That’s what dRMM can do – put real joy into architecture, playing with our traditional understandings and taking us to extraordinary places.
JONATHAN FARNHILL, EXETER ROYAL ACADEMY FOR DEAF EDUCATION; 2009
dRMM’s work is clever, thoughtful and visually arresting and is building them a healthy and enviable reputation.
EDWIN HEATHCOTE, FINANCIAL TIMES
de Rijke Marsh Morgan could bring a refreshing new approach to the design of commercial buildings and challenge our existing expectations for commercial architecture.
…if you need cheering up, there’s always the flamboyance of dRMM.
HUGH PEARMAN, BD; 2010
On Clapham Manor Primary School
Look at Clapham Manor, it’s an absolute jewel
RUTH REED, RIBA PRESIDENT
Much of the building’s power results from the shock of its juxtaposition with the surrounding world. In characteristic dRMM fashion, its expression is very much that of a piece of extraordinary apparatus — a top-of-the-range Bose amplifier, perhaps, plugged into the board school’s beat-up barrel organ. While the practice plays that game very well, one is keen to know what it might make of a larger urban project where the requirement is to make the fabric of the city and not simply the remarkable exception to it. On the basis of the quality of this scheme, I look forward to finding out.
ELLIS WOODMAN, BD ONLINE, ON CLAPHAM MANOR PRIMARY SCHOOL
This extension to the existing primary school is a robust, beautiful and modern building which extends and complements the older school. The new building is exceptional in its quality of design and is stunning both externally and internally.
CIVIC TRUST AWARDS JUDGES; 2010
That beautiful multi-coloured box
MARK LAWSON, JOURNALIST AND CULTURE SHOW BROADCASTER
Like all good architecture, it does something beyond its boundaries. It’s sorted out an old back alley and has turned it into a wonderful front door for the school where you can imagine parents and children gathering in the morning and the evening and that’s what good architecture does: positive contribution to the urban public realm.
IVAN HARBOUR, ROGERS STIRK HARBOUR + PARTNERS, STIRLING PRIZE JUDGE
Clapham Manor School was ‘Stirling Prize second’
THE ARCHITECTS’ JOURNAL, 05 OCTOBER 2010
On Sliding House
I think the house is both beautiful and practical. But what really marked out the project for me was the collaboration between architect and client during which the input from each of us, professional and amateur, was valued but critically tested by the other.
ROSS RUSSELL, SLIDING HOUSE CLIENT; 2009
This is an architectural coup de théatre which is certainly unique in Britain and perhaps anywhere.
NAT JACKSON, THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW; 2009
one big stroke of genius, a crazy idea that isn’t gratuitous but a creative response to make the building highly responsive to its environment and an extraordinary place to live.
GRAND DESIGNS, SLIDING HOUSE.
On Venice Biennale 2012
“The Dutch Way hopes to address long-term flood strategies and housing need by proposing new floating neighbourhood ‘incubators’ to be tested in London’s Royal Victoria Dock. With this proposal, dRMM presents a provocative case for increasing density in a city that has little space left to build by activating some of its most underused areas – its waterways.” The Architects’ Journal, Venice Preview: inside the British Pavilion
On Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education
That’s what dRMM can do – put real joy into architecture, playing with our traditional understanding and taking us to extraordinary places
Jonathan Farnhill, Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education; 2009
On Wansey Street
One of the defining qualities of the British urban landscape is its extraordinary heterogeneity – testament to hundreds of years of minimally regulated private sector development. de Rijke Marsh Morgan’s Wansey Street project is characteristic of the best new housing now being built in the UK in that it successfully cultivates ‘a difficult whole’ from this fragmentary urban context.
Ellis Woodman, curator of ‘Home/Away’
On Moshi Moshi
The architecture is a big part of what makes Moshi Moshi Brighton so successful.
Nicky Rohl, Director of Moshi Moshi Sushi.
It’s clever and inexpensive. In short, a delightful piece of work.
Our design objective was to make it cool to be at school. That’s the secret to learning
Alex de Rijke, Director, dRMM
On Venice Biennale 2008
The far-flung success of this group suggests that, for all the challenges of the British condition, it may yet offer lessons for other countries. The exhibition presents examples of the participants’ British and foreign work, side-by-side, as a means of interrogating the cultural differences at play