Victorian Remix featured in Dezeen

Our project Victorian Remix now featured in Dezeen with pictures by Quintin Lake.

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Guarnieri Architects shortlisted for the AJ Retrofit Awards

Victorian Remix has been shortlisted in the house category for this year AJ Retrofit Awards.

The AJ Retrofit Awards, organised by The Architects’ Journal, recognise and celebrate design, engineering and construction excellence that prolongs and improves the life of the built environment.

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Guarnieri Architects commended at the Schueco Excellence Awards

Our project, Victorian Remix, was commended at the Schueco Excellence Awards for Design and Innovation, in association with RIBA Journal. The award was presented at 42nd floor of the Leadenhall Building and a special awards supplement printed with the July edition of RIBA Journal.

Judges enjoyed the boldness of the contemporary addition."It brings a cube of light into it. A lovely contrast, incredibly elegantly detailed."- Pankaj Patel, Judge of Schueco Excellence Awards 2017.

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London Design Foosball

Guarnieri Architects successfully defends its title and wins the London Design Foosball for a second year in a row defeating DOS Architects in a epic final.

We would like to thanks our sponsor Artemide for their continuous support and all the TOWANT team for their effort in organising this event.

The London Design Foosball is the European Design and Architecture table football tournament.

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New Projects

New projects added to the Projects section.

You can now see what we have been up to.

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Season's Greetings

Guarnieri Architects Christmas Card series –  Snowflake Types Blueprint

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Residential project completes

Our residential project in South London has completed this week.

We are very proud of what we achieved and happy that our client can finally enjoy the space we designed for him.

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Berlin XX museum masterplan

With the announcement of the competition for the Museum of the 20th Century being awarded, we are happy to present our proposal submitted for the first stage of the competition.

Guarnieri Architects' answer to the challenges of the site was to create open and accessible public spaces at ground level for the enjoyment of all visitors. The new volume above is simple in shape and although it has iconic quality it does not attempt to compete with the surrounding significant iconic building of the Philarmonie and the Nationalgalerie.

Within dense and historic urban context such us this one we think that the opportunity is to retain the open space as this becomes less and less as the city grows.

We like to call our project a “public landscape with a silent icon”.

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London Design Foosball

Guarnieri Architects emerged as winners in the London Design Foosball - the European Design and Architecture table football tournament.

Our team fended off opposition from Paul McAneary Architects in the semifinal and from AHR in the final to secure the trophy.

We would like to thanks Gianluca and Silvia of TOWANT for the impeccable organisation and Artemide, our sponsor, for their support.

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Season's Greetings

This year our Christmas Card is “Season’s Landscape”. It represents an imaginary landscape made out of mountains with a star profile. The star is part of the imagery of Christmas and the white and blue resembles the colours of the snow on the mountains. At this time of the year our thoughts are with those colleagues who are less lucky than us. This year we support the Architects Benevolent Society.

The Architects Benevolent Society is dedicated to helping architects, assistants, technologists, technicians, landscape architects - and their families – in times of need. It helps people of all ages who have experienced illness, accident, redundancy, unemployment, bereavement or other personal misfortune.

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Our residential project progressed further on site. All main structural work is now completed and the contractor is now working on the finishes.

If you would like to see how far you can go with a Victorian structure stay tuned on this website for further upgrades.

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Office upgrade

We have done some work to our office. Here is a preview.

The works included the replacement of the heating system and all light fittings with more efficient ones. We believe we cut our carbon footprint in half.

The project also aimed at making the space a more appealing and productive place for our staff.

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Substantial progress on our residential project on site. Famella is doing a fantastic job on this very demanding project.

Stay tuned to find out about the most amazing transformation of a Victorian structure.

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Season's Greetings

This year we used the Koch pattern to design our Christmas Card. It is one single line of this pattern and it is laid out so the profile looks like a landscape or an imaginary cityscape. It has a star profile in it and it is white like the snow. How much there is in a single continuous line!

Guarnieri Architects is delighted to support Shelter this Christmas.

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Guarnieri Architects wins planning for the extension and environmental upgrade of an existing residential building in a coastline landscape protected area in Italy

Guarnieri Architects is pleased to announce that it has been granted planning permission for a residential project situated in a protected landscape area on the coastline of the city of Trieste in Italy.

The project is the extension and environmental upgrade of an existing villa on a cliff by the seaside, with a wood behind. Taking inspiration from the location, the cladding for the new top floor is a continuous envelope of wood that helps to blend the project into the surrounding landscape.

PV panels are integrated with glazed surfaces to minimise their visual impact and avoid the “stamp”effect. Large glazed surfaces take advantage of fantastic views over the gulf of Trieste.

The planned environmental upgrade work on the existing building, and the construction techniques used for the new addition, will significantly reduce the carbon emissions of this 1960s residential building. Work is due to start on site next year.

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Guarnieri Architects wins RIBA Live Pitch 2013

Guarnieri Architects has emerged as the winner of the highly contested RIBA Live Pitch 2013, seeing off competition from Dos Architects, Sarah Wigglesworth Architects and Mamou-Mani.

The project, Floating Waterline Gardens, responded to the brief set out by Argent seeking to retain and enhance the community Skip Garden on their King’s Cross site.

