Architecture Masters Podcast

Carl is featured on the first edition of Architecture Masters, a new podcast series about leading figures in the profession who are quietly shaping the built environment.

Carl discusses projects including the Manser Award winning Slip House and our most recent work in Peckham & Brixton.

Listen to the full conversation here.

Subscribe to the podcast series here.

Carl judges WAN House of the Year 2017

Carl is a judge in this years House of the Year Award organized by World Architecture News. This international award recognizes exemplary design in single family houses, celebrating the most ambitious and inspiring projects.


More details can be found here.

Carl in conversation with IF_DO

Our director Carl was in conversation with emerging practice IF_DO,  as part of a season of evening lates held at their newly opened  Pavilion at John Soane’s Grade II*-listed Dulwich Picture Gallery.

Carl was one of the judges responsible for selecting their winning Pavilion design in an open ideas competition organised by London Festival of Architecture. Other judges included Thomson, Dejardin and River Café founder Ruth Rogers.

The temporary pavilion will host a series of exhibitions, events and performances over the summer and will stay in place until October this year. More details here.

CTA exhibit at Clerkenwell Gallery

CTA are featured in The Sun, The Moon and Other Memories exhibition at the Clerkenwell Gallery alongside AY Architects, Cook Robotham Architectural Bureau, Daykin Marshall Studio, aLL Design, Studio Octopi, Scene and Biophile.

Through two projects, one realised and one under construction we explore the relationship between the construction of space and those who occupy it. These so called ‘meanwhile’ projects are expected to last only for a short time, and yet to be successful must create a reality for both users and workers. Space is seen as a platform for everyday life allied to a series of events and activities to create an accelerated ‘memory’ of a place. What may be allowed to occur naturally over decades, with these spaces we look to compress time and create a sense of permanence, however fleeting based on experience rather than space.

The exhibition runs daily from 12pm to 7:30pm until 01 July.

More details can be found here.

CTA participate in LFA Open Studios 2017

We enjoyed welcoming visitors to our office in Hackney as part of this years London Festival of Architecture.

We designed an installation for the event using packing cardboard and over the two days visitors had the opportunity to explore and interact with the exhibition, rearranging the elements based on personal preference, to consider the implications of the versatility of space and the impact of the client as collaborator and user.

The event was selected as one of the top 20 festival highlights by Wallpaper Magazine.

Thanks to everyone who came.

CTA receive BD Small Projects Architect of the Year Award for 2017

We are delighted to have received BD Small Project Architect of the Year Award for 2017.

The award recognises our work on small scale projects under £1.5m in value including our community work campus, Pop Brixton, and a courtyard family home in Brighton.

Thanks to our team, clients, consultants and all involved in delivering these successful projects.

Architecture Today Nov/Dec 16

Carl Turner’s “Learning From” piece in the latest issue of Architecture Today.

10 x 10 Drawing the City London

We are really pleased to hear that our drawing for the 10 x 10 Brixton Auction has fetched £900 for a really good cause, Article 25, the leading architectural aid charity in the UK

Brighton House

CTA have recently submitted plans for a new private residence in Brighton. Based on a courtyard typology, the new family house will provide living accommodation framed around an existing swimming pool and set within the landscape to create a sequence of private garden spaces.

Stanhope Gardens

CTA designed a scheme for the substantial refurbishment of a family home at 20a Stanhope Gardens. The split level property will provide a light and airy open-plan layout between Ground Floor and Basement.

The generous dining area on the Ground Floor will be the core of the house.

Mayor’s Garage (Camberwell House)

CTA gained Planning Permission to replace the former Mayor’s Garage in Camberwell with a new 2-storey development. The proposed building sits within the natural context of the adjacent Lucas Gardens.

The scheme proposes a simple pre-fabricated timber structure which is clad with slatted timber in order to minimise the impact on the surroundings.

Mountview Academy granted planning approval

CTA have worked closely with our client, Mountview Academy for Theatre Arts, over the last 12 months and we are proud to submit proposals for this new cultural building and community asset in Peckham. The new facilities will include 22 dance and acting studios, 14 music studios and a state of the art theatre with capacity for 200 audience members along with enhanced public realm, café and roof top bar.

More details on our proposals can be found here.

Constructing Communities At Peckham Levels

Image: msmr Architects
Image: RIBA
Image: RIBA

This summer the RIBA presents works from their  ‘Constructing Communities’ Open Call as part of the London Festival of Architecture, across sites in Peckham and at 66 Portland Place.

Peckham Levels (Rye Lane, SE15) will be open 2 to 30 June, Thursdays and Fridays from 5pm to 9pm, Saturdays and Sundays from midday to 6pm.

More info here.

Carl Turner featured in new Architecture Foundation publication

CTA has been included in The Architecture Foundation’s latest publication New Architects 3. The book is the definitive survey of the best British architects to have set up practice in the ten years since 2005. The third book in the Architecture Foundation’s highly influential series, it features close to 100 practices, selected by a jury of leading critics and curators. As a portrait of the emerging talent in one of the world’s most consistently influential architectural cultures, New Architects 3 casts light on the future of architecture in the UK and beyond.

Aarhus School of Architecture competition

Our submission for the Aarhus School of Architecture competition was chosen as a highlighted entry out of 230 submissions from 47 countries.

Our proposal was to create a framework or grid, covered and protected by a giant truss form roof canopy. We situated the ‘building’ adjacent to the neighbouring arts centre, in the hope that the new space between the two buildings would also become important.

See all the entries here.