We are The Bakerloos - an experimental design studio based in London. In 2016 we embarked on our journey, stopping at collective drawing explorations, playful workshop experiments and price-winning urban folly proposals. We want to leave the beaten track, rethink academic conventions, typologies and working methods. We want to build platforms reconnecting the public to the architectural and urban realm. We want to encourage participation through new means, leaving the tunnel of architectural norms behind and laying new tracks for the future of urban culture. We are The Bakerloos – mind the gap!
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 with the Bartlett School of Architecture Medal. She currently works at Haworth Tompkins Architects and teaching Architectural Media at the Bartlett. In 2017 Johanna was a contributor at Volume 64. Before returning to university she worked with Ay Architects in London, BeL Associates in Cologne and joined San Rocco Summer School in Tirana. Johanna graduated from the University of Hanover in 2014 with an excellent B.Sc degree and gained experience abroad studying at IUAV in Venice. During her time in Hanover she worked as a student assistant in the Institute of Building Design and as an 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 currently works at Haptic Architects in London and as a research assistant for Smout Allen. Ness also completed her BSc at the Bartlett, under the tutelage of Rhys Cannon & Ben Addy, graduating with a first class honours and was awarded the RIBA Bronze Presidents Medal and the Fitzroy Robinson Drawing Prize. Ness is a founding member of the experimental design collective 'The Bakerloos' and a regular contributor to Volume 64. 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 a contributor at the student-run platform Volume 64 and one of the initiators of the collective The Bakerloos. 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 founding member of The Bakerloos alongside Johanna, Agostino and Ness and is a contributor to Volume 64, a student-run drawing platform. more info