Architectural transformation of an existing dwelling. England_Solihull.
A critical assessment of the existing property identified significant weaknesses in the arrangement and quality of space. The previous piecemeal approach and retrospective works implemented over a period of time had led the property to a series of unsuccessful and underwhelming experiences. The reworking of this property addressed architectural fundamentals. The significance of a journey has been introduced whereby hierarchy, verticality, celebration of views and the play of light all combine to deliver a property of drama and stature.
Architectural commission to transform an existing dwelling. England_Solihull.
Hierarchy, order and ideal spatial adjacencies have all been introduced into what was a large yet highly dysfunctional dwelling in Solihull. By identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the original building, we have unleashed its potential and delivered a property that now benefits from high functional efficiency, generosity and poetics of space. Material application in unison with solids and voids, give this proposal clarity and honesty between introvert and extrovert spaces.
Planning consent successfully achieved for the single-storey extension, ancillary outbuilding and loft-conversion of an existing dwelling in Warwick. The introduction of the ancillary outbuilding delivers dialogue and intrigue to what was an uneventful, linear garden. Two different types of external space have now been created, an ‘urban-courtyard’ (held between the extension and the outbuilding) and the typical garden remaining beyond the outbuilding.
Architectural commission for the renovation of a Grade-II Listed Building. England_Long Compton.
The owners of a Grade-II Listed Building originally constructed in 1703, wanted to revive and introduce new life into an outbuilding which lacked proper function. A strategic and delicate design approach allowed us to maximise the existing qualities of the Listed Building and present a new, harmonious function. The juxtaposition of old and new works effectively, to deliver a space with real character and interest.
Architectural commission to transform an existing dwelling. England_Royal Leamington Spa:
The property owners of this substantial existing dwelling, wanted to breathe new life into their recently acquired home. Whilst the existing building benefits from ample accommodation, the cellular arrangement, tired aesthetics and lack of relationship with the extensive rear garden were all elements that needed to be resolved. The proposal pulls the property together, forming a sequence of coherent spaces and in doing so, delivers an impressive open-plan living space which stretches the full width of the existing dwelling.
Planning consent successfully achieved for the conversion and extension of an existing double-garage, to deliver ancillary accommodation to the principal dwelling. The existing garage has been intelligently arranged to maintain functional storage/small scale garage provision whilst simultaneously delivering luxurious living accommodation for a maximum of 2-occupants.
Architectural commission to transform an existing dwelling. England_Claverdon.
An existing dwelling located within Stratford-Upon-Avon District Green Belt lacked capacity for a growing family and suffered from a spatial layout which did not afford a suitable living arrangement. The proposed works balance functional and aesthetic requirements by providing necessary accommodation, whilst converting the original outdated dwelling into a confident piece of contemporary architecture.
Architectural commission for the reconfiguration of a property. England_Royal Leamington Spa.
Owners of the existing dwelling in Royal Leamington Spa wanted to make alterations and improvements to their family home. The focus of the scheme was at ground floor level, generating coherent spaces to facilitate modern family life.
Architectural commission for extension and alterations to an existing dwelling. England_Stratford-Upon-Avon.
An existing dwelling located within Stratford-Upon-Avon had an imbalance between generous first floor accommodation and more constrained ground floor living quarters. A simple design approach remedies the original top-heavy dwelling by introducing a contemporary living space at ground floor level. The spatial sequence organised upon a central axis delivers a modest yet successful space for the family to enjoy.
Architectural commission to create a new south-facing extension to an existing property. England_Stratford-upon-Avon.
As a response to the Client's request for a new building to facilitate enjoyment of the garden, we have delivered a pavilion style building with a dominant roof. The roof is the most critical aspect of the scheme, providing protection from intense summer solar-gains, overlooking from neighbouring properties and presents a sleek, planar surface. The roof cantilevers and tapers along each edge to ensure the delivered aesthetic is elegant and slender. As best possible with regards to structural capabilities, the roof appears to float above the glazed facade below, with only two discrete posts used to provide stability. The extension is contextually driven, responding to natural and built environmental constraints and delivers a desirable piece of architecture which uplifts the dwelling as a whole.
Architectural commission within the Leamington Spa Conservation Area, to extend and alter the ground floor accommodation of an existing dwelling:
A simple yet effective proposal that extends the ground floor accommodation to the rear and side. The resultant proportions of the contemporary living space are far superior to the previously constrained and narrow Kitchen/Dining areas. The rear extension maximises the sensation of openness via a cantilevered, floating corner and delivers the best possible daylight penetration into the depths of the plan.
Architectural commission for a bespoke single-storey development. England_Stratford-Upon-Avon.
