This 1930's house in West Sussex is undergoing a complete refurbishment. The client wanted an open plan living room making the most of the beautiful views towards the South Downs National Park. The proposed extension aims to maximise the views with glazing on three sides of the room. A zinc clad canopy over sails the glazing to shade the south facing living room. A large terrace steps down to the garden which will be landscaped by the client, a keen gardener. The project is currently on site.
Polgarrie is a cottage located on the Dornoch Firth in Scotland. The clients asked for a new entrance to their property that embraced the surround landscape. The house is now entered through a light filled space capturing views to the surrounding hills. The design reflects the simple form of the cottage. It is clad in local larch, which has weathered over time to blend with its surroundings.
Thurlestone Road Extension
This is a kitchen extension to a Victorian House in London that connects the original house to the garden and creates an informal seating area next to the kitchen and dining area. A large roof light brings enhanced brightness to the existing kitchen. Patio doors open out on to the garden and a large window seat pops out to the side of the extension. The project is due to start on site in January.
Grade II Listed Chapel, Bath
Planning application to renovate a Grade II listed house (former chapel). Loft and garage conversion, alterations to fenestration and internal layout re-configured. Approved 2014.
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA FIT-OUT
The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is an iconic building by Foster and Partners built in the 1970's. As well as being an art gallery it functions as a university research facility. The existing slide library was out-dated and replaced with a new research library. We worked closely on the brief with professors and students at the University of East Anglia. We completed this project whilst working with for Foster and Partners in London.
Karibu is a housing project in Malta designed around an existing farmhouse with extensive land and views towards the hills. The design optimises the available space within a narrow triangular site. These apartments will be built from local Maltese limestone. The project is currently in planning and due to start on site in spring 2016.
Oakhurst Grove Conservation Area
Oakhurst Grove sits in ‘The Gardens’ Conservation Area in East Dulwich. The property was a single bedroom, ground floor flat with a long garden. The clients were keen to avoid moving from the property but needed more space, including an extra bedroom, a home office and a spacious kitchen that overlooked their garden.
The clients requested an extension to their 1960s house to have an open plan kitchen and dining area that over looked the garden. We have proposed to clad the extension in black timber. The dark timber will compliment the dark red brick house. The project is currently at feasibility stage.
We are working on an extension to a Grade II Listed 19th Century Fishing Lodge in Hampshire. The Fishing Lodge forms part of the John Lewis estate situated in the beautiful village of Longstock.
Furniture produced in small batches made in Europe and the UK.
The overriding principle was to create designs that could be put to more than one use or used in more than one way. Examples of this are a stool that doubled as a side table and a telescopic cabinet which could be shortened or lengthened to suit different sized spaces.
In 2014 we won a competition to run a kids workshop as part of the Archi Kids Festival in London. The workshop was funded by the Arts Council England and run over two days. Kids were able to make their dream bird house and explore scale and form. The results were great.