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Project Orange architecture and design of London was founded in 1997 by Christopher Ash and James Soane. 

Ash graduated from Cambridge in 1991 and was then apprentice with a number of studios in London (including Michael Squire & Partners). Soane studied in Cambridge and graduated from Bartlett School of Architecture; he worked in the design studios of Sir Terence Conran until 2001 and combined the profession with teaching, criticism and writing.

Described by the press as “composers and collagists”, Ash and Soane reveal their study of all the issues involved in design, research and optimal living solutions and a refined basic elegance in all their projects. 

They began to make a name for themselves with Glossop Road 266 in Sheffield (2006), a Victorian construction converted into an emporium and apartments which stands out for its elegance and decoration of its urban surroundings: the project won the RIBA National Award and the Life Time Homes Award.

Project Orange gradually rose to success and fame not only in London and England but in Russia and India, working in architecture, corporate identity and furniture.

The studio worked on the interior design of numerous hotels, from Plus Seven in St. Petersburg (2007) to the Park in Navi Mumbai, India (2008) and the Fitzwilliam in Dublin (2009), though residential projects are still the sector in which Project Orange does most of its work.

These include a housing complex in Cemetery Road, Sheffield (RIBA, Civic Trust Award and other awards); the interior and redevelopment of the splendid Rush Manor in Oxfordshire (2010, a project which won the British Homes Award) and a double apartment in Moscow for which they also designed custom-built furniture.

Selected Works

- House in Eaton Terrace, London (UK), 2013

- Abell and Cleland House, London (UK), 2013

- Shoreham Street, Sheffield (UK), 2012

- Residential building in Cemetery Road, Sheffield (UK), 2011

- Rush manor, Oxfordshire (UK), 2010

- Residential building in Whitecross Street, London (UK), 2010

- Hoxton Hotel, London (UK), 2010

- Akham School, Rutland (UK), 2010

- Ristorante  I-talia, New Delhi (India), 2009

- Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublino (Ireland), 2009

- I-Bar, Bangalore (India), 2008

- Interior design del Park Hotel, Navi Mumbai (India), 2008

- Interior design del Plus Seven Hotel, San Pietroburgo (Russia), 2007

- Interior design Old Corner House, Suffolk (UK)

- Orange Cottage, Suffolk (UK), 2007

- Interior design dell’Eynsham Hall, Oxford (UK), 2007

- Building in Glossop Road 266, Sheffield (UK), 2006

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