A Room for Spike was design to be housed in an installation for Clerkenwell Design Week. Clients are an integral part of our design process, so we decided it was important that our room should be designed for a specific person. The theme we were given - ‘Behind Closed Doors’ - has undertones of intrigue and subversion and so we wanted a client to match. We settled on an old local resident - Spike Milligan - who spent many of his formative years living in Brockley where our practice is based. Our installation ‘A Room for Spike’ is conceived as a piece of architectural nonsense: a suitably surreal and playful space with each face of the room acting as a room in its own right. A whole house in one room. The spaces coexist and interact in impossible yet functional ways that play with orientation and perception.