[op]era is a small, student design studio established in 2011, by graduates of architecture, Chris Dove and Craig Mitchell. [op]era is studio that has a great passion for craft on a small scale, and applies this to architectural conditions. Chris Dove graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with honours in Architecture and is continuing his architectural education in The Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art. Craig Mitchell graduated with honours in Architecture at Liverpool John Moores University and is continuing his architectural diploma at Kingston University of London. The pair take great interest in exploring and experimenting in architectural ideas through 3D model making, hand drawing, digital modelling, rendering and graphic manipulation. [op]era finished as official runners up for the Deutsche bank Award for Architecture in 2011, for their proposal of temporary storage/housing in a post tsunami Japan. [op]era was also shortlisted and named winner of a 2012 commission to design and build a Stone Bench in the heart of Cheapside, London, which will be unveiled in October 2012, opposite St Pauls Cathedral.