Invisible Studio is an innovative and award winning architectural practice founded by Piers Taylor. Taylor is a Chartered Architect, a former Studio Master at the Architectural Association, Design Fellow at the University of Cambridge, a founding director at Mitchell Taylor Workshop and a presenter on the BBC2 programme ‘£100k house’.

Invisible Studio aims to be a different organisation from a conventional practice. We operate through collaboration, experimentation, research and education. We work internationally and very locally, in a variety of fields and at a variety of scales.

With each project, we aim to realise something extraordinary. We are interested in going about the process of architecture in a different way – a way where clients, users, collaborators and makers are all part of the process of design. More than anything, we are interested in making unusual, delightful and intelligent buildings and environments that are thorough, considered and exceptional.

Our work encompasses a number of seminal buildings from ecologically sensitive self builds through to schools, public buildings and large scale urban environments, which have won a plethora of awards and been published widely and internationally. Our work aims to push boundaries from material research through to wider environmental concerns. We aim to tackle issues of climate change from first principles, where big issues are addressed head on. In terms of technology, we prefer to use passive principles to aid building performance, and use these principles to define the premise of a building.

Much of our work is low cost, and we believe passionately that design is not a luxury add on, but a process by which the most is extracted from the least through intelligent and clever thinking. We have a particular expertise with timber, and have close relationships with the UK’s leading timber engineers and scientists.

We aim to set the standard for a new type of progressive architectural practice – a practice bound together by a shared experimental ethos, a creative organisation agile enough to reinvent itself as necessary, and a practice fearless in challenging preconceptions and making a difference.

Invisible Studio website and contact details HERE

email Invisible Studio info@invisiblestudio.org

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