We’re very pleased to announce that Sanchez Benton Architects were awarded Building Design’s Young Architect of the Year 2023 last night. Congratulations to the other shortlisted practices, and all of the other winners. A big thank you to our clients and collaborators.

SBa has achieved accreditation as a Living Wage Employer. This provides a voluntary benchmark for employers that choose to take a stand by ensuring their staff earn a wage that meets the costs and pressures they face in their everyday lives.

21 March 2024 - Searching for Eden, Architecture in the face of the climate and biodiversity crisis. Tom Benton will give a lecture about the studio's work, our values and themes percolating into every design decision.

Working worms-eye axo and model of an ongoing project in Whitstable’s conservation area, intended as a mini HQ for our collaborators @arrantindustries. The project aims for delivered with a combination of low self-build skills and the extreme high skill of key trusted makers in the town.

The extreme geometry of what is an unlikely site – neither at the front nor the back - is in tension with a design ambition to define the largest possible rational unprogrammed space and push explicit function to the periphery of both plan and section.

Won through invited competition in late 2023, Sanchez Benton Architects have delivered a series of improvements to the Grade 1 listed ICA to meet evolving needs including a new entrance foyer, bookshop, café and main gallery space.

Sanchez Benton Architects worked alongside the ICA team to develop a plan for improvements and securing Planning permission and Listed Building consent. The first phase of works was delivered during the 2023 Christmas closure to keep the ICA open and ready for a busy 2024 multi-disciplinary programme.

The project has reimagined the ICA’s exhibition and reception spaces, making the building more user-friendly and easier to navigate. A generous foyer, new café, reconfigured bookshop and accessible ramp into a now enclosed gallery enhance the visitor experience and provide a backdrop to host visitors to the many venues at the ICA.

Come and have your say on a new Action Plan for Neasden Town Centre which we are developing for the London Borough of Brent. We are leading a multidisciplinary team, collaborating with Rumi Bose (Community Consultation), Concept Culture (Place Branding) and Where Pathways Meet (Landscape and Sustainability).

10 Minutes - We are very pleased to have been interviewed by Stephanie Davidson for her latest book 10 Minutes. It compiles 24 conversations with architects and designers from 15 countries, discussing their relationship with materials and how this informs architecture’s place in society.

Holyrood Street wins a Civic Trust Award. "The project has potential for catalysing much wider impact given its modest size, and it exemplifies an efficient 'swiss-army knife' approach to land use."

We are happy to share that we have been selected for two lots on the new Architecture + Urbanism (A+U) Framework.

The Mayor of London has awarded his new A+U Framework to 65 innovative and diverse built environment consultants, across 10 lots, to support his mission to celebrate a better, greener and more sustainable London for everyone.

Digital twin 3d Model for our new built Community Centre in Hackney. The design touches the ground lightly with slender pile foundations, low embodied carbon timber structure and biobased insulation. The project was designed to be fully demountable when the Charity's lease on the land runs out.

Rotterdam Ripresa presents a city that aims to amend instead of renew, accepting not just the pleasant past, but also the impudent present. An urbanism of fragmentary interventions as a grand cadavre exquis where authorship is deluded rather than distilled, completing found ensembles that never were, but always could have been

We have just received planning permissionfor the renovation and environmental upgrade of four existing warehouses into studios. Construction is planned to start in early 2023.

Peveril Gardens and Studios has been shortlisted for this years RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize. The winner will be announced on the 13th October alongside the Stirling Prize.

Our cafe, garden and market infrastructure at no. 7 Holyrood street is now open! It forms a new gateway for the Low Line’s expansion from London Bridge towards the east, extending the existing secret garden at Gibbon’s rents onto the street.

It completes the first phase of our master plan for the transformation of Holyrood street into a thriving public realm. The project is designed to be demountable, using only dry mechanical connections throughout.

We are very please that Peveril Gardens and Studios has won two RIBA Awards 2022.

Casabella 930 February 2022, edited by Ellis Woodman and William Mann. Very pleased to have our work included in this issue amongst such a talented group of architects.

Edel Assanti’s new gallery at 1 Little Titchfield Street is now open to the public. The inaugural show, Noemi Goudal’s ‘Post Atlantica’ expands across the three main galleries, combining sculpture, photography and film.

We were commissioned by the gallery to reimagine the ground floor and basement of an early Edwardian mansion building running across the full depth of the city block.

Our approach works with the distinctive grain of the existing building, celebrating its original character and retaining the beautiful proportions and varying light qualities of the existing rooms.

Delighted to be presenting our work at this event. Architecture on Stage profiles some of the most exciting emerging architects working in Britain today.

We are very pleased that our Lock Keeper's Cottage project has won an RIBA Award 2021. A testament to a brilliant team and visionary clients. "The project is by turns stimulating, engaging and delightful for its owners and passersby, making a significant contribution to its setting", the judges remarked.

