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court road, eltham

we are currently working on kate bush’s previous home in eltham, adding a new two-storey side wing to the existing L-shaped detached property, whilst replacing the single storey rear extension with a modern outrigger featuring full height sliding glass elements which connect the beautiful garden with the main building. we mirrored this outbuilding to the other side in front of the new side extension to house an indoor pool, with space in between infilled with a lightweight all glass extension acting as a link to the outriggers. the proposal is currently at planning stage

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cheyne walk, croydon

one of our previous clients has instructed us to design a residential replacement for an existing garage building at the back of residential properties in croydon. we are proposing a detached two-storey building with two double pitched wing buildings connected by a flat roofed middle section with separate access from the main road.  whilst kitchen, dining, living and a bedroom/study are accommodated at ground floor level, all other sleeping accommodation is located in the new basement. the rear structure is slightly taller to house a single study at loft level, whilst the roof space of the front wing will be part of the upper bedroom space.

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poppy house, hampshire

we are delighted to have the opportunity working on this detached single storey modern family home built in the 70ties.  we decided to keep the brick arcade to the front and garden, the remaining structure will be more or less replaced. our client wishes to add several bedrooms as a new first floor to the building and improve the flow and upgrade the existing structure. whilst the space for the kitchen and dining is now much more generous, we added volume to the rear for a larger living area, added generous en-suites to the bedrooms and improved circulation. the separate garage block is replaced with a single storey building linked to the main house, whilst a new garage will be constructed closer to the entrance of the property. the new proposals are at the planning stage.

 

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timto, switzerland

following the successful development of their first timber frame modules for a bed and breakfast in Switzerland and the implementation of a new doctor’s surgery made of 10 standard sized modules, which are produced off site, we have just been given planning content for 10 student accommodation modules next to the Swiss school of Tourism and Hospitality in Chur, Switzerland. the units are in production and will be delivered in time beginning of september. further, 3s has been instructed to refurbish and fit out over the summer period the adjacent school building, housing class rooms and teaching facilities with a similar design as the new modules.

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the international design & architecture awards

we are delighted to announce that 3s architects and designers were the winner of the overall development award in the international design & architecture awards 2017.

 

the international design & architecture awards reward the best in design from across the globe, hosted by leading interior design magazine design et al.

the aim of the international design & architecture awards is really very simple: we want to create an opportunity firstly for designers, architects and developers to showcase their work, but more than that to enable design et al readers and the global design community to see and to celebrate some of the best design schemes, product launches and innovation from throughout the world.

the awards have grown at an unprecedented and incredible rate into a respected global event, with more than 200 design companies from around the world competing annually. at design et al we remain focused on exploring new boundaries in design terms and very much look forward to receiving your application.

Watch the video from the awards via the link below :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YetgE966118

 

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berlin restaurant, kensington

the german hospitality operator, Stein’s, commissioned us with developing a new concept for their new flagship restaurant, “BERLIN”, serving typical new german cuisine. the new restaurant in the heart of kensington, is located in a grade II listed embassy building of the “Goethe Institute”, with a large terrace overlooking Imperial Gardens. while the basement will accommodate restrooms, an office and storage facilities, the ground floor will house the main restaurant and bar area. the project has been completed and “BERLIN” has opened its doors in June 2018.

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parkside, wimbledon

A major refurbishment and extension of a detached 6-bedroom family dwelling facing wimbledon common is currently nearing completion. the two top floor bedrooms suffer from reduced ceiling heights and limited habitable space, therefore we raised the ridge to accommodate an additional bedroom, en-suites and lounge area whilst modernising and redesigning parts of the ground and first floor. new dormers and modern elements to the facade & gables blend in with the traditional features of the existing building.

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oakwood avenue, kent

we are currently completing on a major refurbishment of a detached family home in balham, where we extended the existing loft area by copying the left rear gable, built over the existing garage as well as replacing and extending the rear single storey extension facing the garden. water features and a well-designed geometrical garden with individual terraces for sun bathing and BBQ will be added over the next few month.

