achangeofstate Photos & Videos

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Concept studies in card, acrylic, paper, plaster for inhabited facade. Concept explores strategies for depth, reveal, thin-ness, opacity, transparency, translucency. The facade incorporates display, seating and points of threshold. Unrealised. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Concept studies in card, acrylic, paper, plaster for inhabited facade. Concept explores strategies for depth, reveal, thin-ness, opacity, transparency, translucency. The facade incorporates display, seating and points of threshold. Unrealised. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Concept studies in card, acrylic, paper, plaster for inhabited facade. Concept explores strategies for depth, reveal, thin-ness, opacity, transparency, translucency. The facade incorporates display, seating and points of threshold. Unrealised. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Fashioning inspiring spaces from within massive mid and late twentieth century corporate office buildings for the contemporary workplace sector is a demanding practice. Understanding the constant shifts in workplace trends, being ahead of the curve, visioning market leading space, working within the speculative market for non occupiers and so forth, presents unique challenges. Our work in this sector, continues for many of the leading property speculators and developers, and often on the borders and thresholds between established markets. We are restless, inquisitive, explorative and tirelessly devoted to helping our clients realise value and enabling existing building stock to grown into new versions of themselves. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Fashioning inspiring spaces from within massive mid and late twentieth century corporate office buildings for the contemporary workplace sector is a demanding practice. Understanding the constant shifts in workplace trends, being ahead of the curve, visioning market leading space, working within the speculative market for non occupiers and so forth, presents unique challenges. Our work in this sector, continues for many of the leading property speculators and developers, and often on the borders and thresholds between established markets. We are restless, inquisitive, explorative and tirelessly devoted to helping our clients realise value and enabling existing building stock to grown into new versions of themselves. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Fashioning inspiring spaces from within massive mid and late twentieth century corporate office buildings for the contemporary workplace sector is a demanding practice. Understanding the constant shifts in workplace trends, being ahead of the curve, visioning market leading space, working within the speculative market for non occupiers and so forth, presents unique challenges. Our work in this sector, continues for many of the leading property speculators and developers, and often on the borders and thresholds between established markets. We are restless, inquisitive, explorative and tirelessly devoted to helping our clients realise value and enabling existing building stock to grown into new versions of themselves. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Emerging proposals for a significant workplace occupying a full city block, South London. The architectural language is intentionally heavy, adopting an expression of massive spans of architectural stone at each slab edge, articulated by a broad grid of thick brick piers, supporting deep set horizontal windows. The entrance is conceived as a grand lobby, accessed via a 40m long colonnade. Upper stories are articulated by a series of roof terraces and gardens. ______________________ One trend is that the use mix is richer and no longer about adding shops at ground floor level, or residential apartments above. Instead, the mix might include a cinema or music venue, extending the building’s operational hours, bringing in new and more diverse constituencies, and contributing to the life of the city.  The erosion of the traditional security barrier makes workplaces a more generous part of the urban fabric adding experience rather than withdrawing it. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany   #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Emerging proposals for a significant workplace occupying a full city block, South London. The architectural language is intentionally heavy, adopting an expression of massive spans of architectural stone at each slab edge, articulated by a broad grid of thick brick piers, supporting deep set horizontal windows. The entrance is conceived as a grand lobby, accessed via a 40m long colonnade. Upper stories are articulated by a series of roof terraces and gardens. ______________________ Floor depths are minimised so users are always within reasonable distance of a window, and ceiling heights are maximised to give space and volume. Both strategies improve worker well-being, as do touches such as openable windows, which give users a sense of ownership, a feeling that they are in control of the space rather than it controlling them. