Architects' desks: Patrick Michell, partner at Platform 5 Architects
BD takes a look at the workspaces of architects
Patrick Michell said: “This is the desk where the office and clients comes together to discuss the projects, we have just had a brick and materials meeting for a country house project about to go into planning.
“We don’t work in a particularly linear way, always finding links between different projects and exercises, so it’s a constant battle between trying to stay tidy and needing to have all the stimulation and information to hand. We work switching between sketches, physical models and computer models to test out ideas and refine the project through the work stages.
“Our office is on the angriest street in Hackney so our day is broken up by incidents of road rage and emotional breakdowns on the pavement below. Tea and chocolate fingers fuel the day and form the accompaniment to the dramas unfolding outside.”