Who we are
Platform 5 is an award winning architectural practice founded in 2006. We have a diverse portfolio of projects in the residential, education, commercial and cultural sectors.
We work closely with our clients to develop the brief into innovative and cost effective designs that respond to their physical and cultural context.
Always striving to create elegant designs with conceptual clarity, our design process is informed by both traditional craft based techniques and the possibilities offered by modern materials and fabrication methods.
17 Sep 2020
We’re pleased to share that Toynbee Hall Estate & London Square Spitalfields is shortlisted in the Mixing category for NLA Awards 2020!
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25 Aug 2020
Backwater Norfolk is The Modern House pick for design-led holiday home in the UK!
''From the Cornish coast to a secluded lagoon in the heart of the Norfolk Broads. This waterside getaway in Wroxham was completed by London-based Platform 5 Architects in 2016. The timber-framed structure is clad in red cedar shingles and takes its cue from nearby boatsheds, with three low-rise bays that contain the main living areas. While the exterior blends in with the wetland surroundings, inside the four-bedroom house has a more contemporary feel, with a spiral staircase and a skylight. On the lagoon side is an abundance of glass and a canopy for enjoying the outdoors, whatever the weather, and on a hot day you can enjoy a drink on the jetty while dangling your feet into the water and keeping an eye out for the local family of otters.''
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25 May 2020
It is a widely-held ambition among architects to design their own home, but the motivations vary. For some it is a chance to pursue an architectural idea or technical innovation without compromise; for others it offers a a route to affordable accomodation, or the opportunity to live in the sort of space or location not offered by conventional developments.
Join us hear to from Patrick Michell from Platform 5 along two other architects who have recently fulfilled that ambition, to learn about the positives and the potential pitfalls of self-building. Patrick will be discussing Backwater, a holiday home on the Norfolk Broads that was developed as a prototype for an architectural holiday let business as well as providing a personal retreat for family and friends.
Subjects covered include the search for a site, managing costs and finance, developing the design as both architect and client, and realising the vision.
27/05/2020, 10AM, UK
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