Category: Listed Buildings & Conservation

20
Jan

Green Oak barn extension added to a traditional Cotswolds cottage

Green Oak Barn Extension | Architects for Cotswolds | forrester architects

The Coach House is a detached stone house located within the Cotswolds AONB. There are a number of character features to this well proportioned building including a steep slated roof with two impressive Cotswold stone fireplaces, exposed stone walls, timber beams and stone window seats. The house is requires a full interiors refurbishment with a new extension to the rear of the house. Inspired by the light industrial and agricultural forms which predominate the local surrounding area, the roof form is  developed further to provide a simple architectural response. In keeping with the key principles of the proposed development, a sustainable drainage solution for surface water will be provided. A number of techniques generally based on natural drainage features to collect, treat, store and then release storm water slowly in to the environment.

 

30
Nov

Five floor Townhouse rental property investment in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.

Townhouse rental property investment | Architects for Kensington Chelsea | forrester architects

A fine London townhouse provides the setting for a five storey rental property investment. Each floor has received a full refurbishment with upgraded acoustic separation between dwellings. Each one bedroom flat is individually configured  to reflect the client’s brief and appeal to young professional couples. A duplex two bedroom penthouse and rear terrace occupies a new roof extension which is retained as a central London pied-à-terre.

29
Aug

Get ready for the boardwalk!

London Boutique | Architects for Mayfair | forrester architects

A light touch refresh to the interior of #RupertSanderson in Mayfair for a summer reopening. Get ready for the boardwalk!

25
Feb

A little gem in the Canonbury Conservation Area frames views of an easterly sky

Glazed Facet Extension  | Architects for Islington | Canonbury Conservation Area

A faceted glazed structure provides a simple concept for a new extension to a Canonbury townhouse. A series of angles provide a rich sculptural form which is developed further to define the new garden lounge extension. The angles to the facade provide a notional subdivision for the different functions within the space which in turn inform the language of facade and the extent of privacy to the rear.

11
Aug

A blue steel truss mezzanine transforms a single storey cottage refurbishment.

Blue Steel Mezzanine  | Architects for Camden | Highgate, North West London

A small cottage in our client’s garden was under utilised but held great potential; that potential has now been realised. A new blue steel mezzanine has been inserted to run the length of the cottage to provide a significant increase in usable floor area. The cottage interior has enlivened to provide a simple but bold stand-alone accommodation for the in-laws. When the cottage is not being used by guests it retains the flexibility to provide a study area for the client’s daughters. Or in the evening it can be used as a party venue following dinner parties or where everyone can watch a film. To assist in the flexibility of space clever joinery will be incorporated to conceal the beds when they are not in use.

16
Jul

A farmhouse and barn renovation is now ready for a harsh Yorkshire winter.

Farmhouse Renovation | Architects for Yorkshire | Leyburn, Yorkshire

A farmhouse renovation is nearing completion and just in time to stoke up the wood burning stove.  The house has some wonderful features with exposed timber beams, a stone tiled roof and half a metre thick solid walls all to be retained as original.

07
Apr

A new double height art gallery forms a new focal point to a townhouse refurbishment.

House Refurbishment | Architects for Belsize Park | Camden, North London

A new gallery space forms part of the brief to a new full house refurbishment in Belsize Park, London. The house is tired but retains some interesting period features to the wall frieze and ceilings. It does need to be extended to provide an appropriate level of accommodation for entertaining. A key need of the brief is to provide an art gallery for the client and it seems a double height space to the rear of the house is well suited. The rear elevation aims to reconnect the house with the garden and provide a unique architectural solution.
 
To the top of the house, the windows are under-sized and the bedroom spaces seem a secondary consideration. We aim to open the roof space to provide a modern loft style environment for the children. The master bedroom will occupy the first floor in its entirety with a new bathroom, dressing room and study with great views over the city of London.
07
Dec

Our Conservation Area house refurbishment features in Don’t Move, Improve!

Don’t Move Improve | Architects for Belsize Park | Camden, North London

A new rear extension and house refurbishment in North West London improves a fine semi-detached house in Belsize Park. A series of angled facets reconnects the rear extension with the garden to give a unique architectural solution. As with most Victorian houses, the kitchen is too small for a house of this size. Only a modest kitchen sink window the offers a glimpse of the glorious gardens beyond. The client wanted the house to feel better connected to the garden. The extension is expressed as series of solid and void angled facets. They have been used to set up a notional hierarchy to give a level of transparency between the house and gardenThe kitchen enjoys a longer footprint with a frameless window to give views across the neighbouring gardens. Exposed timber joists incorporate low energy strip lighting across the kitchen.

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12
Aug

A view from our new loft space in South London.

New Loft Office | Architects for South London | Bermondsey

We’ve moved into a new loft style penthouse office in Bermondsey. With all sorts of exciting opportunities to look forward to we share our space with interior designer Callender Howorth. The former tannery is going through an extensive but sensitive refurbishment. The exposed beam ceiling and timber floors remain, as do the steel framed windows but it’s a very considered redevelopment.

 

25
Jun

A Grange in Yorkshire with a sustainable future.

Sustainable Grange | Architects for Leyburn | Yorkshire Dales

A traditional Grange and barn in Yorkshire has been neglected for many years. The new owners are very excited by their find; an extensive refurbishment will be necessary. Its location and off grid status makes a sustainable heat strategy the most viable solution for the futureSet within remote farmland it will provide ground source heat as the most cost effective solution for a self-sufficiencyThe house has some wonderful features with exposed timber beams, a stone tiled roof and half a metre thick solid walls all to be retained as originalThe character of the house will be complimented by a full house refurbishment and insulating the property is a priority. The barn will be used by the boys as a bunk room and will function away from the house.

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