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Chris Romer-Lee

Studio Octopi

http://www.octopi.co.uk

1c Burrows Mews, LONDON, United Kingdom
Studio Octopi was established in 2003 by James Lowe and Chris Romer-Lee. The practice’s work spans many sectors, including arts, schools, water, commercial and private houses. Working on a broad spectrum of projects provides a fertile hub of collaboration and experimentation. The work is centred on place and people, often referencing the thrill of the theatre, the analytical approach to archaeology or how a particular site fits within the wider landscape, urban or rural.

Thames Baths


A naturally filtered, floating pool for London's River Thames

Thames Baths


A naturally filtered, floating pool for London's River Thames
A family of naturally filtered, floating swimming pools on the River Thames.
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  • Systemic changes

Architects Studio Octopi established Thames Baths as a vehicle to campaign for the re-introduction of swimming in the River Thames. Thames Baths has since become a formalised social enterprise, with the aim to deliver a floating community pool. Studio Octopi’s work, often in partnership with Thames Baths, is championing improved access and use of urban water across the UK and beyond. As well as developing multiple concepts for Thames Baths at numerous locations along the Thames, Studio Octopi works with artists and community groups on reopening closed or demolished lidos (public open air swimming pools built in the 1920/30s) across the UK. The work undertaken is centred on the positive social, environmental and commercial return of reactivating underused or neglected waterways. Health and wellbeing in our congested and polluted cities is critical for the long term survival of London and other great cities.


Thames Baths


A naturally filtered, floating pool for London's River Thames

Thames Baths


A naturally filtered, floating pool for London's River Thames
A family of naturally filtered, floating swimming pools on the River Thames.
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Architects Studio Octopi established Thames Baths as a vehicle to campaign for the re-introduction of swimming in the River Thames. Thames Baths has since become a formalised social enterprise, with the aim to deliver a floating community pool. Studio Octopi’s work, often in partnership with Thames Baths, is championing improved access and use of urban water across the UK and beyond. As well as developing multiple concepts for Thames Baths at numerous locations along the Thames, Studio Octopi works with artists and community groups on reopening closed or demolished lidos (public open air swimming pools built in the 1920/30s) across the UK. The work undertaken is centred on the positive social, environmental and commercial return of reactivating underused or neglected waterways. Health and wellbeing in our congested and polluted cities is critical for the long term survival of London and other great cities.



Idea by

Chris Romer-Lee
Studio Octopi
1c Burrows Mews
LONDON
United Kingdom
Studio Octopi was established in 2003 by James Lowe and Chris Romer-Lee. The practice’s work spans many sectors, including arts, schools, water, commercial and private houses. Working on a broad spectrum of projects provides a fertile hub of collaboration and experimentation. The work is centred on place and people, often referencing the thrill of the theatre, the analytical approach to archaeology or how a particular site fits within the wider landscape, urban or rural.