Rosa and John’s home was awarded Second Place in the Home Interior Design category of the Don’t Move, Improve! 2014 awards. This and all of the other shortlisted projects for the best and most innovative home extensions in the capital have been included in an exhibition at New London Architecture (NLA). The exhibition is open Mondays to Saturdays from Thursday 11th December 2014 to Thursday 12th February 2015 at NLA, the Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT, admission free.
We are delighted to announce that another one of our projects has been shortlisted for Don’t Move, Improve! for the third time running. This year a project for the alterations to the ground floor of a two storey, terraced Edwardian house in Muswell Hill. The plan was rearranged to create one continuous space from the living area at the front, the snug in the centre, to the kitchen/dining area at the rear making the most of the split ground floor levels with a sense of play and theatre.
Don’t Move, Improve! is run by New London Architecture (NLA) with the support of Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) London and British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) to find the best and most innovative interior design and home extension projects that deliver more space to live.
We look forward to seeing you here soon!
The project for alterations and a rear single-storey extension to an end-of-terrace, three-storey, early Victorian House in the Duncan Terrace/Colebrooke Row Conservation Area in Islington is Practically Complete. Reclaimed yellow London stock brickwork planters extend around the re-used Yorkstone paved patio, from the border, along the party garden walls, to the window on the rear elevation, to bring the sight and smell of the planting right up to the desk in the study area.
Richard was recently interviewed by journalist, Luke Tebutt, for a feature on ‘Using an Architect’ in the September 2014 issue of Grand Designs magazine, with advice on why to use an architect, how to find one, scopes of services, fees, and the relationship with clients.
Many of our projects involve improving the relationship between houses and their gardens, and good garden design is fundamental to good architecture.
Richard’s wife, Joanna, has just completed a three year part time Level 3 Certificate in Garden & Planting Design at Capel Manor College to enable us to offer garden design as part of our services.
While studying, Joanna redesigned Julia & Chris’s large back garden to compliment the garden room extension, with the pond, a shady/damp garden, a herb garden, a dining area, a grove of multi-stemmed silver birch trees to screen the existing shed, and a pergola to create a shaded sitting area.
Shirley & Paul’s home was published in the Grand Designs magazine extensions special edition in June 2014.
Our friend and photographer, Tom Cronin, has taken most of the photographs on our website. Tom’s photographs have been published in many architectural, design and technical publications including the Architectural Review, Building Design, The Architect’s Journal and Architecture Today as well as appearing on a number of sites across the internet and in the Guardian Newspaper.