Our Peveril Gardens and Studios project (aka Forma HQ) has completed onsite and is open to the public for the first-time during Frieze London 2020 for a special showing of Alberta Whittle’s ’RESET’

We are honoured to have been named as one of the top young architects’ practices in the UK. The Architects’ Journal list of 40 under 40, celebrates the UK’s most exciting emerging architectural talent.

Our project for a new garden and kiosk in London Bridge received planning permission last year but then all plans went on hold. We are delighted to have now been given the green light; the project will start onsite in early 2021.

We have recently completed the refurbishment and extension of a large family house in the Poet's Corner Conservation area.

New interventions have been woven through the building, informed by its history and the found forms, materials, and character of the existing house.

We are very pleased to announce that our Lock Keeper’s Cottage has been voted winner of the reader’s vote for the RIBA awards London.

The project has also recently been published in Architecture Today.

Our project for the Boiler House Community centre has been granted planning permission.

We are delighted to have been selected for the Architecture Foundation ‘New Architects 4’ publication. The book will bring together the work of the best British architecture practices established in the last 10 years.

We designed and made a display shelf for the Most Beautiful Swiss Books exhibition. 85 concrete blocks, 5 ratchet straps and 19 books. All materials were reused in building sites across London following the dismantling of the exhibition.

Barnsbury Town House - The project reorganises a series of well proportioned rooms across a five storey Georgian Town House. With every intervention the scheme aims to emphasise the found qualities and details already present. A new meandering stone staircase redirects the public life of the house towards the mineral lower ground floor and its garden beyond.

In February 2019 we won a competition to reimagine the future of Holyrood street, a quiet working mews adjacent to London Bridge railway station. Our project forms part of the Low Line network of public spaces running alongside the railway viaducts from Bankside to South Bermondsey.

Working alongside The Connection, a charity helping homeless people back into work, we proposed a public market designed around a central garden kiosk that celebrated and enhanced the neighbouring pocket park. The initial phase of the works has just been granted planning permission by Southwark Council and will be completed in early 2020.

The renewal and extension of a 1970's house in central London is nearing completion. Our interventions celebrate the materials and details of mass produced housing of this period.

We join a large number of architectural practices declaring a Climate and Biodiversity Emergency.
We work hard to get to carbon positive in all our buildings, using embodied carbon sinks and make maximum use of renewable energy sources.

http://architectsdeclare.com

Our project for a raised walled garden and artist studios in South London has started on site. The scheme, a competition winning entry in collaboration with artist Gabriel Kuri, proposes urban renewal through the reimagining of an existing unused 1970's parking structure.

Family of forms -

We have developed and fabricated a family of furniture pieces for a listed house in Primrose Hill, London. The design references the traditional lightness and delicateness of Georgian furniture across five different objects. Ornamentation and pattern are derived from the making process, through a careful setting out of material grain and joints rather than the traditional applied motifs found on originals.

The restoration and extension of a subsiding lock keeper's cottage on the Regent's Canal is nearing completion on site. A new internal in situ concrete structure was developed to support its leaning walls, its presence defining the character of the new interior spaces.

We have won a competition to design a new building and gardens for the N16 Boiler House Community Centre in Hackney. Our scheme reintroduces a public route through the George Downing Estate, defines a series of new gardens and allotments, and envisages a new building containing a community living room and studios. The project will redefine the interaction between the existing facilities and the road, asserting its central role in the social life of its immediate neigbourhood.

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has approved our scheme for a new family house within a row of locally listed worker's cottages. The proposed building is organised around five courtyards and makes the most of the land locked site by exploiting borrowed vistas across neighbouring gardens.

Our project for nine new build apartments at Marischal Road has received planning permission from Lewisham Council. The scheme respects the history of the site by retaining the notion of two plots separated via an internal lane, leading from the street to a garden house. This generous lane organises the plan, and through its detailing and scale becomes a civic room promoting the sense of community. The architecture can be seen as a contemporary reflection of the contextual Edwardian semi-detached villas and brick shop buildings. Two similar but different faces stand side by side to create a twinning that at once evokes the formal paired façade of the Edwardian semi whilst retaining a looseness that compliments the character of the street as a whole.

Southwark Council have granted planning permission to our proposals to transform an existing modernist building into a community garden, a public hall and a public square. The project will transform the high street and provide a much needed green oasis for this densely built up area of Southwark.

The renovation and extension of twin apartment buildings in South London has been completed and recently photographed by Max Creasy.

A series of well proportioned rooms are organised around a central hall, creating light and generous apartments.

We have won a competition organised by Southwark Council

to work on a new public walled garden and square in collaboration with sculptor Gabriel Kuri. sadiecoles.com

Our proposals for the conversion of an 18th century Methodist chapel in Marlborough

into a community arts centre have received planning and listed building consent. paradecinema.co.uk

The gallery is organised as a series of four exhibition rooms,

each with a different spatial character. The street level gallery has an internal window looking down into the main double height gallery, connecting the beginning and the end of the journey.

