Ambitious proposal for a complete refurbishment of a lovely detached home in Rickmansworth, near London. Designed to minimise embodied carbon this proposal wraps around the existing house by retaining most of it’s original structure. By utilising key structural openings, our design creates an open plan living space without the need for extensive re-structuring.
One of the two new build houses in an unusual London lot is a backland house based on the concept of a collection of ‘sheds’ clustered together and linked by glazed walkways to make a comfortable and very private family home.
Park Penthouse sees the joining of two beautiful mansion flats in Belsize Park to make a double storey family home up in the tree tops. With a brief that focuses on making the most of the daylight and a client who loves teak and natural materials, inspiration comes from the traditional building details and mid century feels. The design places objects within the new open plan home with a new curved stair, extensive kitchen and ‘finned’ entry and living storage.
One of multiple options presented during a feasibility study. The brief was for a side-return extension with and emphasis on getting daylight into every corner of the house. The proposed double height space and vertical sliding windows, combined with the internal glazing creates an intriguing unique living space.
This sketch shows the insertion of furniture elements into the house to both separate the spaces and unify the design. Kitchen units, wardrobes, shelving and cupboards, together, form the ‘walls’ between rooms with openings and gaps providing unexpected visual links across the house. A common palette of materials and details is adjusted to each unique condition providing local interest within a visually consistent system.
This building refurbishment comprises a refurbishment of 8 flats in Soho, Central London. With tight plans, all the flat layouts work hard to cleverly and neatly accommodate comfortable living and sleeping areas.
Detailed brickwork and bespoke timber French doors sit on the rear of this Highbury extension. Internally, birch ply joinery create a dining bench for the kitchen and bespoke loft layout.
Three timber clad pavilions link together for this new build in Harrow. The internal courtyard creates a central focus for the single storey plan.