felthome

about us

Designing and crafting is our passion. We engage critically with analogue and digital design methodologies to explore both the technical and conceptual aspects of our design research. Our approach is narratively driven and uses implicit ideas to conceive space and programme.

We see ourselves as ‘makers’ rather than theorists. We challenge the ordinary and question the way we build and live. Our ambition is to generate an architecture that satisfies both our needs and our curiosity. Together we have a diverse field of expertise, designing on varying scales under differing economic and climatic conditions. We collaborate with innovative consultants, engineers and artists.

Our studio focuses on the invention of kinematic and responsive architecture -devices- and the investigation of their spatial implications in urban and rural environments. We embrace the iterative process of ‘making and remaking’ resulting in highly delicate, precise and spatial constructs at the built scale of 1:1.

 

Stefan Lengen

Stefan is a registered architect both in the UK and Switzerland and a Chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

He studied at Bern University of Applied Sciences and at The Bartlett, University College London.

After working for five years as an architect in Switzerland, he spent an extended period in Central Africa as a researcher and designer. Later, in the London office of Ian Ritchie Architects he was project architect of the new London Underground station at Wood Lane. In 2009, Stefan joined Sir Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham’s CRAB studio as project architect responsible for the new Law School and Administration Buildings at Vienna Economics University. He was also design leader on a range of international architectural competitions.

For the last seven years Stefan has been combining the making of buildings with teaching. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton. He has also taught at The Bartlett, London South Bank University, the University of Greenwich and at the École Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris.

Since June 2012 Stefan is Partner and co-founder of felt architecture & design & research.

 

Kyriakos Katsaros

Kyriakos is a registered architect and a Chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He is also an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

He studied at The Bartlett, University College London.

Kyriakos worked at Walker Bushe and at Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects before joining Antarchitecture in 2004 and becoming Associate in 2007. His key projects included the fit-out and refurbishment roll-out programmes of Habitat stores and Fitness First clubs throughout the UK. Kyriakos was also project architect of a number of award-winning restaurants and residential projects in London.

Kyriakos was part of the Interactive Architecture Workshop during his time at The Bartlett and he has kept up-to-date with the advances in this field, maintaining an active interest in architectural education and research. He is currently a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Brighton. He has also taught at The Bartlett.

Since June 2012 Kyriakos is Partner and co-founder of felt architecture & design & research. He is also Principal at Studio C102, a sister practice to felt.