We are an integrated design and architecture studio based in London and working internationally

Our practice is founded in material and cultural research with a singular approach to design, one that marries analysis with a consideration of the emotional impact of each project. We take ideas as seriously as feelings and find solutions that are intellectually rigorous yet effortless and simple. The passion here is to create an environment of open conversation with our clients and collaborators with a focus towards the Arts and wellbeing.

The quality of the Studio's work is established from the agglomeration of Jenny Jones’ status as a chartered architect and a visiting lecturer on the MA interior design program at the Royal College of Art, who trained in the offices of Rem Koolhaas and Richard Rogers.

We offer services from strategic vision assessments through to the finest detail of implementation on projects and briefs of all scales.

We are an independent studio, allowing us to concentrate on delivering a focused and dedicated service. We have also formed collaborations and partnerships to deliver to specific briefs and programmes.



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Royal Institute of British Architects Chartered Practice


Design Strategy, Architecture and the Space Between

Studio Jenny Jones | Frank Cohen | Nicolai Frahm | Paul Raeside | Yoshitomo Nara | Film by Andrew Telling

The Dairy Art Centre

How to repurpose a disused industrial shed into an international art venue

Architects | STUDIO JENNY JONES | Structure MILK | Contract Administration VERTICE | Approved Inspectors MLM

No.5 III

Loft refurbishment - how to enhance the existing

Studio Jenny Jones | Fjord | Accenture Interactive | Studio Roco


How to create a space to inspire innovation for a company culture

Studio Jenny Jones | Leon Kacinari

Talking about transformation

Sui Generis | Artist Residencies in the City | A new economy

Studio Jenny Jones | GAA Foundation | European Cultural Centre



Royal College of Art | Visiting Lecturer | Platform

Interior Futures

MA Interiors Programme, Department of Architecture

Studio Jenny Jones _ Arup

Arup Atrium Installation

Dynamic connectivity: a kinetic installation of light and reflections. How to connection between floors?

Studio Jenny Jones | Paul Raeside | Nocturne Workshop

Forever Table

How to create a junction between top and leg that seems a bit like magic

Studio Jenny Jones | Open house | Dairy Arts Centre

Contextual Research

Cultural Nolli, Mapping of WC1 showing cultural space as public realm

Studio Jenny Jones

Rainbow Ring

When materials reveal their process

Open City Education Program


Accelerate is one of the Open City’s free educational outreach programmes designed to support teenagers from under-represented backgrounds to explore what it means to study and work in the built environment.

Studio Jenny Jones

The Chapel

How to sensitively repurpose a Listed Military Chapel into a Foundation for the Visual Arts?

Client | Private
Program | Art Gallery and ancillary 574 m2 
Location | London Central
Status | Concept 


The design proposal for the Chapel’s adaptation aspires to:

place the Chapel at the heart of the development; opening her doors to the community, the new residents and to art visitors alike.

respect the heritage of the Chapel and aesthetic.

be inspired its contemplative quality and ensure this quality endures

create a venue that will allow exhibitions of the highest standards presented in a non-institutional and non-commercial environment.

make minimal interventions to facilitate the new phase in the building’s history.

celebrate the new phase by using a sensitive and appropriate design language for any new elements

The location of the Chapel sits in the centre of a residential developemnt it has the potential to be the beating heart of a local and extended community. What can we do to enable this using design? Our first strategy would be to encourage a sense that the building is for all by celebrating how visitors enter the Chapel. The scale and proportion, location, materiality and how many entrances there are, will all influence how the building is perceived and experienced.

For those reasons, we believe that there should be a singular entrance and that it should be located democratically on the North Elevation as a fulcrum between the established and the new. It’s form and proportion would be developed to compliment and be crowned by the beauty and memorable geometry of the Rose window above seen as and representing the image of the Chapel Art Centre.

When we designed the new entrance to the Dairy Art Centre we used this approach and created a new experiential entrance that acts as threshold between the heritage and found fabric of the exterior, leads the visitor through a luminal space, and the internal volume of the first gallery. The entrance is used both for Art loading and public access use. This arrangement has proved successful operationally with the aesthetic and cost benefit that there is no “back” door. This approach could also work for the Chapel as all her elevations are visible from residences. Alternatively we may be able to provide loading access via the basement level of the development.

Further to this we propose that this entrance should be level access and therefore inclusive. By doing so the interior of the Chapel and the public realm are connected with ease.

The current configuration has two sets of stairs that rise approximately 1.3m entering the West and East sides of the vestibule to reach the internal floor level. We would propose to lower the internal level of the existing suspended floor to the same level as outside. Survey information shows a void below the existing floor of around 1.9m so this lowering would appear to be feasible. The east and west stairs and porches remain and provide visitors with vantage points and somewhere to sit next to the new entrance. The landings could be used as plinths for exhibition creating a visual link between the exterior and interior curation.

The interior of the Chapel already offers an environment with a contemplative atmosphere and sequential circulation suitable for the appreciation of art. The lowering of the suspended floor to create a level entrance with outside will also create a taller surface beneath the existing windows which will therefore allow paintings to be hung without having to necessarily either block out the windows or build temporary walls. Thus allowing the visitor to simultaneously appreciate the existant architecture and the Art.

We envisage that the mosaics and the floor forms of the altar area will remain and be restored as part of the general refurbishment of the Chapel. A new staircase will connect the Altar area to the main gallery floor creating a vantage point over the main gallery and be designed as a minimalist intervention. A lift will be required which can be discretely located in the vestibule of the side entrance.

As with the Dairy we propose to develop a language for the appropriation of the Chapel that creates new interventions only where there is truly a need, and then through a filter of distillation and research we harmonise the new with the existing.

A well considered and necessary new intervention will energise any adaptation, such as in the Dairy where there was only one new window formed to allow the visitor to see into a small courtyard which we considered to be an outdoor gallery. The location, view and daylight punctuate and become like a painting in themselves precisely because of its singularity and the consideration of it’s location and proportion. In this manner we would propose a singular new window at the Chapel to connect the interior with a view of the old tree and the overall development.

A minimal lighting grid will be suspended from the beams such that the grid will hardly be visible, just the effect of the light. Heat will be distributed via floor grilles under the suspended floor. The design of the grills and their materiality will be inspired by the pattern of grilles in the building already. The intention is to make the services invisible. It is not envisaged to create a fully climate controlled environment although relative humidity will be monitored and regulated. This passive approach allows the air to be fresh and this in turn we consider to be another key aspect of enhancing the experience of being in a heritage property.  The quality of air that one senses feels authentic to the experience of viewing art in an appropriated space.

The proposal is deliberately passive to allow the “art” and the architecture of the Chapel to be the focus. The material palette for new elements will be kept deliberately colourless, using white, mirror stainless steel, glass or materials will be camouflaged into the existing where articulation would be too self conscious and inappropriate. 

Looking into the new space showing the display walls under the windows that were created by lowering the floor to the same as the external ground level
Looking into the new space showing the display walls under the windows that were created by lowering the floor to the same as the external ground level
Looking through the space to the new entrance with the studio space on the mezzanine
Looking through the space to the new entrance with the studio space on the mezzanine
proposed plan
proposed plan
Proposed lowering of suspended timber floor to match external ground level which unifies the ground plane and also creates a larger display surface under the existing windows
Proposed lowering of suspended timber floor to match external ground level which unifies the ground plane and also creates a larger display surface under the existing windows
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