We are interested in ways of living

We understand the social context of locations and buildings

We build feeling into architecture and space

We bring life to interiors with texture and tactility

We create homes with soul



We are a couple who met while studying at the AA in London. Our combined training and experience feeds into a shared vision and appreciation for the life to be lived within architecture. We started Chan + Eayrs to explore ways in which we can use our skills and passions to span the fragmented disciplines of architecture, construction, craft, design and life, in the quest to create homes with soul. We live with our daughter in London.

Zoe was born in London, studied Architecture at Cambridge University and the Architectural Association. She invested in derelict sites at school and went on to found Atelier ChanChan in 2010 prior to co-founding Chan and Eayrs with Merlin in 2014.

Merlin was born in Cambridge, studied at Inchbald School of Interior Design, and Architecture at The Architectural Association. He then worked at DRMM and left to become a partner at Play Associates before co-founding Chan and Eayrs in 2014.


Chan + Eayrs’ work has been featured widely in international editorial and design press—see selected press.