The Bakerloos is an experimental design studio, founded in 2016 by Johanna Just, Ness Lafoy, Agostino Nickl and Chris Delahunt. We invent methodologies, processes and tools to approach the built environment through the power of collaboration and collective imagination. We have produced several award-winning competition entries and held workshops at the Bartlett School of Architecture, the RIBA, Al-Faisal University and many more. The studio is currently working on a series of research and small scale built projects whilst teaching architecture at Unit C at Oxford Brookes University.
Johanna Just graduated from the Bartlett with an MArch (Distinction) degree in 2017. Studying under Laura Allen and Mark Smout in Unit 11, her final project was awarded the Bartlett School of Architecture Medal. She currently works at Studio Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg and teaches Unit C at Brookes University. In 2017 Johanna was a contributor at Volume 64 and taught Architectural Media at the Bartlett. She has previously worked with Haworth Tompkins, Smout Allen, BeL and joined San Rocco Summer School in Tirana. Before coming to London Johanna studied at IUAV in Venice and at University of Hanover where she worked as student assistant in the Institute of Building Design and as assistant tutor at the Institute of Drawing and Graphics. more info
Ness Lafoy graduated from the Bartlett, UCL with an MArch (Distinction) degree in Architecture in 2017. During her time in Unit 11, with tutors Mark Smout and Laura Allen, she enjoyed challenging pre-conceived notions of preservation and typology generation. She has previously worked at Moxon Architects and as a research assistant for Smout Allen. Ness currently works at Haptic Architects in London and as a Y1 Design tutor at the Bartlett. Ness also completed her BSc at UCL, graduating with a first class honours and was awarded the RIBA Bronze Presidents Medal and the Fitzroy Robinson Drawing Prize. . more info
Agostino Nickl studied, practiced and taught in Hamburg and Hanover before coming to London, where he graduated under Laura Allen and Mark Smout in Unit 11. Agostino enjoys working in process-driven explorations that challenge preexisting architectural notions. His student projects build on the rich legacy of computer games such as The Sims and Pokémon Go, as well as on existing and newly developed manufacturing techniques. His work was awarded with the Sir Bannister Fletcher Medal and the Bartlett School of Architecture Medal in 2017 and the Saint Gobain Innovation Prize in 2016. Agostino is currently working at Arup and as a Y1 Architectural Media tutor at the Bartlett. more info
Chris graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture in 2017 with an MArch (Distinction.) Under the tutelage of Mark Smout and Laura Allen in Unit 11, his research and resulting design projects have focussed on archiving intangible digital heritage. He completed his undergraduate degree at Leeds university, graduating with a first class honours and was shortlisted for the RIBA Bronze presidents medal. Chris currently works at TP Bennet Architects in London. He is a contributor to Volume 64, a student-run drawing platform. more info