- Shortlisted for Young Architects of the Year 2007- UK Premier Award for Architects under 40
John Davies set-up Plastik Architects in 2002, with a range of small, residential and commercial projects and then a few larger public projects including the award winning, Gravesend Public Toilets. Since then Plastik Architects has worked with clients to transform their properties into beautifully crafted places carefully tailored to their lifestyle. We make a point of ensuring that all clients get the best possible service irrespective of the scale of their project with a team of like-minded people to deal with all aspects of your project. Over the years we have developed a strong working relationship with builders, engineers and other consultants, such that clients can be confident that they are getting the full attention of an experienced team throughout their project.
We also provide a service that suits our client’s needs and budget. This can involve a partial design or full project administration service, with the intention of giving the client what is important for them and with a view to delivering the best possible architectural result. What distinguishes Plastik is the personal attention that we give to our clients and the commitment and passion given to the design and construction process to provide the best possible project.
John’s collaborative approach has allowed Plastik to remain a creative and vibrant practice over the past eighteen years. All projects are currently overseen by John and longterm collaborator, Tobias Davidson. Both share a real enthusiasm for unearthing what is unique about their clients and the places they have chosen to live. They approach new projects without preconceived ideas, only the will to work together with their clients to make places where they will be both inspired, and at home.
More recently John has expanded the practice and begun projects in Spain and particularly in Ibiza working on new build private houses and refurbishments. We have also developed a keen interest in sustainability to ensure that our clients projects are as eco-friendly as possible, within the limits of scale and, of course budget.
Plastik Architects and Interior Designers were shortlisted for an RIBA regional award and Young Architects of the Year in 2006. The work of Plastik Architects has also been published in a number of national and international publications.
John studied painting and printmaking before his degree in architecture in Canterbury, and then London. He previously worked for Jestico & Whiles, ARUP Associates and the Manser Practice as the project architect and team leader on a number of large-scale schemes, before setting up Plastik in 2002. His particular strength was at concept design level although he worked on most of these larger projects through to completion.
Tobias has been practising architecture for over 25 years. He has worked in Berlin, London and Oxford on a wide range of project, but it is to residential architecture he consistently returns because of the satisfaction he derives from helping clients transform the most important building in their lives, their home.
Both Tobias and John have been guest tutors and critics at the University of Wales in Cardiff and has written for several architectural publications.