Atomik Architecture Chosen for Major New Art Commission

    Atomik Architecture and Alice Theobald have been selected, following a four month selection process, to collaborate on a co-authored artwork for the BALTIC Centre …

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Atomik Architecture Chosen for Major New Art Commission

    Atomik Architecture and Alice Theobald have been selected, following a four month selection process, to collaborate on a co-authored artwork for the BALTIC Centre …

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Atomik Architecture is open for business in Almaty!

    We are proud to announce that Atomik Architecture established its Kazakhstan bureau in Almaty this June. The bureau is led by Asel Yeszhanova and …

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Atomik Architecture is open for business in Almaty!

    We are proud to announce that Atomik Architecture established its Kazakhstan bureau in Almaty this June. The bureau is led by Asel Yeszhanova and …

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Art Point Festival

  Atomik Architecture’s first completed project in Kazakhstan is a pavilion and hub for this year’s Art Point Festival in Almaty. The pavilion consists of a …

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Art Point Festival

  Atomik Architecture’s first completed project in Kazakhstan is a pavilion and hub for this year’s Art Point Festival in Almaty. The pavilion consists of a …

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Swallow Square

The design of a new public space at the junction of two busy roads. Water fountains are introduced to shade and cool meandering routes through …

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Swallow Square

The design of a new public space at the junction of two busy roads. Water fountains are introduced to shade and cool meandering routes through …

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Dropping Slow

We approach the Isle by skiff; the timber portal is seen linking lough to the foliaged island edge. The portal is entered, the skiff moored, …

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Dropping Slow

We approach the Isle by skiff; the timber portal is seen linking lough to the foliaged island edge. The portal is entered, the skiff moored, …

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Homerton Homes

    The Digby box factory opened in Hackney in the 1920s and was manufacturing up until the 1960’s when it was converted to apartments. Today …

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Homerton Homes

    The Digby box factory opened in Hackney in the 1920s and was manufacturing up until the 1960’s when it was converted to apartments. Today …

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Soho Boutique

The renovation and extension of an early Georgian office building bringing a new life to the empty office spaces. This 14 bedroom boutique hotel sits on top …

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Soho Boutique

The renovation and extension of an early Georgian office building bringing a new life to the empty office spaces. This 14 bedroom boutique hotel sits on top …

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Arman Pavilion

    Before Kazakhstan became an independent country, its former capital city Almaty went by another name Alma-Ata, meaning ‘Father of the Apple’. Celebrated as …

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Arman Pavilion

    Before Kazakhstan became an independent country, its former capital city Almaty went by another name Alma-Ata, meaning ‘Father of the Apple’. Celebrated as …

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Sayran lake

A new promenade for Almaty’s Sayran Lake.    

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Sayran lake

A new promenade for Almaty’s Sayran Lake.    

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TEDx Talk

Mike spoke at TEDx in Astana, Kazakhstan earlier in the year. “The focus of my talk was the city of Astana. I posed the question, …

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TEDx Talk

Mike spoke at TEDx in Astana, Kazakhstan earlier in the year. “The focus of my talk was the city of Astana. I posed the question, …

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Etage Magazine Interview

Derek and Mike recently stopped by the Etage magazine HQ in Almaty for cheese and wine and a long conversation about Almaty’s built heritage. etage.kz

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Etage Magazine Interview

Derek and Mike recently stopped by the Etage magazine HQ in Almaty for cheese and wine and a long conversation about Almaty’s built heritage. etage.kz

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Cambridge University Library

Atomik Architecture has won the Cambridge University Library Landscape Competition. Organised by the Cambridge Design Research Studio the innovative design competition is to elicit fresh and …

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Cambridge University Library

Atomik Architecture has won the Cambridge University Library Landscape Competition. Organised by the Cambridge Design Research Studio the innovative design competition is to elicit fresh and …

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Cricket Pavilion

The creation of the new pavilion starts with the removal of the old changing rooms. Having been the cricket club’s home for a century this …

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Cricket Pavilion

The creation of the new pavilion starts with the removal of the old changing rooms. Having been the cricket club’s home for a century this …

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Central Park of Culture and Rest

    Concept design for bringing new life to Almaty’s Gorki Central Park of Culture and Rest. The scheme looks to re-animate the existing leisure and …

