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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.


31.01.14 /

Garden pavilion is in for planning



Quay 2c have put in a planning application to add a garden pavilion and first floor to a flat in Queens Rd Peckham.

Interestingly, the flat was previously the surgery of Dr Harold Moody.

24.01.14 /

Essay written by Quay 2c director included in Eurban’s new book.



Quay 2c director, Ken Taylor, has his essay, “Growing Into Solid Timber”, included in Eurban’s (the cross-laminated timber expert) new book, Built 1:1: Eurban Works 2003 - 2013.

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.


24.01.14 /

m2 Gallery featured in the AJ


“The m2 Gallery upholds an unlikely but longstanding artistic heritage in Peckham,” writes Rory Olcayto

22.11.13 /

Quay 2c project featured in new book, ‘Temporary Architecture’


Quay 2c’s temporary structure - commissioned by the m2 Gallery - the 4 x m2 Gallery is featured 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.”

The book is due for publication Easter 2014.

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.


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