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READY, SET… AFL Prototype Workshop

AFL has been selected to participate in the London Festival of Architecture 2017. We will be hosting a 1:1 design & casting workshop called “READY, SET…”. Please join us for rapid prototyping, 3D printing and casting activities. This event is suitable for all the family, and you will be able…

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31 May 2017 Posted by AFL in Residential Projects no comments

Tower Hamlets completion

Durant Street, Tower Hamlets is complete. These two neighbours in east London have pooled their resources to extend their houses at the same time. Both properties feature a two-storey extension to the rear with a single storey side-infill on either side, while the existing London…

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17 Oct 2016 Posted by AFL in Residential Projects no comments

Surbiton housing

We are just submitted a pre-app for a housing scheme to the borough of Kingston upon Thames. The proposal creates nine units, including flats and mews style houses. The tight urban site in Surbiton, south west London led to the mews design approach for the houses, with narrow footprints. This achieves a…

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18 Aug 2016 Posted by AFL in News no comments

Build To Rent housing

The private rented sector (PRS) is growing rapidly in response to higher values in the capital, which have left many young Londoners without a chance of home ownership. This increased demand for rented accommodation has been pronounced over the past 5 years and is set to continue:…

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13 Jun 2016 Posted by AFL in Residential Projects no comments

Brondesbury extension

This project is for the susbstantial reconfiguration and extension of a large property in The Avenue, Brondesbury NW6. The property is currently split into two flats, and our scheme unites these to create a six bedroom single family house. The house will be extended to the rear…

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04 Apr 2016 Posted by AFL in Residential Projects no comments

Walthamstow housing

AFL have just completed a feasibility study for a housing development in Wood Street, Walthamstow. The site has been identified on the Waltham Forest Council Area Action Plan as one where residential development is encouraged. This scheme provides 18 flats with commercial units at ground floor. All flats are…

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07 Mar 2016 Posted by AFL in News no comments

Corten house extension

Planning permission has been secured for a corten house extension in Islington. This contemporary proposal in bold materials was supported by the conservation officer as the design was deemed to be of a high quality, which would preserve and enhance the Barnsbury Conservation area. The images above illustrate two…

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15 Feb 2016 Posted by AFL in Residential Projects no comments

Highgate basement and conversion

AFL have recently acquired a property for development in North London, within the Highgate Conservation Area. It is a Victorian bay fronted house, forming part of a continuous terrace built around 1895. The property currently has three floors and an additional half height basement. It is located between Highgate Wood to the north and the…

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31 Dec 2015 Posted by AFL in Residential Projects no comments

Durant Street nears completion

Work is nearly complete on a two storey house extension and refurbishment at Durant Street in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. A new open-plan kitchen, dining and living area has been created at ground floor which features polished concrete and soap washed douglas fir floors. The…

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16 Dec 2015 Posted by AFL in Residential Projects no comments

Barnsbury listed house extension

Planning and listed building applications have been submitted for an extension to a Georgian house in Gibson Square, Islington. The existing terraced house is Grade II listed and located within the Barnsbury Conservation Area. The design proposal includes remodelling the interior spaces and creating a lower…

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22 Oct 2015 Posted by AFL in Residential Projects no comments

Progress at Durant Street, Tower Hamlets

Work has progressed on-site at Durant Street in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, where two neighbours are concurrently extending and refurbishing a pair or Victorian terrace houses. The location of the project within the Jesus Hospital Estate Conservation Area dictated that the overall massing…

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16 Oct 2015 Posted by AFL in Residential Projects no comments

Outline designs complete at Westminster

Outline design is now complete for our extension and refurbishment proposals at Albion Street. The existing Georgian house is Grade II listed and located within a conservation area of Westminster. A non-original 3 storey rear extension and conservatory is to be demolished and replaced with a…

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23 Sep 2015 Posted by AFL in Residential Projects no comments

Claylands Road, Lambeth

Claylands Road is now out to tender and is expected to start on site shortly. This project is for the renovation and extension of an early Victorian end of terrace house on Claylands Road, Lambeth. We propose to rebuild a stock brick boundary wall and…

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08 Sep 2015 Posted by AFL in Residential Projects no comments

Planning consent received for Essex House

After a lengthy planning process and subsequent appeal, AFL have won consent for a new build woodland house in Essex. The site was difficult in planning terms, as it lies outside the defined settlement boundary for the village. It is also a woodland site, comprised of mature oak trees, all of which…

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18 Aug 2015 Posted by AFL in News, Residential Projects no comments

North Kensington refurbishment complete

Our house extension and refurbishment at Brewster Gardens, North Kensington is now complete. The project is a rear and side-return extension featuring bespoke oak framed sliding doors and a frameless window to the garden. The earthy tones of the brick pavers and pre-cast concrete coping…

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04 Aug 2015 Posted by AFL in Residential Projects no comments

AJ Retrofit Awards 2015

AFL have been shortlisted for the Architect’s Journal Retrofit Awards 2015, which recognises creative excellence in the adaptive re-use of existing buildings. The shortlisted project, Calabria Road, is a residential extension and  refurbishment in Highbury, North London, which was also recently shortlisted for the Architect’s Journal Small…

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07 Jul 2015 Posted by AFL in Awards, News, Residential Projects no comments

Chelsea basement approval received

AFL have received planning consents for a large basement extension and refurbishment of a detached Edwardian house in the Royal Hospital conservation area of Kensington and Chelsea. This project was one of the first to be given consent by RBKC under the new 2015 basement regulations. The proposed development includes a full refurbishment of…

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09 May 2015 Posted by AFL in News no comments

Listed building consents, Colebrooke Row

AFL have won planning and listed building consents for the extension and sensitive refurbishment of a Grade II listed Georgian house at Colebrooke Row in Islington. The proposals include a 3 storey rear extension with a contemporary glass box to the lower ground floor. All elements…

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09 Apr 2015 Posted by AFL in News no comments

AJ Small Projects Awards 2015

Our extension and refurbishment at Calabria Road has been shortlisted for the AJ Small Projects Awards. The awards celebrate the best new architectural projects in the UK completed for less than £250,000. AFL will present the scheme to a judging panel including AJ editor Rory Olcayto, sustainability editor…

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09 Mar 2015 Posted by AFL in Awards, News, Residential Projects no comments

Planning consent received at Hackney

We have received planning permission for a full refurbishment and extension of an early Victorian house on Culford Road in De Beauvoir, Hackney. The project includes removing all internal walls at lower ground floor, and lowering the floor to transform the current service spaces into a…

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25 Feb 2015 Posted by AFL in Residential Projects no comments

Hampstead refurbishment

AFL have recently completed the remodelling and refurbishment of a two-bedroomed period flat in Hampstead, north London. Built in the late 19th century, the building is part of the Mansfield conservation area and is only separated from Hampstead Heath by the London Overground rail line to the…

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13 Feb 2015 Posted by AFL in Residential Projects no comments

Bakerloo Line extension

Transport for London (TfL) have recently announced that their preferred route for the Bakerloo line extension to Lewisham from Elephant & Castle is now via Old Kent Road. If a decision is made to progress the scheme following further investigations, and the necessary funding is…

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13 Jan 2015 Posted by AFL in News no comments

JuuL House by NKS Architects

This house in Fukuoka, Japan was created for a musician who required a home that could also function as a small music hall. The architect’s response was to design carefully crafted interior spaces featuring convex curved ceilings that diffuse sound. Exposed boardmarked concrete is used for…

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30 Dec 2014 Posted by AFL in Residential Projects no comments