E D I T I O N A L   S T U D I O

is an architecture practice committed to working within planetary boundaries.

We design homes and public spaces, specialising in Passive House and retrofit; adapting existing buildings to reduce their energy use. Through our research we advocate for a low-carbon built environment and explore how resourceful, creative design and sustainable materials can help to restore and regenerate natural systems.   

The studio is featured in the Architect’s Journal’s ‘40 under 40’ - ‘a who’s who of the nation’s next generation of boundary-pushing designers and innovators’ and the Architecture Foundation’s book - ‘New Architects 4’ showcasing ‘the best British architecture practices of the last 10 years.’

Our guide for homeowners:
'Decarbonise Your House Now!’
was awarded the Royal Institute of British Architect’s Research Grant in 2022 and we recently published ‘Retrofit Social Housing: A Practical Guide for Local Authorities’  co-authored with Karakusevic Carson Architects and environmental engineers XCO2.

Our work has been exhibited as part of
Retrofit 23: Towards Deep Retrofit of Homes at Scale’
at The Building Centre, London, ‘UrbanistasNW Exhibition’  at Manchester School of Architecture,
‘Retrofit Reimagined’
  in Birmingham, and  ‘Towards the Mean’  at the Barbican Centre, London.

In 2023, we gave talks as part of Glasgow’s Architecture Fringe on ‘Greenwashing’ and ACAN!’s ‘Materials Stage’ at Future Build in London.

The studio is run by architects
Jo Sharples
and
Jack Richards.


Selected Press
Previous Clients : The Portico Library, The National Trust, Kings Church, Chorlton CLT, St Helen’s Council, Canopy Housing Charity, Manchester Ceramics Collective, The Landing CIC

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Chorlton Picture House
This project was initiated by Chorlton Community Land Trust in a bid to buy a prominent local landmark, avoiding the demolition of a historically meaningful theatre and providing a multi-functional space for the local community.  Built in the 1920s as a cinema, the tiered seating is now occupied by the coffins of a funeral parlour and the original neo-baroque facade wrapped in an austere skin of brick. We looked to reveal the existing character and provide inspiration for how the space might be reimagined for a wide range of uses. The campaign successfully raised £350k to buy the building and bring it back into community use.

The models were exhibited as part of Shaping Space at the V&A London.








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The Portico Library
A series of community engagement workshops undertaken by Editional Studio and Venture Arts artist Sally Hirst. The work produced was exhibited as part of The Portico Libraries ‘Brick by Brick : Architectures of Potential’ which explored the past, present and potential futures of the library with the workshops aiming to broaden the voices that contribute towards the prospective design brief for the redevelopment of the spaces. These voices and joyful ideas have been included within the report available here and contributed to the successful National Lottery bid that will fund the reconstruction. 

‘It was a joy to work with Editional Studio and Venture Arts and connect directly with members of the community. This workshop was a vital exercise in learning their opinions and priorities. Their feedback has helped inform the Library’s future, and their creative ideas are featured in the public exhibition.’


A note from Emma Morley, Curator at The Portico Library.









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Editional Studio
We converted a former balloon shop in south Manchester into our studio. Stripping out the old fittings, uncovering windows  and restoring the original charm of the shop. We designed the frontage and interiors, leaving the old  floorboards and the white plaster exposed, and celebrating the new insertions and bespoke furniture. 







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E D I T I O N A L   S T U D I O

is an architecture practice committed to working within planetary boundaries.

We design
homes and public spaces, specialising in Passive House and retrofit; adapting existing buildings to reduce their energy use. Through our research we advocate for a low-carbon built environment and explore how resourceful, creative design and sustainable materials can help to restore and regenerate natural systems.   

The studio is featured in the Architect’s Journal’s ‘40 under 40’ - ‘a who’s who of the nation’s next generation of boundary-pushing designers and innovators’ and the Architecture Foundation’s book - ‘New Architects 4’ showcasing ‘the best British architecture practices of the last 10 years.’

Our guide for homeowners: 'Decarbonise Your House Now!’ was awarded the Royal Institute of British Architect’s Research Grant in 2022 and we recently published ‘Retrofit Social Housing: A Practical Guide for Local Authorities’ co-authored with Karakusevic Carson Architects and environmental engineers XCO2.

Our work has been exhibited as part of Retrofit 23: Towards Deep Retrofit of Homes at Scale’ at The Building Centre, London, ‘UrbanistasNW Exhibition’  at Manchester School of Architecture, ‘Retrofit Reimagined’  in Birmingham, and  ‘Towards the Mean’  at the Barbican Centre, London.

In 2023, we gave talks as part of Glasgow’s Architecture Fringe on ‘Greenwashing’ and ACAN!’s ‘Materials Stage’ at Future Build in London.

The studio is run by architects Jo Sharples and Jack Richards.


Selected Press

0161 470 5771
post@editionalstudio.com

M21  9ED

︎