Between Places
between places where people, ideas and materials meet

Quay2c is a multi-disciplinary design practice of Architects, Designers and Artists set up in January 2000 to celebrate the new millennium. It specialises in considering design in the environment from infrastructural issues down to the finest detail. Quay2c is formed from the broad range of experience that the “Quay” workers bring to the practice. There is a mutual recognition that in an increasingly digital world, flexibility of response to shifting contexts is a key ingredient for designers in fulfilling client expectations of creativity, deadlines and budgets. In this sense, Quay2c is particularly interested in blurring the edges between the old architectural boundaries, both as a creative questioning within the practice and as a tool towards an integrated and holistic service.


14.10.16 /

Quay 2c, working with Emrys Architects, secure planning for new-build social housing and offices.


Street elevation.


We look forward to working with our end user clients to build their new offices and 3 no 2 bedroomed flats for social rent in Peckham.

07.10.16 /

Quay 2c Visit Stockholm Open House.



Quay 2c visit the inaugural Stockholm Open House.

17.09.16 /

Quay House in Open House



Over 200 people came through the building in the five hours we were open, checking out our western red cedar clad beach huts.

24.06.16 /

Quay2c visit Artist Christo’s Floating Piers



Quay2c visited Lake Iseo in Northern Italy to walk on Christo’s stupendous temporary walkways wrapped in saffron coloured material. A true walking on water experience between islands with no vehicles.

02.06.16 /

New scheme in Planning Process



Quay 2c are in the planning process for a new build project for 3 flats and an office for a local social housing charity in Peckham. As the clients occupy their site with some temporary buildings at the moment the project is due to go on site and be built in 2017.


01.07.16 /

Postcard Sets


Do contact us if you would like these self published series of postcard booklets by Ken Taylor @ £5 each. The pictures in “Wrap Duets” can be seen here.  Both series can be purchased as editioned framed digital prints. Prices on application.

A new series of photographs titled “Reflections” completing a triptych of postcard booklets and editioned framed digital prints is to be launched on Saturday 17th September 2016 in the m2 Gallery at the front of Quay house, which will again be in London Open House this year from 12-5pm.

07.01.15 /

Laundry Houses featured in Evening Standard


Our ‘Laundry Houses’ have been featured in the Evening Standard ‘Homes & Property’ section.

For the article click here

20.11.14 /

Temporary Architecture book


As seen in the bookshop of the Pompidou Centre last weekend in Paris, the 4x m2 Pavilion in the Temporary Architecture book.

12.09.14 /

Quay House featured in Time Out Magazine


Time Out says:

Designed by its owners Quay 2C architect Ken Taylor and sculptor Julia Manheim, this former milk depot now houses design and sculpture studios and three flats.

The colourful building will be open to the public as part of Open House London 2014 on Saturday September 20, noon-5pm.

Work by Quay 2C will be on display and tea and cakes will be served.

27.06.14 /

Temporary Architecture by Lisa Baker


Quay 2c’s temporary structure - commissioned by the m2 Gallery - The 4 x m2 Gallery Pavilion is featured in Temporary Architecture published by Braun.

Temporary Architecture is the latest book in Swiss publisher Braun’s series Experimental Architecture, which features, “50 remarkable projects from around the globe, which have impressed through their transitory nature.”

Contact Quay 2c if you would like purchase a copy.


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