We have completed a new gallery for The Sunday Painter on the South Lambeth Road.

The project challenges the pure white cube typology by proposing a relationship with the city beyond. The paving slabs of the South Lambeth Road have been continued across the lower ground double height gallery and the high level picture window frames the Tate Public Library across the street.

We have been commissioned to develop a proposal to convert a listed Chapel on the Marlborough Parade into a community cinema and arts centre.

The first Inigo Sushi bar is now open.

We have designed a piece of furniture, utilising stainless steel and leftovers from a stone yard, for the Soho store of a start-up sushi hand roll vendor. The three types of stone recall the colours of their maki rolls.

Carlos and Tom have been appointed as Design Fellows at the University of Cambridge Department of Architecture.

Carlos has been invited to lecture at the Building Centre

about the use and detailing of in situ fair faced concrete in Juergen Teller's studio buildings. buildingcentre.co.uk

An ambitious renovation and extension of two apartment buildings in South London

is under construction. The proposals are structured by daylight to make a suite of well proportioned rooms for living in.

Our proposal for a summer pavilion for the Dulwich Picture Gallery has been shortlisted.

Its proportions and ordering were derived from the careful observation and analysis of Soane's architecture. dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

In the daytime the room’s walls will be ethereally illuminated with light, whilst during the evening the structure will act as a lantern and a marker for the Gallery throughout the summer.

The new Sunday Painter Gallery

opened Saturday 30th September 2017thesundaypainter.co.uk

We’re very pleased to announce that Sanchez Benton Architects were awarded Building Design’s Young Architect of the Year 2023 last night. Congratulations to the other shortlisted practices, and all of the other winners. A big thank you to our clients and collaborators.

SBa has achieved accreditation as a Living Wage Employer. This provides a voluntary benchmark for employers that choose to take a stand by ensuring their staff earn a wage that meets the costs and pressures they face in their everyday lives.

21 March 2024 - Searching for Eden, Architecture in the face of the climate and biodiversity crisis. Tom Benton will give a lecture about the studio's work, our values and themes percolating into every design decision.

Working worms-eye axo and model of an ongoing project in Whitstable’s conservation area, intended as a mini HQ for our collaborators @arrantindustries. The project aims for delivered with a combination of low self-build skills and the extreme high skill of key trusted makers in the town.

The extreme geometry of what is an unlikely site – neither at the front nor the back - is in tension with a design ambition to define the largest possible rational unprogrammed space and push explicit function to the periphery of both plan and section.

Won through invited competition in late 2023, Sanchez Benton Architects have delivered a series of improvements to the Grade 1 listed ICA to meet evolving needs including a new entrance foyer, bookshop, café and main gallery space.

Sanchez Benton Architects worked alongside the ICA team to develop a plan for improvements and securing Planning permission and Listed Building consent. The first phase of works was delivered during the 2023 Christmas closure to keep the ICA open and ready for a busy 2024 multi-disciplinary programme.

The project has reimagined the ICA’s exhibition and reception spaces, making the building more user-friendly and easier to navigate. A generous foyer, new café, reconfigured bookshop and accessible ramp into a now enclosed gallery enhance the visitor experience and provide a backdrop to host visitors to the many venues at the ICA.

Come and have your say on a new Action Plan for Neasden Town Centre which we are developing for the London Borough of Brent. We are leading a multidisciplinary team, collaborating with Rumi Bose (Community Consultation), Concept Culture (Place Branding) and Where Pathways Meet (Landscape and Sustainability).

10 Minutes - We are very pleased to have been interviewed by Stephanie Davidson for her latest book 10 Minutes. It compiles 24 conversations with architects and designers from 15 countries, discussing their relationship with materials and how this informs architecture’s place in society.

Holyrood Street wins a Civic Trust Award. "The project has potential for catalysing much wider impact given its modest size, and it exemplifies an efficient 'swiss-army knife' approach to land use."

We are happy to share that we have been selected for two lots on the new Architecture + Urbanism (A+U) Framework.

The Mayor of London has awarded his new A+U Framework to 65 innovative and diverse built environment consultants, across 10 lots, to support his mission to celebrate a better, greener and more sustainable London for everyone.

Digital twin 3d Model for our new built Community Centre in Hackney. The design touches the ground lightly with slender pile foundations, low embodied carbon timber structure and biobased insulation. The project was designed to be fully demountable when the Charity's lease on the land runs out.

Rotterdam Ripresa presents a city that aims to amend instead of renew, accepting not just the pleasant past, but also the impudent present. An urbanism of fragmentary interventions as a grand cadavre exquis where authorship is deluded rather than distilled, completing found ensembles that never were, but always could have been

We have just received planning permissionfor the renovation and environmental upgrade of four existing warehouses into studios. Construction is planned to start in early 2023.

