Studio Weave is a young, energetic architecture practice with a diverse portfolio of work. Since setting up in 2006 they have delivered a number of award-winning projects including ‘The Longest Bench', a seafront regeneration scheme in Littlehampton; ‘Freya and Robin', two pavilions peering over the water as part of the Kielder Art and Architecture Programme, Northumberland; and the ‘Floating Cinema', a project for the Olympic Delivery Authority to transform a canal boat into a travelling host for film screenings.
The firm begin each project with an extremely open mind and love working closely with everyone surrounding a project to create something unique to them, with a strong sense of shared authorship. They think of every proposal as a transformation, as opposed to a static new reality, and aim to share the rich coexistence of traces of old with the blossoming of the new through telling and illustrating an experiential narrative.
It is important to the firm that they realise designs in a way that protects their magical beginnings while creating a usable, long-lasting outcome. Studio Weave's responsibility to the environment is an integral part of their work, and in their experience the most genuinely sustainable materials and processes tend to hold a natural allure. The team always place an emphasis on highly crafted details, which offer the idiosyncrasies that make somewhere a pleasure to discover.
Their work has been published extensively, and the practice was profiled in The Observer as one of ‘Britain's brightest young architects'. Their projects have been recognised by a number of awards including Architectural Review's International Emerging Architecture Awards, Civic Trust Awards, Sussex Heritage Trust Awards, Wood Awards, Copper in Architecture Awards, and the Condé Nast Traveller's Innovation & Design Award; and in 2009 they won the Prize for Best First Time Exhibitor at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.