We've been developing shop front designs with Jimmie of Photo Express (family business of over 20yrs) and Mr.Patel of Barking News and Wines.

The Photo Express window will be opened up to bring more daylight into the shop, along with new neon sign, A-board, new artwork to the roller shutter and an interior display of Barking archive high street photos and passport photos from past years.  

News & Wines pavement objects (Milk crate, newspaper rack, Lyca mobile stand and bubble gum dispenser) will be cleaned up and reclad to allow for poster display, notices and latest Lyca offers to the sides of the objects. [+ a small thank you to Mr.Patel for giving us a Valentine's day treat of a bottle of wine after today's progress meeting!]


We are starting stakeholder consultation work for phase 02 of shop front improvements to Barking town centre and adding to the work already done by We Are Laura, The Bread Collective and Zarah Hussain. See some of the work so far on the Paint the Town blog.


We talk at the Victoria & Albert's Making It: Careers in Art and Design Workshop about some of our work  and the role of the Architect. More here


Its been an intense and exciting week working up proposals with Fatima Fawzzy and Alaa Larri as well as exchanging ideas with the other teams, facilitators Angela Brady and Adrian Lahoud and the judges .  Many thanks to the British Council and partners for organising such an amazing week.  Read more about what we got up to in BD Feature,  arch-dailye-architect, Qatar Tribune, Gulf Times and The International Islamic.


Click here to drawings and more information...


Building Design & Architect's Journal talk about the Doha residency - Read the full AJ Article or BD Article


We're excited to be going to Doha in November for a week-long design charette - we'll be paired with Qatari architects to research and explore new ways to address the changing urban landscape of Old Doha. The brief focuses on the principle of Al Turath Al Hai (Living Heritage). More details on the British Council blog, click here!


Thank you to Paul Martin our web designer for doing such an amazing job! 


We had a successful and well-received private view at Krypti cultural centre in Zakynthos, Greece. The exhibition continues throughout September, exploring the theme of natural and artificial landscapes. Exhibition design / curation by you&me - see more


Researching traditional and modern weaving techniques with Meucci and Grevi for Museo della Paglia feasibility study (Straw Museum Signa, Italy)


Other guest speakers include David Kohn, Stanton Williams and Studio Egret West. 

Surface Design Show