Identity Research


Identity The generic city and all it implies has generously provided us with a template for the global city. Activity hubs such as shopping malls, office complexes and orchestrated leisure ensure that cities are no longer places for craftsmanship or individual expression but rather spaces for an ubiquitous urbanism. Beginning [...]

Identity Research2022-01-18T12:25:35+00:00

La Sagrada Familia


Sagrada Familia Antoni Gaudí’s UNESCO Sagrada Família Cathedral is a global icon that also represents the great Catalan city of Barcelona. Five generations have now witnessed the construction of Gaudi’s masterpiece and today, after almost a century and a half upon the laying the cornerstone in 1882, work on the [...]

La Sagrada Familia2022-01-24T12:05:59+00:00



Suburbia We are inspired by John Bejeman’s Metroland. Our North Harrow Community centres resides within it and were it not for the electrification of the London Metropolitan Railways, suburbia and the context for our project would not have been the same. North Harrow still retains the vestiges of its former [...]


Rethinking Iconography in the Arab City


Rethinking Iconography in the Arab City Arab cities irrespective of geography and socio-political context can be explained in large part through their iconography. Icons by nature are never accidental but strategic markers that provide the narrative by which cities are explained. The value of icons both in human and building [...]

Rethinking Iconography in the Arab City2022-01-18T12:27:12+00:00



Clusters The ad hoc organic city often generates clustered living arrangements where dwelling are superimposed in labyrinth-like three dimensional forms. This is architecture without master architects where design is devolved to family, clan, and wider social structures. Clusters are however sophisticated systems of inter-dependency where for example dwellings are interlocked as fragments in [...]




Supertall Cities are fast becoming inaccessible skylines where spires and clouds camouflage our need for public space. Supertall is a state of mind. The necessity for cities to compete is an admission that the ground has shifted, indeed failed. MYAA's own work in SUPERTALL is an attempt to reconfigure the ground- to [...]




Copenhagen UKDK Architectural Exchange 29.02.12: Sjællandsgade Bad & The Body Politic As ever the L’Étranger, our understanding of Sjællandsgade Bad is tainted by our remoteness to Copenhagen. To cleanse our thoughts and explore integration as a thematic proposal, we see Sjællandsgade not as a problem to be solved but as a [...]


Project Management and Project Documentation


Project Management and Project Documentation - Automated Rendering and Plans: Custom visualization tools that can process information for the production of project documentation in real time. - CAD to BIM and Data Management: Implementation of integrative modelling, collaborative workflows and cloud-based data management throughout the design process to improve quality [...]

Project Management and Project Documentation2022-01-18T13:02:50+00:00

Think Big


Think Big The 2016 Architecture Biennale illustrates the schism between necessity and activist led architecture set against the logic of traditional modes of development. The latter we are told lends itself to a type of architecture that has been excluded from the Biennale, yet it represents the vast majority of [...]

Think Big2022-01-18T13:04:04+00:00

Post Conflict Reconstruction


Post Conflict Reconstruction Our objective is to develop a coherent approach to Post Conflict Planning and Reconstruction applicable in the Middle East context in the particular case of Syria and the City of Aleppo. Our aim is to understand and identify the mechanism and process of reconstruction and to define [...]

Post Conflict Reconstruction2022-01-18T13:06:53+00:00