The existing dwelling in Stratford-Upon-Avon originally had a fully glazed conservatory, fronting onto the south-facing garden area. The brief was to deliver a more substantial single-storey building which would facilitate the two main uses of reading and entertaining.
Architectural works to an existing office building in Leamington Spa.
An existing office building sitting within the Conservation area of Royal Leamington Spa needed to reclaim valuable external space which was being lost to the street. The brief required distinction between public and private. The latter, would enable staff to have a safe external garden to dwell in and the introduction of the garden adds a layer to the transition between inside and out.
Architecture and Landscape proposals for a new Designer Fashion Village at Scotch Corner.
Scotch Corner Designer Village is a 250,000sq.ft, high-end Retail development at the Crossroads of the North. The scheme delivers 80 retail units and 10 A3 units to generate a mix of Retail and Leisure. Strong architectural cues were taken from the local vernacular to help the development settle into the rural context and local sculptural artwork is to be commissioned as part of the works, ensuring historic towns such as Richmond are recognised and opportunities for local people are created.
Architectural commission for the reconfiguration of an existing property. England_Royal Leamington Spa.
Kinross Road presented a particularly tight site within which to operate. Strategically integrated rear and side extensions have maximised usable footprint at Ground floor level. There is fluid transition between the spaces created and the proposal balances quality of space and optimal function in equal measure.
Architecture and Urban Design for an existing shopping centre in Tallinn, Estonia.
Capfield hold a portfolio of Retail Centres in Estonia. Five of which are in Tallinn, the capital. Norde Centrum is located in a very promising position between the City Centre and the active harbour. Norde Centrum suffered from outdated aesthetics and it's singular orientation towards the City excluded potential from other directions. New Anchor units strengthen the Retail strategy and a sharp, nautical aesthetic was driven by such close proximity to the waterside. [Undertaken as part of 3DReid Architects]
Architectural works to an existing shopping centre in Tallinn, Estonia.
Lasnamae Centrum is an existing Retail centre located towards the East side of Tallinn, Estonia. The centre is an important retail destination for the suburb of Lasnamae and Capfield wanted to strengthen their offer with the introduction of Leisure and new Anchor units. The proposal created an engaging facade to maximise Lasnamae Centrum's presence upon the arterial route of Laagna Tee. [Undertaken as part of 3DReid Architects]
Architecture, Urban Design and Landscaping proposals for a new Leisure development in Plymouth.
Plymouth's Bretonside Bus Station was in desperate need of intervention. The Station no longer conformed with urban design principles and the disparity in street level between Exeter Street and Bretonside created a fracture, seperating the City from the failing Harbour areas. The Drake Circus Leisure scheme presents itself as an essential urban tool, stitching previously distinct urban regions together. As an offer, Drake Circus Leisure introduces an 11 screen cinema with 14 restaurant units located at street level. A 420 Basement Car Park provides parking provision which will help balance high level vehicular flow to the existing Drake Circus Retail scheme.
Architectural works to the Brunel Arcade at Reading Station.
Grimshaw Architects completed redevelopment works to increase track capacity at Reading Station during the last quarter of 2014. Following this, a priority of Network Rail was to attend to the Brunel Arcade which functions as the main Station building. There was a need to improve the retail offer and re-establish a successful retail circuit after the Grimshaw works had essentially provided a bypass to the Brunel Arcade. The Arcade was an internal building with solid exterior walls that rebuffed the outside world. An extension to the facade was proposed to gain valuable floor area whilst improving active frontage via large expanses of glass. The existing retail units were revised for size, order and quantity, with the introduction of a larger anchor unit adding needed weight to the Arcade.
Winning entry in the 2011 Finsa student competition.
The Finsa Design Competition presented the challenge of how best to exhibit the qualities of the Finsa material range. This winning entry focused upon an underlaying geometry of order and proportion to generate a dynamic form that would accentuate the characteristic of strength.
A clear narrative of use was formulated. The ability to have sight from an elevated position in tandem with being able to have shelter from the projecting face, gave rise to an object of child's play. Storytime is able to take place beneath the extended face whilst drawing can happen from the advantageous outlook at the top of the object. Children's creativity is promoted through an object that invites reading, writing and drawing.
Architectural works for a residential property in Shipston-On-Stour.
An existing dwelling in Shipston-On-Stour had a constrained, dysfunctional garden space. The design solution introduced a deck surface extension at finished floor level, to connect the dwelling with the garden. The utilisation of a curve gave a flowing edge to guide circulation and the change in level from the declining garden was resolved with a green-wall.
City Masterplanning and Detailed Building Design at Everton Brow, Liverpool.
The Comprehensive Design Project worked through the scales from City Masterplanning to individual detailed building design. The intention of the project was to investigate the possibility of a contemporary burial facility within a tight urban context.