Peveril Gardens and Studios has been shortlisted for this years RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize. The winner will be announced on the 13th October alongside the Stirling Prize.

Our cafe, garden and market infrastructure at no. 7 Holyrood street is now open! It forms a new gateway for the Low Line’s expansion from London Bridge towards the east, extending the existing secret garden at Gibbon’s rents onto the street.

It completes the first phase of our master plan for the transformation of Holyrood street into a thriving public realm. The project is designed to be demountable, using only dry mechanical connections throughout.

We are very please that Peveril Gardens and Studios has won two RIBA Awards 2022.

Casabella 930 February 2022, edited by Ellis Woodman and William Mann. Very pleased to have our work included in this issue amongst such a talented group of architects.

Edel Assanti’s new gallery at 1 Little Titchfield Street is now open to the public. The inaugural show, Noemi Goudal’s ‘Post Atlantica’ expands across the three main galleries, combining sculpture, photography and film.

We were commissioned by the gallery to reimagine the ground floor and basement of an early Edwardian mansion building running across the full depth of the city block.

Our approach works with the distinctive grain of the existing building, celebrating its original character and retaining the beautiful proportions and varying light qualities of the existing rooms.

Delighted to be presenting our work at this event. Architecture on Stage profiles some of the most exciting emerging architects working in Britain today.

We are very pleased that our Lock Keeper's Cottage project has won an RIBA Award 2021. A testament to a brilliant team and visionary clients. "The project is by turns stimulating, engaging and delightful for its owners and passersby, making a significant contribution to its setting", the judges remarked.

Our Peveril Gardens and Studios project (aka Forma HQ) has completed onsite and is open to the public for the first-time during Frieze London 2020 for a special showing of Alberta Whittle’s ’RESET’

We are honoured to have been named as one of the top young architects’ practices in the UK. The Architects’ Journal list of 40 under 40, celebrates the UK’s most exciting emerging architectural talent.

Our project for a new garden and kiosk in London Bridge received planning permission last year but then all plans went on hold. We are delighted to have now been given the green light; the project will start onsite in early 2021.

We have recently completed the refurbishment and extension of a large family house in the Poet's Corner Conservation area.

New interventions have been woven through the building, informed by its history and the found forms, materials, and character of the existing house.

We are very pleased to announce that our Lock Keeper’s Cottage has been voted winner of the reader’s vote for the RIBA awards London.

The project has also recently been published in Architecture Today.

Our project for the Boiler House Community centre has been granted planning permission.

We are delighted to have been selected for the Architecture Foundation ‘New Architects 4’ publication. The book will bring together the work of the best British architecture practices established in the last 10 years.

We designed and made a display shelf for the Most Beautiful Swiss Books exhibition. 85 concrete blocks, 5 ratchet straps and 19 books. All materials were reused in building sites across London following the dismantling of the exhibition.

Barnsbury Town House - The project reorganises a series of well proportioned rooms across a five storey Georgian Town House. With every intervention the scheme aims to emphasise the found qualities and details already present. A new meandering stone staircase redirects the public life of the house towards the mineral lower ground floor and its garden beyond.

In February 2019 we won a competition to reimagine the future of Holyrood street, a quiet working mews adjacent to London Bridge railway station. Our project forms part of the Low Line network of public spaces running alongside the railway viaducts from Bankside to South Bermondsey.

Working alongside The Connection, a charity helping homeless people back into work, we proposed a public market designed around a central garden kiosk that celebrated and enhanced the neighbouring pocket park. The initial phase of the works has just been granted planning permission by Southwark Council and will be completed in early 2020.

The renewal and extension of a 1970's house in central London is nearing completion. Our interventions celebrate the materials and details of mass produced housing of this period.

We join a large number of architectural practices declaring a Climate and Biodiversity Emergency.
We work hard to get to carbon positive in all our buildings, using embodied carbon sinks and make maximum use of renewable energy sources.

http://architectsdeclare.com

Our project for a raised walled garden and artist studios in South London has started on site. The scheme, a competition winning entry in collaboration with artist Gabriel Kuri, proposes urban renewal through the reimagining of an existing unused 1970's parking structure.

Family of forms -

We have developed and fabricated a family of furniture pieces for a listed house in Primrose Hill, London. The design references the traditional lightness and delicateness of Georgian furniture across five different objects. Ornamentation and pattern are derived from the making process, through a careful setting out of material grain and joints rather than the traditional applied motifs found on originals.

The restoration and extension of a subsiding lock keeper's cottage on the Regent's Canal is nearing completion on site. A new internal in situ concrete structure was developed to support its leaning walls, its presence defining the character of the new interior spaces.

We have won a competition to design a new building and gardens for the N16 Boiler House Community Centre in Hackney. Our scheme reintroduces a public route through the George Downing Estate, defines a series of new gardens and allotments, and envisages a new building containing a community living room and studios. The project will redefine the interaction between the existing facilities and the road, asserting its central role in the social life of its immediate neigbourhood.