Our proposal focuses on improving the public realm and integrating the community garden facility with the Camley Street Natural Park. At the same time it improves the edge of the canal along the park with a floating system incorporating water-purifying planting.

We would like to thank Thomas Ermacora of Clear Village, who joined our team for this project, for his invaluable input.

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Eurocentres shortlisted for the AJ Retrofit Award 2013

Our recently completed project for Eurocentres has been shortlisted in the school category for the AJ Retrofit Award 2013.

The AJ Retrofit Award reward and celebrate excellent design of retrofit projects which have extended the life of an existing building through adaptation or upgrade, in an innovative way to improve energy efficiency. 

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Eurocentres shortlisted for the LEAF 2013 Refurbishment of the Year Award

Eurocentres has been shortlisted for the LEAF 2013 Refurbishment of the Year Award.

The Emirates Glass LEAF Awards honour the architects designing the buildings and solutions that are setting the benchmark for the international architectural community.

We are very proud to have made it to the shortlist of this prestigious award.

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Eurocentres completes

The existing building at 70 Court Road is situated on Crown Estate land part of the Eltham Palace complex in south east London. The building, managed by English Heritage, had previously been an MOD training centre and the offices of London and Quadrant.  It had been vacant for some years and was waiting for a new purpose.

Guarnieri Architects deigned and reconfirgures the interior of this building for Eurocentres, an established worldwide network of language schools. 

The quality of a teaching space comes from a mix of both natural and artificial light and the acoustics of the space. A system of suspended ceiling lights and acoustic panels regulates and controls both the artificial light and acoustics; it also forms a consistent pattern with a sculptural quality that characterises the interior of the space. Different patterns and different colours of light fitting differentiate the teaching spaces from the communal areas of the school.

More on Eurocentres in our projects section.


Marco Guarnieri wins the LEAF Young Architect of the Year Award 2012

Guarnieri Architects are pleased to announce that Marco Guarnieri has been awarded the prestigious LEAF young architect of the year award 2012. The Emirates Glass LEAF Awards honour the architects designing the buildings and solutions that are setting the benchmark for the international architectural community.

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2 Whites Grounds is located in the Bermondsey conservation area, an up-and-coming part of central London close to London Bridge, where The Shard is nearing completion and White Cube Bermondsey recently opened. 

The existing building is a five-storey warehouse dating back to the end of the nineteen century with a distinctive character and a traditional gable roof structure. Guarnieri Architects were engaged to extend and redesign the interior of the 200 M sq penthouse apartment, situated on the top two floors. 

The main challenge was to add a new structure in this conservation area, simultaneously bringing more light into the apartment, whilst also taking advantage of the stunning views across the city. The new structure brings a bold contemporary look, using structural glass to differentiate itself from the character of the existing building. The glass enclosure is continuous and the goal post structure that holds the sliding door onto the terrace is set behind the plane of the glass, allowing the use of one type of detail only for the entire glass structure. 

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GUARNIERI | ARCHITECTS shortlisted for the LEAF Award

The Emirates Glass LEAF Awards honour the architects designing the buildings and providing solutions that are setting the benchmark for the international architectural community. In a year with a record number of entrants, we are very proud to have made the final three for the prestigious LEAF award, for young architect of the year. 

The judging panel comprises of a number of key individuals drawn from various areas of the international architectural design and construction community. 


GUARNIERI | ARCHITECTS work included in New Arcadians, Emerging UK architects, a book by Lucy Bullivant, published by Merrell 2012

New Arcadians collects new evidence of the deep enthusiasm and commitment of emerging practices to devise affordable, robust solutions that respond imaginatively both to voiced wishes and unspoken desires, not only in the United Kingdom but also across the world. These practices are part of the dynamic and entrepreneurial community that exist in the United Kingdom. 

Guarnieri is a pragmatist concerned with producing a close coincidence between the functional and the aesthetic. He tempers design flare with great discipline. He reduces architectural elements not for the sake of it, but to find the least arbitrary solution. 

Guarnieri is good at giving his projects a deceptively simple twist that distinguishes them from the work of other architects. 

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GUARNIERI | ARCHITECTS long listed for the Young Architect of the Year Award 2011 (YAYA)

This prestigious and influential award is organised by Building Design, sponsored by Autodesk and supported by the Architecture Foundation and is open to architects under 40 years of age. Our work will be exhibited at the Architectural Foundation. The exhibition of the 19 long listed practices offers a celebration and survey of the United Kingdom's most exciting emerging practices and is open to the public from the 4th to the 26th of November 2011. 

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Pasta by Design Launch Party

We would like to thank everybody who attended this special evening held at the B&B Italia showroom for the launch of the book Pasta by Design. 150 guests attended the event admiring what is set to be one of the most original publications of the year. All three contributors to the book, George Legendre, Stefano Graziani and Marco Guarnieri were present and greeted guests. G|A team helped setting up George Legendre's installation Pasta City unveiled at the event.

PASTA BY DESIGN - ON SALE NOW This quirky but serious publication sparked out of the collaboration between architects Marco Guarnieri and George Legendre. Marco provided the unique idea and George his deep knowledge of mathematics, his rigour and typographical skills. The book catalogues 92 pasta shapes and gives their mathematical description. The sumptuous photographs of photographer Stefano Graziani complete the book.

Read about the book in the Financial Times here

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