Winter Nights: Carmody Groarke Architects

7 February 2007

Carmody Groarke was the youngest practice of the series, having established itself earlier that year, following its competition-winning entry for the Parachute Pavilion in Coney Island, New York. The studio's approach was to first examine the way in which projects belong to their respective contexts, and thus respond through the careful investigation and application of materiality and spatial configuration. Recent projects included houses for artists Julian Opie and Fiona Rae in London; a collaboration between New York photographer Maripol and Comme Des Garcons in London; a refurbishment of the Electric Ballroom nightclub in London; an entrance pavilion for a film studios in Australia; and an office and subterranean spa in Ireland.