Our residential projects include new homes, house extensions and refurbishments at all scales. We work toward Passivhaus and EnerPHit standards of comfort and low energy, creating sustainable homes that bring joy.
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?
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.
Sustainable design improvements include wood fibre internal insulation, a continuous airtightness layer and MVHR, all based on Passivhaus principles. Project architect: Becky Wootton.
The project reconfigures a small north London studio flat 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 early Victorian crescent in Islington, built in 1860. Each space was finished in a different greyscale tone, forming 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. Original timber floors are sanded and soap washed. 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.
The new building will meet the GLA target of 35% on-site carbon reduction. On-site renewables include air source heat pumps and photovoltaic panels. 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. This is a future where sustainable transport is prioritised and 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.
The project used OSM (off site manufacture) to provide a fast install time at the shop and minimise waste during construction. This included CNC cut frames, cladding and display stands. Project architect: Christian Brailey.
This house extension in Dartmouth Park is designed to better connect the property to a large garden. A new dining room with oak framed sliding doors leads to a landscaped terrace, and a separate ‘glass box’ evening room allows uninterrupted garden views. Between these two spaces, a sheltered outdoor kitchen is created.
The modern rear extension was designed with exposed brick finishes internally and natural stone to the garden facade. Internally the home was refurbished to provide a new master bedroom, dressing room and ensuite at first floor.
Sustainable design improvements include new double glazed sash windows throughout and reduced cement content in concrete with GGBS replacement. Project architect: Becky Wootton.