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 | 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

Founders | Frank Cohen & Nicolai Frahm
Program | 1885m2 Temporary Arts Centre | refurbishment of disused 1960's Dairy Depot
Location | London Central

The not-for-profit initiative, founded by the art collectors Frank Cohen and Nicolai Frahm, took over the former Express Dairies Depot, Bloomsbury, London in 2012 and after a year of planning and adaptation, opened as the Dairy Art Centre in April 2013 with the inaugural solo show by Jon Armleder “Quicksand”.

The Founders envisaged an environment that would respect both the aesthetic of the industrial qualities of the disused depot and allow international-standard exhibitions to be enjoyed in a non-institutional and non-commercial environment.

The site sits in a triangular pocket formed between the city grid and St George’s Gardens; a cultural poche. By nature of it’s attitude and positioning, it was likened to Saatchi’s exhibition space on Boundary Road.

Since the collection of existing buildings and yards already promised a curatorial sequence of differentiated spaces for exhibitions and events, we developed a language for its appropriation that created new interventions only where there was a need, and then through a filter of distillation and realignment we removed and re-used elements of the existing to create a choreographed yet flexible sequence of display “niches” and rooms. There was an efficiency in this, appropriate as a sensitivity to the site’s qualities but also to a budget that was geared to the potential “meanwhileness” of the use of the site; on one hand the adaptation should express temporary, at the same time as creating a background appropriate to the standard of work that would be shown. The result is consciously passive; the “art” is the focus, with the exception of the entrance which worked hard to facilitate the functional requirements of art loading / event flow / gallery window / security / fire exit and…entrance. This was achieved through a choreography of visible doors, sliding windows, pocket walls with invisible doors and the old existing black sliding shutter as the final layer.

The material palette was deliberate: colourless, white, mirror stainless steel, glass and translucent multiwall polycarbonate. This assembly of clear, solid, reflective and translucent surfaces reveal partial views whilst reflected views are flattened within the material surface. The display walls finished sharply and struck a clear datum; display below / old depot above. The horizontal expression of this datum was further implied with a family of fluorescent lighting details developed to camouflage into the ceiling architecture. The exception being the entrance which was illuminated by a seamless back-lit fabric ceiling panel that spanned from the lobby to Room A, guiding the visitor to the first junction and acting as a liminal curating device between exterior and interior.

The industrial sheds were by their nature porous to external conditions. We challenged the level of thermal performance / relative humidity to a standard appropriate for the storage of art which resulted in a low energy installation and operation. The quality of air that one sensed felt authentic to the experience of viewing art in an appropriated industrial space.

The Dairy was voted one of fifteen of the “World's Best New Galleries and Museums “ by Blouin Artinfo and awarded the Architizer A+ Awards special mention in 2014.

Design Team | Jenny Jones, Micheal Boylan, Sacha Leong, Vitarat Pariyawatakul
Structural Engineers | Holt & Wotton
Conservation Engineer | Hayes & Adcock
Lighting Design | DPA
Main Contractor | Maven Interiors
Project Management | WPG
Client PM | Sarah Aspin
Planning Supervisor | Jim Slater
Branding | North


John Armleder Quicksand

Julian Schnabel Every Angel has a Dark Side
Adriana Lara Smoking Kills
Yoshitomo Nara Greetings from a Place in My Heart

​Director | Dierdre Kelly

All photographs courtesy Paul Raeside

Branding by North
Branding by North
21st Century Nolli in WC1 : Interior cultural space of Dairy as public space
21st Century Nolli in WC1 : Interior cultural space of Dairy as public space
Sequential Experience
Sequential Experience
'Quicksand' Jon Armleder
'Quicksand' Jon Armleder
"Quicksand' John Armleder
'Smoking Kills' Adriana Lara
'Smoking Kills' Adriana Lara
'Quicksand' Jon Armleder
'Quicksand' Jon Armleder
'Quicksand' Jon Armleder
'Quicksand' Jon Armleder
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