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.


05.02.16 /

Queens Road Peckham



Our project to the side of Dr Harold Moody House, Queens Road Peckham, is completing this month.

The pavilion to the garden is currently being clad in sweet chestnut “cleavor cut timber shingles” by contractor TBA.

06.11.15 /

Garden Pavilion progressing well.



The Garden Pavilion is progressing well on site at Queens Road Peckham.

07.08.15 /

Table and suite of lights designed by Quay 2c



Quay 2c has had prototypes made of table and suite of lights conceived earlier in the year.  Here’s a few shots of them in action!

07.08.15 /

Garden pavilion to begin on site in September



Work is to begin in September on the garden pavilion extension and additional first floor that Quay 2c designed for a flat on Queens Road, Peckham.

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.


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.

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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