We are award winning architects based in London. Our projects are international and we operate across residential, hospitality and service industries.

We believe thoughtful architecture and design benefits society and is a force for social change. From the smallest intervention to a large scale development – regardless of scale, architecture has the potential to shape and transform society for the better.

We take an interest in everything in equal measure: from the most improbable to the most obvious, from the smallest to the most imposing, from the most economical to the most luxurious. Art is a source of constant inspiration within our practice and a true driver of our existence. We like to surprise and reinvent each time whilst keeping the same demanding level of quality and attention to detail.

We are guided by one overarching principle: to craft impeccable, elegant and thoughtful spaces and objects.

Manea Kella was founded in 2017 by Elena Kella and Adrian Manea.



2022  IFI DDA - Finalist IFI Design Distinction Awards: Stay category
2022  Créateurs Design Awards - Longlisted: Best hospitality project 
2021  Anuala de Arhitectură - Winner: HoReCa design award category
2021  Dezeen Awards - Longlisted: Emerging interior designer of the year
2021  World Architecture Festival INSIDE Awards - Finalist: Hotels category
2021  FRAME Awards - Nominated: Hospitality category
2020  FX Design Awards - Winner: Hotel category
2020  AHEAD Europe Awards - Shortlisted: Hotel conversion
2020  AZ Awards - Winner: Commercial and Institutional interiors
2020  BigSEE Interior Design Award - Winner: Hospitality interiors
2020  Dezeen Awards - Longlisted: Hotel and short-stay interior
2020  HD Awards - Finalist: Restorations, transformations, + conversions
2019  Dezeen Awards - Longlisted: Emerging interior designer of the year



2021  Manea Kella - Design Curial
2021  Manea Kella - The Times
2021  Manea Kella - RIBA London Practice of the Month November 2021
2021  Casa Popeea - World Buildings Directory by WAF
2021  Elena Kella - Designerati
2021  Adrian Manea - Designerati
2021  Manea Kella - Wallpaper Magazine
2021  Manea Kella - FX Awards 2021: Judges
2021  Manea Kella - FRAME Magazine
2021  Casa Popeea - FRAME Magazine
2020  Casa Popeea - Sleeper Magazine
2020  Casa Popeea - Azure Magazine
2020  Manea Kella - Dezeen Virtual Design Festival 
2020  Casa Popeea - Romanian Design Week 2020
2020  Casa Popeea - Hospitality Design 
2020  Casa Popeea - Igloo Romania
2020  Casa Popeea - Elle Decoration UK 
2019  Casa Popeea - Dezeen's top 10 hotels of 2019 
2019  Casa Popeea - Dezeen
2019  Casa Popeea - AD Russia
2019  Casa Popeea - Archilovers
2019  Casa Popeea - Archello
2018  Crown Hill Road - Dezeen
2018  Crown Hill Road - Arc Magazine
2017  Romney Court - Dezeen
2017  Romney Court - Dezeen
2017  Manea Kella - The Modern House Directory

  • RIBA Chartered Practice