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany   #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Emerging proposals for a significant workplace occupying a full city block, South London. The architectural language is intentionally heavy, adopting an expression of massive spans of architectural stone at each slab edge, articulated by a broad grid of thick brick piers, supporting deep set horizontal windows. The entrance is conceived as a grand lobby, accessed via a 40m long colonnade. Upper stories are articulated by a series of roof terraces and gardens. ______________________ We are continually inspired by the Victorian industrialists and their workplaces. The warehouse taxonomy of high ceilings, good light, robust detailing and inherent flexibility are long life and loose fit. Our office buildings also reflect a more fluid idea of work. As working lifestyles have flexed to take advantage of emerging technologies, and concerns about work-life balance have increased, places of work become places of mixed use. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany   #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Emerging proposals for a significant workplace occupying a full city block, South London. The architectural language is intentionally heavy, adopting an expression of massive spans of architectural stone at each slab edge, articulated by a broad grid of thick brick piers, supporting deep set horizontal windows. The entrance is conceived as a grand lobby, accessed via a 40m long colonnade. Upper stories are articulated by a series of roof terraces and gardens. ______________________ In the UK, we spend more than 92,120 hours at work during our lifetime. Accordingly our challenge is to design healthy and sustainable work-places within rigorous technical guildines, but also to elevate the resulting spaces so they are beautiful and characterful too. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany   #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Emerging proposals for a significant workplace occupying a full city block, South London. The architectural language is intentionally heavy, adopting an expression of massive spans of architectural stone at each slab edge, articulated by a broad grid of thick brick piers, supporting deep set horizontal windows. The entrance is conceived as a grand lobby, accessed via a 40m long colonnade. Upper stories are articulated by a series of roof terraces and gardens. ______________________ We aim to make the work-place a connected, active fragment of the city rather than an insular retreat. The best workplaces are physically embedded in their context, embodying the past whilst adding a new layer of history. They represent an identity both for users and passers by. They are relevant and generous, offering more uses other than work. They are mini-cities, offering interesting journeys, places of respite and chance encounter. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany   #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Emerging proposals for a significant workplace occupying a full city block, South London. The architectural language is intentionally heavy, adopting an expression of massive spans of architectural stone at each slab edge, articulated by a broad grid of thick brick piers, supporting deep set horizontal windows. The entrance is conceived as a grand lobby, accessed via a 40m long colonnade. Upper stories are articulated by a series of roof terraces and gardens. ______________________ Our interest in the longer life of our buildings presents us with particular challenges when commissioned to create workplaces. Most office buildings are designed speculatively, to robust guidelines, without specific end users. So how can we design places for work which really are places, full of generosity and character? www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany   #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Facade study for sheltered accommodation scheme arranged around a courtyard. An outer skin of corrugated cladding wraps an inner core of fletton brickwork, the industry work horse. The materiality is intentionally raw and reductivist in nature, with a focus on executing detail and workmanship through an economy of means. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Facade study for sheltered accommodation scheme arranged around a courtyard. An outer skin of corrugated cladding wraps an inner core of fletton brickwork, the industry work horse. The materiality is intentionally raw and reductivist in nature, with a focus on executing detail and workmanship through an economy of means. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Facade study for sheltered accommodation scheme arranged around a courtyard. An outer skin of corrugated cladding wraps an inner core of fletton brickwork, the industry work horse. The materiality is intentionally raw and reductivist in nature, with a focus on executing detail and workmanship through an economy of means. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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R7, Morris + Company, Kings Cross, London

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R7, Morris + Company, Kings Cross, London

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R7, Morris + Company / Aga Khan Centre, Fumihiko Maki Kings Cross, London

