Ken Mackay discusses his holistic approach to design on Jonathan Forster's Multi Story Thing Podcast of Interior Design.

The Multi Story Thinking Podcast on Interior Design

2021 / The Multi Story Thing Podcast of Interior Design.


Ken Mackay at Share Bucharest 2017

Share Bucharest Article

2017 / Share Bucharest 2017


Rosskopf + Partners Brochure - Facade

2017 / Rosskopf + Partners


Professional Lighting Design Magazine

2017 / Professional Lighting Design


Oases to dream: 10 small bedrooms that will inspire you

2016 / Homify - 10 Small Bedrooms


Mackay + Partners were shortlisted for the Project Minories Hotel for City of London, Building of the Year Award 2016

2016 / City of London Building of the Year


New Motel One Building on the Minories
The first commercial building in the UK featuring DuPont® Corian® as an exterior cladding solution....

2015 / E-architect


London lights up

In the heart of the City of London, Mackay + Partners has designed Motel One, the first commercial building in the United Kingdom with a sparkling facade.

2015 / Wmido


8 stylishly luxurious bathroom basins

When we think of bathroom basins, we often imagine the large semi-squashed half sphere manufactured from a sleek ceramic with white porcelain finish. However, these days the humble basin can be so much more.

2015 / Homify


Day and night video footage of Minories Hotel.

2015 / Minories Hotel Day and Night Footage


A series of video interviews with leading architects in the Molteni&C windows flagship store.

2015 / Molteni+ C Windowtalk


Conta Conta Spanish TV programme featuring Apartment 60.

2015 / Conta Conta Spanish TV


Mackay + Partners has created the UK's first Corian-clad building for Motel One's debut in the London hotel market....

2015 / Sleeper Hotel Design


The Minories latest addition, Motel One London Tower-Hill, has opened following a £18m demolition ...

2015 / Sleeper Magazine - Motel One


St Swithins Wine Shippers was a concept developed from a prototype store in Hong Kong.

2015 / Build Architecture Awards


DuPont ™ Corian® illuminates the architectural landscape of the City of London through the building shell in a Motel One built by Mackay + Partners

2015 / Design Me


The architectural firm Mackay + Partners has developed a project for a design hotel with its facade in Corian® with a strong visual impact.

2015 / Arketipo Magazine


The new Motel One building by Mackay + Partners in the City of London features a sleek, thermally-efficient façade made from DuPont Corian high-tech surface

2015 / Leisure Architecture


The new "Motel One" building by Mackay + Partners in London's Minories surprised with a backlit façade high-tech material DuPont Corian. The computer-controlled, color changing LED lighting system creates different patterns and gradients that communicate the message of the brand Motel One.

2015 / Fassade


From drab office to stylish apartment

This unusual project was full of complexities and challenges, which is what makes it particularly interesting for us to visit today. Formally used to sell apartments in the Barbican Estate, this central London office has been transformed into a remarkable home with spectacular luxury interiors.

2015 / Homify


Motel One is a hugely successful German owned hotel brand that launched in 2008. To date there are 47 hotels in the group..

2015 / GS Magazine


Illuminated hospitality
DuPont Corian is lighting up the architectural face of the City of London, with cladding for the new Motel One building by Mackay + Partners

2015 / FC&A


A Corian-clad colour wheel

Mackay + Partners has designed the stylish new 219 bed Minories Hotel in up-and-coming east London

2015 / World Architecture News


UK’s 1st Corian Clad building Minories Hotel, London EC3

2015 / Hotelier & Hospitality Design


The new London base of Smart Design....

2015 / New Design February 2015


Roman eagle found by archaeologists in City of London. The 1,800-year-old sculpture of the imperial symbol is regarded as one of the best pieces of Romano-British art ever found....

2015 / Roman Eagle Discovery at Minories Site


Vinoteca, a new wine bar and shop in London’s Soho was designed by Mackay & Partners to revive a late 19th century Victorian Warehouse.

2015 / Restaurant and Bar Design Awards Blog


The Minories welcomes new Motel One Hotel

A new £18M contemporary hotel will be gracing the skylines of the EC3 district of the City of London later this year.....

2014 / UK Construction Online


Minories Hotel

2012 / Skyscraper News


Central St Giles - British Home Awards. This has been the year when we have discovered a new pride in being British...

2012 / The Sunday Times


Article of Apartment H (Chinese)

2012 / My Home Taiwan


It’s not simply a coincidence that visiting the new London headquarters of global management consultant Deloitte Consulting is like checking into five-star boutique accommodation........

2012 / Fall in Love with Office


One of the most stylish bathrooms to use concrete in recent times was designed by Ken Mackay, senior partner at Mackay + Partners, for his own home in the Barbican, London. The Barbican has been at the zenith of cosmopolitan living for 30 years now.

