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 compose, orchestrate and conduct each stage in creating our homes: from site selection to architecture, planning to construction, interior design to creative direction and curation. From idea to vision to reality our process is a coherent, integrated journey. In every project we are the client, the creative and the craftsmen, so there is no compromise in bringing our dream of home to life.


We interrogate the context of a location, a site and a building to understand why it is the way it is, how it became what it is today, and how it might change in the future.

We design a coherent spatial journey through our buildings, combining ease and practicality, with a sense of volume and light.

We reference feelings and principles from a range of cultures and archetypes.

We work with natural materials to create texture and tactility.

We use craftsmanship and the presence of the human hand to engage the senses and connect people to place.

We have a layered approach to interior design, combining old and new, found and sourced, to create a rich interplay of material, texture, colour and culture.

We place great value on the details we touch to ensure they are a pleasure to use.


Our founders combine their skills and passions to span the fragmented disciplines of architecture, construction, craft, design and life, in the quest to create homes with soul—more about Zoe and Merlin.