IBLA is a small, friendly, design-led architecture practice based in Central London.
We enjoy making beautiful buildings that meet the needs of their users and our clients. We like working in strong contexts, with existing buildings and on brownfield sites. Our work is avowedly contemporary but we always strive to find a seamless blend between old and new. We see our work as part of a living tradition that looks forwards as it respects the past. We aim to keep and repair what is of value while adding and incorporating new elements, simultaneously preserving and reframing the existing context in a new light.
Our architecture is one of places rather than spaces. We think of buildings as creating a background or setting that provides a structure for the activities that occur in and around them.