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Lynch architects

Profile of the British architecture firm Lynch architects, led by Patrick and Claudia Lynch.

Profile of Lynch architects

Business Name
Lynch architects
Location
United Kingdom
Services
Architecture
Website
http://www.lyncharchitects.co.uk

Principal(s)

Patrick Lynch (born 1969)

  • Bachelor of Architecture Liverpool University 1993
  • Master of Philosophy Cambridge University 1996
  • The Architectural Association Unit Master 2001-3

Claudia Lynch (born 1970)

  • Diploma in Architecture London Metropolitan University 1997
  • Studio Master London Metropolitan University 2005-7

Philosophy

'Lynch architects work is articulate and generous... they whisper rather than shout' -- BEST OF BRITISH ARCHITECTURE THE FINANCIAL TIMES 29/04/06

'Lynch architects are interested in revealing the qualities of building materials in order to express the spirit of a place and the emotion that architecture may express, and they tend to reveal it with discrete distortions of familiar forms.' -- THE INDEPENDENT 15/03/06

'The first genuinely good architects of the Ideal Home Show in living memory, it is architecture with that rare thing: character.' -- THE TIMES 06/03/07

'Their commitment to architecture as a pursuit which is both intellectual and physical is unswerving and a string of projects in east London demonstrate their promising skills. The firm blends a fascination with architectural history with a contemporary aesthetic that is well thought through. We were left in no doubt that the practice has a promising future ahead of it.' -- YOUNG ARCHITECT OF THE YEAR AWARD BUILDING DESIGN 12/05

'With a keen eye for the enduring historic details, materials and textures that make up a modern city, Lynch architects are dedicated to 'honest' buildings.' -- ARENA 02 X AWARD WINNER ARCHITECT OF THE YEAR ARENA 09/05

'Influenced by historical forms, Lynch architects also strive to make new materials cost-effective.' -- THE WORLD'S 25 BEST ARCHITECTS WALLPAPER 06-7/05

'Lynch Architects has London in its DNA. The practice's buildings can be seen as investigations into the public and private face of the capital, attempting to reclaim notions of architectural character from the nuances in the city's historic fabric.' -- NEW LONDON ARCHITECTS ICON 05/05

'Open to history & tradition, the grain of existing streets and cityscapes, Lynch are open-minded and thoughtful architects with a deft touch. The work is not extreme, yet it is rich in terms of spatial experience.' -- NEW BRITISH TALENT THE GUARDIAN 02/12/04

'What Lynch brings to the table is a high-res. scrutiny of the socio-historic grounds for architecture.' -- SHOOTING STARS THE FACES TO WATCH IN 2005 THE INDEPENDENT 01/01/05

'Lynch architects are bold but sensitive, traditional yet radical, intellectual and comprehensible. The start of something great.' -- REVIEW OF 40/40 EXHIBITION AT THE V&A THE TIMES 19/07/05

Background

  • Founded: 1998
  • Offices: 2
  • Design team: 7

Key projects

  • Marsh View house, Norfolk, England 2001-2003
  • Greenwood Road House, London, 2004-2006
  • ELBWO Community Centre, London 2000-2004
  • Madder 139 Art Gallery, London, 2005-6
  • Victoria Transport Interchange, London, office building & pavilion 2006-11
  • Brentcross social housing, London, 2006-10
  • Ideal Home Show, London, 2007
  • Britton Street, London, office & apartments 1998
  • Hatton Place, London, house 2000
  • Balham Community Space, London, 2003-6

Key publications

  • Madder Rose Gallery, Architecture Today 175, February 2007
  • Greenwood Road, New London Architecture 2, 2007
  • ELBWO, Architektur + Wettbewerbe, December 2006
  • Greenwood Road, Lynch Studio & ELBWO, Architecture dAujourdhui 365, July-August 2006
  • Marsh View, 21st Century House Jonathan Bell, Laurence King 2006
  • Lynch architects studio, Architecture Today 165, February 2006
  • Marsh View, Architecture, dAujourdhui 357 March-April 2005
  • Marsh View, Icon 002 May 2003
  • Greenwood Road, Icon 034 April 2006
  • Greenwood Road, Detail Volume 2006, number 6

Key awards

  • Young Architect of the Year Award 2005

Further reading

Selected additional publications

  • The Ideal Home Show 2007 Building Design February 2007
  • The Good Life exhibition catalogue Van Allen Institute New York, September-October 2006
  • Thinking Through Drawing exhibition catalogue Kettles Yard Cambridge, July-September 2006
  • The Battle to Build Real Value The Financial Times 29.04.06
  • Lynch architects studio in Architecture Today 165 February 2006
  • Design & Architecture British Council Newsletter Autumn 2005
  • Annual Design Directory - The Worlds 25 Best Architects Wallpaper, July/August 2005
  • All imagination has to be re-imagined: the villa and the architectural imagination, ARQ volume 9 number 2 2005
  • The Shape of Things to Come The Times 19.07.2005
  • 40 under 40 exhibition catalogue Victoria & Albert Museum The Architects Journal June 2005
  • Emerging London Architects Icon May 2005
  • New European Architecture Penn Tokyo 149 number 5 2005
  • New British Talent The Guardian 02.12.04
  • All Together Now - ELBWO The Independent 25.08.04
  • Cauchemar exhibition review Art Forum February 2003
  • Encounters Between Here & There exhibition review Building Design February 2001
  • Encounters Between Here & There exhibition catalogue, The Architecture Foundation 2001
  • Hatton Place project review Building Design September 2000

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