delfina foundation, london      

invited competition for the conversion of two houses into artists' studios and living space
In collaboration with Eleanor Rennie Architects, under our joint venture Rennie & Stagg, we submitted proposals to the Delfina Foundation as part of an invited competition for the conversion and extension of two houses in the Birdcage Walk Conservation Area in Westminster.

Aaron Cezar, Director of the Delfina Foundation commented on the proposals;

"Rennie and Stagg approached the brief for our expansion with care and paid attentive detail in their response, which was both sensitive and flexible. These attributes were equally reflected and embedded in their work-style, which was professional and engaging. They fully demonstrated in our conversations, in their materials and in their presentation an ability to go beyond what's necessary to get the job done. For these reasons, I commend them."

01 Rear view of the 1: 20 scale model showing the lower gallery and events spaces
02 The model viewed from the street
03 Lower ground floor plans showing flexibility in the event space layout
04 Ground floor plans showing flexibility in the gallery space layout
05 Plans of the office space at first floor (above left) and artists' rooms and studios at second and third floor (above right)
06 Office spaces are located at first floor level
07 Looking back towards the entrance from the gallery spaces
08 The lower ground floor events space with a dining table for 30 people