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On Sunday 20th January our #instagram feed reached 40,000 followers, with 10,000 new followers in just under 5 months. Our feed is intended to offer an insight into our methodology and processes, with continuous updates on live projects and construction progress. It is also a behind the scenes view of our studio, culture and team. More can be found on https://morrisand.company Mentions go out to all of our followers including the most recent ones including @arialisid @aisha_holmes @veo.veo @smsmsm402 @asp_mx @nswarkitectur who were among those most recently to join. our mini video is a nod to the narrative, whimsy, complexity and messaging possible with the most economic of means, an origami-forty. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Pigmented cast plaster study model for mixed housing, London. The emerging scheme proposes a densely articulated silhouette of stepped roofs, pitches, gables and chimneys in elevation, complimented by bays, turrets and interlocking units in plan. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany   #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Hand cut and coloured card study models for a major city block/mixed use workplace, London. The emerging scheme is a dense cluster of heavily gridded volumes which step in tune to extreme variations in contextual constraints. The project features a free flowing ground floor for business incubation, staggering decks, logias and terraces, a dramatic internal atrium and a coherent programme of complimentary uses. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany   #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Pigmented cast plaster study model for emergency family housing, London. The emerging scheme incorporates a shared internal court, articulated by balconies, decks and a pitched roof line. Units are assembled around a strategic vision in which repeated components facilitate variety and economy. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany   #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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This Derwent building to be reused for London's first photographic museum. We are currently looking at the two restaurants and new members bar #fotografiska #london # whitechapel⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #andymartinarchitecture #ama #architecture #achangeofstate #architecturalphotography #contempory #archello #arquitetura #haus #huis #house #dezeen #museam #art

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Trees, and the materials they produce, are intrinsically linked with space, time, and climate. The processes and conditions under which trees grow remain visible in the structural properties (strength, flexibility, density), colour, and grain of the timber. Growing vertically towards its primary energy source, the sun, and layering outwards at its trunk gives a directional quality in the timber that is visible in variation of tone and texture in its grain. In this way, especially when used in an urban setting, through human intervention we can help reveal these characteristics. In today’s often disconnected and sterile urban environments, this helps to emotionally reconnect us with nature and climate. As well its remarkable potential as a structurally performing material, through innovative pre-fabrication processes such as glulam and CLT and jointing methods, timber is a sensorially rich material. It looks, sounds, feels, and smells very different to concrete or steel. It is warm and welcoming to the touch, making it an especially emotionally rich material to use internally. In the Morris+Company model shop we test, learn, play with these qualities through a range of model making techniques - trying to find solutions to architectural questions that perform well both structurally and sensorially. For example using full scale timber samples in 1:1 prototypes for our Alfriston School project, or veneers and balsa for our Wildernesse Restaurant scheme. We also use substitute wood based materials such as paper and card to simulate and test many of the material properties of timber at a range of scales. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany   #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Trees, and the materials they produce, are intrinsically linked with space, time, and climate. The processes and conditions under which trees grow remain visible in the structural properties (strength, flexibility, density), colour, and grain of the timber. Growing vertically towards its primary energy source, the sun, and layering outwards at its trunk gives a directional quality in the timber that is visible in variation of tone and texture in its grain. In this way, especially when used in an urban setting, through human intervention we can help reveal these characteristics. In today’s often disconnected and sterile urban environments, this helps to emotionally reconnect us with nature and climate. As well its remarkable potential as a structurally performing material, through innovative pre-fabrication processes such as glulam and CLT and jointing methods, timber is a sensorially rich material. It looks, sounds, feels, and smells very different to concrete or steel. It is warm and welcoming to the touch, making it an especially emotionally rich material to use internally. In the Morris+Company model shop we test, learn, play with these qualities through a range of model making techniques - trying to find solutions to architectural questions that perform well both structurally and sensorially. For example using full scale timber samples in 1:1 prototypes for our Alfriston School project, or veneers and balsa for our Wildernesse Restaurant scheme. We also use substitute wood based materials such as paper and card to simulate and test many of the material properties of timber at a range of scales. