_What we do

FLOW Architecture is a RIBA Chartered practice working at the intersection of architectural design and urban research. Questioning the fundamental relationship between human and space, and at the larger scale between citizens and cities, FLOW’s work explores the radical potential of ubiquitous technologies to develop collectively crafted experiences and spaces.
By layering the observation of environmental and bodily phenomena, our approach develop novel aesthetics that emerge from the collaboration of matter, technological infrastructures and human behaviours.

 Since the practice’s inception in 2013, FLOW has built an extensive experience on residential projects in London, with the recent completion of the LIGHT FALLS house representing the apex of the office explorations on novel form of domesticity.

A focus on bottom-up forms of public engagement is at the core of FLOW’s urban research, a theme that FLOW investigates through the making of installations and events that have appeared at festivals and art venue in UK and Europe. In 2017 FLOW was awarded the 3rd prize at the Tallinn Biennale Pavilion Competition for BREATHE!. We were also part of the London Festival of Architecture in 2016 and in 2018 with: INTERTWINED and THE HEARTBIT WALKS.

 FLOW’s vision is the results of its founding members’ extensive experience at Zaha Hadid Architects and further research developed through collaborative teaching and independent research experiences of its partners.

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_The Partners

 
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Annarita Papeschi is an architect and a researcher, with a Laurea in Architettura from UniFi (2003) and a MArch in Architecture and Urbanism from the AA School of Architecture (2007). During her studies she was also in Paris at École d' Architecture La Villette as an exchange student and gained first professional experience at NL Architects in Amsterdam (NL).

 From 2007 till 2016 Annarita was at Zaha Hadid Architects, where she contributed to a number of iconic large-scale projects, from conception, through design development and tender, till construction, becoming a Lead Architect. She was leading the 12.000 m² Main Canopy of the KAPSARC project (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) and the 70.000 m² Podium of the PUERTO NIZUC project (Cancun, Mexico).

Annarita is a fully qualified architect in Italy since 2004 and joined the Architects Registration Board (ARB) in 2009 and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 2013. Annarita co-founded FLOW Architecture in 2013 and has co-led the practice as Director since 2016.

 
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Vincent Nowak studied architecture and obtained his Diploma at the RWTH Aachen (Germany) in 2004. During this he was also an exchange student at Paris-Malaquais (2001/2002) and gained first professional experience at the offices of Jean Nouvel, Moussafir Architectes Associés in Paris and Gerkan, Marg und Partner (GMP) in Aachen.

Vincent joined Zaha Hadid Architects in 2004 and worked as Lead Architect on several high-rise projects in the in the Middle East and China. Vincent led the design and development of the OPUS Office Tower, overseeing the project from competition to tender. Further, he was Project Architect for the I Tower and DMC Tower in Dubai and led the competition team for the Federal National Council in Abu Dhabi. He was also the Project Architect of the YOUTH OLYMPIC CENTRE in Nanjing, China, a 500.000 m2 mixed used development composed of two high-rise hotel/office towers, a conference centre and a retail building completed in 2015.

 Vincent is a registered architect in the UK (ARB) since 2012. He co-founded FLOW Architecture in 2013 and led the practice since.