Edward Blake

Director
MA (Cantab) DipArch ARB
e.blake@morrisand.company

Ed joined Morris+Company in 2009 and has since taken the lead on many commercial, residential, public and masterplanning projects, as well as practice and management roles including design and quality assurance, and marketing. He has been instrumental in developing and guiding Morris+Company’s many international collaborations and, as a result, now heads up the Copenhagen studio.

Ed has a keen interest in teaching and has been guest critic at The Cass and The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, as well as technical tutor at Oxford Brookes University. He particularly enjoys participatory design, involving users and stakeholders in the design process so they feel the resulting architecture really belongs to them.

Ed graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2007, and received his Diploma in Architecture from London Metropolitan University in 2011. He was registered as an architect with ARB in 2015.

Copenhagen Office Ed and Terese head up the Copenhagen branch!
Model Within a Detailed Context Card model illustrating the site within the detailed existing & emerging context.
Sectional Isometric Exploring circulation, internal spaces and the interface with the facade.
Street View Looking at the massing within the built & natural environment.
The Crank Massing model exploring site opportunities by cranking the building to reveal the existing context.
Material Compositions Exploring material compositions between datum, brick and metalwork
Material Exploration - The Maisonettes Testing proportion and colour.
Testing Spatial Layouts Sketch layouts of internal layouts, access and terraces.
The Emerging & Existing Context Testing the massing within the emerging terraced street, gardens and existing housing context.
The Emerging & Existing Context Testing the massing within the emerging terraced street, gardens and existing housing context.
Street Views Analysing the massing and facade expression within its context.
Reveals and Terraces Exploring the relationship between terrace, access and shelter.
Internal & External Relationship Sectional model exploring the relationship between internal space and facade articulation.
Facade Optioneering - Option 3 An investigation into brick colour, hierarchy, fenestration, depth & reveal.
Facade Optioneering - Option 2 An investigation into brick colour, hierarchy, fenestration, depth & reveal.
Facade Optioneering - Option 1 An investigation into brick colour, hierarchy, fenestration, depth & reveal.
Contextual Uses The site is surrounded by public spaces and places - leisure centre, park and skatepark.
Horizontal Expression Massing development into facade articulation.
Facade Articulation Local context - the extrusions of the bay window and entrances to articulate the facade and the use of internal spaces.
Massing and Facade Development Further exploration into the relationship between mass and expression of the bay.
Contextual Inspiration Cholmeley Lodge designed by Guy Morgan, Cholmeley Park, London - a fine example of 1930's mansion block architecture.
Initial Massing Ideas Exploration of terrace expression, repetition and scale.
Metro-land Robust brickwork and facade articulation through bay windows and recessed entrances.
Metro-land Symmetry and bay windows in the local context.
A Street View looking towards the ceramics and pottery facilities.
Aerial Overview of the Site comprising of the existing Edwardian buildings and the cluster of new cubic forms.
People