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.
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.
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.
Grade II Listed Test Lodge
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.
Lavender Grove is an extension to a end of terrace house in Hackney. The couple wanted to reconfigure the ground floor and open the kitchen up on to the garden. The site sits in a conservation area so a sensitive addition to the existing property had to be designed.
The design incorporates a large skylight which covers the length of the side return. The project is due to start on site in April 2018.
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.
SAINSBURY CENTRE FOR VISUAL ARTS
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. The apartments are designed around an internal courtyard. Shutters on the facade shade and provide privacy. The shutters are inspired by the local ‘maltese balconies’. The project has received planning and is due to start on site in May 2018.
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 design bespoke one off pieces of furniture to suit our clients needs and to compliment our interior architecture.
The overriding principle is 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.
We are working on a feasibility study to re-clad and extend a 1950's bungalow in the South Downs National Park. We propose to re-clad the existing bungalow in a local larch whilst keeping the mass of the bungalow the same as before in order to adhere to the protected views of the South Downs National Park.
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.