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Studio Octopi

Studio Octopi

Location LONDON - United Kingdom

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RIBA Chartered Practice Studio Octopi was established in 2003 by James Lowe and Chris Romer-Lee.

Studio Octopi has achieved notable success for creating inventive and considered architecture. The practice is committed to creating responses that are appropriate to the social, cultural and historic context of a given location. An architecture centred on place and people, often referencing the thrill of the theatre, the analytical approach to archaeology or how a particular site fits within the wider landscape, urban or rural.

Studio Octopi's work spans many sectors, including arts, schools, sport, commercial and private houses. Working on a broad spectrum of projects provides a fertile hub of collaboration, experimentation and experience.

Recent completed projects include London's largest artist residency, Delfina Foundation, refurbishment of Bradfield College's 1000 seat amphitheatre. The practice is currently working on an indoor cricket net and various swimming pools including Thames Baths, proposals for a naturally filtered, floating pool for central London.

The practice's work and thinking has been widely published in the UK and global press. The Directors have spoken at major conferences and events most notably for their work on Thames Baths and passion for increasing access to underused urban waterways.

Studio Octopi is a RIBA Chartered Practice.


2018 Surface Design Awards Winner 2017 NLA Don't Move Improve! Shortlist 2014 Blueprint Awards Best Interior Project Shortlist 2014 FX International Design Awards Workspace Shortlist 2014 AJ Retrofit Awards Cultural Shortlist 2014 Galvanizers Association Awards Shortlist 2013 Small Project Architect of the Year Shortlist 2012 Wood Awards Shortlist 2012 Haringey Design Awards Highly Commended 2012 NLA Don't Move Improve! Shortlist 2011 New London Award Winner Stratford Kiosks 2011 Roses Design Award Winner Orchard House 2010 RIBA London Award

Project sectors

  • One-off Homes
  • Interior Design
  • Refurbishment and Extensions
  • Retirement Living
  • Office Base Build
  • Office Fit-out
  • Retail Interiors
  • Bars, Cafes & Restaurants
  • Gyms & Sports Facilities
  • Schools, Colleges and Universities
  • Community Centres
  • Libraries
  • Housing Scheme (20+)
  • Galleries and Museums
  • Theatres & Performing Arts
  • Temporary Installations
  • Heritage & Religious Buildings
  • Public Spaces
  • Private Gardens
  • Urban Design
  • Sheds, Cabins & Outhouses
  • Studios and Workshops
  • Guesthouses & Hotels
  • Student Housing
  • Housing Scheme (0-20)

Specialist skills

  • Sustainable Design
  • Self-Build
  • Thermal Retrofit
  • Historic Restoration
  • Passivhaus Design
  • Refurbishment
  • Masterplanning

Services offered

Full architectural service, Interior design, Feasibility, Concept design, Planning application, Renders & CGIs, Technical drawings, Masterplanning


  • Minimum GBP100,000
  • Maximum GBP5,000,000

Studio Octopi

White Lodge

Remodelling of an 1860s house in south west London. Including a 65sqm ground floor extension over a 100sqm basement.

Studio Octopi

Bradfield College Greek Theatre

Refurbishment of a 1000 seat amphitheatre in the Berkshire countryside.

Studio Octopi

Spencer Club Indoor Cricket School

A new indoor cricket school for south west London's most famous cricket club, the Spencer Club in Earlsfield. The project achieved planning permission in January 2018 and starts construction in Autumn 2018.

Studio Octopi

Delfina Foundation

Refurbishment and extension of an arts foundation in central London.

Studio Octopi

House 13

New rear extension and basement to a Victorian terraced house.

Studio Octopi

Slot House

Private house refurbishment and extension.

Studio Octopi

Thames Baths Community Interest Company

The first floating lido in the River Thames since 1875.

Studio Octopi

MullenLowe Group

MullenLowe Group appointed Studio Octopi to design the CAT B fit-out of their office space in Shoreditch, London.

Studio Octopi

Royal College of Art Graphics Exhibition

Studio Octopi collaborated with Royal College of Art (RCA) School of Communication students on the design of the pivotal global exhibition ‘GraphicsRCA: Fifty years’.