This project transformed an awkward Victorian terraced house into a spacious family home. The design respects and restores the detail and finesse of the original house, while adding a new contemporary living space to the lower ground floor. This comprised of excavating and underpinning more of the existing lower ground floor to create a large, dynamic open-plan kitchen, dining, playspace, utility and additional bathroom with gorgeous natural light. The space transforms with circus silks for climbing, into a party space by night. The
The clients needed a larger kitchen dining space for their family. Their interior was already very modern and the client wanted a side return to the rear outrigger of their Victorian terrace to be minimal and focusing on the connection to the rear garden and sky. The frameless glazed roof and picture window brings plenty of natural light inside the deep plan of this house. Fitted furniture was designed and constructed to create a seamless transition between the rear living room and kitchen and maximise the seating area for the table. The clients chose a bronze colour
An unusual and unique Arts and Crafts end of terrace family home, designed originally by the architect JH Kennan.
The brief was to modernise and extend, whilst maintaining the original features of the main house. The property is unusual in that the front door opens into the garden and not onto the street elevation. A full refurbishment was carried out, gutting the property back to the brickwork and joists.
Site : an island on the Thames with height restrictions both at the upper and lower levels due to the high risk of flooding. The site was only 6x8m and in order to make a 3 bedroom house it was necessary to have two floors. In order to build lower than the environmental agency required, we built the house as a boat so that in the event of flooding, it had the ability both to be flood resistant and if necessary 'float'. There was no road access so construction took place on a pontoon and deliveries were made via river crossing.
This project uses design to maximise the play of light, volume and playfulness in the conversion of a victorian terrace family home. A decision was made to rebuild the first floor rear section in order to fully insulate these rooms. This allowed for clever engineering to minimise the thickness of the floor construction and provide more head height to the ground floor kitchen space below. The result meant the new ground floor extension feels very spacious. The steel structure was left exposed - providing an option to hang a swing or h
This Victorian terrace house was remodelled, removing an old draughty existing single-storey rear extension, with a two-storey extension. The upper floor allowed for a new bedroom/study and utility room. The ground floor was opened up to integrate the living area with the garden so both spaces feel part of the other. The sliding folding doors open neatly beneath a covered cedar canopy so the house can be opened in all weather conditions. The kitchen wraps around the corner allowing for views of the garden while cooking. Sliding pocke
Woodland Sanctuary Bathroom, for the Kohler Design Centre in Wisconsin, USA, showcasing a newly-launched Kohler product range.
Using the concept of the bathroom as a personal sanctuary and retreat from daily life, a flexible space was created that would allow individual users to control the intimacy and configuration of the room.
Recycle Now stand, Ideal Home Show
To design a stand that raises awareness of the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) and recycling amongst the exhibitor base and the general public. The aim of the stand was to show how people can recycle more in the home, to get them excited about new, recycled products and to show them that with recycling, the possibilities are endless.
Magma is a small British chain of shops selling art and design books and in this case design related products. This was their first product store and so the inspiration for the store was taken from packaging design - corrugated cardboard became the sole material used for the interior architecture and shelving for this store. The shelves, counter, display furniture, hanging racks, and partitions were all constructed from folded, stacked, or tubular treated cardboard.
The Alex Hall Relaxation room was designed as a sensual room for relaxation. This was to provide a calming, multi-sensory and versatile space for patients, friends and relatives to relax before and after tests and treatment. The room is to function both during the day and at night for in-patients of all ages to retreat, communicate, use the internet or watch films.