Whole House is a house full of contradictions: a house with large ideas on a small garage site. A house with no windows that is flooded with light. The elevation of a traditional domestic house on a non-traditional street setting. A unique house for a developer client.
This new house fits within a land-locked plot behind Victorian terrace housing in Hackney, London. Its asymmetric pitched roof features a bespoke terraced garden and light shafts down to the lower floor to create a light-filled and unique home and studio for the resident artists.
Hillyfield at the Park
Hillyfield at the Park is a 4FE expansion to Hillyfield Primary Academy on a new satellite site in Lloyd Park, Walthamstow. Won through an OJEU procurement process, the project comprises the remodelling of an existing unloved 1960s secondary school building, new landscaping and a new 1,000m² ‘planted’ wing with roof-top learning spaces which faces the park.
Pegasus Academy - Phase 2
This school expansion builds on the character of the existing Victorian school buildings through the concept of a 'responsive roofscape' – informing a site-wide strategy to revitalise different learning environments and provide a controlled sense of scale to the new development
A burnt timber extension to a private home in St John's Wood, London, re-configuring the layout and adding a rear extension to the flat, to provide a home more suitable for a growing family.
Olympic Car Park Competition
Our proposal for a new facade of a multi-storey car park in the Olympic Park, Stratford as part of the London Legacy Development Corporation.
Hampstead Beach House
This house in North London was extended and reorganised to create a series of bright, well-connected spaces with new windows and light natural material finishes.
Hayes Primary School
The expansion of Hayes Primary School provides an exciting and vibrant new extension to a tired and outdated school building; an extension that flickers and glimmers with the reflection of the trees providing a renewed energy to a building at the heart of its community.
Pegasus Academy - Phase 1
The construction of a new Nursery, reception classroom and the refurbishment of two existing classrooms to this Primary School was enhanced by connecting the spaces via a new ‘Reception Street’ – a space for role-play, reading corners, art spaces, home corners…
This remodelled building for the East Dulwich Grove Estate TRA provides a new community hall with a sense of open-ness; two super-sized doors open through 180 degrees onto a newly landscaped courtyard used by the residents for meetings and local community gatherings.
This extension to a private house in Hammersmith, west London sets out to playfully challenge the existing house’s Victorian order.
Rub-a-dub-dub, Five Flats on a Pub
This design for new flats over a public house in a tight east-London site builds on a series of east-end traditions; covered external stairs with windows opening into circulation routes and a glazed brick chimneystack.
This extension to a private house in East London reinterprets the pitched roof of the original building creating a unique form that belies the extension’s scale but enclose intimate spaces that embrace the programmes and patterns of modern day family life. The design includes a dramatic polished concrete kitchen island and stepped terraces.
Eardley Primary School
This project to reorganise the external spaces to a primary school started as a ‘masterplan’ to provide covered learning and play spaces for the EYFS.
The refurbishment of the common parts of this prestigious 1930s block overlooking Regent’s Park involved wrapping the side of the staircases in a fire-retardant, double-curved walnut wood panelling.
Hayes Swimming Pool Link
An extension to a primary school that consists of a large projecting roof which contains a new community entrance to an existing swimming pool, new hygiene and changing facilities.
Peabody Housing - Palmer Garages
Our proposal for a Peabody 'small projects' competition at Palmer Garages, Archway.
Whitehorse Manor Infant School
The existing reception classrooms to this school in south London were housed in a Victorian building with no access to the outside. We were asked to review the existing class area and resolve issues with pupil movement, access and the poor relationship between inside and outside spaces.
The starting point of this design was the placement of a single material insert - a black tray; a room laid into the garden cheek-by-jowl against the grain of the existing Victorian House. The walls and floor of the new black brick tray were then carved away to create connections between the inside of the house and the garden; expanding the garden in to the house and the kitchen into the garden.
The radical re-organisation of the accommodation in this traditional Victorian building pivots around the insertion of a new external courtyard and glazed box room in the centre of the ground-floor plan. A new deck over the rear of the plot provides a roof terrace, while gaps in the deck allow slithers of light to penetrate into the studio below.
This annex provides separate accommodation for the client’s elderly parent and a new, shared terrace to the rear of the existing house. The design takes the form of a textured and glazed brick chimney, which although attached to the main house makes a private and subtle addition.
Whitehorse Manor Junior School
This commission comprised of a radical re-modelling and development of two double-height classrooms at a school in Thornton Heath, south London, into a two-storey library, staff and admin hub.
This design for the replacement of a single-storey return to a terraced house in London's east-end is a formal mutation to the language of the existing roof-scape; a design that straddles boundary lines but twists in plan and section to face the sun.
The design for this house reorders its relationship to the garden. By sinking the kitchen into the ground and pushing the back of the house out it reorganises the functional requirements of the home into a series of furniture items wrapping around the space.
Sustainable Living in the Potteries
This proposal for live-work accommodation in North Staffordshire explores how a standardised, terrace house model can be used to accommodate flexible living conditions and appeal to a diverse demographic.
Cypress Infant School
Set on a steep-sloping, thick woodland site the design for a Children’s Centre at Cypress Infant School was conceived as a series of active landscape terraces hugging the contours of the site. The columns in the design became trees supporting a canopy of gently sloping roofs that provide cover over the stepped learning landscapes.
Billboard Media Lab
The interior and furniture design for the Billboard Media Lab, a mobile unit designed as part of the Thames Gateway Regeneration project, required a strong visual identity in keeping with Media Lab brand. The robust but brightly coloured design was created within a converted shipping container that toured schools in the Thames Gateway as a hub for youth consultation.
This mobile theatre has been developed with and for the charity Cardboard Citizens as a flexible and dismountable performance space that could travel around the country responding to different sites and productions.
The floor was lowered in this extension to a Victorian property, to provide a mid level between the new front entrance and the basement extension. The introduction of a new stepped level fits in with the original building’s split-levels.
This conceptual proposal for a Maggie’s Centre was presented at the RIBA. It conceived an approach to a design that grows outwards – starting at the kitchen table and ending in the garden.
Oxford Street Space Invaders
The design for the development of this Oxford Street store for an Italian fashion brand proposed internal modifications and a new façade, that deal with the heavy pedestrian traffic as well as provide a building that competes with its neighbouring retailers.
Ukai Sushi Bar
The designs for the interiors and furniture of this chain of sushi bars created a high impact and unique visual brand using low-cost standardised materials. Heavily stained and fire treated Stirling board was used to line the walls and water-jet cut industrial rubber was used to create bespoke furniture and lighting.
The refurbishment of this 61-apartment residential complex in St John’s Wood refreshed the 1930's art-deco aspirations of the original building.
This design for an observatory combines the specific technical requirements of the brief with adaptability and playfulness through a series of holdings that open and fold to accommodate different configurations of use.
The design for the remodelling of this one bedroom apartment in a Regency-styled, West-London terrace included bespoke cabinetry clad with an industrial black rubber.
The new main entrance to Tilston C of E Primary School was conceived as a shop-front for education. The front of the school was opened up to the community with an inviting glazed façade that houses new access and circulation as well as display for pupil work.
Suburban, developer-led, cul-de-sacs of the 1980s and 90s leave much of the urban design and architectural fraternity reeling. This project provided a rare opportunity to provide a ‘non-pastiche’, pastiche extension to such a now-established norm in British housing.
This design for a new environmental area at a primary school in Cheshire comprised of a new cultivation area, fruit trees, pond and landscaped playing field conceived as a mini-child’s world; with each of the elements named after a world feature. The project provided a new accessible entrance for pupils arriving at the school and an external learning environment.