Charles Tashima Architecture Ltd

We are a London based studio of architects and designers with a reputation built on the adaptation of existing structures, materials and spaces to meet new requirements and uses at a range of scales.

We celebrate innovation through adaptation bringing richness and purpose by enhancing and transforming qualities that are already there. Rather than assume predictable outcomes, we let the circumstances, parameters, constraints and requirements reveal new and unexpected solutions.

Working across a variety of uses and scales, from landscape, city, buildings and rooms. Our approach is contemporary with a commitment to the environment and to our past. A passion for light, space and materials reflects our understanding of architecture’s profound capacity to affect all that we do, how we live, work, learn and play.

How we work

We take inspiration from our surroundings and we approach all projects by first understanding what is already there, even if it may ultimately lead to taking something down or moving it.

Our commitment to creatively work with and transform existing and found sites, spaces, structures and materials is fundamental to our environmental approach - being ‘green’ as well as understanding the profound ability of its history and ‘story’ to affect the aura of a space.


We believe there is no standard solution to any architectural problem.

We celebrate constraints, space limitations, technical requirements and strict budgets are ingredients for innovative design.

We work collaboratively and responsively with our clients, professional consultants and contractors for the success of our projects.