CAN is an Architecture and Ideas studio founded by Mat Barnes. Since its formation in 2016, CAN has built a reputation for creating striking and idiosyncratic projects, underwritten by cultural and historical research. CAN designs projects that subvert and amplify their social and cultural contexts, using unexpected materials and seemingly familiar but re-mixed forms. CAN’s work has been published internationally, receiving numerous design awards including the 2021 RIBA Rising Star award and inclusion in the Observer’s Top 5 international architecture of 2020.