Bird City was a workshop that was part of the Open House Junior programme within Leadenhall Market in the City of London.
Throughout a busy and successful afternoon, children were invited to design and build a house for the bird of their choice. The finished houses were added to the growing city of Bird houses amongst the trees, admired by passers-by.
Located in North West London, the project consists of two new rear extensions and a whole house refurbishment.
The extensions both have a mono-pitch roof that faces together to minimise the impact on the boundaries of the property, whilst creating airy, high ceiling spaces. The stand alone extension houses a sauna, changing room and office space, and the other, a family snug area.
The ground floor layout was reconfigured to create a large open living space with a 'pod' storage unit in the middle. This enabled the space to be opened or closed in order to give flexibility to family life.
A new addition of a loft room to an existing one bedroom flat in Clapton and extensive refurbishment.
The existing property is spread over 3 floors and with an additional floor, the main priority was to bring light through on all levels and unite the spaces.
The design of the balustrade is a series of rhymed white timber slats which allows light through as well as providing a central orientating piece that runs through the whole of the property.
A reconfiguration of a one bed Victorian terraced flat to maximise use of the space.
The locations of the kitchen and bathroom were switched to allow a generous open plan living area with adjoining kitchen. The master bedroom was opened up to the rear, enabling views across the gardens to the copse beyond.
This project consists of 5 new build houses on a vacant brownfield site in Peckham Rye.
The project originated from a local custom build group who consists of couples with young families from the local area who are looking for family homes to meet their growing needs.
Due to the lack of availability in the area and the market rate of suitable houses in the area, they are looking for alternative ways to stay in Peckham and live a sustainable life in London.
The developer SOLIDSPACE is working on their behalf as an enabler in the process.
Having the end users, the architect and the enabling developer working as a team from the beginning ensures quality of design and cost certainty. We work with the end user after the shell is finished to design bespoke interiors to meet their own requirements and taste.
A pop-up shop interior for fashion designer SJ Stylee at Box Park Shoreditch.
Our brief was to create a flexible set of display components to house her vibrant spring collection. The design incorporated backlit display cases and a bespoke jewellery chandelier that formed a centrepiece for the space.
A temporary installation for an instant film exhibition. Designed to divide the 10 x 10 gallery space into two; one to house the pop up shop and bar, and a more ‘private’ viewing area for the photograph exhibit.
A ground floor rear and loft extension to an existing terraced house in the docklands area of East London.
The ground floor layout was reorganised and extended to produce a spacious, open plan living and kitchen area. The previously dark living space to the rear of the house was opened up with a large roof light and sliding rear doors. An additional bedroom and en suite shower room were created in the new zinc clad loft extension. Every nook was filled with much needed storage.
A two-storey rear extension to an existing Georgian terraced house in Islington.
The underlying concept for the project was to maximise internal space whilst creating a series of outdoor areas.
Using the existing split-level within the property, a new high level formal terrace area flows off the main living room area, whilst a quieter, intimate sunken courtyard is created off the rear bedroom. The garden sits between the two spaces and is connected via stone clad steps.
By opening up the central part of the house and adding a side infill extension, the kitchen and living area are now connected and to the garden area beyond.
With rooflights overhead, light is brought deep into the house creating an open, airy living area.
We were recently involved with Archikids Festival where we helped run a workshop making kites.
Organised by Open City the weekend involved activities, tours and competitions aimed at helping kids explore ideas of design and architecture.
Located at the base of St Mary Axe, the kite designs were made and tested and then elaborately decorated.
A conversion of an existing barn located in Derbyshire.
Views to the surrounding Goyt Valley have been optimised by using the first floor as an open plan living space with sleeping quarters and ancillary spaces below.
Original wooden beams were retained and natural materials were chosen throughout to keep the aesthetic consistent.