Could you please tell us about the influence art has had on your career?
Hannah Tribe: When I fancied myself as an artist, I found the act of painting supported the less linear side of architectural creativity. Now I have more control over the process and can see that there is an intuitive element that must come first that then gets reviewed, analysed, theorised and refined.
Engagement with contemporary art and culture is key to our practice. We are all in the business of cultural output. The things we make create the conversation that describes who we are, what we value, what we believe in and what we’re challenged by. Architecture is the most lasting medium in this conversation, and also the most cumbersome. We are inspired by the agility and autonomy of our artist friends.