OKAY Studio

OKAY Studio is a design collective made up of individual studios from Japan, Holland, Spain and London who come together to workshop ideas, share studio space and create wonderful things. I love the idea of people from all over the world coming together and how their individual experiences and local environment influence their design.

The 'Apex' Side Table designed for AHEC at Clerkenwell Design Week. I wouldn't mind one/all of these!

 

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The Future of Sacred Architecture

My latest obsession, admittedly, came as a bit of a surprise to me. Sacred architecture is an area that I had never really paid too much attention to until recently.

Projects like Steven Holl’s Chapel of St Ignatius, Peter Zumthor’s Brüder Klaus Chapel and Tadao Ando’s Church of Light are great exemplars of this coming-of-age type of architecture. What really interests me about sacred architecture is the complexity of thought that goes into these spaces that aim to transcend a religious experience using materiality, an interplay of light and dark and volume rather than a reliance on religious symbolism or motif.

Below are a handful of my favourite designs. Enjoy!

(Left to Right) Church pews re-imagined at Antonio Church, Portugal; Concrete and light work together in the Chapel of the Holy Cross in Turku, Finland.

(Left to Right) It's all about timber and the finer details at Church San Benedetg; Light is cleverly manipulated in the Chapel of St Ignatius in Illinois, USA.

 

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Blog Relaunch

Happy Monday and welcome to the beginning of something new and exciting for us!

My name is Lachlan Cooper and I am an interior designer and stylist for Architects EAT. With a background in high-end residential and commercial furniture and lighting, I began working as an interior designer at Architects EAT with a keen eye for detail and a heavy enthusiasm for all things design. This blog is a place to store everything design-related that I come across on a day-to-day basis whether it be from architecture or interiors to photography and fashion. Delivering frequent content with a fresh perspective, my aim is to inspire people to look at things a little differently and to approach design drawing on experiences from every facet of life.

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Happy Chinese New Year 2014!

Gong Xi Fa Chai! EAT wishes that the Year of Horse brings you joy, love, peace and prosperity.

Pabu in Venue

Fresh off the press, Issue 45 of Venue Magazine has arrived on our desk and we're excited to see Pabu Bar amongst its pages! Flick to page 36 for a read - thanks for the great write-up, Venue!