a dark moment...
The TMforF&M Spindle Pendants were exhibited for one night only at 'A DARK MOMENT', an exhibition curated by Will Alsop at Testbed1. A mix of artists, designers, writers, film makers and architects all exhibiting together under one roof at Testbed 1, 33 Parkgate Road, London SW11 4NP. 28th November 6-11pm.
New online shop!
The TMforF&M online shop is now open! Featuring furniture and lighting designed by our very own Tarek Merlin. Check it out here!
TMforF&M popup shop!
To celebrate the launch of our new furniture & lighting brand TMforF&M, we created a popup shop in the heart of Seven Dials, Covent Garden. Feix&Merlin Architects also teamed up with renowned artist Nathaniel Rackowe to create an art/architecture installation in the basement of the shop. Click here for more images!
Don't forget to check it out the new TMforF&M online shop!
Join us at the TMforF&M pop-up shop to celebrate the launch of the TMforF&M brand and to see our latest collaboration with renowned artist Nathaniel Rackowe.
From the 14th September to the 22nd September 2013. Mon to Fri 930am to 630pm; Sat & Sun 1030am to 6pm.
LAUNCH PARTY: Wednesday 18th September 2013, 630pm to 930pm.
53 Monmouth Street, Seven Dials, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9DG
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Feix&Merlin Architects were commissioned to design the stage set for a new dramatization of the famous Oscar Wilde novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray”. The performance takes place within the different parts of a Greenwich townhouse owned by the director and founder, Sam Orange, of the theatre group The Alchemic Order. Performances run from the 3rd August to the 28th September, Tues to Sat from 730pm. For more information and tickets please click here!
Skate King's Cross is complete!
Our Roller Rink project for Argent at King's Cross opened to the public on the 12th July and runs until the 6th September so get your skates on and get down there! In the meantime you can check out all the amazing pics from the opening party plus some of the latest shots of the rink at night by clicking here!
Skate King's Cross opens to the public!
Good news everyone! Our Roller Rink project for Argent at King's Cross opens to the public on Friday the 12th July 2013! Click on the image above for all the information including the amazing DJ line up and food from Disco Bistro! Events by the lovely people at I-am Beyond.
TMforF&M Spindle Pendants
The second product range to be launched from the TMforF&M brand; The Spindle Pendants are a family of hanging glass pendant light fittings. All hand-made in the UK in hand blown glass. Click on the image below to find out more!
Roll Up! At King's Cross
Feix&Merlin have designed a new take on the Roller Rink for Argent at King's Cross. It will be open this summer 2013 so dust off those roller boots and get ready for the skate-off!
Start on site!
Good news everyone! Our project in Shoreditch has started on site! scaffolding is up and demolition has begun. Completion in a couple of months. More pics soon!
Feix&Merlin have just been commissioned to re-work an amazing loft space at the De Havilland Buildings in Clapton. More soon!
Very exciting month so far! Tender returns are back on Hoxton Sq; our project at KingsX is going ahead full steam and we have just been commissioned on a new secret set-design project! More news on that soon!
F&M Pop-Up on Mercer St!
Late last year The Sunday Times Style Magazine and fashion brand Glassworks asked us to design a pop-up shop for them on Mercer St, Covent Garden. Click on the image below to see what we came up with! And don't forget to get down to the store, still a few weeks left!
TMforF&M in Wallpaper Magazine!
Tarek's design for a marble side table/stool is featured in Wallpaper Magazine January issue out now! Click on the image below for the full spread. This is the first product launched from the capsule collection Tarek has been working on as TMforF&M. More to come soon!
F&M popping up in Covent Garden!
FeixandMerlin are delighted to be working with I-am Beyond to create and amazing new fashion pop-up shop for Glassworks and The Sunday Times Style Hot List. It’s at 9 Mercer St, Covent Garden and launches this Thursday the 6th December.
Tender stage on Hoxton Sq!
We received planning earlier this year for our project on Hoxton Square and have been busy prepping all the tender information recently. Construction due to start early 2013!
