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.
06.09.13 /Quay 2c project featured in Eurban exhibition
EURBAN, who introduced cross-laminated timber construction to the UK 10 years ago, will be celebrating a decade of more than 100 built works within the UK with an exhibition and series of events at The Building Centre throughout September.
BUILT 1:1, which runs from 6 - 27 September 2013, features a model of Quay 2c project Fairmule House. Completed in 2006, this project won London District Surveyors Association (LDSA) Sustainable Building of the Year 2007.
23.08.13 /Open House London 2013
Quay House will be participating in this years Open House London. The building will be open Saturday 21st September, 12noon through to 5pm.
This coincides with the opening of the latest exhibition at the m2 Gallery: as well as showing work in the gallery space (to the front of Quay House) Iain Hales, will show a larger sculptural work in the main atrium space of the building and a number of large scale drawings.
The artist, as well as Ken and Julia, will be on site to answer any questions.
12.07.13 /Quay2c visit Switzerland
Quay2c visitied the Basel Art Fair, housed in the new building by Herzog & De Meuron. We also visited the Schaulager building, also by H & deM, with a special restrospective show of Steve MacQueens films. Other mpressive buildings visited were Burkhalter & Sumis Zurichberg hotel with its fantastic ramp and the chapel by Peter Zumthor. We also visited the final diploma year show at Mendrisio School of Architecture.
21.04.12 /m2 Gallery celebrates 10 years
On Sunday 21st April the m2 gallery opened its latest show, by artist and architect Will Lee with a celebration marking its 10th anniversary. Huge thanks from Julia and Ken to all the artists and supporters who have been a part of an amazing decade. Here’s to the next 10!
19.04.13 /Quay2c website updated!
We have completed a comprehensive review of our website and, with the help of our original designer Edd at Cherrymark the site has been overhauled and made more intuitive and navigable. Projects have now been broken down by sector, and we have added a new area for ‘connections’ where we will be posting entries about people, companies and products we have spotted or been working with. Have a browse around and see if you can spot the changes!
22.11.13 /Quay 2c project featured in new book, ‘Temporary Architecture’
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.”
14.09.12 /An Exclusive Insight into 100 Architecturally Inspiring Buildings in London
Quay House is featured in Victoria Thornton’s new book, Open House London: An Exclusive Insight into 100 Architecturally Inspiring Buildings in London, with foreword by Alain de Botton.
The book is published to coincide with this year’s Open House London weekend. Copies will be available to buy at Quay House on Saturday 22nd September, when it will be open to the public from 12noon-5pm.
19.04.12 /An evening with Quay House - Open City
This year Open-City celebrates the 20th birthday of the organisation and their Open House Event. Quay 2c have been asked to open Quay House for one of the additional special evening tours, as part of their expanded programme of events under the 2012 theme - ‘The Changing Face of London’ - and in the forthcoming Open House 20th anniversary photographic book, out in September.
Come along and join Ken and Julia, with a glass of prosecco, for a special tour of their home Quay House. Artist Helen Carnac, who is exhibiting in the m2 Gallery, will also be on hand to take questions.
There are two tours on Thursday 19th April, 6pm and 7.30pm. Please follow the link below to the Open-City website to make your booking.
15.08.11 /Quay2c shows off ‘recycled’ pop-up gallery in Pimlico.
The Quay 2c designed 4 x m2 Gallery Pavilion is featured on the Architects’ Journal website, with a short article by Domenic Donatantonio.
01.04.11 /Quay House Featured in Matchbox Magazine
An article on Quay House is featured in this months Matchbox Magazine.
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