Process and the design journey are key elements to realising a project together. Creating your space is a collaborative endeavour. We continually look for ways to have engaged exchanges and dynamic understanding of how you wish to live in your space. It is our job to figure out how this can be achieved and architecturally realised.
Both systematic and creative thinking are essential to good – and buildable – design. Working within existing buildings is exciting and challenging. It requires innovative ideas but also a clear and informed understanding of what is feasible within a given structure and framework.
Founded in 2003, Mens et Manus is a small architectural firm that specialises in existing condition renovations, conversions and extensions. MEM operates out of the Maida Vale area in London and works on projects throughout the Greater London area. The firm offers a full range of architectural design services which reflects the founder’s love of design and creative thinking but also the excitement of building and construction.
MEM’s primary focus is working within the given constraints of an existing building and site while uncovering and enhancing the spatial potential of a property. Working with light, space and materials are key elements to unlocking the potential of an existing house to make it a home. We are committed to new and innovative ways of using an existing space while respecting given budget and time frameworks.