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.
17.05.15 /Wrap Duets, Ken Taylor at m2 Gallery
Ken Taylor presents a new series of “constructed” photographs in the gallery on the theme of “Wraps”. These look at the place of containment in the urban environment of the everyday and are composed to find other “as found” phenomena. Do come to the opening to see a suite of prints of all 13 works, along with a new booklet of postcards.
Additionally there will be a premier showing of a new table design by Quay 2c Architects along with a series of prototype light fittings we have been working on. There will also be some photographs by Anthony Coleman of our completed Laundry Houses project for two new houses in Peckham.
Ken Taylor is an Architect who takes a lot of photographs. He is a Director of Quay 2c Architects and runs the m2 Gallery with Artist Julia Manheim.
13.02.15 /Quay 2c appointed by local housing trust.
Quay2c have been appointed by a local housing trust to design a new office for themselves with 4-5 flats above in Southwark. We are also working with them and other partners, including London Borough councils, on a number of specialist housing projects. Images to follow as planning applications are made.
Quay 2c are also designing a suite of light fittings and a table for launching in May… watch this space!
16.11.14 /A Quay 2c trip to Paris!
Quay2c visited Paris to have a look at the new Frank Gehry designed Louis Vuitton art gallery and Paris Photo in the wonderful Grand Palais.
29.08.14 /Open House London, 20th – 21st September 2014
Quay House and one of our new Laundry Houses will be open from 12-5pm on the Saturday.
Julia Manheim will be showing films at the Laundry Houses while Nic Sandiland will be showing ‘Trip Hazard’ in the m2 gallery. Do come and visit us !
29.08.14 /New Projects
Quay 2c are working on a couple of exciting projects for new clients in london. One is for 9 new flats for a housing association, while the other is looking to substantially remodel and extend a homeless hostel.
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
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.”
24.01.14 /m2 Gallery featured in the AJ
“The m2 Gallery upholds an unlikely but longstanding artistic heritage in Peckham,” writes Rory Olcayto
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