FAT (Fashion Architecture Taste), as its name implies, pushes for a more inclusive architecture that is responsive to contemporary culture. Its quirky, allusive work challenges the profession’s notions of acceptable taste and operates from the premise that architecture is a form of communication and should speak the language of its users. The London-based group, established in 1995, has developed a reputation for making buildings, installations, and interiors that embrace a more populist sensibility found in easily recognizable forms, the use of decoration and ornament, and a vibrant palette of color. FAT’s projects range from the creation of a new “summer village and hobby park” in a suburb of Rotterdam to the transformation of a former Gothic church into the offices for advertising firm Kassels Kramer in Amsterdam to designs for trailer homes for artists in northern Scotland. Webcast on the Walker Channel.
Drawn Here: Sean Griffiths of FAT
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