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New Practices #44: Madoc Architecture

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The latest in a series of practice profiles looking at architects who have recently decided to go it alone, either through choice or redundancy

Madoc Architecture, London, EC1

Founded: December 2009

Main people: Pascal Madoc Jones

Where have you come from?
Set up AEM in 1995; prior to that I had extended tours of duty with Rick Mather and Dixon Jones

What work do you have? I’m currently working on the London Futures exhibition at the Museum of London which runs from 2 October – a must-see for those who want to get their heads around climate change in the capital. Other work includes museum installation design, residential refurbishment in London and new builds in the provinces and abroad.

What are your ambitions?
My dream portfolio would consist of only new-build projects. It’s time to start knocking things down.

How optimistic are you?
I’ve worked for myself for so long that I don’t really see myself as a start-up, more as a grizzled prospector. I’m panning in broader streams, turning over ideas of painting and sculpture into architectural composition. There’s gold in the hills, although the conservation areas strangling London mean that work farther afield is much more rewarding – anyone responsible for forging our present planning system should be doing time on the Gulag. But mustn’t grumble, 18 months ago the streams were dry; I’ve done my time out on them thar hills and now they’re filling up again.


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