F&M & KingsX
We are working with Argent on something very exciting at Kings Cross, watch this space!
STEAL ME! BUY ME! BLOW ME! LIGHT ME!
From our installation for 'A Few More Friends' an exhibition curated by Will Alsop at his warehouse space Testbed1 in Battersea, part of #LDF 2012. It was an amazing exhibition featuring over 50 different artists, architects, engineers and designersfor ONE NIGHT ONLY 20th Sept 2012. More pics here!
F&M win planning on Hoxton Square!
Good news everyone! F&M have received full planning approval from London Borough of Hackney for the redevelopment and extension of a warehouse on Hoxton Square.
F&M wind buffs on Bermondsey Square
F&M are developing designs for a permanent installation on Bermondsey Square, SE1, for developer Igloo. A family of slatted wind buffs coming your way soon!
We have just been invited to exhibit something very special at 'Something Stolen' a one-day exhibition curated by Will Alsop at Testbed1.
It will be a mix of artists, designers, writers, film makers and architects all exhibiting in one amazing warehouse space for one day only! 20th September 6-11pm. Testbed1, 33 Parkgate Road, London SW11 4NP. COME!
We are working on an amazing refurbishment project in Hope Wharf, Rotherhithe. A beautiful warehouse apartment right on the river!
F&M going up in SE1
We are working on a super cute roof extension project in SE1 including a small extension to the rear. Currently in discussion with the planners, watch this space!
FERRARI & F&M
Feix&Merlin's shopfront installation for Ferrari is complete! Part of RIBA's Regent St Windows Project 2012.
You can check out all the amazing pics here or just click on the image below!
F&M's gone viral!
Don't forget to check out the YouTube video of our Ferrari installation, its just gone viral!
Regent Street Windows Project 2012
F&M are delighted to reveal the designs for the Ferrari shopfront on Regent Street!! Part of the Regent Street Windows Project 2012. Our designs will be on display from the 16th April to the 6th May at the Regent St store, opposite Hamleys. Come! More here!
The installation is supported by Haberdashery
Ooo LOOK! F&M are up for a WAN Award!
Feix&Merlin have been nominated in the WAN Awards 2012 in the 21 for 21 category. Check out our entry page here!
"The 21 for 21 awards aims to highlight 21 architects who could be the leading lights of architecture in the 21st Century; outstanding, forward-thinking people who have the potential to be the next big thing in the architectural world"
F&M & FERRARI
We are delighted to announce we have been invited to work on the RIBAs Regent Street Windows Project this year 16 April–6 May 2012. We have been selected by Ferrari to work on an installation for their shopfront at their store on Regent Street!! Very exciting, more news and images soon!
F&M feature in ES Homes&Property!
Check out Julia & Tarek's bathroom refurbs in this week's ES Homes&Property. PDF article here!
Wallpaper Magazine's Next Generation
Feix & Merlin have been featured in Wallpaper Magazine's Next Generation article in the January 2012 issue OUT NOW! More here!
F&M featured in Korea's MARU : Interior Lifestyle Design Magazine
F&M's LSE project the 'Student Salon' is featured in MARU magazine. More here!
F&M & The Garrick Club
F&M have been appointed by The Garrick members club to re-imagine one of their entertaining spaces, as well as create a new external space. "You’ll be the envy of clubland darling!"
F&M & Igloo at Bermondsey Square!
F&M are speaking with Igloo about ideas for something very special at Bermondsey Square. Exciting!
Student Salon project is complete!
F&M's Sudent Salon project for the LSE completed in September 2011. Check out all the finished photos here!
F&M & Wallpaper Magazine
F&M are going to be featured in Wallpaper magazine's January issue. Out in December - watch out for it!
F&M & Facebook!
Feix&Merlin have their very own facebook page! Come check it out www.facebook.com/FeixandMerlin
F&M invite you to *High* Tea
F&M installation at Designers Block 2011
We are planning something UPLIFTING for Designers Block, part of the London Design Festival 2011. Our installation in the central atrium space will be UP from the 22nd to the 25th Sept 2011 at The Farmiloe Building, Clerkenwell.
