Delvendahl Martin Architects
’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.