2011 / Select Kitchen and Bathrooms


Wategos Beach. "A holiday home, 9272 miles from London, has to offer a very different environment, a true escape from urban London norms,"....

2011 / The Sophisticated Traveller


Minories Hotel London. Endurance Land & Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) has announced that their proposal for a 253 guestroom hotel...

2011 / Sleeper Magazine


DuPont ™ Corian® lights up the architectural face of the City of London

Taking the place of a run-down office building in the heart of the City of London, the striking new "Motel One" building by "Mackay + Partners"....

2011 / Building Innovations Magazine


Central St Giles - Action stations for Crossrail...

2011 / Homes + Property


Hot property: noted architects. Buying a property designed by a well-known architect means that the value of your home is likely to increase with time.

2011 / FT


Central St Giles - Bloomsbury puts on a new face....

2011 / Homes + Property


Endurance consent for Minories Hotel. A new 258 room hotel scheme has bee approved for the City's eastern fringe, promising the novelty of both a green wall and roof, and exterior cladding in kitchen worktop material Corian.

2011 / Greater London Publishing 2011


Endurance Land and Scottish Widows Investment Partnership have won planning consent to develop a 258-room hotel in the City of London.

2011 / Property Week


Central St Giles - The new stars of Covent Garden....

2011 / Homes + Property


Merck Serono Geneva

2011 / Design Council


A lofty industrial space is the perfect FOIL for Flos and Moroso in London. To say that the new Flos-Moroso showroom in London lacks a corporate feel is an understatement.

2010 / Indesign


Central Saint Giles, London. Late in his career, the Italian architect Renzo Piano has raided the paintbox for an arresting central London development.....

2010 / The Guardian


Apartment 60 is a leading example of the value of regenerating Heritage listed buildings. Its success is in the preservation of the interior volumes and injection of modern materials against the original fabric.

2010 / NLA


Portal Restaurant. Where the artists, designers and other professionals go – the restaurants will follow. And it was Ken Mackay’s own friendship with Portuguese restaurateur and wine expert Antonio Correia that led him into another fruitful Clerkenwell partnership.

2010 / The White Book


Apartment 60

2010 / Betaplus – 2010 Interior Design Annual


New Central London Showroom for Moroso and Flos

Italian furnishing designing firm, Moroso joined hands with speciality lighting designer Flos..

2009 / FX


Moroso celebrates in London

Lively celebrations in London to inaugurate the new showroom opened, with Flos, the heart of the city. More than six hundred guests stayed well into the late evening in the fantastic space of over 600 square metres designed by Patricia Urquiola with the support of London firm Mackay & Partners.

2009 / Moroso


Clear Vision

The Corporation of London Barbican Estate Offices, once used to sell flats in the Barbican development, had been empty for a decade before being rescued in 2004.

2009 / The White Book


Merck Serono

2009 / Hochparterre


Deloitte Consulting

2009 / Designer and Designing Shanghai


This award winning residential development was created on a derelict site. Mackay + Partner's brief was to create a high density urban apartment building which effectively combined contemporary architecture with sustainable environmental concepts.

2009 / Arch Daily


A hotel-style headquarters is the new base of global management consultant Deloitte.Mackay and Partners designed the visually stimulating workspace with the company’s on-the-go employees, many of whom are not normally based at the London office, in mind.

2009 / LS:N


It's not simply a coincidence that visiting the new London headquarters of global management consultant Deloitte Consulting is like checking into five-star boutique accommodation. The spectacular workplace, designed by Mackay + Partners, is intended to be used just like a hotel.

2009 / Arch Daily


Apartment 60

2009 / At Casa


Apartment H

2009 / At Casa


Architects Mackay and Partners designed this private house overlooking the Pacific, near Byron Bay on Australia's east coast.

2009 / AR Plus


Located near the top of one of Australia’s best known beaches remarkable for landscape and beautiful beaches, this house still provides a sense of isolation and protection due to its placement and design.

2009 / Dezeen


A biotechnology company considers environmental health and sustainability for its new headquarters.

Greensources article.pdf

2008 / Greensources Magazine


Merck Serono

2008 / EFFICO - Japan


Greater London House

Clarity and spatial freedom are emphasised by the serene chalk white shade of this staircase, giving a distinctive, refreshing feel to an often overlooked part of a building.

2008 / Zodiaq


Hall of mirrors

Clever design ideas about in the this stylish London flat, helping to create a dramatic sense of light and space.

2008 / Elle Decoration


A minimalist masterpiece

The Barbican's most stunning property is the family home of architects Ken Mackay and Tracey Wiles, who have create a minimalist masterpiece out of the former street-level premises of the Barbican estate office...