Special Preview night on the 21st. Come!
F&M submit for planning on Hoxton Square!
Feix & Merlin's proposals for a project on Hoxton Square have been submitted for planning. Watch this space!
LSE job is OK to go!
F&M's proposals for the Student Salon at the LSE have been approved. Job starts on site in August, completion is due at the end of September!
Royal Parks Drinking Fountain Competition
The web gallery is now online! See the entries here, all 159 entries of them! ours is Nr. 54.
F&M & LSE
Good news everyone! F&M have just been commissioned by the LSE to re-imagine their Student Salon space on the Aldwych Campus.
Should the serpentine summer pavilion be given to emerging practices rather than stroking the ego of internationally renowned ones? Read more here
F&M at The Gopher Hole!
How is the new generation changing practice? F&M will be on the panel discussing it all this Thursday evening, 7pm. COME!
F&M on Hoxton Square!
F&M have been commissioned by Ivan Massow to design a very special new private art gallery project on Hoxton Square, watch this space!
Lost in the supermarket
Surely there’s an alternative to the joyless experience that food shopping has become. What is wrong with our Supermarkets?!
Read more: http://www.bdonline.co.uk/comment/blogs#ixzz1GItNpdI5
Is this the end of playtime?
Interior design for creative agencies has always been about bean bags and breakout spaces, but has the joke got a little tired? Are we still laughing with them or at them?
Read more: http://www.bdonline.co.uk/is-this-the-end-of-playtime?/5013018.blog#ixzz1DVGimuEk
After a fashion
Architecture and fashion owe a great deal to one another, but the partnership is not always a match made in heaven...Read more: http://www.bdonline.co.uk/comment/blogs#ixzz1DDI93wwl
The Trespafication of The Nation
A Room for London in the AJ
Check out our Room for London competition entry in the AJ, and judge us against some of the others! In pictures: Architects reveal Room for London competition entries
...and now on designboom too!
A Room for London
Check out our design for Alain de Botton's competition for A Room for London, with Living Architecture and Artangel. We love it, but do you?! Click here to see more.
F&M design A Room for London
We received an email from Alain de Botton the other day asking us to enter the Living Architecture and Artangel competition: A Room for London. We're working on it right now and loving it...but will Alain?
The V&A Dundee competition, discuss.
In his latest blog post on Tall Forest, Tareks getting all philosophical about icons: 'How do you design an iconic building that will resonate with the place is meant to be in and yet provide the instant landmark that the client is asking for? What makes a building local to its place and is it important anyway?'
F&M design a drinking fountain for the Royal Parks
A new drinking fountain for London’s Royal Parks inspired by the Calla Lily. See more here.
Stratford Kiosks Competition
Feix & Merlin have been longlisted on the Stratford Kiosks competition! Our entry along with the 15 other longlistees will be exhibited at Stratford Old Town Hall from 18-26 September as part of the London Design Festival. Come!
A Right Royal Affair
We are working on possibly the most beautiful submission for a new drinking fountain for the Royal Parks...but are the Royal Parks ready for it?
Step into the Strata
Tarek was invited to visit a friend inside the Strata building, and stepped in with some trepidation. The building has just won the ugliest building of the year award 2010, but is it as bad as everyone's saying? Find out more on Tall Forest
F&M are are visiting the beautiful Island of Formantera this month, we're on official business carrying out a site visit for a new artist's and spa retreat. Unofficially we're staying in a beautiful villa on Ibiza carrying out some serious down time.
What's wrong with our malls?
...and can these people help? Read more at Tall Forest.
Wet Wet Wet
F&M transform this South East London bathroom into a wetroom to be proud of, check it out here!
A new Landmark for Aldgate
Click here to check out our entry for the Aldgate landmark competition!
F&M design a hat for London!
Come check out our hat design at the hat-itecture Exhibition part of LFA 2010 from 19 June - 4 July, Gabriela Ligenza Hats 5 Ellis Street SW1X 9AL. Click here for pics from the VIP opening event! Click here for the project page.
