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We’re Turner Works – a new kind of architecture studio.

Over the last 11 years, we’ve grappled with shipping containers, car parks and old agricultural buildings. We’ve built spaces and places from scratch.

Every project has brought us together with like-minded organisations, enterprising local people, and partners who share our imagination, determination and ambition.

So much has come out of each one: places with a new purpose, communities with a new heart, creativity with a new backdrop.

 

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07.03.2016     TW.TV → Designing

The Architect Pitch

Seven architects and an expert panel provided plenty of entertainment and valuable advice on how to present but who was the panel's favourite and which architect left them cold?
09.12.2015     TW.TV → Designing

Nicer Tuesdays: Carl Turner on Home

Nicer Tuesdays is It's Nice That's monthly talks series bringing together four speakers to explore a particular theme.
24.09.2015     Thoughts → Designing

Frame House in Detail

At the start we all had to agree to play nicely and never fall out if we worked together.
02.09.2015     Thoughts → Imagining

Home not House

We think of home as a stage where events take place and conjure up memories of childhood.
Works → Designing

Container House

Built to coincide with the London Design Festival 2015 and exhibited outside the Building Centre

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 → Designing

Silvertown

Our proposal for a vacant plot in Silvertown, East London reimagines this site as an active live/work community hub

24.04.2015     Thoughts → Running

Four Principles

Legibility, flexibility, durability, affordability.
24.02.2015     TW.TV → Imagining

Pop Brixton – Container Delivery

Delivery of containers to POP Brixton by Carl Turner Architects on the 12th of December, 2014. London, Uk.
24.11.2014     Thoughts → Making

Thinking through making

I grew up in the North of England where the thought of getting someone in to fix something was almost unheard of.
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.

14.09.2014     Thoughts → Running

Slip House in Details

Making good buildings requires more than good ideas. Read the detailed story of the Award-winning Slip House.
19.08.2014     Thoughts → Imagining

Small is Good

If there are any positives from the last recession one is the discovery of thrift, recycling, the temporary & the small.
14.08.2014     Thoughts → Running

Living Over the Shop

The idea of working at home is not a new one, but like so many apparently simple activities that were once commonplace.
Works → Imagining

Camberwell Coach House

The conversion of a former coach house into a private home overlooking the park.

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.

24.05.2014     Thoughts → Making

Small Thought on Value

One of the lessons we learnt is that there is nothing to be gained from shying away from business or the idea of money.
Works → Designing

Brockley House

An empty garage plot site transformed into compact home for a young family.

Works → Imagining

Lovage x Wallpaper* Juice Bar

A specially designed juice bar for Lovage and Ace Hotel exhibited as part of Wallpaper* Salone del Mobile in Milan

Works → Imagining

Floating House

Making a blueprint for housing that is carbon neutral and self-sufficient.

27.03.2014     Thoughts → Running

Rural

Increasingly we think the Green Belt in its present form isn’t working.
05.02.2014     TW.TV → Designing

A House in Kensington

Transforming a run down mid-century terrace house into a contemporary home with a great roof terrace.
27.01.2014     Thoughts → Running

The Conceptual Detail

We don’t see buildings necessarily as a series of components ordered from catalogues.

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