Tag: Lambeth


A new lease of life for a fine Art Deco mansion block flat.

Art Deco Mansion | Architects for Wandsworth | Balham, South West London

forresterarchitects has submitted a remodelling proposal for a mansion block in Balham, South West London. The building is a fine example of Art Deco architecture, and the proposed design seeks to enhance its existing features while resolving some of the issues that the client has faced.

The existing configuration of the mansion block was deemed to be functional, but several issues needed to be resolved. A new kitchen layout and reconfigured bathrooms were the client’s top priority. The proposed design seeks to provide a modern and functional living space while retaining the building’s Art Deco charm. forresterarchitects attention to detail and expertise in architectural design ensures that the proposed remodelling will enhance the existing features of the mansion block. forresterarchitects understanding of the building’s unique architectural style is evident in every aspect of the proposed design. The proposed new kitchen layout is designed to be both practical and stylish, with modern appliances and ample storage space. The reconfigured bathrooms will also feature modern fixtures and fittings, while retaining the building’s Art Deco charm.

forresterarchitects commitment to sustainable design is evident in the proposed remodelling, with features such as energy-efficient lighting and heating systems. forresterarchitects attention to detail and expertise in architectural design ensures that the proposed remodelling will provide a modern and functional living space while retaining the building’s Art Deco charm.


A double height basement extension to the Clapham Conservation Area.

Basement Extension | Architects for Clapham | forrester architects.

forresterarchitects, in collaboration with interior designer Callender Howorth, is currently undertaking a full refurbishment of a house located in Clapham, South London. The property is undergoing extensive remodelling, including the addition of a new basement floor, a double-height rear extension, and a loft studio. The design approach aims to retain the traditional period features of the house while incorporating modern features for a contemporary living experience.

One of the key features of the new extension is the direct access it provides to the garden. The extension has been designed to be double-height, allowing for an abundance of natural light to flood the space. This new addition will create a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor spaces, ideal for social gatherings and entertaining. In addition to the new extension, the top floor of the house is being reconfigured to provide a new loft studio. This space will provide a versatile area for a variety of uses, including an office, study, or additional bedroom. The existing garage will be reconfigured to provide a discreet side entrance, which is ideal for maintaining the privacy of the occupants. Despite being located in a difficult location, the project has received planning permission due to the innovative design approach taken by forresterarchitects. forresterarchitects has been able to incorporate modern features while preserving the traditional period features of the house, which is located only a short walk away from Clapham Common.

The end result of this project will be a unique, contemporary living space that combines the best of modern design with traditional features. The project demonstrates that with the right design approach, it is possible to achieve planning permission for a dream home even in challenging locations.


Dining intervention to a garden square Townhouse refurbishment within the Kennington Conservation Area.

Garden Square Refurbishment & Extension | Architects of Lambeth | Kennington Conservation Area, South East London

forresterarchitects recently completed the refurbishment and extension of a charming mid-terraced townhouse in Kennington, South London. Although the house had well-proportioned living spaces and bedrooms, the galley kitchen was unremarkable and needed an update. The client wanted a modern, bright and airy kitchen, so the architects proposed a frameless glazed roof-light extension.

The new extension spans the full width of the house and connects the raised ground floor kitchen and dining room with the lower ground floor lounge room. This new addition provides much-needed connectivity between the different levels of the house, creating a seamless flow between the spaces. The glazed roof-light floods the kitchen with natural light, making it bright and inviting. The new kitchen is a modern and functional space, designed to meet the client’s requirements for a bright and airy atmosphere. forresterarchitects worked closely with the client to ensure that the design met their needs while also being visually appealing.

The frameless glazed roof-light is the focal point of the extension, providing a stunning view of the sky above and creating a sense of openness and spaciousness. It also allows natural light to penetrate deep into the house, creating a bright and welcoming atmosphere. The full-width extension allowed for a larger kitchen area, providing plenty of space for cooking, entertaining, and dining. Overall, the refurbishment and extension of this quaint garden squared mid-terraced townhouse in Kennington, South London is a success.


A new-build infill development in Clapham.

Infill Development | Architects for Lambeth | Clapham, South West London

forresterarchitects have recently submitted a planning application for a new build infill house in Clapham, South London. The project involves the development of an unremarkable bookend property, which presents an opportunity to construct a new two-storey infill development. In response to the high demand for housing in London, developers are increasingly seeking out obscure plots of land with the potential to be developed, and this infill development is no exception.

The proposed infill house is designed with living accommodation on the upper floors, while the bedrooms are located on the ground floor, creating an unconventional layout. The upper floor features a double height lounge with a south-facing aspect, providing a bright and airy room with ample natural light. The ground floor houses two double bedrooms and a ground floor accessible WC. In accordance with current planning policies, the development includes a terraced garden space, which is accessed from the lounge area at the rear of the property.

The provision of garden space is a strict requirement for new house developments, and this infill development is no exception. Infill developments such as this provide an opportunity for clients to take advantage of residual or inefficient land use, which would otherwise go unused. By creating a two-storey infill development on an unremarkable bookend property, forresterarchitects have maximized the potential of the plot and provided their client with a modern and unconventional living space, complete with a terraced garden.