Khan Bonshek is a husband and wife design team specialising in architectural interventions, installations and internal fit-outs. Their approach to design is driven by an interest in materiality and its effect upon the user: whether it be spatial, haptic or ephemeral.
Co-founded by Sabba Khan and Mark Bonshek in 2021, Khan Bonshek’s signature approach is best encapsulated by their self-build two-up two-down house in East London. The project shows the possibilities of what can be achieved in small spaces with constrained budgets. Both Sabba and Mark were actively involved in making components for the house, which included on-site casting, curved gutters and mosaic floors.
We are not only committed to the quality of our domestic lives, but are involved in the urbanism surrounding our homes. The Green Lungs' pitch to RIBA's Rethink 2025 competition and the Stratford High Street's strategy document both show a commitment to improving civic life for Newham's local residents. These projects also weave in Sabba's award winning visual arts practice which explores the lived experiences of marginalised voices in cities.
We work closely with our clients to understand the deeper aspirations for their spaces, and use these as guiding principles for each project. Spaces curated for moments of joy and celebration are at the centre of our practice.
Process models and sketches
from Orfordness Memorial Proposal