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Jun 2021

New Architects 4 Film

We have created a short film describbing 2 of our projects to help publicise the launch of the New Architects 4 Publication. 

Apr 2021

Public House

We have submitted this 8 unit apartment sheme for planning permission.  It includes reporvision of an existing pub and the design is influenced by the character and froms of the houses in the surrounding area. 

Mar 2021

Defrag House almost complete

Our contractor ahs comissoned some drone shots of our almost completed project in Alvechurch.  We are looking forward to photographing the project this summer.

Jan 2021

Bradbury Street Workspaces starts on Site

We are optimistic about the year to come which will include completion of the refurbishment and extension of the Bradbury Street Workspaces which face onto Gillett Square in Dalston.


Dec 2020

Seasons Greetings

2020 has presented us all with more challenges than we could ever have anticipated but we feel proud of our achievements and look forward to 2021 with ever more enthusiasm.  Stay safe all, look after each other, and we hope see you next year.
October 2020

Zig Zag Rooftop

We have been working on a rooftop extension in West London.
Oct 2020

Table 2.0

We have forged closer relationships with our friends and collaborators BAT Studio on a number of projects including a furniture system for a startup. Recently we commissioned them to develop some flexible tables for our new studio space.
Table 2.0 meets the demands of a post 2020 flexible office, allowing us to meet, make, work, display and play.  The CNC birch faced ply table comes together with just 4 bolts.
Oct 2020

Studio 2.0

We have moved the studio to Fish Island and are looking to embrace new ways of working to offer flexibility and lifestyle improvements to our staff.  We look forward to inviting you over when we can!
July 2020

Inhabited Roof

Is it possible to provide high quality homes and compliment a town’s historical context?  Referencing the historic local architecture, this proposal includes inhabited pitched roofs to improve the quality of light in the apartments by creating double height spaces and terraces which are recessed into the roof form like an inverted dormer.
June 2020


We showcased our concept for some Coastal Holiday Homes in 2020.
May 2020

Book: New Architects 4

We are delighted to announce that we have been selected to appear in an upcoming book entitled ‘New Architects 4” published by The Architecture Foundation.  Thanks to the judges for selecting us.

May 2020

Green House

We have submitted planning for ‘Green House’ a refurbishment and extension project in Hackney. 

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Jan 2020

Pragmatic Idealism Lecture

Director Alex Smith gave a talk last year at Fashion Brand Net-a-Porter about the recent work of the practice. 


Dec 2019

Merry Christmas From [Y/N] Studio

It’s been another exciting year, we have worked on some amazing projects with some amazing clients. We look forward to seeing you all next year.
Dec 2019

Exhibtion: Gingerbread City

The Gingerbread city exhibition is now open.
Nov 2019

Architects Declare UK

We are proud to offer our support to the Architect’s Declare Movement.

Nov 2019

The Asterisk

We developed an asterisk shaped housing scheme in 2019.  The scheme has 60 apartments and associated comercial space.  
Nov 2019

Tender: Haverfield Road

We have tendered a residential refurbishment project.  The scheme uses coloured crital partitions to create a layout which is flexible for the client.

Nov 2019

SeaSIDE House

We have completed our Gingerbread City house ready to be exhibited at somerset house.

SeaSIDE house is our interpretation of a beach house,  resting on its SIDE to capture oblique sea views and with a generous rooftop terrace to allow gummy bears to chill out in a boiled sweet hottub.
Oct 2019

Exhibtion: Gingerbread City 2019

We will be taking part in Gingerbready City 2019.
Aug 2019

New Projects:

We have been appointed to work on 2 new residential projects in East London.  We are looking forwards to developing them with some lovely new clients.

July 2019

Oslo Architecure Triennale

[Y/N] Studio team member Maegan Icke along with jewellery designer Rachel Jones-Jones are contibuting their work entitled Tool/Toy to the Oslo Architecture Triennale.   Oslo Architecture Triennale is the Nordic region’s biggest architecture festival, and one of the world’s prominent arenas for dissemination and discussion of architectural and urban challenges.   They are looking to raise money to help with some of the costs of production.  Please take a look below to see how you can help.

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July 2019

Hull Waterfront to feature in Exhibition

Hull City Council are planning an exhibition of all entries submitted to the Hull Living with Water Competition.  The exhibition will be held in Trinity Market, Market Hall, Trinity House Lane, Hull, HU1 1RS from the 8th – 17th July.

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July 2019

Patel Dey House Progress

The sloping timber clad external envelope of our Patel Dey House is nearly complete.

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June 2019

Value(s) Exhibition

Our new practice profile has been launched with accompanying exhibition of our recent work.

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May 2019

Timber Glass House featured in the Architects journal

Our Vernon Road Glass House was featured in the architects journal.

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May 2019

Value(s) Exhibition: Open Studio 1st June

We are hosting an exhibition in our studio.  The Exhibition entitled value(s) looks at the last 2 years of our work and considers how establishing clear values for each project can add value and become a generator for innovative design.


Apr 2019

Patel Dey House Progress

Our Patel Dey House scheme is taking shape.

