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 sustainability, 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.
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