studioNOLET are one of 109 British architectural practices profiled in the Architecture Foundation’s recent publication ’New Architects 4’.
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 https://www.architecturefoundation.org.uk/news/new-architects-4
Pepyn Nolet established his practice in 2017 after working in London at Stephen Taylor Architects and Witherford Watson Mann Architects, and before that in Amsterdam. The practice is interested in the social aspects of building, determining which ideas have informed building typologies and techniques, and considering how the act of building gives expression to cultural ideas. While the studio is interested in understanding traditional craftsmanship, it also believes in the merits of modern standardised ways of building and sees the beauty in a ‘mundane,’ rational approach. In Haarlem in the Netherlands, studioNOLET collaborated with five architects on a new build terrace of townhouses, creating internal spaces with nooks and crannies as an antidote to anonymous mass housing. In northern Spain, it has designed Patio House, a scheme arranged around a double-height patio space and overlooking a steep, forested valley. https://studionolet.com/
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