COMPACT FORM

Procter-Rihl architects specialise in retrofitting residential, new built residential, and urban realm projects. Our ethos strives to be climate and culture responsive by engaging with history, context and locality while forward-thinking.

 

The current context of a Climate Emergency requires us to think beyond the old ideas of sustainability.  In the UK, the residential sector is the second largest emitter of carbon (20%) after transport. In order to achieve the UK 2050 net zero carbon target or the safer target date of 2030, architecture must be rethought. Procter-Rihl believe that environmental design principles must be the starting point of good architecture. We have expertise in designing projects with low operational carbon emissions using passive principles such as insulation and orientation to reduce maintenance costs while improving comfort for occupants. We strive to work in partnership with clients to address the more difficult embodied carbon of the constructional materials through efficient design, more timber, and use of Modern Methods of Construction such as offsite fabrication to minimise site construction time and waste. 

 

Widely published in the UK and abroad. PR architects has won several awards including a RIBA Award and finalist for Architect of the Year. Our Slice House has been recently become a listed building in Brazil for it's "structure of value and spatial quality, constituting a significant element of structure in the urban context", (Equivalent to Grade II, UK). 

CURRENT WORK-  5 Passivehouses in the USA,  Flat Renovation West London,  House Retrofit North London

Our Book

Architecture and Beyond is a Procter-Rihl monograph featuring 42 projects in the disciplines of architecture, landscaping, furniture and product design. The publication is edited by themes to highlight similarities of concepts in different scales of design. The publication covers 42 projects richly illustrated with more than 260 photographs and 100 drawings.  Writing by Anya Gallaccio, Nigel Coates, Carlos Eduardo Dias Comas, Marcus Field, Christopher Procter, and Fernando Rihl.

Featured
Exhibition
For our book launch we made models of featured architectural projects with a process normally used for industrial design prototyping, a CNC (computer numerically controlled) 3-axis Router to cut the models from solid blocks.  The level of precision could be modified with smaller drill bits. 
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Featured Projects

VAULT EXTENSION

HIGHBURY, LONDON

Warm roof - entire deep roof cavity insulated

Mass floor, walls, ceiling heavily insulated 

Infill to neighbours reduced surface area all 

EAST LONDON
Complete remodel retrofit with 2nd floor
New Danish high performance windows
Heavy insulated new heated mass floor
Daylight strategy studio - north light

PULL HOUSE

USA,  NEW COUNTRY HOUSE
MMC offsite fabrication
Low embodied energy timber construction
Passivhaus measures incl. MVHR
All electric with heat pump & solar roof
Phone app for live solar generation data
LAMBETH, LONDON

Community estate garden project

Residents association input

Funded by Lambeth Council

Wildflower biodiverse native planting

LIGHT SCOOP EXTENSION

HIGHBURY, LONDON
MMC offsite fabrication
Low embodied energy timber construction
Shaded solar clerestory window
 

ROOF EXTENSION

ISLINGTON, LONDON

Modern extension behind conservation facade

Heavily Insulated roof replacing flat roof

All electric with heat pump heating

 

63 Cross Street

London, N1 2BB

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