Popping-in?

We designed our studio; it's filled with light and music. There are multiple meeting rooms, a well stocked kitchen, and an indoor garden (with fishpond). Pop-in for tea and stay to use a spare desk for as long as you need.

11 Greenwich Centre Business Park,
53 Norman Road, Greenwich
London SE10 9QF

Cog is a Certified B Corporation

Public transport

We’re next to Greenwich train and DLR station. We have a door right on the concourse but it’s different to our postal address.

From Greenwich rail platform

This video shows the route to take from the train that will arrive at Greenwich rail station from London Bridge.

From Greenwich DLR station

This video shows the route to take from the DLR that will arrive at Greenwich DLR station from Bank.

By car

If you have to come by car, we have a couple of parking spaces in front of our studio. Call ahead to make sure they’re free, and use our postcode (SE10 9QF) to guide you in.

Get in touch

We’d love to hear from you. Use whichever medium works best for you.

11 Greenwich Centre Business Park,
53 Norman Road, Greenwich
London SE10 9QF

Cog is a Certified B Corporation

New project enquiry

It's exciting to chat about potential new projects. We don't have a ‘sales’ team or a form to fill in. Call us or give us a little detail via email and we'll get straight back to you.

enquiry@cogdesign.com

Website support

If you're a client then you'll be best served by calling us or contacting us via Basecamp, otherwise you can use this dedicated email that reaches all of the digital team.

digital@cogdesign.com

Finance questions

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accounts@cogdesign.com

Just want a chat?

Sometimes enquiries don't fall neatly under a heading, do they?

hello@cogdesign.com

Cultural Calendar

A round-up of recommendations and reviews, sent on the first Friday of each month, topped-off with a commissioned image from a talented new illustrator. Sign-up and tell your friends.

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OMA at Barbican

OMA at Barbican

An exhibition on OMA, one of the most influential architecture practices working today. Celebrated as much for their daring and unconventional ideas as their inventive buildings.

I don’t pretend to have a great knowledge or architecture, but it is something that I find very interesting. And a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look, well, everyone loves a little commercial voyeurism. A chance to see how ideas are born. The birth of great structures. Exciting.

 

Entering the exhibition we weren’t exactly jostling for position to get a close look at what was on show. There were a few visitors milling about but it was nice to be able to get up close to what was on offer. We thumbed our way through various print-outs, images and thoughts. Amusingly, Michael was reprimanded early on for taking photos – a habit we have all become accustomed to on recent Cog Nights.

Following the exhibition round, more print-outs. This time from the (I imagine, the many) recycling bins of OMA. There was a definite lack of cohesion. I desperately wanted to be told a story. I wasn’t. Unless I was missing something, everything felt very random.

A ‘behind-the-scenes’ look, well, everyone loves a little commercial voyeurism
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And that is how the exhibition continued. While there were some truly fascinating exhibits, my favourite being the models of buildings and the chair that folded into the floor, there was just no journey to go on. I never felt like the excitement and detail, that must brim inside the many offices of OMA, was passed on.

The Cog team, posing in the foyer. The Cog team, posing in the foyer.

When I left I couldn’t help feeling it was an opportunity that had gone begging. Maybe if I was an architect I may have seen it all in a different light.