Yelo Architects’ Michael Pirrie
Role: Part 2 Architectural assistant
Currently working on:
Feasibility study for changing an existing tower to a mixed use development and a private residential project
Outside of work:
Finding my way round Brighton having just moved here last month!
Graduated this year from University of Sheffield with Masters of Architecture (Part 2)
Previous projects worked on:
-Refurbishment of Landeskogen Peace Centre in Norway for Travel for Peace
-Education projects and residential schemes for Hampshire County Council
I admire Lacton & Vassal for their sensitive and austere architecture. They maintain that ninety percent of the architecture is already there and work hard to squeeze the most out of every project; while still providing a strong lasting legacy that the user has great control over.
For me it is a highly intelligent architecture born out of deep thought for the context and the user. Their projects celebrate a simple material palette, creating generous spaces, that poses new thought on the existing building. Their work highlights the unique skill of the architect as the thinker on a project, at every stage they push the regulations to develop an effective but beautifully designed architecture.
Social Housing, Mulhouse
Tour Bois le Prêtr
Palais de Tokyo