One to Watch: Projects Office


Projects Office, a multidisciplinary London-based practice, is our next one to watch


Words by Sophie Tolhurst

Who

Projects Office is a multidisciplinary practice run by Megan Charnley, James Christian and Bethan Kay, working across residential, hospitality, office, healthcare and exhibition design projects. Most recently, Projects Office won the commission to design the Nine Elms Gateways, and has also been appointed to design and deliver a new build community and education centre in Croydon, south London – the practice’s largest commission to date. Expertise within the team spans research, communications and branding, as well as architecture and interiors.

Why

The studio describes its ethos as ‘fantastic pragmatism: we think laterally, solve problems imaginatively and take fun seriously’. The aesthetic is joyful but no less rigorous for it, prioritising the need for projects to be good for places, people and the planet.

What

1. CAMHS Edinburgh

Image credit: FRENCH+TYE. CAMHS Edinburgh: The interior design for the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services unit at Royal Edinburgh Hospital, including outpatient areas, courtyards and inpatient facilities for children 8–18-years-old, was developed through user workshops with artist James Leadbitter. The colourful interiors are welcoming and noninstitutional, avoiding artificial domesticity.Image credit: FRENCH+TYE
The interior design for the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services unit at Royal Edinburgh Hospital, including outpatient areas, courtyards and inpatient facilities for children 8–18-years-old, was developed through user workshops with artist James Leadbitter. The colourful interiors are welcoming and non-institutional, avoiding artificial domesticity.

2. Nine Elms Gateways

Nine Elms Gateways: This co-design project with local children, residents and traders will create a new identity for Nine Elms in London, empowering residents and celebrating the area’s history. Railway ‘daggerboards’ have been reinterpreted for a new design language, and a kit of parts developed, including a community totem and an archway with integrated seating.This co-design project with local children, residents and traders will create a new identity for Nine Elms in London, empowering residents and celebrating the area’s history. Railway ‘daggerboards’ have been reinterpreted for a new design language, and a kit of parts developed, including a community totem and an archway with integrated seating.

3. Queen’s Park Offices

Image credit: FRENCH+TYE. Queen’s Park Offices: Workplace interiors for a food technology start-up, including a restaurant-grade commercial kitchen, working, meeting and breakout areas. Blurring hospitality and office space, a mix of terrazzo counters, bespoke joinery and steelwork shapes an elegant environment with the oversized communal dining table at its heart.Image credit: FRENCH+TYE
Workplace interiors for a food technology start-up, including a restaurant-grade commercial kitchen, working, meeting and breakout areas. Blurring hospitality and office space, a mix of terrazzo counters, bespoke joinery and steelwork shapes an elegant environment with the oversized communal dining table at its heart.

Where
projectsoffice.co








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