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Feb 2019

Exhibition: [Y/N] Studio’s scheme longlisted for the Network Rail Bridge Competition

Our entry for the RIBA run network rail bridge competition was longlisted.  The scheme will be featured in an exhibition at the RIBA in portland place from the 28th February 2019 until 3rd April.

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Jan 2019

Patel Dey House starts on site.

Our Patel Dey House scheme has started on site.  Expected completion date is May 2019.

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Dec 2018

Merry Christmas From [Y/N] Studio

Its been an exciting year, we have been developing our existing relationships and are looking to grow our network.

Dec 2018

Glass House Complete

The Glass House project in Birmingham has completed on site.

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Dec 2018

Pocket Living + [Y/N] Studio

We are delighted to be working with Pocket Living on a series of feasibility studies.  Pocket offer compact and well designed apartments to cater for the needs of first time buyers in the capital.

October 2018

Glass House Starts on Site

Our Glass House Project has started on site and is well underway.

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October 2018

Acle Bridge Visitors Centre

Our Acle Bridge Visitors centre proposal is now online. 

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October  2018

St Martin’s Church, Brighton

Our submission for St Martin’s Church in Brighton looks to utilise the space for large scale art installations.

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September  2018

Hidden Homeless

We proposed a skills exchnange centre to help tackle london’s hidden homeless crisis.

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August  2018

Phedon House awarded planning

Our Phedon House sheme was awarded planning permission.  The scheme which will be clad in weathered steel is dues to start on site next year.

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August 2018

Stepped Nursey

As part of an invited competition for a large site in West London we proposed a nurwery and community centre.  Our scheme included a nursey which is designed to angle views towards an existing mature tree.

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August  2018

Competition, 2nd Prize

[Y/N] Studio were awarded 2nd prize in an invited competition for a large site in West London.  Our scheme proposed a series of large stepped buildings which would provide large public terraces.

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July  2018

Circle Square, Lanzarote

[Y/N] Studio entered a competition in Arrecife Lanzarote for a public space which creates natural shelter and enclosure from busy urban life.

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July 2018

Bradbury Street Workspaces Awarded Planning Permission

We are delighted to announce that the bradbury street workspaces scheme was awarded planning permission.  Work is due to start on-site in 2019.

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︎ Architects Journal article
︎ Building Design article

July 2018

[Y/N] Studio featured in the architects journal

[Y/N] Studio were featured in the architects journal’s new practices section. Practice director Alex Smith describes what its like to set up a practice in the immediate aftermath of the Brexit Vote.  

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May 2018

Dolls House Update

We have posted some new images of the interior for our residential extension scheme in Alvechurch.

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March 2018

Competition Win

We are delighted to announce that [Y/N] Studio have won a competition to design 4 luxury holiday homes in Greatstone, Kent.  More to follow soon.

March 2018

Railway Tavern Submitted for planning

Planning has been submitted for the Railway Tavern Residential Scheme.

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February  2018

Pentagonal Tower

We have worked up a pentagonal tower concept for a developer client.  The scheme makes 5 apartments per floor, all of which are dual aspect.

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January 2018

2018 is going to be an exciting year for us

This year we have a number of projects either starting on site or enterring into construction stages.

January 2018

Happy New Year

We have launched our new website. Happy new year everyone!


October 2017

Bradbury Street Consultation

We are speaking and answering questions at a public consultation in the Vortex Jazz Bar on 27.10.17. Come and check out our ideas for the project.

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October 2017

Planning Permission Granted

Our plans for Garratt Lane have been granted planning permission.

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December  2016


We have been approached to extend and refurbish an Edwardian house in Edgbaston, Birmingham. Once complete, it will allow its residents to circulate in a continuous loop. 

November 2016


Alex Smith has been quoted in Mark Magazine describing the impact of timber structures.

November 2016

Hoop HQ

[Y/N] Studio are helping tech company HOOP to inhabit their new offices in Farringdon, London.

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October 2016

Patel/Dey House

[Y/N] Studio have been appointed to refurbish and extend a house in Walthamstow, London. 

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October 2016

Garratt Lane

[Y/N] Studio are working with L&Q Housing Association to deliver 5 new homes in Wandsworth including one luxury 3 bed townhouse.

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May 2014

Garden Studio

[Y/N] Studio have completed work to design a Garden Room in Cheltenham.
December 2012

Pecha Kucha

[Y/N] Studio have been invited to speak at Google’s HQ as part of an upcoming Pecha Kucha Night.December

December 2012

Lidoline featured in Exhibition

The Lidoline is featured in the Greater London Authority (GLA) building as part of a recent exhibition for the Highline for London competition.


September 2012

Lidoline Press

The Lidoline was featured on the ITN London News and was publicshed widely in the press.

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︎ Guardian Article

September 2012

"Disaster Ready Housing" to feature in new book

The new book questions the Utopian framework of architecture to explore design for real, emotional and social communities, inspired by the ideas of late architect and Royal College of Art tutor Gerrard O’Carroll. The book was been edited by Whitechapel Gallery Director Iwona Blazwick.