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little orchard, chiswick

this client owns an art-deco building in chiswick and approached us to reconfigure the current internal spaces with the idea to gain similar sized bedrooms upstairs as well as a spacious kitchen, dining and living area facing the beautiful garden. having worked on buildings of the same period, we are aiming to give the rear facade a similar striking elevation as currently on the front.planning application has just been granted & we are currently negotiating with the council the potentials of adding an additional floor to the building.

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hampton high street, hampton

currently we are working on a large mixed-use development in hampton high street replacing for existing 1950’s office complex and parking at the back with 31 new built apartments and ground floor retail as well as 8 town/houses. the modern design of the apartment block to the main road features a floating roof and inner courtyard with individual amenity spaces, within the town, houses have sunken gardens and sleek design which settle well within the existing residential area. this proposal has recently been granted planning approval.

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international property awards

3s architects and designers have been awarded two prestigious awards from the international property awards. awards include best architecture single residence south east england and best architecture single residence UK. the international property award is a world-renowned mark of excellence. winners are judged by a highly experienced team of professionals at their relevant national level. selected regional winners compete against projects from all over the world for which 3s architects and designers also reached a prestigious global shortlist.

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cedar house, cobham

this amazing grade II star listed building has been operating as a pub & dining hall with guest rooms on the upper floors until recently the new owner asked us to work on a scheme which retains it’s recent functions of having food & drinks to the public, whilst enhancing the original structure of the building but stripping it from unpleasant later additions which deflected from the beauty of this old building and it’s historical narrative. currently its schemes have been produced and will be present to the English heritage for approval.

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heath road, potters bar

a detached family house built in the 1960’s with a rather alpine garden is to be completely refurbished & extended whilst adding a further bedroom to the mix. the dated front will be replaced by modern features & furniture, the typical roof extension frames the building whilst giving traditional living space & dining. the project nears completion in the next coming weeks.

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the avenue, east twickenham

this building of townscape merits has been converted & extended by 3s in 3 stages. currently stage 3 is under way by adding a large side extension to the house replacing the existing garage with a further study, utility & larger kitchen area. site works to start soon.

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wolsey road, east molsey

this building in the heart of east molesey has been extended before, but not necessarily improves in it’s logic and natural flow whilst rooms & functional areas have been added and connected. after inheriting the project from other architects we gave the house a fresh design by moving the entrance and staircase to the middle & reorganising all rooms on all floors whilst raising some heights to finish with a new contemporary look to a traditional elegant building facing the garden giving the project the classic 3s look. building work has been completed with the fit out work currently ongoing.

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river cottage, hampton court

this celebrities’ home could play the backdrop of a family tale – small detached 2-storey build facing the river, however, most views blocked by walls & small windows, upstairs a gable housing the master, with some space above the old garage for further bedrooms. by adding a 2-storey extension to the side of the building and adding full glass & sliding doors to the back whilst introducing a more open feel to the living and dining we are improving the flow & appearance of the building and modernising it’s interiors. the contractor has completed the project & is dealing with his final touches to the building.

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lefkada, greece

a steep site can be tricky for designing a family home, particularly when a client had the vision of building half the house under ground on a greek island. we suggested separate ‘viewing cubes’ to the site, all connected by a buried quarter underneath, with sleeping accommodation to the back and all living, entertaining and dining to the front with 180° panorama views. a cascading waterfall runs from a bathroom separating the bedrooms along the terrace over a shoot into a swimming pool at lower level, to be pumped up again to the bathroom feature wall. the underground garage has space for 4-6 cars; guest accommodation, bar, cinema and game room overlooking the sun terrace towards the sea. the design has been approved with lefkada district council. The project is currently on site with infrastructural work to be completed & the basement structure & the shells of the building are in progress.

