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.


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.

02.05.14 /

Building works start on site



Measuring up to start building works at 164A Queens Rd that now has Planning Permission.


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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