Facade proposal model
Location: Aldgate, London
Open House 22 & 23 September 2018
HASA Architects is pleased to announce that the practice is participating in this years Open House Event with an exhibition at the completed project at Highgate Bowl, Omved Gardens.
The exhibition will look at the three phases of the restoration and landscaping of the site under the themes; construction, completion, occupation; with models, images and video installations and will be open from 10am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday on the 22nd & 23rd September.
Architecture Prototypes & Experiments
HASA is excited to announce that four of our models will be part of the Architecture Prototypes & Experiments exhibition at The Aram Gallery in Covent Garden, London.The exhibition will run from the 2nd of August to the 1st of September showing a range of uses for models in practices. HASA will exhibit two facade models in plaster, one massing study in concrete and a staircase study in concrete and brass.
For more information about the event and co-exhibitors visit The Arma Gallery Website, you can find the link here.
Photography: Agnese Sanvito
Finalist - AJ Retrofit Awards 2018
HASA Architects is pleased to announce that Highgate Bowl has been selected as finalist for the AJ Retrofit Awards 2018.
The announcement of the winners will take place Wednesday the 12th of September at The Brewery.
Photography: Simone Bossi
HASA Retail Pop-up
Comme des Garcons Pop-Up - HASA architects in collaboration with Detail VM at 4 concept store in Kuwait
Completed Refurbishment Project
HASA Architects are excited to announce the recently completed refurbishment of a Grade II listed building in Central London. The project has involved the careful restoration of this principle level of this Georgian Townhouse, a series of bespoke freestanding joinery items have been introduced creating a sequence of new spaces, the removal and reconfiguration of the staircases to a less obtrusive position enhances the perception of the original space, whilst creates an open plan living arrangement. Further information to be released shortly.
Photography: Simone Bossi
Open Studio – London Festival of Architecture
HASA Architects is pleased to present an exhibition on the subject of Making Architecture showing a series of our castings, models, drawings, and photographs. The HASA team will be on hand to discuss our projects & practice life over a beer at our Bloomsbury studio.
This event runs in tandem with DFN+DC architects Open Studio.
June 1, 2018 17:30 - 20:00
OmVed Gardens event in Highgate Bowl
HASA is excited to announce that Highgate Bowl will open its doors to Recipe for Disaster dinner event with Chef Arthur Potts Dawson, UN Ambassador, social entrepreneur and eco restauranteur, in collaboration with World Food Programme. Arthur will create a delicious dinner to share at OmVed Gardens the 11th of April to support #Recipefordisaster, social media movement that aims to spotlight food waste and highlight simple solutions we can take to prevent it.
Credit: OmVed Gardens, Recipe for Disaster
Photography: Sabrina Dallot-Seguro
Study model for a proposed new structure to the existing Glass House.
Location: Omved Gardens
Design as Research
At inception, each project begins with model making which seeks to capture the qualities of a particular place. It encourages us to be more deliberate and responsive in the process of drawing out an architectural intervention that offers something appropriate to the context we are working in. We use a range of scales to test and explore the relationship of material and spatial construction to inhabitation. These early experiments and prototypes establish the importance of using models as a tool in our creative process.
HASA architects have secured planning consent , Kensington, London. Located within the Queensgate Conservation Area of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, our proposal sought planning permission for extensions and alterations to the rear of the building, including a contemporary design rear extension and roof terrace.
HASA have recently unveiled a series of taps. The focus during creation was just as much on design as it was the functionality of this item creating a simple whilst robust tap for both domestic and commercial environments.
Location: Omved Gardens
Built by: HASA Atelier
HASA Architects is looking for a talented Part-III architect with a min of 5 years UK experience. We now need an enthusiastic and dedicated experienced Part-III to join our team and help us manage our expanding workload.
See Recruitment for details on how to apply
Building of the Year Awards
We have some exciting news, ArchDaily has just launched the 9th edition of its Building of the Year Awards and our project ‘Highgate Bowl’ has been nominated. Please register on the My ArchDaily platform to select the best buildings. Thank you for the support.
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Photography: Simone Bossi
Open House 16-17 September 2017
HASA Architects is pleased to announce that the practice is participating in Open House Event with the projects Highgate Bowl in Omved Gardens, Haringey and Bankside Apartment, Southwark.
Listed building on site
Close detail of original marble fireplace with timber and surrounding from 18th century. Working ongoing on our project in central London, due to be completed in October.
Photography: Simone Bossi
HASA has recently showcased their work in their project in Highgate. The exhibition did not only show the development of Highgate Bowl itself but also gave an insight into other works which have been completed by HASA or are still ongoing.
