Graham Brown, Director, Envelope Architects Ltd
Graham has enjoyed three decades immersed in the World of Architecture with a third of his time spent housing people, a third making places of learning more engaging and the remaining time designing delights in the leisure, hospitality, branding and retail sectors. He spent some time in Asia designing a seven storey Private member’s club learning how to conjure high drama with the interiors. The G’s Club uniforms were designed by Karl Lagerfeld and the furnishings were a Western interpretation of 21st Century Chinoiserie.
He launched Envelope Architects to bring truly original concepts to life and he considers himself a beacon of innovation. He has turned perceptions of the humble lodge (his is offgrid), Villa (it is Air BnB ready) and Houseboat (parametric floating forms within tidal power lagoons) on their heads with astonishing outcomes. With his knowledge of smart materials, sculpting software, advanced manufacturing techniques and a wicked sense of bravado he wants to deliver Escapism for your adventurous side. He is an inventor, a visionary, a doodler – he is an Enveloper and Envelopes the topic and provides brave designs for the future.
His Land-Cruise Concept for example considers how best we could enjoy the Hyperloop at a different pace.