F&M featured in Damdi's new publication 'Portfolio'
and somehow, Julia's head has made it onto the front cover!
This month we are: entering a competition for a central London landmark (shh...it's anonymous!); diving into an EOI for a swimming pool; Tarek is popping over to Toronto (ash cloud permitting) and Julia is popping over to see Tamzin Outhwaite! Could it BE any more surreal?
At home with Julia!
Glassworks Studios, the online fashion and lifestyle boutique, visited Julia at home the other day to chat about fashion, architecture and the future of retail.
Read more here: www.glassworks-studios.com/editorial/glassworks-women-julia-feix
Every Architect is influenced by A.N. Other
New blog post: it's all about architects...and their relationships...with each other...
Find out more here.
The High Street
Take a spin around some of this country's most celebrated High Streets in Tarek's latest blog post.
F&M in Elle Dec!
Elle Decoration approached us to design a bathroom for a terraced house loft space, as featured in the March issue, out now! More pics and info here.
F&M lecture at Nottingham University
04.02.10 Tarek is off up to Nottingham Uni tonight to give a lecture. Come!
In praise of words
Check out Tarek's new blog post, its all about words: "...for your reading pleasure, here are my top 20 favourite words by Alain de Botton from his book The Architecture of Happiness."
Check out Julia's new blog, a photo diary: SUPERETTE DAILY
New blog post: it's all about the future of the pop-up, if it has one.
Imagine a space, a physical representation of a brand, as something that is transitory and constantly in flux like a stage set (nonetheless with an ever-changing script); so that the physical is fleeting but there remains a residue, or permanence of thought, that is intrinsic to the ethos of the brand.
Read more here.
18.11.09 F&M compete in a Live Pitch at the RIBA
We are presenting our ideas for the future of the pop-up phenomenon at RIBAs Guerilla Tactics conference today. The Pop-Up is dead! Long live the Pop-Up!
Watch the youtube video of the event below:
F&M are giving a lecture tonight at Cambridge University.
17.11.09 Julia & Tarek will be at Cambridge Uni tonight. Come!
F&M at the NLA!
F&M are exhibiting their shortlisted scheme for the Gasholder No. 8 competition.
The competition was run by Argent & King's Cross Central to design the public realm and buildings for a new event space and public park within and around one of the historic gasholders at King's Cross Central. The exhibition runs from 16th November until the 4th December at the NLA.
New blog post: no words required
These photographs speak for themselves. They are from a project called “Women are Heroes” by anonymous French photographer known as JR. Giant photographs of women cover the walls of homes in Rio's favelas.
F&M re-imagine the 122 Leadenhall site!
F&M have been invited by British Land and Wordsearch to come up with ideas for a temporary architectural installation at the 122 Leadenhall site. Check out our submission here!
Wish You Were Here London
New blog post...Inbox stop!
Will this nonstop incessant inbox ever stop? A constant, indifferent stream of meaningless inane words, filling our collective minds with ever-increasing nonsense that no one has the neither time nor the inclination to read.
If you have the time or the inclination read more here...
F&M have not been selected to move forward on the Next Wave Bexhill Shelter competition. Check out our entry and decide for yourself here!
New blog post: It's all about...New York!
When you’re in New York, there's nothing you can’t do. The city is teeming with life, and possibility. It’s the sheer intensity of the density of New York that strikes you immediately, knocks you off your feet. Being in New York is like being in your very own time lapse photography documentary, listen out for Sir David Attenborough narrating in the background as the local wildlife scurries about across the screen. Read more here...
Feix&Merlin shortlisted on the Gasholder competition!
Wish You Were Here New York
F&M celebrate their first project in the US... A pop-up shop in New York's Lower East Side. Check it out!
New blog post...When did Architects forget how to draw?
Ask a child to draw a picture of a house and you know what you will get. Ask an architect to do the same and god knows what myriad of constipated thought might run through their minds...before pen is put to paper. Read on...
Feix&Merlin do the Tower of London
Building magazine asked us to take a new look at this old icon. Here's what we came up with...
