PROFILE

TGA is a London based architectural practice established by Tughela Gino in 2005. We are a friendly, proactive, and professional practice, focused on producing positive, imaginative and considered design. The studio has established a strong and critical design process, in which every project is approached with an extremely open mind, responding to the client’s needs and context with creative design solutions. 

We believe, that a well designed space must be a space in which “life” does not spoil the design but rather embellishes it, that calm can be found even in the busiest spaces. Enjoyment is at the heart of what we do, and subsequently adults and children tend to love our spaces.

Over the last nine years we have worked mainly on private residential projects, which has allowed us to fine tune our knowledge of period buildings and the processes involved in restoring and modernising them to suit our client’s changing needs.

However, we have also worked on, and are pursuing a wider range of projects including, nurseries, galleries, offices, shops, shop fronts, signage, bicycle shelters, public seating and temporary art installations. We are fascinated by our increasingly urbanised world in which we are beginning to live closer and closer together, and even the smallest intervention, public or private can have remarkably large implications.

Forming good relationships with all our clients and collaborators, we explore all aspects of a project, from client needs and identity to social and historical context to celebrate particularities and form unique site-specific proposals. 

As well as using green materials wherever possible we believe that truly sustainable architecture comes from clever, flexible, high quality design that outlives its users and passing trends. We also enjoy finding ways to do a lot with very little.

TGA is an RIBA chartered practice and offers a range of services from design consultancy to detailed design and full project management.

 

PEOPLE

Tughela Gino is an architect and designer with 15 years experience in professional practice. She qualified as an architect at the Bartlett School of Architecture. Before founding TGA she worked for Nicholas Grimshaw and Arup Associates. Her experience spans a wide range of projects including private residential projects, industrial buildings, bicycle shelters, nurseries, galleries, shop fronts and public seating. Her architectural projects have been published in the Independent on Sunday , Sunday Telegraph, Interior Design magazine, Architects Journal, Building Design and Time out.

She has worked with children through a number of organizations such as Open City, the RIBA and the Building Exploratory and has carried out  residencies in primary schools running hands-on architectural workshops. Tughela also teaches the first year architecture studio at the University of Westminster. 

Her interest in space perception and her experience in construction contribute to the playful yet rigorous approach of the practice.

Yeon Hee Lee is an architectural designer who studied Interior & Spatial Design at Chelsea College and Art and Design. She has 3 years experience working in high end residential and retail design. She is interested in creating interactive spaces in both the public realm and working environments.