We’re London and Paris based RIBA and RICS award-winning architects operating worldwide. Bringing together architecture, interior design and urban masterplans using a design-led approach, we’ve gained notoriety for bringing a touch of the remarkable to all our projects.
Exceptional design is rare in architectural practice, but it makes the urban landscape extraordinary.

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Original + persuasive design

We’ve earned a reputation for innovative designs that are unexpected, yet convincing. We find solutions that fit individual contexts, approaching every project as a new story. Good design is rare, yet it makes the difference between success and failure. Our tailored design response sets our architectural solutions apart, helping our clients build striking brands and end-products. We’ve won multiple design awards as a result, including from Wallpaper*, Bloomberg and Design et al.

High-end + director-led firm

RARE architecture is a boutique architecture practice. Providing our distinctive expertise to each and every client consistently and reliably is one of our core values. Collaboration is key to our work. Our job is to meet our clients’ needs, so we consult and challenge until the best possible solution is reached. When necessary, we work with our network of talented and trusted partners to deliver results. It’s by sharing expertise and bringing in the best people for specific projects that we consistently deliver exceptional results.

Innovation + research

We’re committed to developing and promoting architectural creativity to the world. We take part in leading-edge events such as the London Design Festival and our work has been recognised by the Custerion Award, FEIDAD awards, Wallpaper* Design awards, FX awards and in international publications including Architect’s Journal (AJ), RIBA Journal and Blueprint. Our work has also been exhibited at London’s prestigious Royal Academy of the Arts. In addition, we have been teaching at esteemed architectural schools and bodies across the world since 2004, including at the Architectural Association.

Ground-breaking hospitality, luxury residences + the world’s unique projects

Recognised for our high-end residential and hospitality projects, we apply our expertise and design credentials to develop distinguished concepts. Drawing on our experience from culturally significant projects, we create worlds within worlds that stand out in the crowded residential and hospitality sectors. Our work has been endorsed through multiple European Hotel awards and a 21:21 Le Fooding award. Our innovation also attracts visionary clients seeking to push the boundaries. As a result, we’ve worked everywhere from London to Lapland to Lombok.

Interiors: design as a whole

Design doesn’t stop at the façade and structure of a building. The interiors branch within RARE architecture is fundamental to clients who want a remarkable architectural solution designed as a whole. Our approach offers a crafted sense of design. To us, interiors are not collages of furniture or mere decoration. We create urban interiors, design furniture and tie together every aspect of a building. We have also gained a reputation for building space efficiency into our designs, while using the best materials possible.

Specialists in conservation, historic buildings + complex projects

Our experience of working with listed, protected and historically important buildings has resulted in the creation of truly iconic buildings. Our solutions are sensitively designed yet utterly distinctive. When historic buildings need extensions, we create appropriate new designs using a pattern or concept found in the original building. We use advanced modelling and manufacturing technologies to aid this. Our work in world-famous conservation areas such as Westminster in London demands absolute ingenuity, historical sensitivity and an environmental consciousness. As a result, we’re seasoned at meeting complex needs and turning old and new buildings into globally-recognised landmarks. We’ve won prestigious awards for this, including a RIBA Award and a RICS London Conservation Award.

Latest News.

Castle Lane shortlisted for DEZEEN Awards

  RARE shortlisted for the DEZEEN Awards Housing category amongst for its VI Castle Lane residential project at the doorstep of Buckingham Palace, Westminster, Central London. Castle Lane

Concert Hall

RARE amongst the 6 honorary finalist for the Kaunas Competition in Lithuania for a Concert hall. With TPC, Theatre Projects Consulting.

Fractal Tree

Fractal Tree, an installation by RARE architecture at the Geffrye Museum part of the London Design Festival 2017 and Shoreditch Design Triangle.  With ParmarBrook.