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has approved our scheme for a new family house within a row of locally listed worker's cottages. The proposed building is organised around five courtyards and makes the most of the land locked site by exploiting borrowed vistas across neighbouring gardens.

Our project for nine new build apartments at Marischal Road has received planning permission from Lewisham Council. The scheme respects the history of the site by retaining the notion of two plots separated via an internal lane, leading from the street to a garden house. This generous lane organises the plan, and through its detailing and scale becomes a civic room promoting the sense of community. The architecture can be seen as a contemporary reflection of the contextual Edwardian semi-detached villas and brick shop buildings. Two similar but different faces stand side by side to create a twinning that at once evokes the formal paired façade of the Edwardian semi whilst retaining a looseness that compliments the character of the street as a whole.

Southwark Council have granted planning permission to our proposals to transform an existing modernist building into a community garden, a public hall and a public square. The project will transform the high street and provide a much needed green oasis for this densely built up area of Southwark.

The renovation and extension of twin apartment buildings in South London has been completed and recently photographed by Max Creasy.

A series of well proportioned rooms are organised around a central hall, creating light and generous apartments.

We have won a competition organised by Southwark Council

to work on a new public walled garden and square in collaboration with sculptor Gabriel Kuri. sadiecoles.com

Our proposals for the conversion of an 18th century Methodist chapel in Marlborough

into a community arts centre have received planning and listed building consent. paradecinema.co.uk

The gallery is organised as a series of four exhibition rooms,

each with a different spatial character. The street level gallery has an internal window looking down into the main double height gallery, connecting the beginning and the end of the journey.

We have completed a new gallery for The Sunday Painter on the South Lambeth Road.

The project challenges the pure white cube typology by proposing a relationship with the city beyond. The paving slabs of the South Lambeth Road have been continued across the lower ground double height gallery and the high level picture window frames the Tate Public Library across the street.

We have been commissioned to develop a proposal to convert a listed Chapel on the Marlborough Parade into a community cinema and arts centre.

The first Inigo Sushi bar is now open.

We have designed a piece of furniture, utilising stainless steel and leftovers from a stone yard, for the Soho store of a start-up sushi hand roll vendor. The three types of stone recall the colours of their maki rolls.

Carlos and Tom have been appointed as Design Fellows at the University of Cambridge Department of Architecture.

Carlos has been invited to lecture at the Building Centre

about the use and detailing of in situ fair faced concrete in Juergen Teller's studio buildings. buildingcentre.co.uk

An ambitious renovation and extension of two apartment buildings in South London

is under construction. The proposals are structured by daylight to make a suite of well proportioned rooms for living in.

Our proposal for a summer pavilion for the Dulwich Picture Gallery has been shortlisted.

Its proportions and ordering were derived from the careful observation and analysis of Soane's architecture. dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

In the daytime the room’s walls will be ethereally illuminated with light, whilst during the evening the structure will act as a lantern and a marker for the Gallery throughout the summer.

The new Sunday Painter Gallery

opened Saturday 30th September 2017thesundaypainter.co.uk

We’re very pleased to announce that Sanchez Benton Architects were awarded Building Design’s Young Architect of the Year 2023 last night. Congratulations to the other shortlisted practices, and all of the other winners. A big thank you to our clients and collaborators.

SBa has achieved accreditation as a Living Wage Employer. This provides a voluntary benchmark for employers that choose to take a stand by ensuring their staff earn a wage that meets the costs and pressures they face in their everyday lives.

21 March 2024 - Searching for Eden, Architecture in the face of the climate and biodiversity crisis. Tom Benton will give a lecture about the studio's work, our values and themes percolating into every design decision.

Working worms-eye axo and model of an ongoing project in Whitstable’s conservation area, intended as a mini HQ for our collaborators @arrantindustries. The project aims for delivered with a combination of low self-build skills and the extreme high skill of key trusted makers in the town.

The extreme geometry of what is an unlikely site – neither at the front nor the back - is in tension with a design ambition to define the largest possible rational unprogrammed space and push explicit function to the periphery of both plan and section.

Won through invited competition in late 2023, Sanchez Benton Architects have delivered a series of improvements to the Grade 1 listed ICA to meet evolving needs including a new entrance foyer, bookshop, café and main gallery space.

Sanchez Benton Architects worked alongside the ICA team to develop a plan for improvements and securing Planning permission and Listed Building consent. The first phase of works was delivered during the 2023 Christmas closure to keep the ICA open and ready for a busy 2024 multi-disciplinary programme.

The project has reimagined the ICA’s exhibition and reception spaces, making the building more user-friendly and easier to navigate. A generous foyer, new café, reconfigured bookshop and accessible ramp into a now enclosed gallery enhance the visitor experience and provide a backdrop to host visitors to the many venues at the ICA.

Come and have your say on a new Action Plan for Neasden Town Centre which we are developing for the London Borough of Brent. We are leading a multidisciplinary team, collaborating with Rumi Bose (Community Consultation), Concept Culture (Place Branding) and Where Pathways Meet (Landscape and Sustainability).

10 Minutes - We are very pleased to have been interviewed by Stephanie Davidson for her latest book 10 Minutes. It compiles 24 conversations with architects and designers from 15 countries, discussing their relationship with materials and how this informs architecture’s place in society.

Holyrood Street wins a Civic Trust Award. "The project has potential for catalysing much wider impact given its modest size, and it exemplifies an efficient 'swiss-army knife' approach to land use."

We are happy to share that we have been selected for two lots on the new Architecture + Urbanism (A+U) Framework.

The Mayor of London has awarded his new A+U Framework to 65 innovative and diverse built environment consultants, across 10 lots, to support his mission to celebrate a better, greener and more sustainable London for everyone.

Digital twin 3d Model for our new built Community Centre in Hackney. The design touches the ground lightly with slender pile foundations, low embodied carbon timber structure and biobased insulation. The project was designed to be fully demountable when the Charity's lease on the land runs out.

Rotterdam Ripresa presents a city that aims to amend instead of renew, accepting not just the pleasant past, but also the impudent present. An urbanism of fragmentary interventions as a grand cadavre exquis where authorship is deluded rather than distilled, completing found ensembles that never were, but always could have been

We have just received planning permissionfor the renovation and environmental upgrade of four existing warehouses into studios. Construction is planned to start in early 2023.

Peveril Gardens and Studios has been shortlisted for this years RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize. The winner will be announced on the 13th October alongside the Stirling Prize.

Our cafe, garden and market infrastructure at no. 7 Holyrood street is now open! It forms a new gateway for the Low Line’s expansion from London Bridge towards the east, extending the existing secret garden at Gibbon’s rents onto the street.

It completes the first phase of our master plan for the transformation of Holyrood street into a thriving public realm. The project is designed to be demountable, using only dry mechanical connections throughout.

We are very please that Peveril Gardens and Studios has won two RIBA Awards 2022.

Casabella 930 February 2022, edited by Ellis Woodman and William Mann. Very pleased to have our work included in this issue amongst such a talented group of architects.

Edel Assanti’s new gallery at 1 Little Titchfield Street is now open to the public. The inaugural show, Noemi Goudal’s ‘Post Atlantica’ expands across the three main galleries, combining sculpture, photography and film.

We were commissioned by the gallery to reimagine the ground floor and basement of an early Edwardian mansion building running across the full depth of the city block.

Our approach works with the distinctive grain of the existing building, celebrating its original character and retaining the beautiful proportions and varying light qualities of the existing rooms.

Delighted to be presenting our work at this event. Architecture on Stage profiles some of the most exciting emerging architects working in Britain today.

We are very pleased that our Lock Keeper's Cottage project has won an RIBA Award 2021. A testament to a brilliant team and visionary clients. "The project is by turns stimulating, engaging and delightful for its owners and passersby, making a significant contribution to its setting", the judges remarked.

Our Peveril Gardens and Studios project (aka Forma HQ) has completed onsite and is open to the public for the first-time during Frieze London 2020 for a special showing of Alberta Whittle’s ’RESET’

We are honoured to have been named as one of the top young architects’ practices in the UK. The Architects’ Journal list of 40 under 40, celebrates the UK’s most exciting emerging architectural talent.

Our project for a new garden and kiosk in London Bridge received planning permission last year but then all plans went on hold. We are delighted to have now been given the green light; the project will start onsite in early 2021.

We have recently completed the refurbishment and extension of a large family house in the Poet's Corner Conservation area.

New interventions have been woven through the building, informed by its history and the found forms, materials, and character of the existing house.

We are very pleased to announce that our Lock Keeper’s Cottage has been voted winner of the reader’s vote for the RIBA awards London.

The project has also recently been published in Architecture Today.

Our project for the Boiler House Community centre has been granted planning permission.

We are delighted to have been selected for the Architecture Foundation ‘New Architects 4’ publication. The book will bring together the work of the best British architecture practices established in the last 10 years.

We designed and made a display shelf for the Most Beautiful Swiss Books exhibition. 85 concrete blocks, 5 ratchet straps and 19 books. All materials were reused in building sites across London following the dismantling of the exhibition.

Barnsbury Town House - The project reorganises a series of well proportioned rooms across a five storey Georgian Town House. With every intervention the scheme aims to emphasise the found qualities and details already present. A new meandering stone staircase redirects the public life of the house towards the mineral lower ground floor and its garden beyond.

In February 2019 we won a competition to reimagine the future of Holyrood street, a quiet working mews adjacent to London Bridge railway station. Our project forms part of the Low Line network of public spaces running alongside the railway viaducts from Bankside to South Bermondsey.

