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.
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!
02.04.13 /Laundry Houses start on site
Work has begun on clearing and setting up our site to the rear of 16 Asylum Road, where we are building two new houses we are calling the ‘Laundry Houses’. We will be posting regular images of progress on our new blog and you can view the project page here.
02.03.13 /Quay2c visit Margate
Quay2c took a day trip to Margate to see Siobhan Davies Dance and dance artist Matthias Sperling present To hand in the newish Turner contemporary Gallery designed by David Chipperfield. On the way we visited Thanet Earth, 0.89km2 of salad producing greenhouse.
14.01.13 /New Willow House scheme receives Planning Permission
We are pleased to announce that our proposal for the development of 33 flats and 18 artists studios, New Willow House at 210 Plaistow Road, went to committee late in December and was recommended for approval. The scheme, which includes elements designed with artist Caroline Broadhead, can be viewed in more detail here.
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.
10.03.11 /Letter Published in the AJ
Design Leadership - Ken Taylor has a letter published in the Architects’ Journal.
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