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About

We design, restore and transform buildings. Our interest is in how architecture can facilitate human well-being through careful adjustment of space using contemporary design and conservation skill in combination.

We see our task as binding together what is explicit and implicit in a project, thinking about how to make the best possible spaces using light, proportion, and sensitivity to what is already there, working closely with our clients' needs.

We have worked in corporate finance and cutting edge graphic design, on major infrastructure schemes, national monuments, couture retail environments and family homes. With RIBA Specialist Conservation accreditation together with award-winning contemporary materials research, we bring the benefits of our past collaborations to future projects.

Our solutions are never 'standard', and as such we do not have a "house style", but we do provide all of the services that you should expect from a registered Architect.

  • Accredited Specialist Conservation Architect

  • OUR WORK

    Wealden Hall - Grade II* listed

    Project Description

    Wealden Hall - Grade II* listed, a contemporary intervention to reveal the medieval timber framed house within 400 years of accumulated brick additions.

    Georgian

    Project Description

    Georgian - a Grade II listed terraced house with modernist additions reconciled through careful alterations.

    Victorian

    Project Description

    Victorian - a terraced house adjusted by removing a floor to connect living and dining vertically, reinterpreting 'laundry' and 'pantry' as contemporary supporting spaces.

    Late Victorian

    Project Description

    Late Victorian - fusing three properties back into one, removing walls and floors precisely to create modern spaces whilst reinterpreting the traditional family house.

    Children's Garden

    Project Description

    Children's Garden - exemplary nursery school designed for and from the child's experience, achieved in nine months from inception to completion using recycled modular elements and Scottish larch.

    St Pancras Church

    Project Description

    St Pancras Church, Euston - Grade I listed Greek revival church surveyed and re-roofed using bespoke lead details, setting benchmarks for terracotta cleaning and repair.

    Palacio Pereira

    Project Description

    Palacio Pereira - partnering with Chilean architects to restore one of the most significant historic buildings in the capital, Santiago, for the offices of the Directorate of Libraries and Monuments, with public galleries, restaurants and a library.

    Cecil Sharp House

    Project Description

    Cecil Sharp House - Grade II listed home of The English Folk Dance and Song Society, redesigning the reception hall and service spaces, threading a lift through the structure to create universal access.

    Private
    Wealden Hall - Grade II* Listed
    Private
    Georgian - Grade II Listed
    Private
    Victorian
    Private
    Late Victorian
    Public
    Children's Garden
    Public
    St Pancras Church - Grade I Listed
    Public
    Palacio Pereira
    Public
    Cecil Sharp House - Grade II Listed

    Design   Restore   Transform

    Binding together what is explicit and implicit in a project, working closely with our clients' needs.

    Alan Chandler

    Alan Chandler studied at the Architectural Association, with a previous award winning career in graphic design and typography. He has taught at the AA, the University of Cambridge, the University of Edinburgh and the University of East London where he holds a Readership. Alan has published research in significant architectural journals, and has collaborated on innovative concrete construction with Thomas Heatherwick and DOKA Gmbh.

    Luisa Auletta

    Luisa Auletta also studied at the Architectural Association, after pursuing a career in the City. She founded Arts Lettres Techniques in 1999 and has been running the practice since then. The practice has featured in a number of Design journals, both in the UK and abroad. She is an architectural adviser to a Conservation Area Advisory Committee.

  • Contact

    You can contact us about your project by phone or email

    020 7383 4778

    07843 725 865

    architect@artslettres.com

    Camden Town