A:RK – Architecture by Raphaela and Kevin
We are a multi- disciplinary design studio with a strong architectural focus working at a variety of scales and disciplines including illustration and exhibition design. A:RK was founded by Kevin Kelly and Raphaela Potter who met whilst studying at the Bartlett School of Architecture. They went on to work as a successful team in several different high profile London practices to include Heatherwick Studio.
For every project at A:RK we believe it is important to excavate and extract a strong narrative from key sources relevant to the commission, be it a text, site or client. This forms a strong platform from where we can launch into design research and development that is always uniquely focused on the client’s requirements. At A:RK we feel it important to explore technology and use it to our advantage – employing digital design methods including BIM and parametric algorithms. These tools allow us to interface efficiently with emerging digital fabrication techniques at all stages of the design process including project realisation. We nurture a studio ethos that believes there is always a way – it sometimes just takes longer to discover.