Scholarship Paul wins Alan Barnes Architectural Scholarship.
Japan Paul in Japan working for Shin Takamatsu Architects.
AA Diploma Paul Graduates from the Architectural Association School of Architecture. Paul is elected to the Architectural Association Council. Three years later he becomes the Honorary Secretary of the AA Council.
Lecture 1 Love, Hate, Doing; ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), London.
Lecture 2 ‘Love, Hate, Doing’ at Black Box, Belfast.
Paul McAneary Architects Ltd Established April in Kingly Street, Soho London.
PMA Font PMA designed and produced a truly minimal typeface by reducing characters to the list number of strokes, the least number of formal endings and by removing all unnecessary embellishments or serifs. PMA use this font at different scales and weights in all their buildings and interiors and all graphic presentations including this timeline.
White Stair House One of PMA’s first residential projects laying the foundations of PMA’s design philosophy: Minimal design, clean lines, natural light and warm natural materials.
PMA Concept Kitchen commenced An ever evolving bespoke kitchen design – that responds to minimal hyper-functionality with hidden ergonomics, making the use of the kitchen a tectonic delight.
PMA Skyshower Almost every PMA project contains a sky shower. This monolithic shower has a dramatic shaft of light from a skylight above. All visible drains have been removed for a completely pure form by floating the stone on a purpose made stainless steel frame.
Faceted House 1 Developed several design cues influencing later projects namely – the facade’s twist to the south and the folded glass to skylight – both filling the space with light.
Glulam House A new-build house made from pre-fabricated, glue laminated douglas fir faced panels.
Competition Winner ‘BD Dyson Airblade Washroom Competition 2010’. Applying eco design and form and functionality to a commercial context.
Award Winner The ‘Living Space Design of the Year’ at the Design Awards 2010 with Faceted House 1.
Virus House A vast skin laying over the original structure allows for deconstruction and total remodeling of the inside, a whole new building is created for the Systemtec anti-virus company. A functional environment replaces the dated, ineffective design the company had outgrown. Though unbuilt, this design illustrates that a tensile skin overlaid, frees up the traditional limitations from a load bearing structure; facilitating expansion and flexibility for this software house.
PMA Couch Board In tandem with architectural design concepts, PMA have developed numerous pieces of product design. Here is the sofa called the “couch board”, this is a piece of furniture that changes its form as its user changes the programme. It has a desk behind that can fold up or down, and side arms that fold out like an aeroplane’s armtray tables.
Kostyal Gallery PMA have restored this Grade II listed property, into a hyper functional gallery space, maintaining the marked Georgian features and removing the late 20th century interventions. PMA designed a highly versatile bespoke lighting system and art library.
Hovering House The thick beams contrast the delicate concealed frameless glass to brick detail connection between the new extension and the existing house, a bespoke PMA detail.The differential movements of these two contrasting materials and the challenge of making the connection water tight, made the design of this detail particularly testing.
Lecture School of Architecture, Izmir, University, Turkey.
Chariot Oil & Gas Ltd The commission for a mining company office allowed experimentation with stone finishing techniques in order to create the centre piece of the stone strata installation.
Award Winner For ‘Living Space Design of the Year’ at the Design Awards 2011 with Tex-tonic House 1 and first Australian front cover.
All Glass Bar The bar area was designed to be as transparent as possible. It is made entirely of UV bonded glass, there are no steel connections; a spectacular showpiece during entertaining. The only non glass element is a single spout mixer and waste column. Behind the shelves a glowing wall emphasises the visibility through every element and creates warm, colourful patterns as the light shines through the liquor and bottles.
PMA Light Screen Serves as a room divider or concealed lighting element. This simple eco design provides illumination by low power LED behind a painted recycled compressed paper screen.
Exhibition Don’t Move. Improve! Tex-Tonic House 1 for NLA (New London Architecture), London.
Compact House redesign of original plan form into an open plan kitchen, dining, living area utilizing every inch of space.
Award Finalist RIBA London Regional Awards 2013 with Tex-Tonic House 1 & 2.
PMA Bath Filler PMA developed a hyper functional steel faucet from which a miniature waterfall gushes was created after a phenomenal amount of research. The final product fills a large volume bath in well under two minutes at up to 200litres/min, an incredible feat of engineering, not known elsewhere in the UK.
Beach House This repeat client commissioned PMA to design their third project; a weekend seafront house in West Sussex. A dual skin is deliberately employed to the facade most exposed to the sea wind. Its void contains a sculptural, straight staircase connecting four storeys, with a pocket of unheated but protected air. The buildings massive, thick wall, all insulated on the outside, ensures a low energy building that cools itself and is heated by the thermal mass. This is backed up by underfloor heating fed by an array of thermal panels on the upper roof surface.
Award Finalist 2011 Wood Awards Finalist of the Structural Category.
Tortoise Enclosure Highly Commended, Surface Design Awards 2013.
Award Winner ‘Best Residential Space Planning’, SBID Awards with Faceted House 1.
50/50 in Architecture PMA has maintained since inception its 50/50 balance and is proud of its equal opportunities status. Full team pictured here over the last 6 years.
Faceted House 2 A new build three story house plus basement in a London conservation area that is currently in planning. Its faceted facade establishes a balance between its surrounding properties removing any rights of lights and overlooking issues.
Associate Tommaso Cuni is made assoiate.
Multi-Denominational Wedding Pavilion A small hotel group gave PMA the brief of creating a wedding venue for their hotel. The conversation with the client developed a multi-denominational concept which became a building that was a fresh architectural type, which could be consecrated by several religions simultaneously. PMA responded with a concept that is unadorned with specific religious symbology, nor descends from any pre-conceived inherited architectural typologies.
The venues potential to cater for the whole event, from ceremony preparation through to the evening celebrations within the hotel, ensures proceedings are self-contained and can remain private. A sense is created that the environment belongs to the couple and all that happens in it, is specially for them on their day. The whole design builds on the sense of procession, framing the process of the couple entering through the two doors, into a place of sanctuary to take their vows, leaving the other side as one.
Awards Shortlist New London awards shortlisted with Hovering House.
Kazakhstan PMA have recently had their first commission in Kazakhstan for a residential apartment build where their new breed of minimalism has been well received.
German Student Housing PMA were commissioned by DREF, as Principal Architect to provide accommodation for 5000 students across Germany in major university cities including Berlin, Kiel, Bremem and Munich. The aim if the project is to apply sustainable design by adapting and remodelling existing redundant and post-war buildings. To coincide with each student residence, a ‘Twenty First Century Student Living Architectural and Interior Design Book’ was produced by the team in-house, as a manual that references a broad range of material specification types and their functionality.
Wood Awards Finalist for Interior Design of the Year with Spathroom.
Modular Housing After the completion of Student Housing across major cities in Germany, PMA develop their First Modular Housing concept. In response to the shortage of affordable UK homes, the prefabricated housing system is developed in UK based factories as a cost-effective, technically inventive and easily replicable housing solutions. The flexibility of its design is applied to a range of building types such as student, high end residential, commercial projects and hotels.
Sticke Tennis A commission for the first new Stické Tennis court to be constructed in Britain in over a century. PMA exhaustively surveyed an existing historic building as the foundation for developing a contemporary design that includes a glazed club room outlooking the main court.
Pacific Panorama House PMA’s first American commission overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Carmel by-the-Sea, reaches completion.