‘We think of ourselves as “thinkers and makers”,’ says Carl Turner, the AA- and RCA-trained architect, who set up his practice in 2007. The firm works across a range of project scales, from bespoke houses to larger regeneration schemes. Projects range from a shipping container at Hackney City Farm to an arts academy in Peckham. While Turner prides himself on always ‘responding to local or site-specific context’, he also prefers a simple palette, consisting of industrial materials. ‘Our style has been described as minimal, particularly with respect to our private residential work,’ he says. The studio won RIBA’s Manser Medal for Turner’s own home, Slip House, and the BD Small Project Architect of the Year award for 2017.