[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 A DENSE MASTERPLAN CREATE ELEVATED GREEN SPACE?
[Y/N] Studio have developed proposals for a large site in West London to redefine its civic centre. The local authroity had identified the site as an opportunity for height and density. Our proposal looks to create a dense and rich masterplan formed around a new street which will include workspace, retail, restuarants, a hotel and community centre with nursery. The buildings are all expressed horizontally and step away from nearby 2-4 storey buildings to minimise their impact and maximise usable green terrace space. The height of the proposal will attract attention from afar but it’s green spaces will help to knit it into the community.
Mixed Use Masterplan
Type: Hotel, Retail, Workplace, Learning, Urban Realm, Mixed Use
Size: 25,000m2 Floor space.
Project Team: Alex Smith, Ayse Cagin Bailey, Maegan Icke
CAN A MODEST EXTENSION TRANSFORM A HOME?
We were approached by the client to extend and refurbish an Edwardian house in Edgbaston, Birmingham. The house was first extended 15 years ago, and the existing orangery on the ground floor has since fallen into disrepair. The scheme replaces an existing orangery with a timber framed glass structure and breaks through an existing wall allowing its residents to circulate in a continuous loop.
Timber and Glass Orangery
Location: Birmingham, UK
Type: Residential, Refurbishment
Project Team: Alex Smith, Maegan Icke,
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.
Location: Bradbury Street, Dalston, London
Type: Commercial, Workspace
Client: Hackney Co-opererative Development
Project Team: Alex Smith, Maegan Icke, Roxani Tseranidou, Carolina Borgatti, Ezmira Peraj, Ainhoa Valle
CAN A CO-WORKING SPACE AND HOMELESS SHELTER COMBINE TO BE MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL?
Through a skills exchange system, our proposal combines a reduced rent co-working space with short and medium stay accommodation for London's homeless youth. By tackling these two prescient issues simultaneously, we have devised a pragmatic and achievable solution to help reduce hidden homelessness. The programme includes co-working within the existing structure and short and medium stay accomodaton in a 2 storey metal clad box above, Sanwiched between these uses is the exchange level where along with provision of phones and computers, there are dedicated spaces for skills workshops, classes and healthcare provisions.
New Horizons Exchange
Location: Camden, UK
Type: Workplace, Residential
Client: New Horizons
Project Team: Alex Smith, Ayse Bailey, Maegan Icke, Michael Waters
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
Client: Broads Authority
Project Team: Alex Smith, Maegan Icke, Ayse Cagin Bailey