New Architects 4: Casswell Bank

Casswell Bank are one of 109 British architectural practices profiled in the Architecture Foundation’s recent publication ’New Architects 4’.

Featuring the work of 109 British architectural practices, established in the past ten years, New Architects 4 is the latest edition of the Architecture Foundation’s long running series. Running to 550 pages, this lavishly illustrated book is the definitive survey of an emerging generation of British talent. Get your copy at

Casswell Bank was founded by Sam Casswell and Alex Bank in 2016 shortly after the young duo won a commission for a new, lightweight artist studio at the Hauser + Wirth gallery campus in Bruton, Somerset. Prior to setting up on their own, Casswell worked at Caruso St John while Bank was part of Florian Beigel and Philip Christou’s Architecture Research Unit.
For the studio, architecture is ‘not just a technical concern, but a cultural matter that conveys feeling’. This ambition is reflected in Casswell Bank’s rural output, which includes the subtle re-working and extension of a 1950s Ministry of Defence cottage within the Shingle Street hamlet close to Aldeburgh on the Suffolk coast, a restoration and conversion of a dilapidated stone ‘linney’ barn in North Devon.

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