Vine Architecture Studio

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Vine Architecture Studio
1st Floor
132 Whitechapel Road
E1 1JE

T +44 (0) 207 377 5465
E [email protected]

At Vine we design buildings that live and last: we make architecture for every day, for every person, for the longer term.

Our buildings live because they are embedded in their communities, created with local insight and informed by the inherent spirit of the site.

They last because they are based on first principles and evolved from simple forms, richly composed and robustly structured.

The places we make bring people together.

The possibility of connecting communities through good design is present whatever the setting, but for places to succeed they must be fitted to brief and special to their context. The most engaging places help people to feel that they belong, encouraging them to participate in civic life. We achieve this in our work through conversation and consultation, making architecture that feels inevitable and enriching because it is built out of values shared with its users.

We commit to designing places where people feel they belong.

The places we design are made for now, and for the future.

We endeavour to create buildings that endure, using minimal embodied energy to mitigate climate change. We favour the lower-tech and the local natural materials found close-at-hand. We believe in subtle moves rather than grand gestures, so we interrogate what’s already there, capture (the essence) what’s important and apply considered, pragmatic interventions.

We commit to designing buildings that will last for one hundred years and beyond.

All architecture is the product of many hands.

We work in the best interest of our clients, collaborators and
those that use our buildings, recognising that really successful architecture only happens when the right team comes together around a shared goal. Our approach is founded on respect, professionalism and creative rigour.

Vine began in 2014 when Rory Pennant-Rea founded the studio. We are based in Whitechapel, east London, and our work extends across the UK to settings both urban and rural. We have grown into a dedicated, diverse group of individuals, with a broad range of skills and experience across many different project types, and connected by our shared interest in the positive social impacts of good design.

Rory studied at Newcastle University, the Architectural Association — where he was awarded the Henry Saxon Snell Scholarship — and the Bartlett School of Architecture, London. He has considerable experience across residential, commercial, transport, public realm, cultural, arts and education projects, and a particular belief in the positive role of town planning in the creation of successful, lasting places. He has taught in schools of architecture across the UK.

Clients and Collaborators

Private Clients



Avison Young


Bell Cornwell

Bespoke Hotels

Capital Estates

Central Saint Martins

Compton Scorpion Estate

Develop Land

Engineers HRW

First Plan

Friend of Ruskin Park

FRT Developments


Investland Group Plc

JMS Planning

London Borough of Barking & Dagenham

London Borough of Lambeth

London Borough of Wandsworth

Marina Projects

Oxford University Developments


Price & Myers

PT Projects


Southbank Centre

Turnberry Investment Group


Union Street Partners

University of Tokyo

Webb Yates Engineers

Weston Williamson + Partners



New London Architecture Awards 2021

Ponders End Housing - Shortlisted

British Homes Awards 2021

The Old Granary - Finalist

Arch Daily - Building of the Year 2021 (International)

Love Walk - Nominee

British Home Awards 2020

Mile End Road - Finalist

British Home Awards 2020

Love Walk - Finalist

Don't Move Improve Awards 2020

Mile End Road - Shortlisted

Don’t Move Improve Awards 2020

Love Walk - Shortlisted

New London Architecture Awards 2019

Capital Corner - Winner

Architect's Journal Retrofit Awards 2019

Mile End Road - Winner

Architect's Journal Retrofit Awards 2019

Love Walk - Shortlisted

Architizer Awards 2019 (International)

Anerley Housing - Finalist

Architizer Awards 2019 (International)

Victoria Wharf - Special Mention

Architizer Awards 2019 (International)

Mile End Road - Special Mention

Dezeen Awards 2019 (International)

Love Walk - Longlisted

Dezeen Awards 2019 (International)

Mile End Road - Longlisted

Build Magazine Awards 2019

Anerley Housing - Winner


Wallpaper Magazine 2023

Beck Farm & Studio

Best New Architects 2020

Ponders End

Architect's Journal 2020

Ponders End

London Evening Standard 2019

Mile End Road

Grand Designs Magazine 2019

Love Walk

Wallpaper Magazine 2019

Mile End Road

Casa Vogue 2019

Mile End Road

New London Architecture 2019

Capital Corner

Dezeen 2019

Love Walk

Architecture Today 2019

Mile End Road

Arch Daily 2019

Love Walk

Architect's Journal 2019

Mile End Road

Elle Decor 2019

Mile End Road

Dezeen 2019

Mile End Road

Wallpaper Magazine

Broadway Market Mews 2017