HASA Architects will be showcasing the work of the practice and that of our collaborators, at our recently completed project in Highgate Bowl, over the weekend of the 23/24 of June 2017. The team consisting of architects, structural engineers, landscape designers, artists, artisans and craftsmen have combined to make this project over a three-month period. The proposal involves the restoration of a derelict Horticultural Glasshouse and installation of a modular plywood skin which takes inspiration from the frame and panel construction of the host building. The project aims to explore the possibilities of this forgotten piece of the city, and how it could be rediscovered and re-appropriated by introducing a series of small scale interventions. These structures form new external and internal pathways, rooms and furniture pieces which choreograph the visitors experience of the large and open bays of the glasshouse whilst framing views of the landscape, meadows and the Bowl beyond.
10am-5pm 23rd & 24th of June 2017
Studio mumbai / Bijoy jain - Penumbra
We live in overlays of varied landscapes – natural and cultural. Our notion of the world is formed through continual engagements with these landscapes. We would like to constantly traverse these landscapes physically and metaphorically to continually expand our world. - Bijoy Jain
Photography : Valentina Tabacchi
Hasa Architects is pleased to share their thoughts on a summer intervention located on a rooftop overlooking at the Regent’s canal in Haggerston. Exploring the limits between art, architecture and design, the intervention seeks to renew our experience of the city, playing with the architectural element of the facade and its reflection in the water to create a surrealist vision in the middle of the eclectic built environment.
Location: East London
HASA Architects are seeking keen and interested students to participate in an intensive summer workshop themed around a live project. The one week workshop will involve making as a primary preocoupation:casting, modelling, drawing. The final installation will lead to a public exhibition. If you would like to express your interest, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Proposal for a creative workspace
As part of the Silvertown Flyover Competition launched by London Festival of Architecture, HASA is developing ideas to transform a disused space beneath the Silvertown Flyover into a creative workspace. HASA's design formulates responsiveness to the city contexts, site conditions, architectural sensibilities, as well as structure and materiality, to create social, spatial and time-based habitats and environment.
Location: Silvertown, East London
Situated on the border of a working farm in Sussex the Long House has been designed as a long and narrow flat roofted pavilion, to bare a relationship with the scale of the existing barn on the site.
Location: Sussex, London
Status: Concept Design
I see life as a passageway, with no fixed beginning or destination. We tend to focus on the destination all the time and forget about the in-between spaces.Do Ho Suh
Photography : Valentina Tabacchi
Denys Lasdun’s National Theatre one of London’s best-known and most divisive Brutalist buildings. 'I don’t want anything to come between people experiencing the theatre and your drama. They have in a way to use the concrete reality of the building, not tarted up in any way. It must just be space, walls, light. And the ornaments of the building are people moving around.’
Credit : Photography by others
Courtyard House Chiswick, London
HASA Architects have been appointed to reconstruct and remodel a Victorian terraced house in west London. Our proposal retains only the perimeter walls to the house, and the garden walls to the rear, an entirely new structure is proposed. The house will now connect out into the garden to a new pavilion, which will sit at the end of the garden and face back to the original house, forming a courtyard that is enclosed. The courtyard provides light and ventilation to the living and studio space, whilst offering framed views and communication between the individual rooms it unifies. At the second floor a new roof addition is proposed to create a second bedroom with ensuite a plywood staircase connects the floors together creating a visual reference. The work, which included extensive structural interventions, excavations and large glazed elements was all achieved on an extremely confined site with no vehicle access.
Location: Chiswick, London
New Flagship Store
HASA have recently completed a new installation for GANT’s new flagship store on Regent Street.The proposal involves introducing a new precious material brass, in juxtaposition with the raw material of concrete to the space. Using repetition of a single element, a circular timber dowel, a diverse field of glimmering vertical lines adds interest and a sense of visual spectacle to the store. Beginning as a screened lining to the Wall and allowing for shelves and hanging rails to hang uninterrupted, the timber dowels transition into the space for use within the window display and the brass rods as stratified formwork for the central cast podium.
Location: Regent Street, Soho, London
Built by: HASA Atelier
Table & Trestle
HASA have recently unveiled a new concrete table & bench. The focus during creation was just as much on art and design as it was the functionality of the furniture. Table and bench combine the use of concrete with lacquered steel created for the GANT Headquarters 2016.
Built by: HASA Atelier
The idea was to create an architecture of lightness and immateriality that rests lightly against the existing Victorian structure. By introducing a new material to the rear elevation palette, we can clearly differentiate between the new works and the existing building.
The use of both metal and glass finish adds a richness and depth to the proposed extension whilst being complementary to the existing stock brickwork.
