Photo by Alex Parkyn-Smith

Photo by Alex Parkyn-Smith

We’re a different kind of architectural practice. The studio is founded on the basis of exploring new ways of collaborative working, both with clients and other disciplines. We’re interested in collectively creating atmospheres, journeys and environments derived from strategic responses to the brief. It is as important to us that environments perform, as it is that they evoke an emotional response.


ETHOS
Material led
Process driven
Heritage and innovation can coexist
Sustainability is integral, not peripheral
Quality of projects, not size
Strategies rather than aesthetics
Collaboration is key
As is elegance and functionality

Establishing a modern way to live, work and play


FOUNDER
LYN ANG (BA Hons), Dip Arch
Born in Singapore, educated in Australia and the UK, and trained in London, Lyn is a smorgasbord of Eastern and Western influences. She received a Diploma in Architecture at the Bartlett, University College London, and spent 15 years working with a variety of practices in London and Bristol. She was an Associate at Bell Phillips Architects, and has also worked with James Gorst Architects, Penoyre & Prasad, Eric Parry Architects, G2 Architects and Allford Hall Monaghan and Morris. An avid collector of crafted objects, she owns a particularly petite vintage Mercian bicycle and can sometimes be spotted yomping across the West Country landscape.

Lyn is a certified Passive House Designer, and a member of the ARB, RIBA and Women in Property.

Piquant Collective is a Chartered RIBA Practice.