Working alongside The Connection, a charity helping homeless people back into work, we proposed a public market designed around a central garden kiosk that celebrated and enhanced the neighbouring pocket park. The initial phase of the works has just been granted planning permission by Southwark Council and will be completed in early 2020.

The renewal and extension of a 1970's house in central London is nearing completion. Our interventions celebrate the materials and details of mass produced housing of this period.

We join a large number of architectural practices declaring a Climate and Biodiversity Emergency.
We work hard to get to carbon positive in all our buildings, using embodied carbon sinks and make maximum use of renewable energy sources.

http://architectsdeclare.com

Our project for a raised walled garden and artist studios in South London has started on site. The scheme, a competition winning entry in collaboration with artist Gabriel Kuri, proposes urban renewal through the reimagining of an existing unused 1970's parking structure.

Family of forms -

We have developed and fabricated a family of furniture pieces for a listed house in Primrose Hill, London. The design references the traditional lightness and delicateness of Georgian furniture across five different objects. Ornamentation and pattern are derived from the making process, through a careful setting out of material grain and joints rather than the traditional applied motifs found on originals.

The restoration and extension of a subsiding lock keeper's cottage on the Regent's Canal is nearing completion on site. A new internal in situ concrete structure was developed to support its leaning walls, its presence defining the character of the new interior spaces.

We have won a competition to design a new building and gardens for the N16 Boiler House Community Centre in Hackney. Our scheme reintroduces a public route through the George Downing Estate, defines a series of new gardens and allotments, and envisages a new building containing a community living room and studios. The project will redefine the interaction between the existing facilities and the road, asserting its central role in the social life of its immediate neigbourhood.

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has approved our scheme for a new family house within a row of locally listed worker's cottages. The proposed building is organised around five courtyards and makes the most of the land locked site by exploiting borrowed vistas across neighbouring gardens.

Our project for nine new build apartments at Marischal Road has received planning permission from Lewisham Council. The scheme respects the history of the site by retaining the notion of two plots separated via an internal lane, leading from the street to a garden house. This generous lane organises the plan, and through its detailing and scale becomes a civic room promoting the sense of community. The architecture can be seen as a contemporary reflection of the contextual Edwardian semi-detached villas and brick shop buildings. Two similar but different faces stand side by side to create a twinning that at once evokes the formal paired façade of the Edwardian semi whilst retaining a looseness that compliments the character of the street as a whole.

Southwark Council have granted planning permission to our proposals to transform an existing modernist building into a community garden, a public hall and a public square. The project will transform the high street and provide a much needed green oasis for this densely built up area of Southwark.

The renovation and extension of twin apartment buildings in South London has been completed and recently photographed by Max Creasy.

A series of well proportioned rooms are organised around a central hall, creating light and generous apartments.

We have won a competition organised by Southwark Council

to work on a new public walled garden and square in collaboration with sculptor Gabriel Kuri. sadiecoles.com

Our proposals for the conversion of an 18th century Methodist chapel in Marlborough

into a community arts centre have received planning and listed building consent. paradecinema.co.uk

The gallery is organised as a series of four exhibition rooms,

each with a different spatial character. The street level gallery has an internal window looking down into the main double height gallery, connecting the beginning and the end of the journey.

We have completed a new gallery for The Sunday Painter on the South Lambeth Road.

The project challenges the pure white cube typology by proposing a relationship with the city beyond. The paving slabs of the South Lambeth Road have been continued across the lower ground double height gallery and the high level picture window frames the Tate Public Library across the street.

We have been commissioned to develop a proposal to convert a listed Chapel on the Marlborough Parade into a community cinema and arts centre.

The first Inigo Sushi bar is now open.

We have designed a piece of furniture, utilising stainless steel and leftovers from a stone yard, for the Soho store of a start-up sushi hand roll vendor. The three types of stone recall the colours of their maki rolls.

Carlos and Tom have been appointed as Design Fellows at the University of Cambridge Department of Architecture.

Carlos has been invited to lecture at the Building Centre

about the use and detailing of in situ fair faced concrete in Juergen Teller's studio buildings. buildingcentre.co.uk

An ambitious renovation and extension of two apartment buildings in South London

is under construction. The proposals are structured by daylight to make a suite of well proportioned rooms for living in.

Our proposal for a summer pavilion for the Dulwich Picture Gallery has been shortlisted.

Its proportions and ordering were derived from the careful observation and analysis of Soane's architecture. dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

In the daytime the room’s walls will be ethereally illuminated with light, whilst during the evening the structure will act as a lantern and a marker for the Gallery throughout the summer.

The new Sunday Painter Gallery

opened Saturday 30th September 2017thesundaypainter.co.uk

Carlos Sanchez and Tom Benton met while working at 6a architects and established their practice in 2017 to work on projects that have a social, poetic and architectural ambition. Their approach is both pragmatic and philosophical. They work collaboratively and enjoy a process that values ongoing conversations with clients, colleagues, consultants, and all end users of the architecture.

