Comment by Justin Bere

Building Design, New Architects

16 February 2001

We were first involved with the Architecture Foundation through the publication New Architects, published in 1998. As a fledgling practice, we had just reached that magic three years lifespan that is widely regarded as a benchmark. If you last three years you’re probably a survivor.


In the Independent on Saturday Magazine on 24 January 1998, Bridget Bodano said:


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This small practice is strongly lead by Justin Bere who takes a craftsman-like intensive approach to all office projects. Attention to the smallest detail is impressive and this is strongly shown in furniture and lighting design.


By Susan Dawson

Architects’ Journal

16 January 1997

The glass walls of a new City pizza restaurant, which straddles a busy street, are supported by an innovative cast-glass system. By Susan Dawson.

The Pizza Express restaurant is directly over London Wall, on the first-floor public walkway of Alban Gate, Terry Farrell’s 20 storey ‘air-rights’ office block which straddles the street. The distinctive blue neon logo of the restaurant chain looks down on traffic coming from both directions.


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