Location: Clapham, London
Lord North Street
This proposal, a restoration and extension of a characterful listed Georgian townhouse in Parliament Square, is characterized by its careful reconfiguration of the plan, discreet structural alterations and its sensitive and creative interpretation of the brief. Fulfilling the various functional requirements set out by the client, the proposal has two aims. Firstly to remove unsympathetic additions and restore the historic plan-form. Secondly, through a carefully choreographed sequence of modern insertions at a variety of scales, the house is formed into a series of spaces tailored to the display of the client's collection of antique furniture and art. Through close consultation with the local authority, consultant team and client, we achieved a difficult planning permission as the building had remained largely untouched throughout the building's life and listing.
Location: Lord North Street, London
Old Post Office, Yorkshire
HASA has been appointed for the conversion and extension of the Grade II Listed Post Office building to 27 apartments. Our design is a contemporary extension that reacts to its immediate historical context, referencing the past without replicating it. The location is unique in that it is where the urban pattern typical of this Yorkshire townscape comes to an end and is replaced by a collection of large-scale independent structures. As an urban infill, the building is of a height that is consistent with both of its neighbours while developing its own sculptural language. The structure is made of reinforced concrete, while the facades are bricks masonry interspersed with reconstituted stone with no visible expansion joints. A seemingly monochrome facade is achieved by using salvaged bricks ranging in colour from yellow to ochre, carefully cleaned and laid in English bond, and subsequently pointed and slurried in a single operation.
HASA Architects are in the process of refurbishing a new studio and exhibition space in LA where the practice US studio will be based.
Location: Rialto Avenue, Venice, CA, 9029, United States.
HASA Architects was appointed to concept design for the complete refurbishment of a period property in Wimbledon villages. Our approach was to create a scheme that was to be read a new addition but still remained subordinate to the main house. The placement and the proposed massing and the volume were developed through a series of massing and 3D explorations, we developed a proposal that stepped between the existing house and the proposed rear and side extensions.
A series of carefully considered double height spaces provide a visual and spatial connection between these spaces and allow light to be captured throughout the day. Large expanses of glazing form a semi-permeable skin to the additions, blurring the distinction between the interior and the exterior views reaching vires over the golf course defuse the sense of a boundary to the site. To both the interior and exterior, the incisive additions are articulated as black seamless volumes complement the brick of the original building.
Location: Wimbledon, London
Extension & Framework
First Year Programme “Extension and Framework” Show Case at University of East London, Docklands Campus Opening Evening 16 June 2016.
The practice is refurbishing 2 floors of additional studio space and exhibition space on Theobalds Road in Bloomsbury London where the practice is based. The studio now has a team of people from diverse fields working on projects throughout the UK and Europe.
Canterbury School of Architecture
The founders of HASA, Mark and Charlotte, both graduates of University of the Creative Arts - who in some way were formed by this institution, revisit the school for the end of year shows.
HASA Architects is looking for a talented Part-II architectural assistant. We now need an enthusiastic and dedicated experienced Part-II to join our team and help us manage our expanding workload. See opportunities for details on how to apply.
Minimalism Colour & Reflectivity
Three concepts are used to reinvigorate the ColArt Installation. They play on the notions of art, in terms of minimalism/display and context. The international language of the art gallery is used as a backdrop to the stall displays. A stripped back version of the proposed, reduced to a predominantly white space with selected pieces of ColArt products, framed in some way. This has an ironic element while also referencing the advent of minimal art and the international language of the art gallery. Existing glowing boxes will be coated in white painted canvas, obviously the umbrella company uses the prefix 'Col' for colour but white and black paints are just as, if not more, integral to painting and art work.
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Status: Concept Design Installation
Reference: 'Cretto' Alberto Burri, 'Concetto Spaziale Attesa' Lucio Fontana
Sameness VS. Difference
This project is for a single store within a global roll-out campaign, which will include many international locations. Aware of the inevitable repetition that is necessary for such a commercial expansion, we thought of the typology of a store design as being characterized by the simultaneous need for sameness and difference. Typically, the consistent repetition of brand traits is necessary to reinforce an identity, while novelty can refresh the aura and desire for the brand. In this particular case the client, an established Swedish manufacturer launched in 1852, emphasised the need to establish a legible consistency in order to unify the different existing stores in the UK. As a result, we questioned the inherent contradiction in the store typology. Can the need for sameness and difference become a generative friction rather than a trap?
Location: Fitzrovia, London
Status: Store Concept Design
Budget : N/A
HASA have just completed Store Concept Design Conduit Street, Mayfair, London. We decided that an effective approach would consist of a playbook of organizational maneuvers that could respond to specific constraints (programmatic, site, economic, construction, schedule etc.) encountered in different store locations and contexts. It seemed logical to use the Conduit Street store as a kind of base diagram to which we could apply a combination of these plays in order to exploit the constraints in other stores across the UK.
