NEX is a multi-disciplinary architecture and design office that works across scales from furniture to urban planning. In all cases, they create dynamic spaces that embody new conditions of materiality at the nexus of technological development and contemporary forms of social exchange.
Through their work, they combine a radical design philosophy with the pragmatics of real world constraints to produce work of enduring quality that coherently integrates the social, cultural, economic and environmental conditions that are specific to each project. Ultimately, they strive to produce highly performative environments, which have an architectural intricacy that makes them engaging and inspirational to use. Their clients come from both the public and private sector, and they work with them as partners to ensure their vision and capabilities are closely calibrated to their goals and aspirations.
NEX produce the exceptional within ordinary means by taking advantage of advanced technical design and production processes. They believe that construction should more closely resemble contemporary manufacturing processes where functionality, performance and aesthetics are fully coordinated. This does not require a sophisticated technology transfer from other industries, but only a rethinking of how architects work to ensure closer collaboration between all design disciplines and the construction industry.
To date their work has received numerous awards including, AJ Award; a D&AD Yellow Pencil, a Technology Strategy Board Award, and been awarded first prizes or runner up in multiple international design competitions. Their work has been published internationally and they have been invited to present their work at numerous prestigious institutions including the AA in London, the ETH in Zurich, Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing, and the NAI in Rotterdam.
Examples of their work here include public pavilions for the Architectural Association and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew (UK, completed); an extension to a single family house (IRL, completed); The refurbishment of a large Grade 1 listed retail building and courtyard (IRL, ongoing), a bridge in Maribor (SI, competition), and a train station complex in Elmshorn (DE, competition).