The studio is an inter-disciplinary architectural design practice led by Lorène Faure and Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui, with a network of British and international collaborators to providing architecture, interior, installation, furniture and product design services.
The diversity of the practice with its collaborators reinforces a core vision for the practice: to respond to the exchanges of global cultural narratives, incorporating overlapping design disciplines specialising in the social, economical and political production of urban spaces.
We believe architecture is an emotional, spatial experience constructed by both the user and the author. Our design methodologies stem from the observation, speculation and analysis of contextual narratives. These narratives, or ‘stories’, generate dynamic exchanges of historical, environmental, cultural and social factors, resulting in highly inventive interventions while preserving plenty of intellectual wit.
COLLABean, as an integrated part of Bean Buro, is a trans-disciplinary platform for collaborations between practice, research and academia. COLLABean can provide design research services for your business, and wherever appropriate, to involve specialists’ input from a network of highly reputable designers, academicians and researchers in the design field.
We are members of Horhizon Design Research Network (www.horhizon.com), of which its members are direct affiliates with renown European architectural schools, university institutes and cultural organisations. Through our network we collaborate with specialists in the industry, such as engineers, manufacturers, and contractors, in order to consistently explore industry innovations and apply new knowledge and skills into our projects.