About us Profile
Patalab Architects is an award-winning practice that designs distinctive contemporary spaces and places. Founded by Uwe Schmidt-Hess in 2008 with offices in London and Berlin, we provide services for a wide range of clients in the UK, Germany and across Europe. Completed work includes a number of acclaimed award-winning schemes: Snowflake School in Acton; Heath House and Cascade House in Hampstead; The Gables in Primrose Hill; Marconi House in central London; and Zieselhouse in Berlin.
Patalab Architects: Sensitive and Powerful Designs
At Patalab we enjoy transforming existing buildings for new uses as well as delivering innovative and site-specific new build projects. By juxtaposing traditional architectural styles with modern interventions we produce sensitive but powerful designs that compliment their context. Striking exteriors and beautifully proportioned interiors are accentuated by rich materiality, attention to detail and exceptional craftsmanship, attributes Patalab is known for.
Inspired by ‘Pataphysics - a philosophical and artistic movement dedicated to exploring the imaginary - the practice is interested in the poetic potential of architecture. The bold, and sometimes experimental use of materials, exemplifies this in Patalab’s pursuit of an architecture that is a joy to inhabit.
Patalab Architects is a Chartered Practice of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Patalab is also registrated member of ARB, Architektenkammer Berlin and British Chamber of Commerce in Germany.
Founded in 2008, Patalab Architects has since been providing extensive architectural and design services to British and international clients.
Centrally located in Clerkenwell, in the immediate vicinity of the City of London, we are currently working on numerous ambitious projects in London, other parts of the UK, and Europe.
Established in 2017, Patalab Architekten offers complete design services for German and international clients.
Our architecture office in Berlin is based in the upcoming district of Wedding.