OS31 Architects

Honest 


We feel that architecture should be honest, open and straight forward.

Featured projects

RAW:Almond

Winnipeg, Canada

 

RAW:Almond used a simple repetitive frame made from standard scaffold to create an elegant structure and a cruciform plan that defined key areas; bar, dining, kitchen etc. Externally the structure was honest and celebrated the limited palette of materials whilst inside the architecture evaporated and the focus was on the food and people.

Transformations

The RA, London

 

This invited competition entry for an installation at the Royal Academy of Arts explores the delicate beauty of ceramics. We were keen to explore how tiles are used and fixed, and the project proposed a new type of fixing clip that allowed tiles to be repositioned and reused. 

Park Hill Phase 2

Sheffield, UK

 

Our approach to design looks at using everyday and honest materials in creative ways. 
These concepts were recently tested out on our proposal for Phase 2 of the regeneration of Park Hill. We finished 2nd from an invited longlist of 15 renowned practices.

One Night House

Berlin, Germany

 

In collaboration with No Fixed Abode we took a metaphorical point of departure in the globally recognised legislative loophole, borrowed from the Welsh tradition of the ‘ty unnos’ and the ‘turkish gecekondu’, that if a house could be built in one night on common land then the structure must be allowed to remain.

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The Daughtsman

Doncaster, UK

 

This project transformed the disused buffet lounge in Doncaster railway station into an independent micro ale house. The process revealed the original tiled walls and used recycled materials to create a friendly and warm interior.

Norfolk Road

Sheffield, UK

 

The ambition of Norfolk Road project is high but the budget is limited so we are using reclaimed and recyles materials to create an architectural language that is robust, honest and contextual.