Simplified and sustainable material palettes, sympathetic contextual integration and a human touch – the hallmarks of this young and dynamic studio.
Rethinking space since 2006, Russian for Fish have cemented their reputation for realising elegant, playful and innovative new-builds, extensions and renovations for residential and commercial clients. Their specialities lie, in particular, in fashioning bold and imaginative visions in response to condensed spaces but it’s the human element that is at the heart of their practice; a tried and trusted network of consultants and contractors can be relied on to deliver high-quality structures, while their in-house team make a point of getting to know each individual client. Unsatisfied with simply meeting the brief, Russian for Fish strive to exceed expectations – their geometric zinc-clad residential extension in Stoke Newington is a testament to their determination.
Initially set up by third-generation architect Pereen d’Avoine as a means to enter a competition for the 2006 London Biennale, which they won, she now shares the responsibility of heading up this up-and-coming practice with co-director Nilesh Mahendra Shah. No dream is too ambitious for this power duo.
We believe that in order to create a better tomorrow, we must start working today with the greenest possible energy.