Collaborative Design and Build Ltd. (Co-DB) is a new achitectural design and build company based in East London. Co-db love people and spaces and specialises in creating spaces that enhance and enliven other people’s intuitive knowledge about their surroundings. Co-DB’s work spans full design and build services, facilitated design workshops, design education and action based research.
Co-DB has just finished creating a new co-working hub for Camden Collective, at the old Temperance Hospital, Camden, which provides free desk space to local freelancers and small businesses.
Education is an essential part of the practice at Co-DB, projects include Art to the Park, creating an art trail and map for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with three different school groups and an ongoing relationship with the Institute of Imagination.
What do you like?
Cheese toasties, sunshine, flowers, climbing on things and people enjoying themselves.
What don’t you like?
Walls painted in magnolia. People who intentionally exploit the weaknesses of others.
What’s the best thing about being an artist?
Getting to wake up everyday and do what you love. Being allowed to make and create things everyday.
If you could have any artwork in your house, what would it be?
Matisse’s Chapel in Nice, the whole thing!
Work for Children’s Art School
James Sale from Co-DB leads our Easter holiday course 2016