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Central Park of Culture and Rest

    Concept design for bringing new life to Almaty’s Gorki Central Park of Culture and Rest. The scheme looks to re-animate the existing leisure and …

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Outdoor Theatre

How can a medieval fort be given a new life the city? A theatre during the summer months. Seating is unpacked and installed and a …

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Outdoor Theatre

How can a medieval fort be given a new life the city? A theatre during the summer months. Seating is unpacked and installed and a …

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Guggenheim Helsinki

The site lies adjacent to Tahititornin Vuori Park on land reclaimed from the sea gradually over the past two centuries. Prior to the 1815 master-plan …

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Guggenheim Helsinki

The site lies adjacent to Tahititornin Vuori Park on land reclaimed from the sea gradually over the past two centuries. Prior to the 1815 master-plan …

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Article for the British Council

Before Kazakhstan became an independent country, its former capital city Almaty went by another name Alma-Ata, meaning ‘Grandfather of the Apple’. Celebrated as the birthplace …

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Article for the British Council

Before Kazakhstan became an independent country, its former capital city Almaty went by another name Alma-Ata, meaning ‘Grandfather of the Apple’. Celebrated as the birthplace …

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Travels in Oman

Photographs from Mike’s recent trip to Oman, taking in some of the breathtaking scenery from both the North and South of the Sultanate. The focus …

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Travels in Oman

Photographs from Mike’s recent trip to Oman, taking in some of the breathtaking scenery from both the North and South of the Sultanate. The focus …

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Oman Sketchbook 2014

Some of Mike’s sketches from Dhofar, Nizwa and Mattrah in Oman made during his visit in December 2014.

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Oman Sketchbook 2014

Some of Mike’s sketches from Dhofar, Nizwa and Mattrah in Oman made during his visit in December 2014.

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Drawing the City

    10×10 is a project which divides an area of London into a 10 x 10 grid, with the resulting squares being allocated to …

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Drawing the City

    10×10 is a project which divides an area of London into a 10 x 10 grid, with the resulting squares being allocated to …

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Times of Oman interview with Mike Oades

     

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Times of Oman interview with Mike Oades

     

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Duck soup

Bronze letters pivot out from the Groucho Club wall. When all closed, the weathered bronze lettering remains discreet with only the shadow of the joints …

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Duck soup

Bronze letters pivot out from the Groucho Club wall. When all closed, the weathered bronze lettering remains discreet with only the shadow of the joints …

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Muscat Youth Summit 2014

Together with Alya Al Hashim of Sultan Qaboos University and Muyasser Khumzari of Omran (Oman Tourism Development Company), Mike Oades led the winning team at …

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Muscat Youth Summit 2014

Together with Alya Al Hashim of Sultan Qaboos University and Muyasser Khumzari of Omran (Oman Tourism Development Company), Mike Oades led the winning team at …

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Almaty Drawings

  Mike and Derek spent two weeks documenting Almaty’s built heritage in July 2014 as part of the Arma-Alma-Ata programme of works. This page shows …

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Almaty Drawings

  Mike and Derek spent two weeks documenting Almaty’s built heritage in July 2014 as part of the Arma-Alma-Ata programme of works. This page shows …

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Tsenye Joins Atomik Architecture

Say hello to Tsenye Draper who has joined Atomik Architecture as an Associate.

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Tsenye Joins Atomik Architecture

Say hello to Tsenye Draper who has joined Atomik Architecture as an Associate.

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Unfolding Potentials und Victorianische Fremdheit

Atomik Architecture will be giving a talk on folding structures and complexity through the repetition of standardised components at the Fachhochschule Dusseldorf on the 2nd …

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Unfolding Potentials und Victorianische Fremdheit

Atomik Architecture will be giving a talk on folding structures and complexity through the repetition of standardised components at the Fachhochschule Dusseldorf on the 2nd …

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Art Villes Paysage

The brief called for the construction of an installation on one of the small islands making up L’Hortillonages on the River Somme, Amiens, France. The …

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Art Villes Paysage

The brief called for the construction of an installation on one of the small islands making up L’Hortillonages on the River Somme, Amiens, France. The …

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Arman Alma-ata, kazakhstan

Before Kazakhstan became an independent country it’s former capital city Almaty went by another name-Alma-Ata, meaning the ‘Grandfather of Apple Trees’. Celebrated as the birthplace …

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Arman Alma-ata, kazakhstan

Before Kazakhstan became an independent country it’s former capital city Almaty went by another name-Alma-Ata, meaning the ‘Grandfather of Apple Trees’. Celebrated as the birthplace …

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Sketch of the Week

    Mike Oades and one of his drawings in building magazine. The drawings are an early concept for a pavillion in Almaty, Kazakhstan, to …

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Sketch of the Week

    Mike Oades and one of his drawings in building magazine. The drawings are an early concept for a pavillion in Almaty, Kazakhstan, to …

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The Christmas card

This years card combines two exciting events from the atomik architecture calendar in 2014. The first was our time in Kazakhstan studying Almaty’s Soviet built …

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The Christmas card

This years card combines two exciting events from the atomik architecture calendar in 2014. The first was our time in Kazakhstan studying Almaty’s Soviet built …

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Atmospheres

When attending the prestigious summer event, you enter the foyer to glimpse a series of drifting coloured planes within the atrium. Taking the staircase to …

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Atmospheres

When attending the prestigious summer event, you enter the foyer to glimpse a series of drifting coloured planes within the atrium. Taking the staircase to …

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Article 25

10×10 is a project which divides an area of London into a 10 x 10 grid, with the resulting squares being allocated to 100 prominent …

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Article 25

10×10 is a project which divides an area of London into a 10 x 10 grid, with the resulting squares being allocated to 100 prominent …

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Boston Beacon

Your first glimpse of Boston across the fens and wolds will be the towering beams of light signalling the Boston Beacon; a light installation incorporating …

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Boston Beacon

Your first glimpse of Boston across the fens and wolds will be the towering beams of light signalling the Boston Beacon; a light installation incorporating …

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Atomik Pier

The demographics and industries of England’s coastal resorts are united through social deprivation, high unemployment and an unbalanced ratio of young and old residents. The …

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Atomik Pier

The demographics and industries of England’s coastal resorts are united through social deprivation, high unemployment and an unbalanced ratio of young and old residents. The …

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A Study of Surface

With the addition of a new layer, or the revealing of an old, elements of different origins become combined. This is an ongoing project, the …

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A Study of Surface

With the addition of a new layer, or the revealing of an old, elements of different origins become combined. This is an ongoing project, the …

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Drawings of Venice Part 2

Pages from a sketchbook, a result of taking time to stop and observe the city.

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Drawings of Venice Part 2

Pages from a sketchbook, a result of taking time to stop and observe the city.

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Kent Pier Marina

The Herne Bay Pier Trust approached Mike Oades whilst at Aedas to develop a concept for a combined pier and non-tidal marina to provide a …

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Kent Pier Marina

The Herne Bay Pier Trust approached Mike Oades whilst at Aedas to develop a concept for a combined pier and non-tidal marina to provide a …

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Morpeth Road Homes

On arriving home one enters the vestibule, hanging up their a jacket, storing away their umbrella, putting down their keys and sitting on a built-in …

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Morpeth Road Homes

On arriving home one enters the vestibule, hanging up their a jacket, storing away their umbrella, putting down their keys and sitting on a built-in …

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Cycle to Cannes 2014

  Day 1. City Hall     Day 2. Dohem     Day 2. Croisilles   Day 2. Morcourt   Day 3. Dampierre     …

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Cycle to Cannes 2014

  Day 1. City Hall     Day 2. Dohem     Day 2. Croisilles   Day 2. Morcourt   Day 3. Dampierre     …

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Muscat Youth Summit 2013

Mike Oades and Dareen Mehdi lead one of the challenges set at the Muscat Youth Summit 2013 What is low cost, eco-friendly family housing? This …

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Muscat Youth Summit 2013

Mike Oades and Dareen Mehdi lead one of the challenges set at the Muscat Youth Summit 2013 What is low cost, eco-friendly family housing? This …

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Ingoldmells Harbour

The first new harbour in the UK for 150 years. A hub for the off-shore wind farm industry and a major visitor and entertainment attraction …

