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Contemporary Architectural Practice, London, England, UK

studio octopi Architects – Latest Buildings

Delfina Foundation Expansion, Victoria, London, England, UK
Design: studio octopi and Shahira Fahmy
Delfina Foundation
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Delfina Foundation
The Delfina Foundation has recently undergone a major £1.4m expansion, to make it the largest artist residency provider in London when it reopens in January 2014.
The project’s architects are Chris Romer-Lee and James Lowe, directors of London-based architects office (‘Small Project – Architect of the Year’ finalist, Architect of the Year Awards 2013) with Shahira Fahmy.

Orchard House, Wiltshire, south west England
Orchard House Wiltshire
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Orchard House – 28 Nov 2012
Orchard House was commissioned as a place in which to live, work and pursue various hobbies. The Client specifically wanted to create a lasting piece of responsive architecture that was not defined by her use of a wheelchair and where the building interacted effortlessly with the landscape.

Bradfield College Greek Theatre, Berkshire, England, UK
Bradfield College Greek Theatre
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Bradfield College Greek Theatre – 2 Jun 2011
Amphitheatre Refurbishment – galvanised steel walkways, oak seating and cladding
Bradfield College is an independent school situated in the Berkshire countryside. At the heart of the school, is a 1000 seat amphitheatre. Enclosed by mature trees and planting, the setting is romantic and magical. Since 1890, the school stages a triennial Greek play that is world renowned.

Barnett House, Dulwich, London, UK
Barnett House Dulwich
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House in Dulwich – 19 Apr 2011
This English architecture practice have been granted planning permission for a single storey extension in south east London. The extension’s appearance and detailing is a direct response to the well preserved 1930s architecture of the property. The 1930s were a rampant period of homebuilding, strong orthogonal forms with repetitive and economic structural rhythms dominated the architecture and furnishings.

Key Projects by studio octopi Architects

Featured Building by studio octopi, alphabetical:

Park Avenue South, Crouch End / Muswell Hill, north London, UK
Date built: 2010
Park Avenue South
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Park Avenue South
RIBA London Award 2010
Grand Designs Awards 2010 – Best Extension
AJ Small Projects 2010 – 3rd prize
NLA Shortlist for ‘Don’t Move, Improve’ 2010

Ullswater Yacht Club, Lake District, north west England, UK
Architecture Competition Entry by studio octopi
Ullswater Yacht Clubhouse
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studio octopi : Ullswater Yacht Club design

More projects by studio octopi Architects online soon

Madrid Architecture Photos
Images by Chris Romer-Lee for e-architect
Reina Sofia Madrid
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Madrid Architecture Photos – studio octopi visit to the Spanish capital, Nov 2010
This London architects office were in Spain for The Madrid Symposium. Following Studio octopi partner James Lowe’s win as one of this year’s ‘40 under 40’ leading European architects, an exhibition of our projects was unveiled at the symposium. James’ duties also extended to a short talk on our Stratford Kiosks Competition win.

Location:101 Southwark Street, London SE1 0JF, UK

studio octopi Architects – Practice Information

Architect office based in London, UK

studio octopi : London Architects

Chris Romer-Lee:
Chris Romer-Lee Studio Octopi

Chris Romer-Lee

Chris studied architecture at the University of Plymouth and The Bartlett School of Architecture, London. Before starting studio octopi Chris worked on a broad range of public and private projects including RIBA award winning exhibitions within the Millennium Dome, a 25,000sq ft school, a restaurant and an adult education college.

Chris co-founded this architecture practice in 2005 with James.

About Studio Octopi
This architecture firm is establishing itself as one of the UK’s leading emerging architecture practices. It grew through a series of small private residential commissions, and in more recent years has undertaken a number of high profile projects, such as the refurbishment of Saatchi & Saatchi’s interior, and the Thames Baths Projects. The office works across the commercial, public and private sectors, and has won a series of accolades including the RIBA London Award in 2010 for its extension of a Victorian London terrace, Park Avenue South. Soon after, its Stratford Kiosks project received a ‘New London Award’ which celebrates London’s best architectural achievements.

Responding creatively and intellectually to specific briefs has emerged as the architect practice’s strength, inspired by the site’s historical and environmental conditions. Traditional expertise combined with an inventive and contemporary application of materials adds to its success. The architecture practice is currently engaged on two cultural projects: the Bradfield Greek Theatre and Delfina Foundation.

Architectural Context : Architecture Discussion by Melissa Beasley of studio octopi
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