Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1995, Zachary Pulman co-founded Spaced Out, an award-winning practice, before launching his eponymous studio in 2007.
Today, Zachary Pulman has established himself as one of London’s premier architectural designers known for his signature stealth luxe sensibility and consummate attention to detail. Together with his expert team of architects, designers, engineers and construction specialists, his international practice takes a bespoke approach to each client’s unique requirements. It is testimony to Zachary’s professionalism, skill and knowledge that all his commissions have been through word of mouth recommendations.
Following the success of Swingers City, we were commissioned by the Institute of Competitive Socialising to design their second crazy golf venue; Swingers West End which opened in March 2018. Whereas Swingers City reimagined a 1920s English country golf club set in rolling lush grounds, Zachary Pulman’s design for Swingers West End takes crazy golf back to its seaside roots in a venue that reimagines the faded glamour of the 1920s English Riviera.
Each location has a strong identity but with this one we were inclined to be more daring.
We were approached by The Institute of Competitive Socialising to develop the design concept for their new venture; Swingers – an 18 hole, Crazy Golf venue a stones throw from The Gherkin.
Drawing much of their inspiration from the 20’s and 30’s, architect Mike Morris and the rest of the design team focused on innovative ways to marry elements of the traditional Clubhouse with more modern, contemporary elements.
SNAKE & DAGGER AIRSTREAM
It’s been an absolute pleasure designing the airstream for those denim obsessed boys at Snake & Dagger. Looking for an unusual way to showcase their luxury jeans, with the added bonus of being able to be free-roaming, an airstream with a twist was the perfect fit.
The team at Zachary Pulman Design Studio was commissioned to transform a tired and dark tavern, in Fitzrovia, into a polished Australasian-influenced brasserie.The client had expressed a preference for art deco glamour and the need for a spatially breathtaking, dining experience.
Light and airy, Dickie Fitz’s open space is welcoming and sophisticated. White walls, wooden floors, a Beech wood-fronted bar, marble table tops and seating in a shade of yellow reminiscent of a dandelion serve this eatery perfectly. Lighting is provided by huge, crystal dandelion-inspired spheres and the stained-glass staircase gives an old school grandiose.
Our brief for this Victorian terrace was simple – bring the tropics to London! With its full width rear glass extension, and the removal of the internal walls at ground level, we effected a total transformation of the dark period home into a modern, rich, warm, and light filled space.
Zachary Pulman Design Studio have a wealth of experience in planning submission. And this project saw another successful application approved, for what was a bold concept, in the notoriously challenging Islington Conservation Area.
This Grade II listed villa built in the 1800’s had lost most of it’s original features. Our clients approached us to develop a contemporary scheme compatible with a family home.
After a successful planning appeal, Zachary Pulman Design Studio became the first London practice to gain permission for a full width contemporary addition to a listed building. This appendage will open up the rear ground floor elevation, increasing the daylight and vista of the garden.
THE PLACE LONDON MENS
Commissioned by Simon Burstein to design the new flagship store for British luxury leather goods brand, Leathersmith of London, the team at Zachary Pulman Design Studio crafted the concept for the 700 sq ft store by embracing the values of the brand, with a keen focus on craftsmanship, and a meticulous attention to detail.
“The Place London Men’s is a project I am hugely passionate about; it combines craftsmanship, technology with a strong fashion element.” Simon Burstein.
We were to create this bathroom within a classical 18th Century villa which over years had been stripped of any historic features by previous owners. Despite the building being listed, this gave scope to do something modern, contrasting, innovative, exciting, outrageous and we went for it with enthusiasm.
The sink, carved from a single piece of Basaltina, weighs 800kg! Daringly we cantilevered it from the wall, giving the illusion of floating. The Bisazza tiles sparkled with silver when the carefully placed diffused lighting was on – super perfect for relaxing in the evenings