We find solutions to the critical questions facing the city today: how can we build net-zero carbon housing in London, what makes our workplaces fit for the 21st century, and how should we reinvigorate our public spaces so that they engage and excite?
Our private residential projects include house extensions, basements and loft conversions at all scales. We work toward Passivhaus and EnerPHit standards of comfort and low energy, creating sustainable homes that bring joy.
A two storey house extension in west London creates a bright new family space from a previously dark lower ground floor. A large glass box addition floods the space below with natural light, while allowing views to the rear from a new study at raised ground floor. A bespoke kitchen is created in douglas fir timber and polished concrete. Project architect: Amrit Marway.
This house extension and refurbishment in Canonbury is designed for a filmmaker client. The new spaces create a sequence of views of the landscaped garden. Visually heavy brick walls and piers contrast with frameless, recessed glazing to create a sculptural interplay of solid and void. The simple pier and lintel construction references early forms of architecture. Project architect: Becky Wootton.
The project reconfigures a small studio of just 36 sqm, to create an open plan kitchen & living room with a new separate bedroom to the rear. The property forms part of a Grade II listed crescent in Islington, built in 1860. Each space was finished in a different greyscale tone to create three distinct moods within the small flat. A brilliant white living room is contrasted with a grey slate bathroom and a rich, off-black bedroom. Project architect: Ben Ridley.
This housing scheme in Walthamstow, east London provides 26 homes for private rent, with affordable creative space at ground floor for local start-up firms. The creative space helps to animate this part of the high street, which currently suffers from a lack of activity. The build to rent housing model enables our practice to deliver high-quality homes with a focus on catering for long-term tenancies. A facade of arches references the aspirational Victorian and C20th warehouses of east London, including the nearby historic film studios building. A red brick finish is complemented by matching pre-cast concrete lintels. Project architect: Becky Wootton.
In the mid 20th century, radical changes in transport planning redefined our cities. We embraced the car as the future of travel in London. Walking and cycling were frequently marginalised and consequently, the experience of the city for other road users was transformed. This project, proposed for the Architecture Foundation, considers a future when cars no longer dominate London's public spaces: one where the village green is woven into redundant vehicular infrastructure. Project architect: Ben Ridley.
Located in the heart of Soho, this shop was created for Natural Selection London; a menswear brand specialising in Japanese selvedge fabric. Inspired by the excavation of an architectural ruin, the fit-out features perimeter display stands recalling geological strata and a series of free-standing cylindrical core samples. Project architect: Christian Brailey.