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Ingoldmells Harbour

The first new harbour in the UK for 150 years. A hub for the off-shore wind farm industry and a major visitor and entertainment attraction …

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Cycle to Cannes

In March 2014 Mike Oades will be joining 90 other cyclists from the UK Construction and Property Industry to raise money for charity by cycling …

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Cycle to Cannes

In March 2014 Mike Oades will be joining 90 other cyclists from the UK Construction and Property Industry to raise money for charity by cycling …

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Pneumatic Greenhouse

Huldafolk ‘hidden people’ in the Icelandic tradition live under hills, in rocks and behind waterfalls. They occupy a parallel life to ours, and have the …

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Pneumatic Greenhouse

Huldafolk ‘hidden people’ in the Icelandic tradition live under hills, in rocks and behind waterfalls. They occupy a parallel life to ours, and have the …

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New Brighton Pier

New Brighton would have been the last view of England before arriving to start a new life on the North American continent. ‘Brave New World’ …

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New Brighton Pier

New Brighton would have been the last view of England before arriving to start a new life on the North American continent. ‘Brave New World’ …

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Drawings of Amiens

Pages from a sketchbook, a result of taking time to stop and observe the city.

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Drawings of Amiens

Pages from a sketchbook, a result of taking time to stop and observe the city.

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Drawings of London

Pages from a sketchbook, a result of taking time to stop and observe the city.

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Drawings of London

Pages from a sketchbook, a result of taking time to stop and observe the city.

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Drawings of Venice

         

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Drawings of Venice

         

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Birnbeck Pier

The remarkable site is in north Weston-super-Mare and was completed in 1866, and was designed by the great pier builder Eugenius Birch. Over the years …

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Birnbeck Pier

The remarkable site is in north Weston-super-Mare and was completed in 1866, and was designed by the great pier builder Eugenius Birch. Over the years …

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AJ sketch competition shortlist

Of the 400 drawings submitted to the Architects’ Journal Derek’s study has been included in the shortlisted eight. See the full list at The architects Journal

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AJ sketch competition shortlist

Of the 400 drawings submitted to the Architects’ Journal Derek’s study has been included in the shortlisted eight. See the full list at The architects Journal

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Brunelleschi’s Caffe Duomo

A rich classic Italian dessert inspired by the dome of Florence Cathedral, brought into the twenty first century with a hint of pre-Hispanic Mexican naughtiness. …

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Brunelleschi’s Caffe Duomo

A rich classic Italian dessert inspired by the dome of Florence Cathedral, brought into the twenty first century with a hint of pre-Hispanic Mexican naughtiness. …

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Trevor Flynn on Atomik Architecture

Mike and Derek were pleased to be  interviewed, by drawing extraordinaire Trevor Flynn for Drawing at Work,  on technique and the importance of taking time …

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Trevor Flynn on Atomik Architecture

Mike and Derek were pleased to be  interviewed, by drawing extraordinaire Trevor Flynn for Drawing at Work,  on technique and the importance of taking time …

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Drawings of Toronto

Pages from a sketchbook, a result of taking time to stop and observe the city.

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Drawings of Toronto

Pages from a sketchbook, a result of taking time to stop and observe the city.

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AD the New Pastoralism

  Derek John Draper has contributed to AD’s The New Pastoralism: Landscape Into Architecture, edited by Mark Titman The New Pastoralism is an exploration of …

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AD the New Pastoralism

  Derek John Draper has contributed to AD’s The New Pastoralism: Landscape Into Architecture, edited by Mark Titman The New Pastoralism is an exploration of …

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Study of habitation

          Pages from sketchbooks showing the marks of how people inhabit space.

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Study of habitation

          Pages from sketchbooks showing the marks of how people inhabit space.

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Atomiklinzertorte

  Ingredients 250 g flour 250g sugar 100g finely grated walnuts 100g finely grated hazelnuts 250 g unsalted butter 1x egg 1 dessert spoon cinnamon …

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Atomiklinzertorte

  Ingredients 250 g flour 250g sugar 100g finely grated walnuts 100g finely grated hazelnuts 250 g unsalted butter 1x egg 1 dessert spoon cinnamon …

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Architects Eye

Derek John Draper’s photo of the National Theatre was a finalist  and exhibited at The Gallery and the Roca gallery both in London. The Architect’s …

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Architects Eye

Derek John Draper’s photo of the National Theatre was a finalist  and exhibited at The Gallery and the Roca gallery both in London. The Architect’s …

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Shortlist for Arup installation

Atomik Architecture has been shortlisted for the ARUP Summer Installation 2014.

