Ahead of the Curve

Click below to take a look at Alex Michaelis’ extraordinary home in West London in this article by Talib Choudhry in The Telegraph Magazine.

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Artists in residence: the best interior architects for one-off homes

Friends and business partners Alex Michaelis, 51, and Tim Boyd, 57, co-founded their  firm in 1995. Their projects stretch from Botswana to Battersea Power Station, where  they are currently designing 265 apartments. 

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In Residence: Inside the homes of celebrated architects, designers and artists – Alex Michaelis

Fusing functional design and family fun in the British architect’s London home.

London-based architect Alex Michaelis takes a boundary-pushing approach to sustainability as one half of design duo Michaelis Boyd. Best known for giving an eco-makeover to the London home of former Prime Minister David Cameron—which included installing a wind turbine on the roof—the pair have taken on the interiors of the monumental Battersea Power Station redevelopment project.

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Michaelis Boyd: the architects bringing Battersea Power Station back to life

When Alex Michaelis and Tim Boyd, the design duo behind Michaelis Boyd, installed a wind turbine on David Cameron’s roof in 2006, they captured a mid-noughties zeitgeist for modern middle-class living.

But it wasn’t their £600,000 eco makeover of the Cameron family’s North Kensington home – which included the installation of a 660-gallon rainwater tank under the garden to provide water for flushing lavatories and washing – that made Michaelis Boyd a byword for boundary-pushing living spaces. In the previous decade, the pair had created chic interiors for the London members club Soho House, Somerset spa hotel Babington House and the Electric on Portobello Road.