Name : Tim Flynn
Company : Tim Flynn Architects
Position within company: Director
Tim is known for his analytical approach, strategic thinking and creative talent. He has a reputation for delivering projects that integrate and enhance the natural built environment. In 2007, Tim set up Tim Flynn Architects (TFA) in London with offices in Yerevan and Moscow to support his projects in Russia and Armenia. TFA has quickly grown since this time into a strong international team of architects and designers, offering a sustainable approach to living and working spaces. The philosophy of listening and collaboration is at the heart of TFA. Instead of imposing a strict signature style, TFA treats every project as a journey that starts and ends with the individual vision of the client.
How would you describe your own personal style?
Where does your inspiration come from?
My travels around the world
In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
I believe that design is becoming far more sculptural and less responsive to building or users requirements.
Name five key themes to consider when approaching property development in 2015 and beyond
Design, attention to detail, quality of finish, location, potential and cost
If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to development projects, what would it be?
Create buildings and spaces that are spatially generous
How important are The International Design and Architecture Awards as recognition of talent and achievement?
ID&A is a well-recognised organisation within the architecture profession and awards acknowledge the hard work and skills required from architects and designers in order to create magnificent spaces that otherwise wouldn’t become known to the public.
What projects are you currently working on
High end residential project in Knightsbridge, eco-village in Karabakh, town development in Armenia, log houses in Russia
What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months
Showcase the variety and quality of TFA’s project
Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself
Your most treasured possession? Triumph TR3A
Your favourite holiday destination? Smokey mountains in North Carolina
Your favourite/restaurant /bar? Bellamy’s restaurant and bar in London
Your favourite film? Brief Encounter
Your favourite food and drink? Fresh grilled fish; Hendricks gin & tonic with cucumber
Your favourite way to spend an afternoon? Reading a book by an open log fire
If you weren’t a designer what would you be? Pianist if I could play
Anything else interesting?
My dream home would be a remote house built by myself using just local materials as the pioneers created though benefiting from the attention to detail and engineering knowledge I have gained through my career; a sophisticated energy efficient log house or shack.