This new development, situated within a former parking lot, aims to deliver residential accommodation in an area where there is an urgent need for new homes. Our preliminary study has revealed that first time buyers are very eager to purchase properties in neighbourhoods that will enable them to live but also stay. In order to improve and promote a sense of community it is vital to integrate dwellings with outdoor spaces in order to encourage active frontage and a better dialogue among neighbours. Our proposal consist of three new dwellings -each spread over basement, ground and first floor- with various outdoor spaces that will permit a better dialogue among neighbours. Each house will enable families to take ownership of the outdoor spaces with the creation of allotments and gardens in spaces where parking will be the traditional solution. Our practice has a responsibility to deliver high quality architecture but also aspirational design for the benefit of future generations. This proposal is aesthetically very simple but aims to deliver long term living solutions.
This house is a project started by a couple of young professionals that were eager to get into 'the property ladder' in one of the most expensive cities. Once a former storage, the site was purchased through a property auction as an empty plot and since then we obtained planning permission to create a detached family house spread over a new basement, ground and first floor with an open garden and allotment, green roof and a semi-open courtyard. . Currently under construction, this house aims to encourange young families/professionals to invest in small plots that might otherwise be left vacant/unused. We strongly believe that under the right guidance young families or individiuals could become home owners and consequently improve their quality of living.
We have been recently appointed to design hotel rooms and office space at the Mowbray Court Hotel in Kensington and Chelsea, this project requires great care and attention to the environment and outdoor areas.This is an exciting opportunity to promote the enhancement of open spaces that would otherwise will be left to disrepair. In this instance architecture sub-ordinates to its surrounding creating a softer landscape.
We are currently working on the Masterplan and Conceptual Design for a new project for our sister company Afterhourstudio Investments, our intention is to launch an International Competition in order to select young architectural practices to design parts of this development.The site is located in Tarragona, Spain and within an area of great historic interest during the Spanish Civil War. It is intended to provide a low density hotel development with accommodation of the highest design quality, highlighting the design quality is not measured by cost but rather architectural significance. Once this development is completed it will provide accommodation for approximately 40 to 50 guest with amenity spaces such as swimming ponds, multipurpose pavillions, etc.
We believe that Scale Models enable architects and designers to have a better understanding of space, proportion and depth as well as certain sense of reality and texture. This particular model studies the potential placement of skylights and voids to enable the access of natural light to the new basement, which will contain a new studio/workshop and ancillaries.The roughness of the concrete walls will be combine with warmer materials such as copper and wood, wich together with CNC technology applied to the furniture would enable greater funcionality and practicality.
Over the years our studio/office started to accumulate various things hence we decided to create additional storage space.However, we could not bear the idea of making something aesthetically unpleasant hence we decided to design simple but functional movable units that could allow us to move them around our studio whilst blending with the rest of our furniture.We decided to use CNC technology, which promotes a reduction of "in-situ" power tools as well as easy assembly.