Amazing to hear we have been nominated for the Best Written Content Category at this years Archiboo Web Awards. A big thank you to @burgessandbeech and @architypal for helping us create an identity that manages to reflect all the different things we do. #Archiboo #Awards https://t.co/YcKjI4o5oe
Running the show…We take charge. We organise events and spaces. We drive everything forward. We generate interest, energy and goodwill. https://t.co/JW9vOgyLHB #TurnerWorks https://t.co/svhtGiCT4m
Making things happen…We take simple things and put them together in interesting ways. We build, manage and deliver. We get our hands dirty. https://t.co/Aad0mCKXjs #TurnerWorks https://t.co/Fmd6eHoa4S
Designing the future…We sketch, draw and make models. We create buildings to live in, work in and learn in. We map out spaces and places. https://t.co/sjQVfkfSSX #TurnerWorks https://t.co/PlQJSelOZ3
Imagining the way forward…We develop business plans, feasibility studies, strategies and master plans. We identify opportunities. We rethink spaces and places. https://t.co/jKUMiWK4q7 #TurnerWorks https://t.co/Vhc1c6c7aP
These last 11 years have changed us. It’s time for a new name and a new way of talking about ourselves. We are Turner Works. https://t.co/Y6OyPVmxyQ #TurnerWorks https://t.co/nnYr6ifGBh
.@MountviewLDN has been shortlisted for the @nlalondon awards in the Education category and there’s only 1 day left to vote for us in the People’s Choice awards. You can vote for us here: https://t.co/QpXonnbcgL #NLAwards19 #NLA2019 #ArchitectureAwards https://t.co/AC3y97U9qY
Great news! We are excited to announce that our work for @Mountview_LDN has been shortlisted for an @nlalondon award in the Education category. You can support our project by voting for us in the People’s Choice award: https://t.co/QpXonnbcgL #NLAwards19 #NLA2019 https://t.co/U4Somc9r1J

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You’ll know of us as Carl Turner Architects. But that never quite covered it.

We’re hands-on thinkers, thoughtful makers, big-picture people who get stuck in.

On these pages you’ll glimpse the inner workings of our minds, hear our stories, and take a tour of some of our spaces and places.

Welcome to Turner Works. We’re glad you’ve found us.

 

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020 3846 1890

Works → Imagining

Pop Brixton

Pop Brixton, located in South London is a new ‘mini city’ of culture, enterprise and community. Created on what was previously a brownfield site of around 2,000 sqm, Pop Brixton has transformed this once derelict space into a hive of activity, bringing much needed affordable work and leisure space to the area.

Consisting of new workshops, cafés, bars, events and exhibition spaces as well as an open public space to meet and exchange, Pop Brixton has been designed to act as a new creative microcosm in the bustling surroundings of this part of London.

Built from low-cost, low-energy, shipping containers, the flexible design approach has a focus on sustainability and efficiency. The aim of the project is to create a place where things are possible and therefore the design allows for flexible spaces that can evolve.

15.07.2019     Thoughts → Making

Peckham Levels Shortlisted in AJ Retrofit Awards

Our meanwhile project in Peckham was Shortlisted for AJ Retrofit Awards Office category.
25.06.2019     TW.TV → Running

Welcome to Turner Works

It’s been 11 years of Carl Turner Architects. It’s time for a new name and a new way of talking about ourselves. We’re Turner Works.
Works → Designing

Void House Newham

A compact, highly private courtyard house for a constrained urban site

06.06.2019     Thoughts → Designing

Mountview shortlisted for NLA Awards

Great news! We are excited to announce that our project Mountview has been shortlisted for an NLA award
05.06.2019     Thoughts → Designing

A Manual for Start-Up Spaces

‘A Manual for Start-Up Spaces’ sets out some of the thinking developed by the studio on the idea of meanwhile spaces.
Story → What we do

Our Approach

We’re imagining the way forward, designing the future, making things happen and running the show. We’ve embraced those four words – imagining, designing, making, running – to give you a sense of who we are and how we work.

Works → Imagining

Elephant Arcade

Unused garage space transformed into small retail units and a cafe for local independent traders.

28.05.2019     Thoughts → Running

What you can learn from Coachworks

Coachworks is very much on the map in more ways than one.
Works → Making

Clarnico Quay

We’re finding inspiration in converted warehouses to provide new temporary spaces for artists, makers and creatives.

24.05.2019     Thoughts → Running

What you can learn from Pop Brixton

Have a look at what lies beneath Pop Brixton. What does ‘affordability’ really mean?
Story → Team

It's all about people

We’re hands-on thinkers, thoughtful makers, big-picture people who get stuck in. We believe in creating thought-provoking and well-crafted projects. We are creative, responsive, and not afraid to take a risk when it feels right.

26.04.2019     TW.TV → Designing

Mountview Academy

We created a 'warehouse for the arts' – see what the students think after moving into the new building in Peckham.
20.04.2019     Thoughts → Running

What you can learn from Peckham Levels

It all starts with an open mind.
08.04.2019     Thoughts → Designing

What you can learn from Mountview

Is it possible for a performing arts college to be based on a truly sustainable business model?
25.03.2019     TW.TV → Running

Discover Coachworks

Carl Turner, Founding Director of Turner Works, explains the vision behind Coachworks and what the development will include.
Story → Our approach

How we work

We know that identities are all in the mind and that boundaries are there to be blurred. It’s not always about permanence, solid walls and big ideas, though we like those things too. Scraps of space are full of possibility, and long-term change can come with the briefest and smallest of projects.

25.03.2019     TW.TV → Running

Coachworks Explained

Carl Turner, Founding Director at Turner Works, explains what Coachworks is and how he got involved in the project.
24.03.2019     Thoughts → Making

What you can learn from Clarnico Quay

Railway arches are a great starting point for thinking about how to design new spaces for makers.
Works → Running

Coachworks

We’re reinventing a collection of historic warehouses and industrial sheds

28.02.2019     PODCAST → Designing

Why is architecture so big on Instagram?

Carl was recently interviewed by @bbcworldservice to question “Why architecture is so big on instagram?”.

Works → Designing

Bellingham House

Making the most out of simple materials and construction techniques to create a family’s dream home on a modest budget.

03.07.2018     PODCAST → Running

Regent Radio pt.5

On the afternoon/evening of 15th of June 2018, we transformed our studio into a temporary radio station broadcasting live during the London Festival of Architecture.

02.07.2018     Thoughts → Running

Meanwhile as a solution

We have developed an expertise in temporary or ‘meanwhile’ development.

T.W.TV

03:31min25.06.2019     TW.TV → Running

Welcome to Turner Works

It’s been 11 years of Carl Turner Architects. It’s time for a new name and a new way of talking about ourselves. We’re Turner Works.

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Carl was recently interviewed by @bbcworldservice to question “Why architecture is so big on instagram?”.

On the afternoon/evening of 15th of June 2018, we transformed our studio into a temporary radio station broadcasting live during the London Festival of Architecture.

On the afternoon/evening of 15th of June 2018, we transformed our studio into a temporary radio station broadcasting live during the London Festival of Architecture.

On the afternoon/evening of 15th of June 2018, we transformed our studio into a temporary radio station broadcasting live during the London Festival of Architecture.

On the afternoon/evening of 15th of June 2018, we transformed our studio into a temporary radio station broadcasting live during the London Festival of Architecture.

On the afternoon/evening of 15th of June 2018, we transformed our studio into a temporary radio station broadcasting live during the London Festival of Architecture.

Business of Architecture Podcast – Mastering the Language of Business and Design with Carl