SolidVoid Architects is a London-based multi-disciplinary design practice directed by architects Marta Granda Nistal, Gonzalo Coello de Portugal and Nan Atichatpong. We aim to develop a critical and responsive design process that provides innovative and elegant design solutions whilst remaining sensitive to each project’s unique brief, site and budget.
Our approach to design is informed by over twenty years of experience amongst the directors, both in the UK and abroad, and we are currently working on various types of projects ranging in scale from urban masterplan, to domestic projects for private clients, to interiors and furniture and exhibition design.
Marta Granda Nistal
BA (Hons) Dip Arch ARB
Marta studied architecture at the Universidad Politecnica of Madrid (ETSAM) and the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.
Before moving to London in 2004 she worked in Chicago for SOM, and in Madrid for the offices of Aman-Canovas-Maruri and Nuñez- Ribot. In UK she joined Hopkins Architects, and then worked four years at Ron Arad Associates, where she was involved in several high profile projects including Hotel Puerta America (Madrid), a luxury apartment building in Camden and the interior design of the Dobrininsky building atrium in Moscow.
Alongside practice she teaches architecture at the London Metropolitan University and The University of Greenwich, as well as being lecturer and guest critic at other universities in London and UK.
Gonzalo Coello de Portugal
BA (Hons) Dip Arch ARB
Gonzalo studied at the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid (ETSAM) and the Universitá La Sapienza, Roma. He is a registered Architect in London and a member of COAM (Institute of Madrid Architects).
He worked in Rome and Madrid before spending five years at the award- winning London based office Eric Parry Architects (EPA). He was involved in numerous projects in London including the Renewal of St Martin-in-the-Fields, and an office building in 60 Threadneedle St. At EPA he specialised in high end residential schemes in central London, being the project architect for the refurbishment and new-build works to a Grade II listed building in Belgravia. He also worked in Kuala Lumpur for the development of a luxury condominium, and was project architect for the 2-storey extension to the Four Seasons Hotel on Park Lane.
Gonzalo is a studio tutor at London Greenwich University, and crits regularly at the London Metropolitan and the Welsh School of Architecture.
MA (Cantab) Dip Arch RIBA
Nan studied architecture at Cambridge University, where he gained a First Class degree and won many university awards.
He has since worked in Bangkok, New York and London, where we worked at the highly influential and award-winning practice, Eric Parry Architects for seven years. At EPA, he worked on several competition winning entries, feasibility reports as well as a range of project since completed, from Bedford School Library to the Royal Garden Clubhouse in Shanghai.
Prior to forming SolidVoid Architects, he was a project architect for the much lauded Renewal of St Martin-in-the-Fields in central London, which he worked on from initial conception to completion in late 2008.