2008 / Evening Standard – Homes and Property


Time for reflection

As evening descends on Henriette Reed and Gavin Harris's London apartment, the mirrored surfaces help create a special ambience.

2008 / 25 Beautiful Homes


It ticks all the boxes

"Originally, this was the Barbican development's estate office in the 1960s. It has an awful lot of space...."

2008 / The Independent


..Mackay + Partners were employed by Serono to provide the interiors scheme for the headquarters, which completed construction in early January 2007..

2008 / Mix Interiors


Merck Serono Geneva

2007 / Merck Serono Geneva by Helmut Jahn


Connectivity is the key for Mackay + Partners’ interiors scheme, designed to bring warmth and colour to Merck Serono’s translucent
Geneva HQ in Switzerland, built on an industrial electricity generating site.

2007 / Indesign Magazine Australia


Merck Serono

2007 / PI Magazine Amsterdam


Space and Texture

When a pair of architects got their hands on the Barbican's long disused estate office, they transformed it into a family home worthy of the iconic London landmark.

2007 / Elle Decoration Magazine


Building Design Awards November 2007

2007 / Shortlisted


In the heart of Clerkenwell is Portal, a new modern-European restaurant. The former paint shop has been brought to life by co-owner and architect Ken Mackay.

2007 / Living Etc


Using natural cold water to cool interiors warmed by emissions from human related activities may not seem a breakthrough invention, but could be important in coping with global warming by reducing consumption of energy and emission of greenhouse gases.

2007 / Financial Express


Lake Superior

...every now and again, we find a project that ticks every single box; welcome to the new headquarters of Merck Serono in Geneva.

2007 / Mix Interiors Magazine


Apartment H

2007 / ARTravel Magazine


o2 Store Concept

o2 is poised to undertake a radical overhaul of its UK retail estate before the end of the year.The mobile phone giant has confirmed it is to re-invent its retail store format as a community space, and is to appoint a design consultancy.

2007 / Design Week


Heart of Glass

Global biotechnology giant Merck-Serono promotes cross-collaboration style with a Geneva campus designed by Murphy Jahn Architects and Mackay + Partners.

2007 / Contract Magazine


What do you consider to be your greatest professional achievement?

The Merck-Serono headquarters in Geneva (see "Heart of Glass"). This project brings together several stands of our work...

2007 / Contract Magazine


Like an unpolished gem, the limited space of Apartment H is reborn through the regnerating effect of mirrored surfaces.

2007 / Attitude Magazine


The Anglo-Australian Interior Designer Gavin Harris was born in 1967 and is one of the partners of Mackay & Partners office.

2007 / Attitude Magazine


Interior motives

Merck Serono's new HQ in Geneva combines cutting-edge design with a sense of community. London architects Mackay and Partners, who designed the building's 40,000 square metre interior...

2007 / BA Business Life magazine


Two London architects have converted an empty workspace in the Barbican into a hi-tech family home that's still in keeping with the functional spirit of the original 1970s building.

2007 / Out of Office


A new horizon

Mackay + Partners prides itself on its ability to create welcoming spaces within corporate schemes. The London-based practice feels a great deal of influence comes from work on hotels, such as London's the Sanderson, St Martins Lane Hotel and The Trafalgar.

2007 / On Office


Swiss on a roll

Working with Chicago architect Murphy Jahn, London-based Mackay + Partners expended considerable effort on ensuring that its interiors scheme complemented the rigorous architecture of the envelope while rendering warmth and personality to the interior spaces.

2007 / FX


Points of reference

Mackay + Partners have successfully created an interior design that allows employees to stay connected with each other.

2007 / Newdesign


Knock Knock

Designer Gavin Harris introduces his White Collection, a series of door furniture that adds a touch of humour to items normally taken for granted.

2007 / Frame


Mackay & Partners has been appointed by Mara Property Management as architects and interior designers for a four star 150-bedroom hotel in Nairobi.

2007 / Design Week


Leading Lights

The simplest ideas are often the best. Gavin Harris' Line of Light is simple in the extreme a metal extrusion holding two fluorescent...

2006 / RIBA Journal


Love Light

Nestled in the high density housing complex of the Barbican in London amongst the brutalist architecture of the 1960s is a little slice of Australia.

2006 / Indesign


Local Hero

The site of Clerkenwell Workshops has a colourful history, writes Mackay & Partners. A nunnery and apart of the Clerkenwell priory occupied the space in the Middle Ages.

2006 / Architecture Today


London, Harris, Brisbane, Geneva

...It's one thing to enjoy a weekly jaunt up or down the country.....but commuting into Geneva on a regular basis, over a number of years, is a completely different prospect.

2006 / Mix Interiors