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Shortlist for Arup installation

Atomik Architecture has been shortlisted for the ARUP Summer Installation 2014.

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The Dream Pavilion

So often our nostalgia can be close to the surface and many things can spark a flash of forgotten moments. A collection of white netted …

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The Dream Pavilion

So often our nostalgia can be close to the surface and many things can spark a flash of forgotten moments. A collection of white netted …

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Observatory

1. A hearth is positioned in the wilderness. 2. A place for artists and visitors to sit together around a fire, to drink tea. The experience …

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Observatory

1. A hearth is positioned in the wilderness. 2. A place for artists and visitors to sit together around a fire, to drink tea. The experience …

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See-Saw

A gently shifting surface and a simple enclosure where companions are brought closer together. With a foot on the ground, they can lean back and …

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See-Saw

A gently shifting surface and a simple enclosure where companions are brought closer together. With a foot on the ground, they can lean back and …

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Reflections

Crime is a destructive force to all, both the individuals affected and society as a whole. The memorial is a place for the journey of …

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Reflections

Crime is a destructive force to all, both the individuals affected and society as a whole. The memorial is a place for the journey of …

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House Oliver

The transforming of a dark basement flat into a light and airy two storey apartment. The new open plan living space was created in the …

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House Oliver

The transforming of a dark basement flat into a light and airy two storey apartment. The new open plan living space was created in the …

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St Katharine’s Church

A project for the first Orthodox Greek Church to be built in London for almost hundred years. A contemporary interpretation of the traditional cruciform plan, …

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St Katharine’s Church

A project for the first Orthodox Greek Church to be built in London for almost hundred years. A contemporary interpretation of the traditional cruciform plan, …

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Cold Dog

Ingredients Bahlsen Butter Biscuits 500g Cocoa 8 Eggs 300g Sugar 500ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 glass Single Malt Whisky Create a rectilinear mould to …

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Cold Dog

Ingredients Bahlsen Butter Biscuits 500g Cocoa 8 Eggs 300g Sugar 500ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 glass Single Malt Whisky Create a rectilinear mould to …

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Bradwell Common

Building on the innovative spirit of Milton Keynes, the development plans for a site, focuses on increasing density and improving the public realm. The key …

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Bradwell Common

Building on the innovative spirit of Milton Keynes, the development plans for a site, focuses on increasing density and improving the public realm. The key …

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International Photo filter award

Derek John Draper’s photograph is a finalist in the international photo filter ward,  and exhibited in Cologne. This contest is sponsored by Kenko Tokina Co. …

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International Photo filter award

Derek John Draper’s photograph is a finalist in the international photo filter ward,  and exhibited in Cologne. This contest is sponsored by Kenko Tokina Co. …

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Open Architecture

RIBA London has launched a showcase of members’ work from across the capital in an open exhibition at the RIBA’s London headquarters. Supporting members from …

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Open Architecture

RIBA London has launched a showcase of members’ work from across the capital in an open exhibition at the RIBA’s London headquarters. Supporting members from …

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Warming Huts

Whilst in Toronto we were shown a technique for making Origami Swans. These are given to family members during celebrations to bring good fortune, often …

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Warming Huts

Whilst in Toronto we were shown a technique for making Origami Swans. These are given to family members during celebrations to bring good fortune, often …

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Carlo Scarpa

  Pages from a sketchbook from a trip across the Veneto exploring Carlo Scarpa’s work.

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Carlo Scarpa

  Pages from a sketchbook from a trip across the Veneto exploring Carlo Scarpa’s work.

