5 years on…
We are five years old! Seems like yesterday we set up with a very simple business plan – design good buildings with people we like and respect, for people we like and respect. We have been very lucky so far and are grateful to have made many good friends along the way. Looking forward to a few drinks once lockdown is over. Until then, here’s to the next five years!
Finsbury Circus proposal
Our proposal for the recent Finsbury Circus pavilion competition with Landscape Projects. The design includes a new pavilion clad in terracotta, referencing the Arts and Crafts movement with planting inspired by the work of Gertrude Jekyll. With café on the ground floor, and an open terrace on the roof, the new building would give visitors the chance to experience the landscape from a number of different views and provide a raised platform for events. The chimney structure provides ventilation for the café as well as housing a lift for wheelchair access.
New Architects 4
We are excited to have been selected to appear in the forthcoming publication ‘New Architects 4’ by the Architecture Foundation – showcasing the best young practices in the uk.
Mixed-use in Southwark
Re-configuring and extending a listed building on Blackfriar’s Road to contain co-working space and a small hotel.
A busy year to come
Some of our projects for 2020 including, Blackfriar’s Road, Marshfield CLT, Kingston Riverside, Roundhouse Campus, Ightham Mote, Shoreditch Town Hall, Dorchester CLT, Open Air Theatre, Church Rise Extension.
Reflecting on the year
Reflecting on a busy 2019…and looking forward to the next one. Here’s to 2020 – wishing you all the best for the year ahead.
Application submitted #4
As part of our work on Bishop’s Palace House in Kingston-upon-Thames, we’re hoping to make some small, but important improvements to the existing façades.
Application submitted #3
We’ve been working at the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park since 2015. We’ve submitted a planning application for our next project there – improvements to the back of house areas and the auditorium’s control booth.
Application submitted #2
On behalf of Marshfield CLT, we’ve applied to South Gloucestershire Council for permission to build 18 homes on the edge of Marshfield.
Application submitted #1
We’ve submitted for planning permission for this new visitor reception and shop at Ightham Mote
More light, more power
We’ve been talking to local residents and businesses about future improvements at Shoreditch Town Hall. We’ll soon be presenting these to Hackney Council before submitting an application for Listed Building Consent.
Bushy Park Pavilion
We’ve completed our new pavilion for Teddington Cricket Club. Built using cross-laminated timber, the building uses a ground-source heat pump and collects rainwater for irrigating the adjacent pitches.
Redbridge Winter Shelter
A version of our Commonweal Pods have been installed at the Redbridge Winter Shelter. Developed by George Fisher, this version is lower and better suited to spaces with low ceilings.
Watch this space…
Emerging designs for a new affordable housing development in the Cotswolds.
Raise the Roof
We are excited to share our winning design for the RIBAJournal/ Norbord ‘Raise the roof’ competition which proposes a dual use of winter shelter & summertime bar.
An image of our design for affordable housing for the Dorchester Area Community Land Trust, soon to be submitted for planning.
Model for Kingston Riverside
We use models to develop and test ideas. This model shows proposals for our refurbishment and extension of Bishops Palace House in Kingston.
A model project
A new model for a community pavilion for the Old Freemen’s Association in Ashtead
We are excited to be developing designs for new studios for the Roundhouse in Camden.