HWO Architects - London Architecture
HWO Architects encourages collaboration across all projects with the firm belief that a collective of dedicated and creative minds working together are far greater than the sum of their individual parts.
By: Antar Complet SL
The studio is composed of a great team of architects that share the same working principle: collective conception. From the very beginning, they believe in the virtues of exchange, common effort, shared knowledge, crossing ideas and enthusiasm.
Concerning their capabilities, they manage the full development cycle, which includes: site searching and capacity studies; RIBA chartered practice, led by ARB architects; fully compliant designs, audited to Quality Standard ISO 9001; a BIM coordinator assigned to every project, supported by a BIM management team overseeing the strategy, delivery and evolution of their digital design capabilities;
Concerning their residential projects, they know that Londoners are craving light, space, flexibility and community. They can provide brighter, more spacious, more imaginative and rewarding homes; internal layouts that focus around family areas and external layouts that maximize density without compromising quality: a poetic response to design questions, an approach that creates beautiful and contextual buildings that provide value for money in both construction and use. This is the true meaning of luxury in a city like London.
They know that commercial spaces need balance and layouts that suit the activities inside. Everyone wants to work in a positive environment, breathing room. A workplace with generous facilities and active frontages to attract talent and investment. Offices for meetings and interacting, as well as for work; but also quiet areas that alter the pace, for it is in quiet spaces that our intuition reemerges from the intellectual chatter pervading our workdays.
The team of HWO Architects also works on spa designs alongside international spa consultants ESPA and The Spa Tribe, combining form and function to create a harmonious symbiosis which will make each spa project distinctive and authentic, functional and profitable: to delight and inspire guests.
Definitively, HWO Architects focuses on working with the client from the outset to establish a brief and set out the project objectives and guiding principles prior to starting the design process.
HWO Architects has particular interest and expertise in socially minded responses to questions posed by the city of London. This stems from a belief that the built environment is not simply a physical framework to inhabit and that urban design should serve as a tool to facilitate social interaction, exchange and enjoyment.