[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 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 CHURCH DISPLAY CONTEMPORARY ART TO ATTRACT A NEW AUDIENCE AND REDEFINE IT’S PLACE IN THE COMMUNITY?
Our proposal to reinvigorate St Martin's church takes advantage of the large volume within to show large pieces of artwork and installations that would not otherwise be displayed in Brighton. By transforming the adjacent church hall into an accompanying cafe, bookshop and ticket office, the scheme allows for the retention of all current uses without inducing any major building work.
Introducing large scale artworks or installations into the space need not prevent the usual running of the church. On the contrary, it will encourage new ways of interpreting the spectacular space. Not only will the incoming pieces encourage the exploration of larger mediums in Brighton, but, as with the Turbine Hall, will inspire compelling responses to the historically significant context. As well as attracting new visitors, the congregation would be able to interact with the space in a new way. The programme of installations would bring these magnificent features to a new audience, and carry the church into 21st century Brighton.
St. Martin’s Church
Location: Brighton, UK
Client: St. Martin’s Church
Project Team: Alex Smith, Maegan Icke, Michael Waters
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
Client: L&Q Housing Association
Project Team: Alex Smith, Ayse Cagin Bailey, Margherita Zompa, Carolina Borgatti, Daniel Ford