In 2015, we joined forces with Architecture 00. Together, we enjoy collaborating in a shared environment where strategic, urban and social designers, architects, programmers and economists practice design beyond its traditional borders. 00 work with individuals, governments, corporations and communities to solve problems and anticipate change, and to design successful platforms and places. As a studio it aims to reach beyond the design of objects themselves to the social, economic and environmental systems behind them.
We have just completed the refurbishment of a 1970s three-storey maisonette in Hackney.
When we first met No. 11, it was in a very tired state. It had been neglected for years without love. Without working electricity or plumbing, we had to strip it down to the bare bones and begin again from the basics. The project involved extensive reconfiguration including moving both the bathrooms, knocking down several walls, and replacing plumbing and wiring throughout. The excessive use of our favourite birch panelling material has earned it the nickname of ‘Plywood Palace’ amongst friends. Je’s fastidiously designed kitchen is also now officially known as ‘Food Mission Control’.