Tag: Kensington & Chelsea
New Courtyard Orangery | Architect for Kensington & Chelsea | West London
forrester architects are working with Callender Howorth on a new centralLy located Orangery to a large Kensington & Chelsea townhouse. An existing courtyard space separates the main house from the mews house accommodation to the rear with an existing mezzanine at first floor. The courtyard retains a rich variety of foliage however the courtyard is under utilised and the client would like to use the space more throughout the year.
A courtyard Orangery is proposed to unite each wing of the house and provide a central gathering space for dining which remains an important part of the client’s daily routine. A number a differing geometries are to be resolved due to differing scales between the main house and mews. Our initial proposal aims to provide an undulating organic roof form to encapsulate the exterior courtyard and provide a bright luxurious internalised garden space. The dining room will be relocated to form the main gathering point with an informal lounge space nestled under the mezzanine. An artist’s studio will be provided to the mezzanine terrace and retain a visual connection with the main space and will be linked by a spiral stair to the lounge below. The undulating form of the canopy allows for the existing window configuration and provide natural ventilation to the main house and mews. A portion of the glazed rooflight will be openable to allow for natural ventilation throughout the Orangery.
Maisonette | Architects for Kensington & Chelsea | forrester architects
forresterarchitects have submitted a full planning application for a new maisonette extension in Campden Hill Gardens. A modest two storey extension is to provide a new kitchen to the raised ground floor and appropriately sized bedrooms to the lower ground floor. The proposal offers a modern architectural solution which respects and contributes positively to the character of the rear facades and its immediate context. The rear extension provides a simple form of accommodation drawing from the traditional brickwork fabric to the rear. With the provision of an increased floor plate additional ancillary space can be provided without compromising the existing floor plan further.
A simple hierarchy of internal spaces is defined by the arrangement of open plan living spaces and more private bedrooms on the lower ground floor. The maisonette will be entered from the existing communal entrance at raised ground level and aims to provide additional space beyond the current floor plan to overcome the restrictions of the lower and raised ground floors as it is currently configured. Access will remain to the rear garden terrace from each of the new bedrooms providing daylight and natural ventilation.
The existing front facade will be refurbished as part of the refurbishment strategy respecting the style and detailing expected of the original period property.
Garden Studio | Architects for Kensington & Chelsea | West London
forresterarchitects have submitted a planning application for a new detached garden studio to a house in the Notting Hill. The concept offers a modern architectural solution to provide additional studio accommodation within the rear garden which respects and contributes positively to the character of the site and its immediate environment. The new structure is orientated to capture the south facing aspect to enhance the garden environment and create a visual dialogue between the studio and the garden beyond.
Rear Extension | Architects for Kensington & Chelsea | Oxford Conservation Area, West London
forresterarchitects have completed design feasibility for a property in Ladbroke Grove. The client is a close neighbour to one of our early refurbishment and rear extension projects, Barlby. The client, who’s father is a retired architect, new exactly what was wanted. A sleek clean simple rear extension is a subtle and considered alternative solution to the typical rear garden extension. Within the Oxford Conservation Area planning permission is required even though the proposal elsewhere would be considered under Permitted Development Rights. The rear extension will provide a large open plan kitchen with full width sliding doors providing increased connectivity to the rear terraced garden. Working from home a dedicated silversmiths studio is also provided. A glazed roof-light runs the entire length of the side infill extension and provides natural daylight deep into the main body of the house.
Investment Property | Architects for Kensington & Chelsea | Cornwall Conservation Area, West London
forresterarchitects are involved in the refurbishment of an apartment in a large garden square townhouse in West London. The proposal aims to reconfigure the internal layout which is in a poor condition and in need of modernisation. The apartment is currently configured as a one-bedroom apartment with one bathroom providing sanitary provision. The layout is configured as a modern one-bedroom apartment. The kitchen will remain open plan in layout to the living-room space and new sanitary provision will consist of one large bathroom. The property will provide a substantial rental income for the client.
House Refurbishment and Rear Diagonal Extension | Architects for Kensington & Chelsea | Oxford Conservation Area, West London
forresterarchitects have completed an alternative solution for the rear garden extension. A tired glass conservatory has been replaced with a dynamic new rear diagonal extension form which sweeps across the garden of a mid-terraced house in Ladbroke Grove, West London. A natural copper cladding is used to provide a modern vibrant solution to extend the property. The copper cladding will over time oxidise and change from orange to green overtime in the same manner as the roofs of the traditional architecture of London. Internally, the house has been refurbishment to include the remodelling of the master bathroom and bedrooms to the upper floor.
Three Floor Penthouse Development | Architects for Kensington & Chelsea | Lexham Conservation Area, West London
forresterarchitects have submitted a planning application for a new penthouse floor to a flat in the Lexham Conservation Area, London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. Currently configured as a two bedroom the design proposal provides an addition floor which will be a highly desirable open plan lounge and dining area for entertaining. The lower floors are reconfigured to offer two bedrooms with en suite facilities with feature stair connecting all floors with a large oval roof-light to the roof.