Invisible Architecture

To mark our 25th anniversary, Atelier Ten is launching a new book, Invisible Architecture. The collection of essays written by our staff from around the world with guest contributors investigates the unseen elements that make up the physical experience of architecture including heat, light, air and sound. Invisible Architecture reflects on 25 years of groundbreaking work and gives a fascinating insight into the future of sustainable design. Chapters include in-depth explorations of how different building types have evolved over the last 25 years, accelerated by emerging technologies and changing attitudes in the industry and beyond towards sustainable design.

Reflecting on more than two decades of pioneering work, Patrick Bellew, Founding Director comments: “Whether we’re working on a micro or macro scale, our mission is to improve the sustainability of the built environment while supporting the architectural aesthetic to make efficient, integrated, beautiful buildings.

“Huge strides have been made in last 25 years but as the drive towards ever healthier and less resource-intensive buildings grows, the next era promises to be even more interesting as we continue to strive to be at the leading edge of environmental design.

“We use ‘invisible architecture’ – air, heat, light and sound – to design buildings that minimise energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Our primary preoccupation is to deliver outstanding buildings for our clients with our architect collaborators.”

Invisible Architecture has been edited by Hattie Hartman, and published by Laurence King. The book is available from 17th November in leading bookstores and on Amazon.

(IMAGE) A render of the predicted daylight inside one of Atelier Ten’s projects, created using Rhino, Grasshopper and Radiance. We worked with the architects to achieve the necessary levels of daylight with adjustable shades to prevent glare and excessive heat gains.

We shared the results using a ‘false’ colour scale, rather than a realistic render, to show the design team the difference between direct sunlight and shade, demonstrating the moderating effect of the shades.