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Artist's House

Location: Chiswick

Type: New house

Stage: Planning approval

An unusual site provides the opportunity to create a small, purpose designed house for an artist who has lived in the local area for fifty years. 

It will consist of an open-plan living / dining / kitchen space on the ground floor with a bedroom, study, and art studio located in the basement - served by a wheelchair accessible platform lift encircled by a feature curved staircase. The lift and stairs will be lit from above by a circular rooflight.

A walled courtyard and sunken terrace area will provide private aspect to the living areas and daylight to the bedroom and studio in the basement. There is a band of high level, south facing, windows under a curved roof to maximise natural light to the ground floor interior. It will have an insulated Sedum grass green roof and have a grey water recycling system. It is designed to be a Passive House.

Infill Courtyard House

Location: Hackney

Type: New house

Stage: Planning approval

The design is for a contemporary infill courtyard house in the long, narrow slot between two pastiche 20th century 'replica' Victorian buildings and high rear garden walls.

At ground level the house is set back from the pavement to provide a front garden. The entrance hall leads to a WC/utility room and study that can also be used as an accessible bedroom. The study opens onto a landscaped inner courtyard that accommodates non-approved windows in the flank wall of the adjoining building. Planting will screen the windows whilst still allowing for light and ventilation.

A glazed gallery along the side of the courtyard leads from the front part of the house to the rear living accommodation, comprising an open plan kitchen and adjacent dining area in a double height space opening onto an expansive rear garden. There is a mezzanine living area over the kitchen accessed via a spiral staircase. 

The bedrooms are within the front part of the house with a mix of double and single rooms, ensuite and family bathroom. On the top floor a studio/5th bedroom will be well set back from the main facade with a front roof terrace. 

London Street

Location: Reading City Centre

Type: Residential development 

Stage: Planning approval

The development will provide well designed, high quality, discreet town centre living, making sure each unit receives generous daylight, sunlight, amenity and privacy in a compact city centre site.

It will be formed by extending & converting an existing dentist clinic, together with replacing a rear annex building fronting onto a pedestrian passageway, Sims Court, and adjacent open car park area. Proposed mews style housing will face onto Sims Court and have front garden/terrace areas enclosed by brick walls to act as a buffer to the semi-public passageway. The facades of the mews style housing will be articulated with projecting bays, a recessed glazed stairwell, and a 'slot' leading to a courtyard designed to take account of existing windows in the back wall of London Court. 

The proposal has a mix of units, including 3 three-bedroom family sized units that have landscaped private gardens to the east end of the site.

Private House in Essex

Location: Essex

Type: Replacement house

Stage: Planning approval  

Designed to resemble a small group of farm buildings, this bespoke new family home sits elegantly among neighbouring converted barns. The main envelope takes the shape of two barn-style blocks linked by a glazed entrance hall and conservatory. The double height space to the rear contains modern dining and kitchen areas with a study, set above the dining room bay, taking full advantage of the views to the Stour Estuary. Between the blocks, and opposite the entrance hall, is a fully glazed conservatory with full width bi folding doors leading to a sheltered terrace area

St. John Street

Location: Islington - London

Type: Office roof extension

Stage: Planning approval  

The extension will provide additional floor space for the third floor office/studio units on mezzanines. Behind the sloping front roof, the extension will have a flat roof, set below the tile creasing of the existing chimneys. The rear facades of the extension will be clad semi-reflective metal panels to give a lightweight appearance and maximize light. As this project is located within a conservation area it has been carefully designed to not affect the light or outlook from surrounding properties. Crucially, it will be 'invisible' from the street.


Location: Islington - London

Type: Office rear extension 

Stage: On site

In the revised design the mezzanine floor and roof enclosure are set back from the boundary with Stable Court so as not to be visible. The revised design will not be visible and will have no impact on the Conservation Area.  

Britannia Road

Location: Fulham - London

Type: Residential refurbishment 

Stage: On site

Kingsland Road 

Location: Dalston - London

Type: Residential development 



This pre-application submission is essentially to establish the principle of change of use and redevelopment of the site. In order to ascertain the best strategy for this much underused Brownfield site we have explored two approaches, both largely residential in nature. One option is for a denser proposal - a mixed use scheme with more smaller units in the form of flats; the second option is less dense with larger, family sized units in the form of mews houses. It is hoped that the pre app response will establish the Council's preferred mix.

Park Street  

Location: Bristol

Type: Residential development 

Stage: Planning Approval  


104c St John Street, EC1M 4EH 


020 7336 7884



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