about us

 

Procter:Rihl is a multidisciplinary practice for architecture and furniture design since 1995. Christopher Procter and Fernando Rihl trained at the Architectural Association (London), Carnegie-Mellon University (US) and University Federal Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). The studio has expertise in sustainablity, daylight studies, low energy, manufacturing process, and landscape design. Prior work with well-known London offices such as Rick Mather, Allies and Morrison, Jestico + Whiles and Zaha Hadid has given us a variety of experience.

We believe architecture should be climate and culture responsive and in reinterpreting local design archetypes with current design and energy use sensibilities.  With each project we employ materials that have local contextual qualities. Spatially, the practice aims to explore complex geometries in architecture to create exciting experiences. A simple shift or stretching of a traditional form can produce an illusion of greater space.  The practice has a special interest in sustainable design and is currently building several hyper-insulated houses. These projects employ new prefabricated systems to maximum potential and will give us insights toward reaching elusive zero energy use in buildings.

 

Awards

Grand Design Awards – International House Category / Pull House       finalist     May 2010
Museu da Casa Brasileira Furniture Competition / TMU shelving   2nd Prize    Nov 2008
Regents Place Plaza & Pavilion, British Land /AF, London, Invited      2nd Place    July 2007
Grand Design Awards – Single Dwelling Category / Slice House          finalist    May 2006
Architect of the Year Award – Single Dwelling Category / Slice House    finalist    Nov 2005
Concrete Centre Sustainability Award / Slice House          finalist     Nov 2005
RIBA Award – Worldwide –  first RIBA Award in S.Amer / Slice House     Award     Jun 2005
IV Latin American Architecture Biennale (Peru) / Slice House    finalist rep. Brazil      Oct 2004
Chelsea Flower Show 2000 / Show Garden   Gold Medal    May 2000

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