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The benefits of BIM 3d design for residential architecture

September 19, 2018 | Posted by

The last 10 years has seen significant change for architects with the adoption of new design systems and in particular, Building Information Modelling (BIM) using the 3D Revit platform. The benefits of BIM are widely accepted, and we were particularly keen to achieve a step change in coordination and collaboration with our partner structural and M&E...

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The Revival of Modular Prefabricated Housing

June 15, 2018 | Posted by

Prefabricated and modular architecture in the UK is undergoing a revival due in part to current housing crisis. Many developers and architects are looking at ways to produce high quality and cost-effective solutions that can be built quickly. Prefabricated systems (prefab), use pre-planned components or modules to build efficient, high quality and economic units. Dimensional grids, high technical standards, lower costs and the repetition of components are essential to the viability of modular construction...

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A Sense of Community: The Centre, Rye Hill

May 14, 2018 | Posted by

A Sense of Community: The Centre, Rye Hill We understand a community to be a diverse network of individuals and groups from a wide range of backgrounds who share common and/or personal interests across a wide range of subjects. The design brief for any new community-focused building or space is therefore extremely complex and requires a great deal of consideration and research. Ultimately, any new community building must acknowledge the needs and wants of the individuals who visit, or it will fail, and become a redundant...

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Are we looking in the wrong direction for extra space?

April 17, 2018 | Posted by

For an architect, looking at space is a fundamental part of what we do and in London that increasingly means looking for hidden and unrealised potential. For a private residential dwelling, that has traditionally meant expanding to the rear, in the roof, underground and sometimes to the side. In recent years, the most advantageous of these being underground. As a practice we have completed over 30 basement developments in 6 London boroughs providing gyms, music rooms and swimming pools as well as games rooms, home offices and additional living space. However underground expansion is becoming increasingly difficult due to planning and neighbouring policies. And if you don’t have a London postcode,...

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Is contextual architecture good architecture?

February 26, 2018 | Posted by

We talk a lot in our studio about context. We seek to create contextual architecture. This last statement sounds like a good soundbite but what do we mean by contextual architecture? In the following examination of this question a second, and perhaps more pertinent question has also arisen; why do we think contextual architecture is good...

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Remodeling of cottage about to start

February 19, 2018 | Posted by

Construction will begin in March for the remodeling and extension of Lantern Cottage in Sevenoaks situated in a 100 year old Grade II listed Japanese...

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Quick Progress in Dubai

December 13, 2017 | Posted by

Mirdif Hills North Village, our project in Dubai has already reached the 4th floor! Jonathan Dunn and team on...

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Plans submitted for Elmley National Nature Reserve on the Isle of Sheppey

October 30, 2017 | Posted by

Plans have recently been submitted for the renovation and extension of Kingshill Farmhouse, a Grade 2 listed building on the Elmley National Nature Reserve to provide tourism and residential facilities. A new building will be used for events and conferences as well as educational visits and overnight stays. The site has a rich history; King... Read...

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Modular Housing Project in Derby

September 25, 2017 | Posted by

A pre-planning consultation has been submitted for a student accommodation hub in Derby that increases a 31 accommodation unit building to 160. Using pre-fabrication processes the new units have the capability to arrive on the back of the lorry and be craned into...

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