Who we are
Studio Gennaio is a design and architecture
practice based in Cardiff
. We specialise in architectural interventions, sensitive restorations and product design, creating beautiful, bespoke and innovative solutions.
Will Fisher, Director, gained a first class honours degree in Architecture (BA Hons) from Oxford Brookes university in 2014. While studying there he won the final-year Dissertation prize for the Cost of Exclusion - a study of the impact on society of segregation within cities, using the 2011 riots as a case study. Will most recently worked for Freehaus Design in London where he contributed to residential projects as well as working with clients including the V&A Museum, Bahlsen and Benugo.
How we work
When we work with you, we will take time to understand what isn’t working in your space, how you want to live/work and what issues you want to overcome. We will work with you to find the best solution, be it an extension to your existing space, a reconfiguration of the current layout, or an entirely new space.
We start with an initial consultation, which we offer for free
. From there we will put together a concept of our vision for your space, based on our conversations and understanding of your needs and ambitions. Once the concept has been agreed, we will guide you through the planning, detailing and construction stages of the project as required, including helping you to select suitable contractors and suppliers.
During the entire process we will endeavour to strike a balance between function and form. Creating a space that is practical and functional, but also beautiful and which complements the existing site.
From us, you can expect to receive visuals which will help you imagine your new space. These are tailored to your project and could include computer-generated renders, floorplans, or physical models. You can also expect a professional and personable approach at all times, and a strong partnership between us and all project contractors. This is key to ensuring that your design is realised to the highest possible standard.
We are driven by our community-focused values and actively look to collaborate and engage with the local community. We are advocates for diversity and flexible working - we are not constrained by the 9 to 5 and understand that our clients aren’t either. We seek to bring sensitive, location-specific and contemporary architectural design to all our projects, big or small.