Machina Loci


Machina Loci Ltd. is a collaborative art and architecture practice based in London.

We respond thoughtfully to how our clients think, live, work and play - and to their budget and aspirations. Offering sustainable solutions, we make inspired places for everyday activities.

Penta Bijou / 2019

New 620 SF Accessory dwelling unit for a musician in Shoreline Washington.

penta bijou washington

DaVinci House Flats / 2008, 2010

Renovation of two flats in central London.

davinci house flats

Shedding House / 2006

Refurbishment of 150 year old farmhouse in rural Japan into an arts venue and second home. For the Echigo Tsumari Art Triennial 2006 in collaboration with J Kurakake and students in the sculpture department of Japan University Tokyo.

shedding house

Gloucester Docks Landmark Proposal / 2004

Proposal for a temporary arts venue was shortlisted to one of three before the project was cancelled. Collaboration with the musician and acoustic artist Rajesh Mehta.

Gloucester Docks Landmark Proposal

Old Church Street / 2001

Refurbishment of a double end of terrace house in London.

Carol Mancke was responsible for this project in her role of Director and Project Architect, Ushida Findlay UK.


old church street

Hadano Acute Care Nursing Facility

An elegant seventy-bed private facility in a long term care facility outside of Tokyo that also included independent and assisted living units.

Carol Mancke was responsible for this project in her role as Project Architect, HOK Tokyo.

Hadano Acute Care Nursing Facility

Nerima Kings Garden Nerima Nursing and Day Care Facility / 1996

A publicly funded nursing home and elderly day care centre in Tokyo carefully designed to create a homely atmosphere and avoid the institutional feel typical of public facilities in Japan.

Carol was responsible for this project as Senior Architect at HOK Tokyo.

Nerima Kings Garden Nerima Nursing and Day Care Facility

National Yokohama Conference Hall / 1994

A 5000-seat conference hall located on the waterfront in Yokohama.

Carol had responsibility for aspects of this project from inception to handover in her role as Assistant Project Architect, Nikken Sekkei and Mancini Duffy JV.

National Yokohama Conference Hall

Sendai Airport Passenger Terminal / 1995

Carol was responsible for the interior design of public areas in her role as Senior Architect, HOK, Tokyo.

Sendai Airport Passenger Terminal