ALT-Architecture’s ethos is to create buildings and places which are coherently simple, elegantly composed, progressive and imaginative, intrinsically sustainable and, most importantly, embrace the spirit of place.
Founded by Rhian Thomas and Amanda Spence, ALT-Architecture builds on our collective 28 years of experience designing delightful and functional spaces for people to live, to learn and to work. We call Cardiff our home but much of our work is across Wales and beyond.
Our alternative approach to practice explores the edge of architecture, where it meets the disciplines of art, landscape and theory. This intentionally places us away from the middle of the road and challenges preconceptions of value in architecture.
We pursue contemporary projects across a diverse range of type, scale and budget, from installation, to building, to landscape and urbanism. Our work is always underpinned by a critical response to site and context and an ambition to ‘build simply’.
We are experienced in developing projects from the first sketch to the finished construction.