Roger Stephenson: “Using Craft in a Contemporary Way”

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Mies. UK recently spoke to Roger Stephenson OBE, Managing Partner at based stephenson:ISA Studio, about his award winning practice’s approach to “using craft in a contemporary way”. The office most recently completed an addition to Chetham’s School of Music, winning the 2013 RIBA Regional Building of the Year Award,  National Award, and the  Regional Award. This project is the latest in a long list of innovative buildings that are part of a ”rigorously coherent, contextually progressive architecture” that has made the practice one of best known regionalist design offices in the UK. 

Read the interview in full, and watch a three minute tour of Chetham’s School of Music, after the break.

Chetham’s School of Music / Stephenson ISA Studio

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Architects: Stephenson ISA Studio
Location: , England, UK
Area: 10,600 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Daniel Hopkinson

House 780 / Stephenson ISA Studio

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Architects: Stephenson ISA Studio
Location: Manchester, England,
Area: 465 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Stephenson ISA Studio

House 1005 / Stephenson ISA Studio

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Architects: Stephenson ISA Studio
Location: Worsley, Manchester,
Area: 465 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Courtesy of Stephenson ISA Studio

House 784 / Stephenson ISA Studio

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Architects: Stephenson ISA Studio
Location: , UK
Architect In Charge: Stephenson ISA Studio
Project Manager: Mr John Gray
Structural Engineer: Mr Christopher Munro
Area: 486 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Courtesy of Stephenson ISA Studio