Reed Watts at the V&A
Excited to be featured in BD today. Our new cafe for Benugo has recently opened in the V&A garden.
A model practice
We have almost three years of architectural models in the office. There were more, but we ran out of space.
Models and prototyping are an important part of our design development process – allowing us to test ideas and to communicate them to our clients in a very direct and tangible way.
Silver medal at Hampton Court
We’re so proud that our little Heritage Shed – built with SHEDx, The Community Brain and our students at Kingston University as a replica of one on the Tolworth Allotment site – has won a Silver Medal at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show.
The SHEDx project encompasses a range of activities to activate and engage the local community of Tolworth to take ownership of their unused and green spaces – to help define and improve the future for their town.
Woodland Studio in the press
“Realised with an acute understanding of the natural environment and the importance of our location in the heart of Regent’s Park, one might be forgiven for assuming that these new buildings have always been a feature of the theatre’s infrastructure.”
New project on site
Now on site is this café pavilion, our third project at the Victoria & Albert Museum. We’ve been working with AJ Wells to develop bespoke cladding panels that will sit beautifully within its Grade I listed courtyard. The new café opens at the end of May.
We spent a day at AJ Wells’s factory on the Isle of White, testing finishes for our new café at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Work starts on site in mid-May.
It might be rainy, but our extension on this house in Hampton is looking good as it nears completion. The brick parapet detail mirrors that in the existing building.
We’ve completed the first stage of design work for Dorchester Area Community Land Trust. Our design will provide affordable homes for young people in the area.
Jim’s MArch students from Kingston University unveil their ‘yatai’ at the Surbiton Seething Festival. The moveable piece of architecture, built by the students, hosted ‘Lefi Ganderson – the Goat Boy of Mount Seething’ and launched the annual procession through the streets. The structure will be taken to Dorich House before returning to the festival again next year.
We’d like to welcome Max Crichton and Andrew Humphrey to the Reed Watts team. He we are inside our prototype of the Commonweal bedroom pod.
We spent a busy day yesterday building our Commonweal bedroom prototypes for a winter shelter in Hillingdon. The shelter, run by Housing Justice, provides overnight accommodation for homeless people. The bedroom pods give guest privacy, more autonomy and better prospects in making a successful transition off the streets. The design for the pods is going to be made available under a Creative Commons license so that it can be used by charities wishing to provide shelter for the homeless or for disaster / emergency relief.
Dorchester Area Community Land Trust
We’re excited to have been appointed by Dorchester Area Community Land Trust to develop proposals for 20 new homes in the centre of Dorchester. The new homes will be designed for young people who are being squeezed out of the local housing market. We’re looking forward to working with the community over the coming months.
Our project to refurbish this small terraced house in Kingston is nearly complete. We have installed a mezzanine in the new extension to maximise floor space.
Affordable housing competition
Initial designs for low cost, sustainable housing on a tree lined site in the South west.
Our second project in Hampton has been submitted for planning.
In praise of shadows
Play of light and shadow on the textured masonry wall.
A sketch of the Victorian stacks at the London Library – farewell to the Librarian, Inez Lynn.
Our second project for the V&A museum is complete. The new Member’s Reception features a ‘living’ chandelier by Julian Melchiorri.