My name is Magda Melon and I am the founder and head architect of Architecture Shop.
I founded the Architecture Shop because I wanted to work with homeowners who wish to create their dream homes. I specialise in adaptive reuse of existing buildings – residential or otherwise – to design homes which are one and only, fit for purpose and a delight to inhabit.
I chose London as the place to live and work because of its unique character. I enjoy the fact that each project means digging through layers of history and previous alterations. I lived, studied and worked in several other countries (Poland, Denmark, Ireland and the Netherlands) before moving to the UK and each place taught me something different about what home means. I bring this special perspective to every project I work on.
I have worked in large architectural practices and I have adopted skills learned there on private projects. Balancing great design with the ability to build it within budget is a fine art and I learned it from the best.
I understand the experience of having your home remodeled as I have experienced this myself. I get the importance of having your visions materialised – on time and on budget. I am able to walk you through the process and inform you about the likely implications of the decisions – so you can choose the best way to move forward.
I’m looking forward to working with you.