Alma-nac

Alma Nac Collaborative
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Alma-nac began when Chris Bryant, Caspar Rodgers and Tristan Wigfall embarked on setting up a guerrilla market stall in prominent locations across London in 2010 in an effort to connect with the public in response to a 'nonexistent client list'. Their joint practice was born from this experience and has gone from strength to strength ever since. They award-winning work includes a Russian Delicatessen, the Publisher's Hideaway library and several residential projects of different scales, such as the challengingly 2.3m-wide Slim House in London and the recently completed Split House in East Sussex. Collaboration and experimentation are key to the firm's approach. 'The practice is about an ongoing architectural development,' they say. 'We like to think of Alma-nac as first and foremost a ledger of our past works rather than a specific set of individuals or a particularly rigid ethos. Each project forms part of a timeline. In many ways, the practice is itself one such project - our most important one.'
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Alma Nac Collaborative

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Alma Nac Collaborative

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Alma Nac Collaborative

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Alma Nac Collaborative

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Alma Nac Collaborative

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Alma Nac Collaborative

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Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture Editor at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018) and Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020).