pH+ was established in 2005 by Andy Puncher and Drew Hamilton, after their successful selection for the Architects Journal and Corus’s ‘40 under 40’ competition, which sought to showcase the work of the UK’s leading young Architects. The practice’s ethos is to challenge, interpret, test and evolve architectural responses until an essential, appropriate and elegant solution is distilled.

Our east London studio is testimony to this approach, with a landscape of card models illustrating various points of reflection and the process that underpins our investigations. We welcome dialogue and encourage our clients and collaborators to contribute to these explorations, ensuring the final formula provides as tailored a response as possible.

In a recent article our work was described as centring “place, people and poetry”, the three elements that we believe are fundamental to creating homes rather than housing. This is a critical distinction for us as a practice. Regardless of whether we are designing a single house for a family, or for multiple unknown families as part of speculative larger development the experience of dwelling and community remains central to each response.


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