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Your studio handles both, architecture and interior design? What does design mean to you and why did you decide to focus on both disciplines rather than just one? Up until the second half of 20th century, it was commonplace for architectural studios to work from the outside in, and from the inside out. Look at Aalto for instance. The disconnect happened when space became gendered and the interior became more of a female domain...and the whole discipline of design was divided up into architecture, interiors and decoration. To us, this made no sense, and we have actively sought to bring back a holistic sense of buildings as places to be inhabited. What has been your favourite project so far? For its drama, I would say Shoreham Street in Sheffield. We were actively encouraged by the client and the planners to make a remarkable piece of architecture.