[op]era is a small, student, design studio established in 2010, by graduates of architecture, Chris Dove and Craig Mitchell.
[op]era is a studio that has a great passion for craft and making on a small scale, applying these ideas to architectural conditions.
Chris Dove graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with honours in Architecture and is continuing his architectural studies in The Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art.
Craig Mitchell studied Architecture at Liverpool John Moores University and graduated with honours, before continuing his architectural education at Kingston University Of London.
The pair take great interest in exploring and experimenting in architectural ideas through 3D model making, hand drawing, digital modelling, rendering and graphic manipulation.
[op]era finished as official runners up for the Deutsche bank Award for Architecture in 2011, for their proposal of temporary storage/housing in post tsunami Japan.
[op]era was shortlisted, and went on to win a commission to design and build their project, 'Stone Bench', an idea to create a new public space on Cheapside near St Pauls Cathedral in Central London, with the addition of a single stone bench.
Stone Bench is being constructed in Summer 2012, and is due for completion and officially unveiled in October.
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