The new Tower of London is made up from a Crown Carousel which rotates around an inner santcum housing the family jewels. Viewing pods, (the London Eye-Balls) sit at the tips of the crown, providing uninterrupted 360 degree views of...the protected viewing corridors. The Royal Ravens live in a specially constructed aviary around the crown with other royal animals roaming freely in the new public garden below. The project is featured in a Building magazine article, check it out here.
Have you read Tarek's blog yet?
F&M short-listed for LEAF Awards 2009.
F&M have made it as one of the four finalists in the Young Architect of the Year category!
F&M 'Wish You Were Here'!!
This summer 15 boutique brands from the Newburgh Quarter in London will trade places with 15 brands from the Lower East Side in Manhattan. Feix&Merlin have been commissioned by Beyond the Valley Insight to design the pop-up retail environments in both cities. More to come!
Feix&Merlin have joined twitter!
Follow us! @feixandmerlin
23.06.09 Julia & Tarek are off to the House of Commons!
F&M at the RA!!
Feix&Merlin have been selected to exhibit a couple of their working models at this year's Summer Exhibtion at the Royal Academy. Come find us in the architecture room, now open! Exhibition runs from 8 June—16 August 2009.
A Cathedral to bathe in...
Elle Decoration approached us to design a bathroom for a standard terraced house loft space...check it out!
Feix&Merlin have been shortlisted on The Art Fund Pavilion competition!
1 of 5 out of over 600 entries from 52 countries....take a look!
Julia is off to the Bond dinner tonight! 05.03.09
Julia & Tarek are off to the BBC on a secret assignment!! 03.03.09
Don't Move: Improve!
F&M are experiencing an unprecedented number of enquries for residential refurbishment projects. Is there something in the air?!
Guess what! F&M are preparing a little something for Elle Decoration. It's all very secret... so watch this space!
Feix&Merlin are exhibiting their ideas for the ideal bus stop in collaboration with The Architecture Foundation. Come see a new spin on an old icon and share your own creative take on the bus stop. The exhibition runs from the 29th October until the 2nd November at the.gallery, Oxo Tower 11am - 6pm Admission free.
The private view will take place on Friday 31st October at The Gallery @ OXO Tower, cocktails from 6 – 8.30 pm.
The bus stops @ the Oxo Tower
Read Martin Spring's review of the forth coming bus-stop exhibition at the Oxo Tower.
And the winnner is...
Here's how it all went down last Thursday night (31.10.08) at the YAYAs 2008.
Feix&Merlin SHORTLISTED for the YAYAs 2008
Here's Tom Dyckhoff's review of the contenders for this years YAYAs.
Feix&Merlin have not been picked for the shortlist on The Renaissance Pavilion Competition for Yorkshire Forward.
Clearly, we woz robbed. Judge for yourself here...
Credit crunch this!
Why stop all the events and awards, just because there’s a crunch on? Now is the time to work hard for your dirhams by getting some exposure.
Feix&Merlin win new job for the LSE
F&M have just been appointed to design a new art/architecture intervention in a pedestrian passageway directly opposite the steps to the Old Building, at the LSE (London School of Economics).
WATCH THIS SPACE!
Celebrities and architecture...and celebrity architects
Forget Seven Years in Tibet, if Brad Pitt is serious about a career in architecture he’d better start thinking about seven years in the classroom.
Bridget Jones’ diatribe
Ever been the only single person in the room? The pressure to conform can cause untold grief at dinner parties. It also happens to be the single greatest blight on the built environment.
It's all about...the London Festival of Architecture!
There are just too many delicious goodies at this year’s London Festival of Architecture to take in without drawing up some kind of menu.
Feix&Merlin in the Standard!
The Evening Standard picks up the story about the 50-storey St Paul's. Read all about it in the...Standard!
Feix&Merlin reveal 50-storey vision of St Paul's Cathedral
Feix&Merlin reveal a novel solution to the issue of preserving views of Wren's masterpiece from various London locations, re-imagining the masterpiece as a 50-storey residential tower.
