Delvendahl Martin Architects

Delvendahl Martin Architects, UK
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'Coming from different countries and cultural backgrounds, while practicing in the UK gives us a rich mix of influences from where the work emerges,' explain Mexico-born Eric Martin and German-born Nikolai Delvendahl. 'But we are also deeply interested in responding to the existing conditions of cities, and the way in which they can influence a design.' Their joint practice was set up in 2009 in London, following stints at Allies and Morrison (for Martin) and Adjaye Associates (for Delvendahl). Since then, the team has worked on several different typologies, from commercial to residential, such as their ZB House and the KH House farmhouse extension. Balancing a growing workload with a personal, hands-on approach may not be easy, but Delvendahl and Martin feel confident it is an ideal they can conquer. 'We would like to grow the practice in a way that allows us to maintain the current level of dedication and commitment, whilst working on projects of diverse complexity and a more international reach,' they say.
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Delvendahl Martin Architects

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Delvendahl Martin Architects

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Delvendahl Martin Architects

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Delvendahl Martin Architects

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Delvendahl Martin Architects

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Delvendahl Martin Architects

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Delvendahl Martin Architects

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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).