London Architect Benjamin Machin

Designing contemporary buildings, interiors, and public spaces is the specialty of Architect Benjamin Machin. This East London architects’ studio works on small and large scale projects across a range of locations, always with a focus on sensitivity to the context of a building and the specific needs of the client.

This practice specialises in house extensions among other residential projects. By priorising each project’s locality, their contemporary designs aim to harmonise with the setting and enhance the experience of the end user.

The studio offers full planning services and can guide clients through the planning permission process, building regulations approval and also offers interior design expertise. The architects work closely with clients and construction contractors throughout to make sure the results are in line with expectations.

Teaching is a key part of this architecture firms outlook: Director Benjamin Machin is a visiting critic at various schools of architecture in the UK and leads a final-year design studio at Loughborough University.

Dream space: This ground floor house extension was designed to create a new relationship between the home and the garden. Floor-to-ceiling glazing enhances natural light and a continuous stone floor blurs the threshold between inside and outside.

Good design is at the heart of projects

Benjamin Machin said:

We make architecture that is spatially rich, yet necessary. Our approach is respectful of history and place, but contemporary in nature. Incorporating responsive collaboration with clients, consultants, and constructors, each project initiates a new process of looking, learning, and interpreting. 

Our architecture is formed of concerns for wellbeing, ecology, and locality and we strive to enhance the experience of its users and the wider community.

Here’s another example of this London architect firms stunning past projects.

New look for mid-20th century house

Clients wanted a reworking of their home in the Staffordshire countryside to make it easier for them to enjoy the surrounding gardens and the agricultural landscape beyond. The architects wanted to bring out the best of the house and site by stripping away the dilapidated previous extensions, to celebrate the character and idiosyncratic details of the original building in a more meaningful way.

During the project the extensions were removed, interior rooms were refurbished, and new ways of looking out on and entering the gardens were devised. To the south, a garden room was built for the clients’ grandchildren to play in. Formed of timber-clad columns, referencing an original open veranda, the plain painted façade was designed to be a canvas that shadows from the overhanging trees can play over each day.

Registered architectural practice

Established in 2021, Architect Benjamin Machin is a RIBA Chartered Practice and is registered with the Architects’ Registration Board. The firm is also a signatory of Architects Declare and the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge.

What we like about this architects practice

This London architect studio puts the context of a building at the heart of the design process, aiming to retain the best of what’s already there while introducing up-to-the-minute solutions to the creative approach. The results create spaces that make houses work in a better way to fulfill the client’s brief.

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