Piercy&Company is a London-based architecture bureau established in 2001.Their residences are defined by a sense of understated luxury, one that doesn’t rely on excess but instead is an exercise in craft and restraint. There is a real emotional connection to the work they do: In a short film commissioned to show their work on Television Centre’s Architects’ Series, director Stuart Piercy speaks of his fondness for solid materials, describing their solidity as ‘calming and grounding’. Marble is so much more than a building material to him; he and the team practise thoughtful, emotive architecture. They spend time carefully interweaving poetic and pragmatic considerations to create designs with narrative, integrity, and commercial clarity. Their Turnmill office complex on Clerkenwell Green won a RIBA National Award in 2016, as did Kew House – a family home in South West London – in 2015. Other refurbished historic buildings in their portfolio include a Napoleonic sea defence tower converted into a home.