Location: Conduit Street, Mayfair, London
Status: Store Concept Design
Reference: Neither, Doris Salchedo
A collection of important images that show the basis of our work the images that are in our minds when we think. Images that show the origin of our architecture. They are explanations, metaphors, foundations memories and intentions.
Fashion House UK Headquarters
HASA have been invited to prepare a proposal for an International Fashion House new London Head Quarters & Showroom is based on the concepts of fragmentation and unification. Aware of the flexibility that is needed for such a space we thought of the typology of a workspace as being characterized by an inhabitable steel frame running along the windows, adapting to different uses, and sometimes entering the void, creating different spaces. The frame’s modules are based on the span of the windows. Different modules can be arranged to have different uses such as: sitting, becoming desks, exposing clothes with shelves, hooks and tables. Some of them can be as well movable, creating more intimate spaces or the flexibility to have a unique open plan space. Typically, the frame is used to define the space and suggest us the idea of a boundary. Can the frame become a way to unify rather than to divide?
Reference: “A room for a man” Albini, “Casa Dezza” Gio Ponti
Sir John Cass School of ArchitectureCharlott has been visited to critique at the Sir John Cass School of Architecture for Year 1 Under Graduate Final Jury
British Fashion Council London collections men
HASA Architects created site-specific installations that explore the connection between fashion and architecture, and how they relate to the human need for shelter in all its shapes and forms.
Experiments in concrete
HASA Architects have been involved in creating a series of bespoke concrete furniture pieces for a temporary art exhibition.
Built by: HASA Atelier
'To move beyond this idea of the city’s materiality as the physical experience of its built form involves the recognition of the social and material practise in which its generation is embedded and the forces at work in the realization of these materials and there continuing lives. The city’s materiality is in fact the result of a vast network of practises, manufacturing of timber brick glass concrete from which it is constructed. Behind each of these materials is a complex history of development, extraction, technique, transportation and exchange. Economies of production, regulation of standards, labours and maintenance shape this entity, as do the lives and contexts of the many people have come into contact with it along the way. Material, at any particular point in time, is brought into its existences through a developing chain of events, both natural and cultural, and has the potential for a myriad of future interactions and transformations. Materials are in themselves active; it is a transaction, rather than a one way process that occurs in our cities.In this way the city emerges out of transaction with material or material demands or invites certain practises in terms of maintenance and behaviour. The practices of reading the city through its materiality, is method of understanding and constructing the city.'
Sir John Cass School of Architecture
HASA Architects have been visiting critics at the Sir John Cass School of Architecture for a review of work by Cass Cities students. They are focused on the Middle Lee Valley (Including Tottenham and parts of Edmonton, Walthamstow and Chingford).
Open Jury UEL
Students, staff and studios across AVA celebrate and share their work in progress with panels of critics and invited guests. As one of these invited critics Charlotte will be viewing work from the Post Graduate Diploma Unit 11. Resistance and Compromise in the Blackwater Estuary.
HASA paper clips & stationary
The humble paperclip is reimagined in photo-etched sheet brass. The first in a series of office tools, is a celebration of materiality, colour, and geometric shapes that add a decorative element to unadorned documentation.
Material: Photo etched brass
School of Architecture and the Visual Arts, UEL
As one of the invited critics Charlotte will be viewing work from the Post Graduate Diploma Unit 11. Resistance and Compromise in the Blackwater Estuary
HASA Architects have completed installation for the British Fashion Council London Collections Men SS115 at Hospital Club, Covent Garden, with London-based swimwear brand Make Your Odyssey was founded by brothers David and Will Fattal, who spent six years researching the right fabrics, cuts and prints.
White Space Gallery
HASA in collaboration with Space Gallery and milkHaus presents Moi, un blanc, a new photographic series by Jose Pedro Cortes. The installation works with autonomous fragments. The spatial and formal development of the design draws upon a number of elements of the existing context of the gallery space are retained and curated. A white paint finish to ceilings and walls prevents these elements from dominating the new insertion, and establishes a visual relationship with the otherwise distinct. The retained shop front sets up a visual relationship to objects furnishing the new occupation for the space. The proportions of the concrete panels, along with the linear spatial arrangement of the objects each floor accentuates the character of the space and connects to the art work.
Location: Walton Streetm Knightbridge, London
Credit: Milhaus Madalina Diaconu, HASA Atelier
Reference: One's own arena, Jose Pedro Cortes
HASA Architects Identity
Our approach to printed material developed from this shared attitude to material practice. A palette, reduced to black typography on white.