With every project, the team sets out to understand the cultural setting of the work and then develops an appropriate response. It is a method that celebrates and respects the latent beauty and merit in what is present, what has been, and what could come next. They enjoy the practical and poetic potential in the way buildings are made and engage fully in each step towards the realisation of the designs. The practice looks at architecture as a frame for life at all its levels; they believe it should act wisely and with humour and kindness.

Together Sanchez and Benton have designed and built works of architecture on listed buildings, in Conservation Areas, and at UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The studio works across a broad mix of projects. This includes the recent extension and reconfiguration of two apartment buildings in south London, a contemporary art gallery in Vauxhall, a high-end shop in East London, a number of ambitious residential projects, and an arts centre in Wiltshire.

Their last completed building at 6a architects, Jürgen Teller’s photography studio, was voted London’s Building of the Year by the Royal Institute of British Architects and was nominated for the 2017 Stirling Prize.

Tom Benton BA Dip Arch ARB

Tom studied architecture at the University of Newcastle and completed his studies at London Metropolitan with Patrick Lynch, Alun Jones, and Biba Dow. From 2010 he worked for David Chipperfield in both his Berlin and London offices before becoming a project architect at Dow Jones Architects in 2012. Here he worked on a wide range of projects including the award-winning refurbishment of the crypt of Christ Church Spitalfields and the Garden Museum in central London. In 2014 Tom became a senior project architect at 6a architects running the final stages of a new-build photography studio in west London for Jürgen Teller.

Alongside practice, Tom has taught at a number of Universities including the Department of Architecture at Cambridge University and Kingston School of Art.

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Carlos Sanchez BSc(hons) MSc Arch AAM RIBA ARB

Carlos studied architecture at the University of Bath and completed his education at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio, Switzerland, with Peter Zumthor and Valerio Olgiati. In 2012 he was made an Associate at 6a architects after acting as project architect on a large mixed-use industrial re-use scheme and several art galleries. Carlos oversaw the design, detailing and delivery of numerous projects, including Jürgen Teller’s photography studio and Sadie Coles HQ’s gallery on Davies Street, and was part of the creative team behind several other projects at 6a. Before 6a architects, he worked with Jonathan Woolf architects between 2004 and 2010.

Carlos has taught at a number of Universities including the Department of Architecture at Cambridge University and Kingston School of Art.

Studio

Jess Benisty MA(Cantab) MArch

Poppy Boadle BSc Arch MArch ARB

Declan Corbett BArch DipArch ARB

Amanda Dolga BSc Arch MArch

Miles Elliott BSc Arch MArch

James Jackson MA(Cantab) MArch ARB

Joanna Lake MA(Cantab) MArch

Jimmy Lei MA(Cantab) MSc Arch ARB

Colton Newbury BSc Arch

Viola Pelù BSc MA DipArch ARB

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Mariam Arkwazi

Selina Ahmann MSc Arch

James Alder MAA ARB

Nicholas Ashby MArch

Caspar Bhalerao MA(Cantab)

Susie Boreham MAA ARB

Federico Caputo MAA

Eden Day BA(Cantab)

Colette Sheddick BSc(Hons) DipArch

Tim O’Hare AA Dip Part 1

Mays Hamad BArch

Nabil Haque BA(Cantab)

Gustaf Hedberg BArch MArch

Sandro Hernandez Rosales

Jess Hollis BArch (hons)

Joe Mercer BArch (hons) MA RCA

Jonathan Mortlock BA(Cantab)

Lauren Niven

Roland Reemaa MSc Arch ARB

Mollie Ring-Hrubesova BA(Cantab)

Alex Watson

Jian Lin Wong BA(Cantab)

Collaborators

Institute of Contemporary Arts

London Borough of Brent

London Borough of Southwark

London Legacy Development Corporation

Rana Begum

Gabriel Kuri

Aldo Rinaldi

Price & Myers

Max Fordham LLP

Momentum

Maskell King

Mathias Clottu

Benedict de Silva

Polimekanos

Oskar Proctor

Max Creasy

Ollie Hammick

Rory Gaylor

bwt

studioilse

Concrete Rep

Sadie Coles HQ

Stockdale

Stature

The Connection

Rebecca Heald

Vacancies

We are always looking for talented people to work with. To apply please send your CV, cover letter and examples of your work marked ‘Recruitment’ to the studio address or to studio@sanchezbenton.co.uk

Regrettably due to the large volume of applications, we can only contact shortlisted applicants.

Sanchez Benton architects is an equal opportunities employer. We particularly encourage applications from female, non-binary, LGBTIQA+, non-able bodied, Black, Asian, other Minority Ethnic groups or those candidates who continue to be underrepresented within the architectural profession.

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