The Foundry Gallery is the brainchild of Jason Slocombe and Jonathan Goode of Le Lay Architects who set up the gallery as a contemporary art space in the heart of London’s Chelsea and its distinct relationship with Le Lay Architects who reside downstairs from the gallery. The gallery forms the foundation of the practices own research into how architectural ideas are conceived and how people engage with buildings and structures.
Le Lay Architects are influenced by our work on historic buildings and this experience underpins our approach to contemporary design. Our research allows us to understand the culture and tradition of built form and how it is embedded within the fabric of the building. The principles of architectural stewardship are very much contemporary issues and form the basis of our approach to sustainability. We believe that the creative process is a reconciliation between opposites, a balance between forms. Our desire for modern design tempered by our love of the past. We strive to create architecture that is simple, elegant, ordered, and beautiful.