The event takes on a ‘Global and Local’ perspective to think on the wider impact of global trends and how, here in the UK, we respond and anticipate them. Thursday 15th May, 9.30am RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD. RIBA Futures Fair 08.
Cradle to cradle not cradle to grave!
Our throwaway society may find it hard to imagine a building made up entirely of recycled components, but that is just what we have to do.
Empty properties and Shakespeare
Theatre Delicatessen offers a rare and brave example of how to put the interiors of derelict buildings to good use.
The Arts and The Youth
It’s not so difficult to open young people’s eyes to the excitements of the built environment. All it takes is a little creativity, hard cash and the ability to surprise.
The brief calls for a sustainable set of site offices that could be demountable and re-used on different Urban Splash sites across the country. These would not only have to provide a robust working environment for site personnel, but also act as a landmark building signalling Urban Splash’s presence within the local area.
Feix&Merlin invited to attend RIBA Space Standards conference
The all day workshop looks at space standards and the 21st century home and aims to rekindle the debate around space standards within a 21st century context. It will examine the evidence around a number of agendas within which space standards overlap, with an emphasis on what constitutes design quality, functionality, liveability and fitness for purpose. Friday 23rd November 2007, 9.30am to 3.30pm RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD
The project incorporates an office for the Urban Splash (Midlands) Ltd. and their development team, but is primarily to provide a landmark Marketing Suite for the Walsall Waterfront development.
Feix&Merlin's competition winning beach hut design, 'Eyes Wide sHut' was featured in an article in the Guardian 9th September 2007.
Feix&Merlin's competition winning beach hut design, 'Eyes Wide sHut' was officially unveiled by the Mayor of Mablethorpe at a grand opening ceremony on the South Promenade, Mablethorpe. www.bathingbeautiesfestival.org
22nd September 2007.
Feix&Merlin on the BBC News!
Feix&Merlin's competition winning beach hut design, 'Eyes Wide sHut' was featured on the BBC news - watch it here! 22nd September 2007
Feix&Merlin on the Channel 4 news!
Feix&Merlin's competition winning beach hut design, 'Eyes Wide sHut' was featured on the Channel 4 news. Check it out! 20th August 2007
And you can’t masterplan for that.
Our cities and townscapes have to reflect the messy unpredictability of those who live in them. Attempts to impose order by micro-managing every masterplan will end in lifeless homogeneity – which is the enemy of beauty
Feix&Merlin win residential development project!
Feix&Merlin have won an invited competition to design 4nr. apartments from shell & core at the Urban Splash development, Albert Mill, for a private client.
Feix&Merlin at the Bathing Beauties exhibition at The Hub Gallery
Feix&Merlin's competition wining beach hut design, Eyes Wide sHut, will be featured at the Bathing Beauties exhibition at the Hub Gallery, Lincolnshire from Friday 15 June until Sunday 2 Sept 2007. Contact Mia Thornton, The Hub Navigation Wharf, Carre Street, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 7TW, UK firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 01529 308710
Football chants, wearing Gilbert & George cufflinks, designing Middle Eastern cities of the future … it’s all so conformist. And when even virtual worlds smack of the pack mentality, something has to be done.
Feix&Merlin at the BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS Architects Exposé
G4C (Generation for Collaboration) and YPP (The Young Practitioners Panel of the RIBA) are hosting an exposé of outstanding architectural work by talented young architects and have invited Feix&Merlin to exhibit at the Bright Young Things! exhibition at Gleeds Offices 95 New Cavendish Street London W1W 6XF on Wednesday 6th June - Friday 8th June 2007. Sponsored by Gleeds tel: 020 7631 7000
When it comes to public art...
When it comes to public art, there are two schools of thought: ‘plonk art’, where you plonk down a slab by a big-name artist, and a more local, integrated approach.
There’s a yawning chasm between the type of homes developers are building, and the homes people want to live in. So how do we bridge the gap...?
Feix&Merlin win the international Bathing Beauties competition to 'Re-imagine the beach hut for the 21st century'.
Feix&Merlin shortlisted for the renovation of the Café-bar, Deal Pier, Kent.