Dezeen announces Don’t Move, Improve! 2019
Woodworker’s Studio has received a special mention on Dezeen in their Don’t Move, Improve! announcing London’s best house extensions! We can’t wait for the full Don’t Move, Improve! exhibition, in the meantime, see the full Dezeen article here.
Woodworker’s Studio Shortlisted for Don’t Move, Improve! 2019
We’re thrilled to announce that Woodworker’s Studio has been shortlisted in the Don’t Move, Improve! 2019 Awards. The shortlist sees an amazing line up of home extensions from architects around London. See the full shortlist here.
Back to where it all started – Love Your Home & Garden
This evening you can see where our involvement with Love Your Home and Garden started a year ago as the first episode of the show to feature our Directors George + Ewald will be shown again at 8pm on ITV1.
In the show, you can see how George + Ewald transformed the home of Manisha, Rajeev and Aryan, who has cerebral palsy, to create a more open, accessible space and an easy route to the garden.
You can read about the full project and see photos of the finished home here.
You can also read a behind the scenes account of the design process on the two episodes of the most recent series of Love Your Home and Garden from George + Ewald in their blog here.
Behind the Scenes on Love Your Home and Garden in our new Blog
This evening saw our Directors George + Ewald return to ITV’s Love Your Home to transform another home for a deserving family.
To coincide with the new TV show, George + Ewald have launched a new blog to share the stories behind our projects, their design process and tips that we hope you can take to your own design projects.
The first two blog posts share behind the scenes images and insights from the development and planning of the transformations featured in Love Your Home and Garden. These include the brief, challenges and learnings from tonight’s refurbishment of Anne and Mike’s family home and creating a more dementia-friendly space. George + Ewald explore why, sometimes, you don’t even need to extend as well as their top tips on maximising your ‘kitchen triangle’!
You can read George + Ewald’s blog here – please keep checking back for more of their design top tips over the coming months.
Love Your Home & Garden – Episode 2 Screening Tonight
Following on from last week’s home and garden transformation, our Directors George + Ewald are back on screens tonight in ITV1’s Love Your Home and Garden, to improve the home of Anne & Mike.
At a time when more than 800,000 people now live in the UK with dementia, tonight’s episode will see George + Ewald, alongside fellow presenters, Alan Titchmarsh, Katie Rushworth and Kunle Barker transform Anne & Mike’s home to enable Mike, who has been living with dementia and Parkinson’s disease for the past 10 years, to get around his home and into his garden more easily and find comfort in a more dementia-friendly space.
The team will redesign the back of the property to give access to the garden with George + Ewald redesigning the confusing layout of the ground floor, putting in a new kitchen and widening the bedroom so it’s easier for Mike to get around and for the whole family to spend quality time together.
You can catch Love Your Home and Garden at 8pm tonight on ITV1. You can also read about the making of episode 1 in George & Ewald’s new blog here.
We are really excited to share the launch of our new Video log, staring our very own Directors, George + Ewald.
George + Ewald are passionate about architecture and how it can change lives. Through their new video log and blog – they want to share this passion and knowledge. George + Ewald will share behind the scenes details and stories from our projects as well as insights and tips that we hope you can take to your own design projects or to simply inspire you!
Please click below to hear more from George + Ewald about the motivation behind the video log:
Keep up to date with all of the latest videos from George + Ewald on their YouTube channel here.
Read our first blog post here for a behind the scenes look at the filming and home transformation featured in ITV1s Love Your Home & Garden.
ITV1’s Love Your Home & Garden is back!
We are delighted that our Directors George and Ewald will be back on our screens tonight presenting a second series of ITV1’s Love Your Home and Garden. Alongside fellow presenters, Alan Titchmarsh, Katie Rushworth and Kunle Barker, George and Ewald will transform the homes and gardens of deserving people across the country.
In the first episode, George and Ewald convert the home of Benita and her 15-year-old son Josh, who lives with multiple disabilities and uses a wheelchair. As it is, the house is challenging for them to live in and prevents them from doing the things they enjoy. Like any 15 year-old boy, Josh loves the outdoors but due to the layout and restrictions in his home, is unable to access parts of the house and can’t get into his garden meaning he is increasingly confined to the house. Benita loves cooking, but the kitchen is too small for her to be together with Josh.
In the programme, George and Ewald create a new layout in the semi-detached house so that Benita can wheel Josh from the front door out to the back garden with ease and relocate the previous tiny, inaccessible kitchen into a state of the art glasshouse so Benita and Josh can cook together for the first time.
‘Working on the show with Alan Titchmarsh and the team has been a real privilege for us as architects. We both believe in the power that good design has to change peoples’ lives. To transform the homes of families who have faced consistent challenges and to be able to empower them, through their newly designed homes to achieve independence, happiness and increased well-being/comfort is why we do what we do” George Bradley, Director
You can catch Love Your Home and Garden on ITV1 at 8pm on Tuesdays.
Nordoff Robbins AJ Retrofit Award Finalist!
The shortlisted project is an award winning (RICS 2018) refurbishment of the world’s largest purpose-designed music therapy centre for Nordoff Robbins, housed within a 19th century substation in Hampstead London.
In the AJ Retrofit shortlist we are up against the big dogs in this award and are so happy to see Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Centre listed amongst some fantastic projects. This is a huge achievement for BVDS with AJ having a record breaking year with the number of entries. Winners will be announced on the 12th of September.
Nordoff Robbins wins RICS Regional Award London.
We’re over the moon to receive the RICS Regional Award in the category of Community Benefit for our project Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Centre. We were proud to be listed within a strong line up of great projects and architects for both the Community Benefit and the Design Through Innovation Category.
Big thanks go out to our fab clients Nordoff Robbins and our trusty team including Freeman Beesley, City Heights Construction, Constant Structural Engineers, Measur and Nick Whitaker Acoustic Consultants.