London- and Oslo-based Haptic has been slowly establishing its reputation since launching in 2009, but there was one project in particular that raised its profile last year – a proposal for contemporary properties in a conservation area in London's Chelsea. It was a huge hit with Dezeen readers, partly due to the impressive visual that accompanied the design.
The studio's founders originate from an assortment of countries – England, Norway and Germany – but a pared-down Scandinavian aesthetic can be seen throughout their projects. Others that have proved popular recently include a beachside shop and cafe and a pair of house extensions clad in untreated larch.
1. Haptic granted permission to build contemporary homes in London's Chelsea
2. Coastal cafe by Haptic features plywood volumes shaped like beach huts and Scandinavian cabins
3. Haptic adds a pair of extensions to a Victorian home in west London
4. Mountain Lodge on Sognefjorden by Haptic
5. Floating steel staircase divides Idunsgate Apartment by Haptic