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany   #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Our competition winning proposal ‘Hidden Homeless’ featured on @dezeen following @marcusfairs interview in @dezeen before Christmas of two homeless Londoners. The interviews are startling accounts of the plight faced daily for those facing Homelessness. ‘The latest figures show that 6,180 people are sleeping rough, in tents or on buses and trains in the capital. Across Britain 24,250 people face a homeless Christmas. Numbers in England have risen 120 per cent since 2012.’ The competition was organised by New Horizon Youth Centre and @johnmcaslanpartners with the office of the @mayorofldn. Coined ‘Stepping Stones’ our Vision is to provide an inclusive, viable and holistic site strategy that can support a managed and balanced community by providing homeless young residents (16-21yr olds) with a safe, supportive stepping-stone into long-term housing solutions (Housing First), whilst also catering for a transient community of young professionals (20-35yr olds). Each resident is treated with equal dignity sharing the same design principles. Publicly accessible Co_Working spaces and the Charity shop empower the residents, their shared home thus a destination for the local community and visitors alike. Our scheme aims to set a benchmark/exemplary standard, which could be replicated in other existing buildings, to address the real and pertinent housing pressures facing young people across London. Given the complex nature of homelessness, we interviewed a range of experts and stakeholders who work with homelessness in London at the pre-competition stage, including @crisis_uk , Bedu and residents of St Christopher’s Fellowship. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany   #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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#FUTURE : looking forward to 2019 and beyond we are presently engaged in projects across multiple sectors, at varying scales of complexity and scope, including : a new £23M community health facility containing a general practitioner surgery, a community health centre and an early years nursery : multiple workplace and office buildings in the City of London, Shoreditch, Birmingham, Shepherds Bush, Nine Elms and Brent Cross : a number of significant schemes tackling the housing sector in the most broad sense with multiple Co_Live schemes, a fully 100% affordable housing project and many mixed tenure schemes planned across many boroughs including Southwark, Haringey, Hounslow, Lambeth, Hackney, Camden : and a range of projects for private and public sector clients. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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#PRESENT : construction phase work for a number of important schemes has continued throughout 2018 with projects either at early stages of site enabling or close to completion, including; ————————— Hampstead Green Place for @pegasuslifeuk : a £30M new build retirement community close to completion in the heart of Hampstead close to Hampstead Heath. The project consists of 60 one, two and three bedroom apartments, arranged across four interconnected blocks which range in height from four storeys to ten, in response to salient contextual constraints. The project features a central south facing court yard, around which communal facilities are wrapped which include a swimming pool, a restaurant, fitness and spa spaces. Due for completion Q1 2019. ————————— The Featherstone Building for @derwent_london : a new landmark workplace in the heart of Old Street environs contributing to an expanding estate of important workplaces designed for and managed by Derwent London and their team of agents and advisors. Site enabling works commenced Q4 2018/Q1 2019. ————————— Energy Hub for @lendlease : a complex hybrid building of interlocking programmes which include a Combined Heat and Power facility designed to service 3,000 homes, a community space and restaurant, a two storey Early Year’s Nursery and a newly completed Pocket Park serving the surrounding community. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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#PAST : 2018 has been a pivotal year for our burgeoning practice, with several notable completions including : ————————— R7 for #argentllp : a £70M Grade-A workplace replete with a three screen @everymancinema , @happyfacepizza restaurant and subterranean night club, a future leisure and fitness space and over 150,000sqft of office space topped by a roof level viewing terrace. ————————— Wildernesse Restaurant for @pegasuslifeuk : a freestanding pavilion designed as an interpretation of a traditional Victorian Tea Room, but adopting modern methods of construction and offsite/prefabrication. ————————— Wildernesse Mews for @pegasuslifeuk : eight new two and three storey mews houses designed for retirement age living within a holistic masterplan built around a mature woodland setting within the Greenbelt. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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The newly completed Wildernesse Mews -Part of the Wildernesse House estate in Sevenoaks, Kent, for PegasusLife. The central idea for the retirement community is that everyone, irrespective of age, shares the aspiration to live in a beautiful and socially inclusive environment. The creation of caring, safe and secure environments, which promote healthy living and wellbeing, lies at the heart of these plans. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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The newly completed Wildernesse Mews -Part of the Wildernesse House estate in Sevenoaks, Kent, for PegasusLife. The central idea for the retirement community is that everyone, irrespective of age, shares the aspiration to live in a beautiful and socially inclusive environment. The creation of caring, safe and secure environments, which promote healthy living and wellbeing, lies at the heart of these plans. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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The newly completed Wildernesse Mews -Part of the Wildernesse House estate in Sevenoaks, Kent, for PegasusLife. The central idea for the retirement community is that everyone, irrespective of age, shares the aspiration to live in a beautiful and socially inclusive environment. The creation of caring, safe and secure environments, which promote healthy living and wellbeing, lies at the heart of these plans. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Preparatory card maquette for emerging scheme, London. The model explores a building fragment. The building is one of a quadriptych of buildings forming an urban block, designed in close working dialogue and collaboration with a number of other architect participants. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Preparatory card maquette for emerging scheme, London. The model explores a building fragment. The building is one of a quadriptych of buildings forming an urban block, designed in close working dialogue and collaboration with a number of other architect participants. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Preparatory card maquette for emerging scheme, London. The model explores a building fragment. The building is one of a quadriptych of buildings forming an urban block, designed in close working dialogue and collaboration with a number of other architect participants. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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A ‘One-to-One’ Faux Facade model stage-propped in an industrial shed in Greenford, West London for a new work place for @derwent_london by #mocoarchitects. The model, an abstract interpretation of multitude moments within the envelope design, explores junctions, fabric, texture, colour and so forth. It is joyfully reminiscent of the Wild West Saloon movie props of the 1970’s. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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A ‘One-to-One’ Faux Facade model stage-propped in an industrial shed in Greenford, West London for a new work place for @derwent_london by #mocoarchitects. The model, an abstract interpretation of multitude moments within the envelope design, explores junctions, fabric, texture, colour and so forth. It is joyfully reminiscent of the Wild West Saloon movie props of the 1970’s. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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A ‘One-to-One’ Faux Facade model stage-propped in an industrial shed in Greenford, West London for a new work place for @derwent_london by #mocoarchitects. The model, an abstract interpretation of multitude moments within the envelope design, explores junctions, fabric, texture, colour and so forth. It is joyfully reminiscent of the Wild West Saloon movie props of the 1970’s. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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A ‘One-to-One’ Faux Facade model stage-propped in an industrial shed in Greenford, West London for a new work place for @derwent_london by #mocoarchitects. The model, an abstract interpretation of multitude moments within the envelope design, explores junctions, fabric, texture, colour and so forth. It is joyfully reminiscent of the Wild West Saloon movie props of the 1970’s. (📸 credit; Alejandro Londono) www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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A sequence of model studies exploring material properties for a proposed new community health care centre, GP surgery and early years nursery, South London. Through these sequences we are seeking to observe the qualities of light, reflection, grain, transparency, depth and shadow whilst also responding to the technical constraints of privacy, orientation, environmental responsiveness. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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A sequence of model studies exploring material properties for a proposed new community health care centre, GP surgery and early years nursery, South London. Through these sequences we are seeking to observe the qualities of light, reflection, grain, transparency, depth and shadow whilst also responding to the technical constraints of privacy, orientation, environmental responsiveness. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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A sequence of model studies exploring material properties for a proposed new community health care centre, GP surgery and early years nursery, South London. Through these sequences we are seeking to observe the qualities of light, reflection, grain, transparency, depth and shadow whilst also responding to the technical constraints of privacy, orientation, environmental responsiveness. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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My contribution to the #Article_25 #10x10 charity auction on 22 November 2018 at Twentytwo Bishopsgate. The event invites 100 prominent artists, architects, and designers, to contribute an artwork responding to a grid of 100 squares cast over an area of London. This abstracted grid this year traces the route of the Elizabeth line through central London, from Bond Street station to Liverpool Street and the City, thus offering 100 subjective views on the changing landscape of the city, drawing upon narratives of ‘concealed and revealed’, ‘above and below’, and ‘macro or micro’. My submission, a triptych, entitled East Meets West, is an imaginary world, both utopian and dystopian in field of view. The title is a working representation of the physical, territorial and cultural interfaces we experience within the shifting nucleus of the city as it migrates eastwards. The three pieces explore the dynamic juxtaposition of old and new, ancient and contemporary, slow and fast. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Study model for emergency family housing, London. The emerging scheme incorporates a shared internal court, articulated by balconies, decks and a pitched roof line. Units are assembled around a strategic vision in which repeated components facilitate variety and economy. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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New Peek 👀is up on the blog. Click through our Stories for the highlights or check our bio for the full Peek.⠀⠀ -⠀ Morris+Company @moco_arch is an evolution of Duggan Morris Architects. Rebranded in 2018 and under the helm of Joe Morris, its name reflects its collaborative and ambitious spirit for the future.⠀ -⠀ We met up with Joe Morris in their Old Street offices on a Tuesday morning to discuss the new direction, mindfulness, his talented team and how being vegan can influence one’s position in architecture.⠀ -⠀ Joe, on his amazing team at Morris+Company⠀ -⠀ I have an amazing team that makes the ideal day possible.⠀ -⠀ Keir, David, Charlotte, Miranda and Harriet are integral to Morris+Company. Hugh, Ben and Danielle and so forth. I’m less and less involved in the day-to-day management of the practice and I rely on this core team immensely.⠀ -⠀ In a way, it’s about being self-aware enough to understand where I need team members who specialise and are better at certain tasks than I am. For instance, I have less model making skills than Luke, I can’t negotiate a fee as good as Keir, my drawing skills are no match for Kugathas and Sandra and my resourcing skills are nowhere as good as David’s.⠀ -⠀ However, I can ‘out-cycle’ all of them on a bike!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #architecture #architecturelovers #architect #dezeen #artanddesign #architektur #next_top_architects #archdaily #designboom #moderndesign #artandarq #architecturephotography #buildings #building #architexture #minimal #decor #house #modern #geometry #abstract #midcenturymodern #arquitectura #contemporary #mocoarchitects #achangeofstate #homedesign #interiors #design #designer

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The second edition of the Housing Design Handbook is now in production, featuring our case study on Brentford Lock West. The #housingdesignhandbook provides a complete understanding of what makes successful housing design. Through the analysis of work by a wide range of other UK practices, it illustrates good design principles and accumulates a wealth of knowledge in a readily accessible format for the first time. An excerpt from the book; “Everyone deserves a decent and affordable home, a truth (almost) universally acknowledged. But housing in the UK has been in a state of crisis for decades, with too few homes built, too often of dubious quality, and costing too much to buy, rent or inhabit. It doesn’t have to be like this. Bringing together a wealth of experience from a wide range of housing experts, this completely revised edition of The Housing Design Handbook provides an authoritative, comprehensive and systematic guide to best practice in what is perhaps the most contentious and complex field of architectural design. This book sets out design principles for all the essential components of successful housing design – including placemaking, typologies and density, internal and external space, privacy, security, tenure, and community engagement – illustrated with case studies of schemes by architecture practices working across the UK and continental Europe. Written by David Levitt and Jo McCafferty ( @levitt_bernstein ) – two recognised authorities in the field – and with contributions from more than twenty other leading practitioners, The Housing Design Handbook is an essential reference for professionals and students in architecture and design as well as for government bodies, housing associations and other agencies involved in housing.” www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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Just completed; our row of mews houses for @pegasuslifeuk in Sevenoaks. Heavy masonry dwellings, deep reveals, set backs and broad chimneys articulate this humble sequence of buildings. It’s creative origin lies within an interpretive reaction to the historic setting of the original estate house; a Grade II Listed dwelling, altered over subsequent generations. www.morrisand.company ______________________ #morrisandcompany #mocoarchitects #moco_voices #achangeofstate

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