a language of contrasts
At Dublanc Studio we believe that the best architecture is the expression of a language of contrasts.
On one hand, it involves a subtle and skilful marriage of past and present, an intense realisation of tradition and imagination, memory and fantasy. The legacy of our ancestors informs our work, as we appreciate the proportions and the sense of place that exists within classic architecture.
When we start a new project, the building becomes an object of study, combining traditional knowledge with new ideas of design, technology and sustainability.
On the other, the design process is enriched by the complex interplay of movement and form, and this balance guides and underlies all our projects at Dublanc Studio.
Our designs take these interplays as a point of departure and explore the ways in which sequence and transformation create and shape experience.
Every project presents a creative challenge to be resolved. We believe that the best solution to this challenge comes from an approach that is constantly informed by research into natural forms and technological developments.
Our objective is to produce beautiful buildings that are a pleasure to live in and that coexist in harmony with the natural environment, breathing with nature.
Dublanc Studio believes that the penetration of natural light is crucial in creating beautiful spaces, and consequently, both crafted and natural light sources act as design aids from the point of inception to enliven spaces enhancing colours and textures.
When a project involves listed buildings, the practice makes every effort to update the historical heritage, repairing the ancient building’s fabric while injecting modern features to meet contemporary expectations of style and comfort. We have developed a solid reputation with Historic England and conservation officers having achieved 100% approval for our listed building applications.
Dublanc Studio combines expert craftsmanship with contemporary technology to create the best in architectural innovation, and our eye for elegant proportion, natural light and design always adds value to the space.
Our knowledge of styles and materials adds flexibility and variety to our designs. Traditional and projective geometries guide our proposals, underlying silently the spaces created, with the use of refined proportions achieving a much-desired sense of harmony.
The use of natural energy and noble materials in our designs enable our projects to work with the forces of the environment, breathing and interacting with the natural world.
We are passionate about drawings and models and have developed a recognised talent for hand sketches and 3D visualizations, which give the client a complete understanding of the project, well before we commit to construction.
what we do
Dublanc Studio is an international architectural practice based in Central London, with a developed expertise in both the UK and overseas. We also have offices in Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The practice offers architecture and interior design services, embracing all stages in the process, from sketch design through to completion.
As part of inception stage, we can provide a feasibility study which considers several factors. This includes an analysis of the constraints of the site, establishing an optimum footprint for the building, determining the buildings parameters and developing our design in order to achieve the site’s maximum potential.
During this process, preliminary discussions with planning are held, to ensure that the proposal can meet planning policies. The feasibility study includes floor plans, 3D illustrations of how the finished building will look like, schedule of areas, estimated build costs and draft programme.
We have a 100% success rate in receiving planning approval and listed building consents in the UK, having worked on buildings Grade I, II* & II, developing thus a good relationship with planners and conservation officers.
Our design team works in conjunction with engineers, quantity surveyors and services consultants, providing a complete package from sketch design through to completion in order to deliver the best proposal in terms of design, quality and costs. As lead consultants, we also coordinate special designers and artisans in the fields of special finishes, ironwork, lighting, audio-visual, environment and landscape.
In 2000, with 20 years’ experience in South America and Europe, Dublanc Studio established in London; a practice offering a professional and personalised architectural service.
Since then, Dublanc Studio has been involved in a wide range of projects including large private residences, education, retail, commercial and leisure sectors in the UK and abroad, including France, Argentina, Chile, the Caribbean and the USA.
We are a diverse team of architects, designers and producers with more than 45 years of collective experience, providing design and project supervision from our Central London Studio.
When working on projects outside the UK, we establish a satellite office and work with local architects, engineers and project managers to ensure that we deliver outstanding results in terms of quality and value. Our team speaks fluent English, Spanish and French.