bridge, Norfolk
Type: Public, Learning, Cultural
Size: 250m2
Client: Broads Authority
Status: Competition
Date: 2018

Project Team: Alex Smith, Maegan Icke, Ayse Bailey

CAN YOU MAKE VARIETY IN A FIXED SYSTEM?


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Location: tbc
Type: Housing
Size: 1000m2
Client: tbc
Status: Competition
Date: 2018

Project Team: Alex Smith,  Ayse Bailey

CAN A NEW BUILDING REFLECT THE HISTORY OF ITS NEIGHBOURS?


Behind a listed workhouse wall in Wandsworth lies the west wing of Earlsfield House, an Edwardian mansion block.  [Y/N] Studio are delivering four refurbished apartments in a listed building, and a new townhouse. Using textured brickwork, the townhouse compliments the varied hues of the historical walls, while providing a modern counterpoint.


227a Garratt Lane
Location: London, UK
Type: Residential
Size: 600m2
Client: L&Q Housing Association
Collaborators: Hawkins/Brown
Status: Tender
Date: 2016-2017

Project Team: Alex Smith, Ayse Cagin Bailey, Margherita Zompa, Carolina Borgatti, Daniel Ford

CAN A CIRCULAR PUBLIC SPACE PROVIDE AN ANTIDOTE TO AN ORTHOGANAL CITY GRID?


El Almacén Square is subservient to the city grid, defined by the streets that surround it, exposed to the elements in the daytime and alive at night.  Our proposal - Plaza Circular - will provide a green place for contemplation, a complimentary antidote to the busy urban environment and hot sun. A large circular central opening surrounded by planters, made from red honed concrete mixed with locally sourced volcanic aggregate, removes the inherent geometric hierarchy of the city, creating a sense of enclosure and introspection.

Plaza Circular
Location: Arrecife, Lanzarote, Spain
Type: Urban Realm
Size: 800m2
Client: Cabildo de Lanzarote
Status: Competition
Date: 2018

Project Team: Alex Smith, Maegan Icke, Ayse Bailey