You have chosen your winner. We will now notify all the other architects. We will contact you soon.


Your project brief has now been submitted for review and our dedicated advisors will be in contact within the next 48hrs. In the meantime, why not continue browsing our amazing community of architects.

Please verify your email

Thank you for signing up to Architects' Republic. Once your brief has been submitted for review, please take look out for a verification email to confirm your email address.

It looks like you have already signed up. Please to continue

Your account has not been verified yet. Please check your email and click link provided to verify your account.

Welcome to Architects' Republic.

An activation email has been sent. Please check your email.

Your account has been verified but has not yet been activated. We will be in touch shortly.

Password reset

Enter your email. We will send you a password update link.

A password reset link has been sent. Please check your email.



Create Client Account


Please make sure you understand and accept our terms before using this site and showing interest in this opportunity.

  I agree to the Terms and Conditions outlined by Architects Republic.          

Thank you

We are pleased to confirm we have received your submission and we will be in touch once the client has made their decision.




linkedin pinterest

Freehaus - SOW


A new health focused fast-food restaurant in Soho, London.





















Having been involved from the very beginning, we helped establish the visual identity of the brand, which emerged naturally from the development of the architectural concept. By bridging both disciplines we were able to craft a truly holistic vision that carefully balances architecture and graphic design.

The name of the venture, brought in by the client at inception, derives from the act of sowing seeds, underpinning the brand’s philosophy towards environmental consciousness and wellbeing.

To align with the brand’s mission statement, our design ambition was centred on honesty and tactility. Our aim was to make every surface the customer touches rich and haptic, to reinforce the focus on the provenance of the restaurant’s offer.

Raw plaster walls lead the visitor into the space, where hues of rich red-clay and a terracotta counter evoke the warmth of a hearth, setting a welcoming scene for the food offer.

Further defined by the threshold between muted, raw finishes, and red pigmented plaster, the counter is the natural focus of the space, featuring an inventive use of Portuguese inset-angle quarry tiles, stacked in a repeating motif that gives the impression of solid terracotta. Tables are formed from slabs of solid elm with a rich grain set against the marbled effect of the exposed plaster.

Acting as ‘brand guardian’ we were involved in the design of the logo, colour palette, packaging, illustrations and signage, and also helped to oversee the development of the website, photography and copywriting ensuring consistency across all forms of communication.

Drawing from references of ceramic and clay, the colour palette features rich terracotta tones, softer nude hues and accents of black, which bring elegance and sophistication to the branding.

The logo evolved from a series of playful hand-drawn studies, which took cues from the circular forms present in traditional pottery. The purity and harmony of these shapes suggest values of integrity and wholeness, key to the brand’s philosophy.

Branding elements subtly intertwine with the interior with hand-painted illustrations and considered graphics punctuating the space. The presence of bespoke mirrors and curated lighting create an atmospheric play of light and shadow that brings out the textures in each surface.

Photography: Tamin Jones and Me:Mo Media Ltd

Word from the architect

"Our ambition was to make every surface the customer touches rich and tactile, to reinforce the strong focus on the provenance of the offer. Notions of hospitality and a homely welcome were drawn from the menu itself, and therefore built into the concept from the very beginning. Everything from the choice of materials to the way the lighting is balanced across the space has grown organically out of these very first conversations about the spirit of the brand.”

Word from the client

“The team at Freehaus have been instrumental in giving a voice and look to our vision.
They worked with us to establish the efficiency of our operational model and the viability of many prospective sites that we have been considering.”
Peter Farrell, Founder