Jack Idle


Jack’s design research, paired with his background in carpentry, has developed an approach to architecture that explores the social and political context of the building, civic empowerment and a commitment to craft. Furthermore, the relationship between craft and urbanism has developed an interest in how we live and work in the city ­­­– and how making and collaboration shape the city.

Jack engages with architecture through writing, research, critiques and making temporal events such as the London Festival of Architecture and setting up a multi-disciplinary studio in Dalston. While studying for his undergraduate degree at Central St Martins, Jack received a NOVA award for his final project, which adapted a listed library to become a cultural centre for Caledonian Road. The project examined the politics of the envelope and the identity struggle that takes place when redefining the existing urban fabric.