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motion architecture

About Us

We stand for simple honest architecture. We aim to provide a service to clients that delivers trouble-free, economical and timely manifestation of their dreams. Creating spaces to breathe in, spaces to allow life to foster and prosper within. Enabling projects that provide meaningful livelihoods to the skilled workforce of our construction industry, projects that encourage craftsmanship. We use materials consciously, we create buildings that consume little in their construct and in their use. We actively innovate architecture so that we are open to new concepts of living, working and relaxing, so that we are open to new concepts of construction, so that we are open to new ecologically balanced materials. We are aware that buildings are for life, our creations, our legacy, will out-last us and our children’s generation and hopefully will live on forever.

Founder

Suraj has an intuitive grasp of spatial and architectural potential of buildings and has the skills to maximise their commercial value. He has an innate sense for structural behaviour of materials. He designs both from an aesthetic and a practical viewpoint. He favours simple contermporary designs that express clarity of form and structure. Both in his own practice and through work for other firms, Suraj has gained extensive experience on projects of all sizes. He has worked on private homes, developer flats, retaurants, retail projects, office buildings and train stations with budgets varying from £100,000 to £400M. Before starting motion Architecture, Suraj worked at Alsop Architects, Skidmore Owings Merrill and TP Bennett. His projects have included 7 new flats in Guildford; 4 new flats in SW London; 9 new flats in Kingston upon thames; New Contemporary family homes in Guildford, Haslemere, and Aulton. He has worked on the Thames Link 2000 Blackfriars and London Bridge Stations masterplans and detailed design. He was involved in detailed design of a striking 11 storey modern office building in the City of London, and a 90,000sq.ft. mixed use development on Tottenham Court Road incorporating a Sainsburys, the Hakkassan restaurant and nine duplex apartments. Suraj Vithlani is a member of the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) and ARB (Architects Registration Board). Suraj used to be a semi-professional moto-cross racer in India; he achieved podium finish in his first two races and was ranked no.4 in the country in 1989/90. His moto-cross career ended when he began architectural education in London. These days in his spare time Suraj likes to play Cricket and travel.

August 2009. Suraj on the street where he was born in Porbandar, India.

Awards&Publications


  • Farnham Park ranger's office, residence and Interpretation Centre - The project won 'THE FARNHAM SOCIETY AMENITY AWARD' on 19 May 2010.

  • Chantry View, Guildford, a new built private residence - The project was Guildford Building of the Year - Runner up - in 2007.

  • Chantry view was subsequently published in a few magazines and newspapers:

Contact




motion architecture

2 Durham Yard

off Teesdale Street

london e26qf

t:+44 759 007 7000