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Ark Hive

From recycled timber groins to old railway carriages the long tradition of reuse can be seen all along the Lincolnshire coast. It is our intention …

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Ark Hive

From recycled timber groins to old railway carriages the long tradition of reuse can be seen all along the Lincolnshire coast. It is our intention …

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East Hoe Barn

A living space masquerading as an agricultural shed in contrast to the adjacent historic barn. A new annex to the Grade II listed barn in …

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East Hoe Barn

A living space masquerading as an agricultural shed in contrast to the adjacent historic barn. A new annex to the Grade II listed barn in …

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Uncontained

A recent collaboration with Donshi as part of Shellsuit Zombies’ Uncontained project in London’s Boxpark. Shellsuit Zombie is taking creativity to the next level over …

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Uncontained

A recent collaboration with Donshi as part of Shellsuit Zombies’ Uncontained project in London’s Boxpark. Shellsuit Zombie is taking creativity to the next level over …

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Bathing Beauties

What looks like a stripey, tactile pear nestles gently in the sand dunes at Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire. Nearby, an ornate hut-sized mirror offers reflections of the …

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Bathing Beauties

What looks like a stripey, tactile pear nestles gently in the sand dunes at Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire. Nearby, an ornate hut-sized mirror offers reflections of the …

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Travels to the Sultanate of Oman

I found myself in Oman in December, where I had been invited to lead one of the challenges for the Muscat Youth Summit 2013.  This …

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Travels to the Sultanate of Oman

I found myself in Oman in December, where I had been invited to lead one of the challenges for the Muscat Youth Summit 2013.  This …

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Abercorn Place

An equable backdrop for family life, object and events. Simple spaces with an unconventional palette of materials.

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Abercorn Place

An equable backdrop for family life, object and events. Simple spaces with an unconventional palette of materials.

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CulturLab

CulturLab was a proposal developed by Mike Oades whilst at Ushida Findlay for the theatre group behaviouLab. A centre for teaching children and adults about …

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CulturLab

CulturLab was a proposal developed by Mike Oades whilst at Ushida Findlay for the theatre group behaviouLab. A centre for teaching children and adults about …

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Spring tide

Exploring the banks of the Thames in the middle of the night during the lowest tide of the year. Once on the banks a world …

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Spring tide

Exploring the banks of the Thames in the middle of the night during the lowest tide of the year. Once on the banks a world …

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Wilderness

As one moves through the wilderness from the street towards the library’s entrance the landscape changes. At the street’s edge the spaces are open, and …

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Wilderness

As one moves through the wilderness from the street towards the library’s entrance the landscape changes. At the street’s edge the spaces are open, and …

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Landscape Photography Magazine

Derek John Draper is interviewed for Landscape Photography Magazine.

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Landscape Photography Magazine

Derek John Draper is interviewed for Landscape Photography Magazine.

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Observatory

A static vessel, like the ancient Egyptian Mesektet (sky boat) for transporting astronomers to the stars.  The observatory is a horizontal object, and is raised …

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Observatory

A static vessel, like the ancient Egyptian Mesektet (sky boat) for transporting astronomers to the stars.  The observatory is a horizontal object, and is raised …

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Beachlife

Two Atomik Architecture projects are featured in the recent Frame Publication. Beachlife: Architecture and Interior Design at the Seaside A coastal tour of architecture and …

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Beachlife

Two Atomik Architecture projects are featured in the recent Frame Publication. Beachlife: Architecture and Interior Design at the Seaside A coastal tour of architecture and …

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Hackney Design Review Panel

Mike Oades has been re-elected to the Hackney Design Review Panel. This offers advice on development proposals that may significantly affect the urban design of …

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Hackney Design Review Panel

Mike Oades has been re-elected to the Hackney Design Review Panel. This offers advice on development proposals that may significantly affect the urban design of …

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D3 Sketch

Sketching is a fundamental act of design communication, an intuitive practice that conveys ideas and assumptions rapidly and directly. In recent years, the conventional notion …

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D3 Sketch

Sketching is a fundamental act of design communication, an intuitive practice that conveys ideas and assumptions rapidly and directly. In recent years, the conventional notion …

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Boathouse

The Chapel Beacon is a building for the community at the heart of Chapel St Leonards village, a focus and a destination throughout the year …

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Boathouse

The Chapel Beacon is a building for the community at the heart of Chapel St Leonards village, a focus and a destination throughout the year …

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Egremont

The aim of the competition is to find an innovative new design for a removable structure which will allow the castle to be used for …

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Egremont

The aim of the competition is to find an innovative new design for a removable structure which will allow the castle to be used for …

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