Threefold Architects

We believe buildings need to do more for us. Help us be more productive, happier & inspired.

'The UK workforce has loudly called for a rethink of traditional office life, some might think this is a binary decision between the old commute and working from home, but we believe there is a third way.'

Director Matt Driscoll wrote a piece for this month's Building News on the integration between working from home and the office environment.

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Who Cares About the In-Between?

Thank you to all those who attended our LFA event 'Who Cares About the In-Between?', both in person at our Paddington Works studio and online via the livestream.

We have published the full video from the event on YouTube for you to watch via the link:

Who cares about the in-between? Spaces between buildings, gaps in society, the sui-generis, the out of hours. The in-between is often a place without edges, where boundaries are blurred and where crossovers can happen. We believe in a holistic approach where focus on the in-between plays a significant role in making successful places and fostering caring communities. Spaces that make us feel healthy, be productive, collaborative and inspired.

Threefold are hosting an event “Who Cares about the In-Between?” at our new London HQ in Paddington Works, a modern, flexible workspace designed by the studio. We will be joined by a panel of guest speakers including Nick Searl from Argent, Jacob Willson from BeFirst, Sophie Thompson from LDA Design, Sarah Douglas from The Liminal Space, Tina John from Pocket Living, Shawn Adams from POoR Collective and Renée Searle from Threefold Architects. Together we will question the role that the in-between can play in creating high quality public realm, enabling community and encouraging diverse developments.

We are really pleased to have 2 of our projects for Airbnb and Space Paddington featuring in the New London Architecture WRK/LDN Report 2021: ‘Office Revolution?’

The report is focused on London’s current response to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the capital’s workspaces and wider urban context. Evaluating how workplaces and the city that surrounds them will have to adapt in the long term.

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Concept model expressing the intricate metal frame wrapping the massing for our mixed-use scheme in Haringey.


Our project with Pocket Living is featured on the Architects' Journal.

Affordable Homes for City Makers

The London Borough of Harrow Planning Committee have given our Sheepcote Road project unanimous support. This scheme for Pocket Living will provide 149 one bedroom affordable homes for Harrow’s first time buyers, regenerating a town centre brownfield site.

We have been shortlisted for the inaugural year of The Davidson Prize ‘Home/Work – A New Future’, with our entry ‘Shifting Perspectives: Making Sense of Net to Gross’ in collaboration with The Liminal Space.

Our proposal seeks to rebalance future housing developments to give the spaces ‘in between’ a new purpose. We explored how the areas between the net internal area of a dwelling and the gross internal area of a building can offer up opportunities for a fundamental shift in the way we view working from our home environment. 

Five sensorial viewpoints, choreographed throughout the day. Each threshold designed to enhance both home and work life effectively, encourage collaboration, combat loneliness and foster community.

Auditorium View - Paddington Works

Materiality - Paddington Works

View - Paddington Works

We are pleased to announce the completion of a new flexible co-working space for the creative industries in Paddington, London.

Headley Court

View - Headley Court

View - Headley Court

View - Headley Court

"Throughout the display, I have been keen to stress the cyclical nature of sustainability – a careful balancing act that ensures that we use only that which we can replace. One project, by Threefold Architects, stands out in this respect – reforesting a piece of the landscape in South Downs National Park and using the felled timber as raw material for the new building. Hand-drawn illustrations of the project only serve to further elevate it."

Spencer de Grey, Curator of the Architecture Room at the Royal Academy 

From Forest to Facade: A Woodland Survey, 2019

The work which inspired our RA prize-winning drawing: From Forest to Facade: A Woodland Survey, 2019

Casting shadows on a sunny day on site last week ☀️☀️☀️


Our ongoing projects will deliver over 300 homes across five London boroughs and 150,000 sqft of modern workspace.

A living and working community

A Living and Working Community

Threefold are excited to announce that we have obtained planning permission for 15 new homes in Croydon.

Facade Studies

Axonometric Projection

We have been exploring façade details on our @pocketliving scheme in Harrow via a process of model making at 1:50 scale


A Garden Mews

Axonometric Projection

A new concept for canopy structures in Camden Stables Market.

View - Stables Market

View - Stables Market

View - Stables Market

We formed Threefold to enhance the way in which people live and work.

Saint Jerome in his Study by Antonella da Messina

Delighted to see our latest Airbnb project published on Dezeen!

"Two pavilions designed by Threefold Architects, situated at either end of a south London garden, draw material inspiration from the construction of the original house and bracket a new swimming pool, created as part of the same project. The architect proposed two “simple brick buildings with a shared architectural language”, connected by a stone path running along the garden’s northern boundary."

Architecture Today


Garden Pavilions - Featured in Architects Journal, Archdaily, Dezeen and Architecture Today

We consider how people will move, think, behave & feel in & about our buildings. 

“Our new workspace really embodies Pocket Living – elegant and affordable, playful and functional, a design which responds directly to its place in the city. The simple architectural intervention successfully organises the space and has become the backbone of the office, its created a calm and studious atmosphere giving us the perfect balance of lively collaboration and quiet concentration. Threefold were great to work with, they really got us and have delivered a great scheme on time and on budget “ Angharad Palmer - Pocket Living

We partner with people who have a point of view & aspire to achieve remarkable designs

View - A future office for the Crown Estate

A huge thank you to everyone who joined us on Wednesday evening for our @londonfestivalofarchitecture event ‘Who Cares About the In-Between’ at @paddingtonworks


Dartmoor Farmstead receives planning in Dartmoor National Park

‘Threefold undertook one of the most difficult assignments, to design and obtain consent for a new dwelling in the heart of Dartmoor National Park. Now consent has been secured and appreciated, the design has been exceptionally well received. Threefold have proven to be in a league of their own, best in class and a team we will continue to work with at every opportunity’. Charles Godfrey – Dartmoor Farmer

We harness technology, innovative modes of construction and our clients ambitions to deliver simple elegant and distinctive solutions.

Field work - Homes for horses in the national park

An Island Hotel