New Architects 2
While at Foster & Partners, the founders, Nadi Jahangiri & Ken Hutt, who formed this practice in 1997, worked on large scale projects such as the Commerzbank HQ in Frankfurt, the Millennium Tower in the City of London, the Reichstag in Berlin and Hong Kong Airport at Chep Lap Kok.
Projects range from a 92-room hotel in Stratford, east London, to a holiday home for Sir Stirling Moss, This low-energy house will feature a number of devices intended to allow the building to be controlled from anywhere in the world. It can be dismantled and relocated wherever necessary.
The practice’s primary objectives include using leading edge technology to demonstrate and communicate design proposals and it believes that new buildings should, where practicable, embody the best in energy-saving and low-maintenance practice.
The energetic approach of m3 partners – Nadi Jahangiri and Ken Hutt – focuses on what design can do for either the client or the site. This is then executed in a clear and modern style. Its residential projects demonstrate its use of design as an agent for lifestyle change. The same approach can be seen in what it describes as its “project making” endeavours. For example, its 108-storey Ecotower or its unsolicited proposal to redevelop the forecourt of King’s Cross Station in central London. Clearly an ambitious and capable outfit.
A Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects