Office for Architectural Culture (OAC) is a London-based multi-disciplinary design practice. We provide architecture, master planning, urban design, public realm and environmental design, interiors, as well as performing arts design services.
OAC, led by acclaimed architectural designers, Charles Phu and Roger Whiteman, can draw on the international experience of lead designer including Oliver Hempel and other OAC members. Our team members gained a rich multi cultural experience and high reputation in the design and delivery of successful iconic, world-class buildings and projects.
London / Saint Petersburg / Taipei / Shanghai
OAC main design office is based in central London, United Kingdom. To provide world-class design and management design services locally, OAC also have representative offices and local representatives in Taipei, Taiwan, St Petersburg, Russia and Shanghai, China, to provide better services to our clients.
OAC Design Director Charles Phu Interviewed in Radio Programme The Monocle Weekly on UK Radio Monocle 24
Office for Architectural Culture Design Director / Co-founder Charles Phu, architect behind several landmark architectural projects in China, was interviewed by UK Radio Monocle 24 in the programme The Monocle Weekly, hosted by Andrew Tuck and Sophie Grove, discussing foreign architects practicing architectural design in China and Chinese government's latest policy of banning state building projects, broadcast on 28 July, 2013.
Listen to the interview online click this link, Episode 212:
Charles Phu's 'TATPROM' exhibition in London to show Tatlin's Tower and Gazprom Tower and review Russian icons' influence beyond architecture and skyline
Charles Phu, the chief architectural designer behind the landmark 400m high Gazprom Tower in St. Petersburg, Russian (aka Okhta Centre, now called Lakhta Centre), collaborates with Director Henry Milner and Professor John Milner for the organisation of the exhibition TATPROM, which will show 1:250 scale models of the rare 1925 version of Tatlin's Tower and Gazprom Tower. Charles will speak and participate in discussions on the two skyscraper proposals, influence on the skyline, context and heritage of St. Petersburg, Russia and the rest of the world, including the social, cultural, and political meanings of the project, and what we may learn from it.
Pre-launched at Gallery for Russian Art and Design (GRAD) in June, TATPROM exhibition will premiere at Pushkin House in London in late 2013. Plans include exhibitions in Edinburgh, St. Petersburg and Paris. OAC is amongst the partners of the exhibition.
Mozart's Opera Cosi fan tutte, designed by Charles Phu and OAC design team, premiered in UNESCO site Dubrovnik, Croatia in July 2013
Set, lighting and al fresco theatre designed by Charles Phu and OAC design team, Mozart's opera Cosi fan tutte had its grand premiere in Dubrovnik on 11 July 2013 to a critical acclaim, followed by 3 more performances. As the production for Dubrovnik Summer Opera's first season, it opened the 64th Dubrovnik Summer Festival.
The opera's artistic team also includes Artistic Director / Conductor Oliver Gilmour, Producer Miso Mihocevic, Director Sally Burgess, and Costume Designer Matija Vuica.
OAC's Charles Phu speaks on Famen Temple meditation project and Gazprom Tower's sustainability at IDEA in Prague, Czech Republic
On June 10 & 11 2013 the 'Interior Design and Eco Architecture' (IDEA) international conference takes place in Prague. Charles Phu speaks about sustainability in projects Famen Temple Meditation Centre, the largest eco-religious development in Asia, and Okhta Centre (Gazprom Tower in St. Petersburg), the most eco skyscraper in Europe when built. Charles Phu also takes part of the panel discussion 'Sustainibility in architecture' with John Barrow (Sr. Principal, Populous) and Tommaso Principi (Partner, Open Building Research), and Paul de Ruiter (principal, Paul de Ruiter & Partners).
IDEA (Interior Design and Eco Architecture) is a yearly high profile eco architecture and interior design international conference. Speeches and panel discussions given by internationally acclaimed architects and designers, it is a unique platform for architects, interior designers, specialists and governmental officials involved in Central & East Europe, Russia and CIS countries to stay up to date with industry's trends and most advanced ideas.
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