Planning permission for Bower House

We received planning permission this week for our latest Stoke Newington project.

The refurbishment includes a stepped rear and side extension, which houses a crittal fronted pantry room opening onto a new open plan kitchen and a bespoke dining space with exposed timber ceiling structure and framed views to the garden.

The proposals also include an zinc-clad mansard loft extension with ensuite master bedroom and walk-in wardrobe.

Construction is due to begin later this summer.

Trevelyan House in The Observer Magazine

Our Trevelyan House project was beautifully featured in The Observer Magazine last Sunday alongside director Ewald and family, Louise and baby Maya.

The article discusses the clever ‘room within a room’ layout which changed the way the space feels dramatically, while in essence, retaining the original apartment layout of this Grade II listed Denys Lasdun brutal butterfly beauty.

Click here to see the article or check the PDF.

CAA starts on site!

We are very excited to announce the commencement of construction on our project at the Concert Artistes Association, a members club for entertainment professionals in Covent Garden. Established in 1897, this artistic club oozes warmth and history. We have been commissioned to upgrade of their home of over 50 years, which includes a bar and performance hall, highlighting the heritage and glamour of the club while also bringing it into the future with improved accessibility and way finding.

We are looking forward to working with our experienced project team; GMS Building Services Limited, Constant Structural Design, Optima Building Environmental Solutions, White and Lloyd, Quadrant Building Control and Goddard Consulting.

Uncommon Projects wins Kitchen Designer of the Year for Leytonstone House!

Uncommon Projects have won Kitchen Designer of the Year in the KBB Review Awards for our collaboration on Leytonstone House.

Alan was recognised for his beautifully detailed ply kitchen with navy blue fronts in the KBB Review category £30 – £50k. Congratulations to Alan and the team at Uncommon Projects on a deserved win!

See the full project at Uncommon Projects here.

Ogee House featured in The Sunday Times

Check out Ogee House in this weekend’s Sunday Times ‘Home’ section as part of ‘Home Improve’. The Times’ uses Ogee House as one of many beautiful, simple examples of single storey rear extensions to London terrace properties alongside the likes of Charlie Luxton Design, Mata Architects and Neil Dusheiko Architects.

The softly curved ceiling gets a special mention for its twist on the Victorian terrace extension, as well as the innovative reuse of the existing brickwork as a slip cladding for our Crouch End extension.

Have a look at the full article here.

Don’t Move, Improve 2019! Design Surgeries

Ewald and Jessica were on hand last Saturday at The Building Centre for free design surgery to advise and inspire Londoners looking to improve and not move! Run by New London Architecture.

These free consultations are a great chance for a chat with experienced refurbishment architects, set amongst the exhibition of the shortlisted DMI dwellings for 2019- delighted to be in the great company of some lovely firms like Archmongers and Con Form Architects.

Steampunk House in The Sunday Times!

We were very pleased to see our colourful project Steampunk House featured in The Sunday Times this weekend.

Featured among 5 other beautiful projects by Dominic McKenzie Architects, Amos Goldreich Architecture, Giles & Pike Architects, The Vawdrey House and Office S&M, our project is described as a more-is-more fusion of art deco, steampunk and Bauhaus. We’ll take that as a review!

The Observer features our collaboration with interior designer, Katie McCrum

Our collaboration with interior designer, Katie McCrum has been featured in The Observer Magazine. We assisted Katie to spatially plan the architecture of her beautiful garden extension, brought to life with Katie’s exceptional eye and palette.

For the full article from the Observer, click here.

See Katie’s stunning full website here or have a look at the project here.

Don’t Move, Improve! 2019 Awards Night

Last night, we were delighted to attend the very busy Don’t Move, Improve! 2019 Awards where our project Woodworker’s Studio was lucky enough to be shortlisted.

While we weren’t fortunate enough to pick up any of the awards it was wonderful to see our project in amongst such amazing competition. The very deserving winner of the main award was a beautifully repurposed Chapel by Craftworks featuring an amazing origami-like ceiling.

You can see the list of winners here or the full shortlist here.

The Don’t Move, Improve! 2019 exhibition is on display at The Building Centre on Store Street until end March.

Ewald featured in Swoon’s Inside Design Blog

Director, Ewald, and his partner Louise have been featured in Inside, the design blog of furniture company, Swoon. The article features Ewald’s beautifully refurbished ex-council maisonette, Trevelyan House.

See here for the full article.