atelier EURA

WHO WE ARE

 

 

Founded in London by Toru Saeki and Cristina Lanz Azcarate, 
atelier EURA is a design studio specialised in architecture and
focused on developing designs which address the challenges of contemporary city living.

 

Our Directors have over forty years of combined international experience in the practice of architecture and insight into the British market acquired whilst working in some of the country's leading design studios.

 

 

TORU                            CRISTINA

WHAT WE DO

 

Atelier EURA offers a wide range of services, from inception through to completion, which can be tailored to the needs of particular clients. The attention to detail and design awareness of our Directors have accompanied their professional lives becoming the trademark on which the atelier’s foundations are laid.

At atelier EURA we pride ourselves in having a different approach to architecture that does not involve obscure language or unnecessary complexity. We work with our clients, as a team, to achieve the best possible results. We bring our experience to the table and encourage the critical thinking necessary to move any design beyond the initial expectations.

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

The built environment affects most aspects of human life. It generates opportunities for daily activity to develop in the same way that a stage sets the background to a play. This fascinates us.

 

Architecture is a passion of ours and we see each project as an opportunity to materialise the ideas of our clients. There are therefore no small projects. We are happy to discuss refurbishments, extensions and new build alike.

 

Our services, full or partial, offer clients assistance with both the design and the build of their projects, allowing them to be part of the process in as much or as little measure as they wish to be.

 

We are happy to be part of the process in the traditional role of an architect or as consultants providing an overview, contract administrators or lead consultants.

 

The value we bring to the table is our design ability, experience and willingness to understand and develop a brief that our clients can be happy with.

INTERIOR DESIGN

 

At atelier EURA we believe that the spaces we inhabit are an extension of who we are and we see no divide between architecture and interior. As such, we embrace the opportunity interior design offers in order to work with our clients and bring out the best use of each space. 

 

Our professional experience in one-off residential (high-end and otherwise), mixed backgrounds and genuine interest in all design matters enable us to develop concepts in a manner that both suits the particular client and takes the design beyond the original brief.

OTHER DESIGN SERVICES

We believe that art can be an important factor in the way we experience spaces for it adds uniqueness. With this in mind, we offer Art Consultancy as part of our services. We have experience selecting works and developing client and site specific briefs for artists to work from.

 

A less common service we are happy to offer is Design Consolidation. This is,  bringing different areas of design together in order to reinforce an existing brand identity.

URBAN DESIGN

Both Principals at atelier EURA have extensive experience working within complex planning frameworks for private developers and public funded bodies alike in both the regeneration and volume housing markets.

 

In addition to this, Toru has a long-standing career, which commenced at the end of the nineties, designing award wining schemes that have championed sustainable principles internationally. 

 

The above, combined with a professional interest in the potential behind new architectural responses emerging from the evolution of contemporary cities, provides atelier EURA with the expertise required in order to offer this service to its clients.

 

From feasibility and capacity studies of brownfield sites and hybrid planning applications to detailed plans for urban expansions, we are happy to discuss project specifics.