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budzi, uganda

building overseas can always prove a challenge. we have been commissioned to design a large new built detached house on a large sloping site overlooking lake victoria in uganda. this is complete with six bedrooms, a swimming pool, security guards accommodation and protected car parking as well as plenty of viewing terraces. we have closed this with a local architect who submitted the planning application which has been approved a few weeks ago. we have now taken an advisory role to review the works of the local team for detailed design and construction. works to clean the site and commence ground works have commenced.

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boniface road, ickenham

works to a 1200m² site in ickenham, hillingdon has commenced end of last year to construct six new build semi-detached houses, replacing a disused residential care home in the town centre. this brownfield site is partly embraced by a listed garden wall as the remaining part of an ancient apple orchard. the site had prior planning approval. our client instructed us to suggest improvements to the site layout and design of the houses. we gained successful approval in tandem with developing detail construction proposals on behalf of the contractor. the buildings were completed in march and its fit-out is expected to be delivered mid of summer.

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west temple, sheen

works on site has begun on a 400m² modern detached new build family home in sheen. the original house has been demolished apart from the front facade and will be rebuilt with a large rear extension to the side and garden with a full basement structure underneath. currently the basement structure has been completed. a second planning application has recently been approved for the improved design to the ground floor study and adjacent porch, despite initial reservations from the richmond council. this week steelwork is being installed to complete the ground floor slab structure.

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eco hotel, maldives

this exciting island hotel is a prototype in conjunction with memsys desalination technology . we have just completed design for a boutique eco hotel utilising breaking edge technology for photovoltaic systems and desalination to create an operation independent from artificial resources. whilst the main pavilion has a raised two storey structure, parabol shape umbrellas provide an extendable roof structure with free standing guest pavilions around the centre, connected with walkways to the main building. we are continuing on a detailed design stage soon.

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east twickenham conservation area, richmond

we designed a semi buried detached annex building to replace existing garages next to a large flatted development in the heart of east twickenham conservation area. whilst we introduce a classical front facade to the main road, the main body of the building separated by a terrace consists of two floors with bedrooms at lower ground and living, dining and kitchen above. a ‘living wall’ elevats towards the four-storey main building with cor-ten steel clad to all other elevations. despite its small arrangement and stunning design . the concept has been issued for planning with richmond council.

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la vallee de mont blanc, mauritius

this family holiday home is idyllically located in a valley in the south east part of mauritius . the 500m2 dwelling is part of a larger suburban resort development, with private units on large plots set into the hillside, with amenity facilities and a hotel complex close by.

due to its unique location, the contemporary design arranges itself organically into the site as an ensemble of pavilions housing kitchen, dining, living, entrance hall and parking acting as a buffer zone against the bedroom block at the rear, which has a large outdoor pool in front.

each bedroom has its own bathroom and looks out to its surroundings garden landscape with the top bedrooms enjoying additional terraces and amazing views of the valley.

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king street, hammersmith

following our successful development in chiswick high road, we have been appointed for the extension and refurbishment of a three storey mixed-use development at king Street, hammersmith. in phase one, we have retained the retail unit and built a separate stairway for basement access from the ground floor.

planning has been granted for a three storey extension to the rear of the property, housing two flats accessible from a new communal staircase, with two maisonettes accommodated within the upper floors of the main building, and plant room, storage and facilities at the rear ground floor and on the top floor.

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kingsmere road, wimbledon

upon purchasing this property, theo and olivia asked us to inject our ideas on converting and extending the existing 1930s detached family home in the leafy areas of wimbledon village.
we suggested a two-storey extension over the whole width of the rear of the house which enabled us to move the staircase further back and opened up a large light flooded light well from the rooftop to the entrance hall. the arrangement of the bedrooms became more generous and left us space to add dressing areas, storage facilities and an en-suite bathroom to the existing wet areas. the extended loft accommodates another bedroom and storage with en-suite facilities look at this now.
at ground floor level, we added a sunken lounge area to the former living area overlooking the rear terrace and large garden. the spacious kitchen now opens up towards the dining space at the rear as part of the new extension which nudges into the half-sunken lounge cube next to it. with a completely renewed roof cover, new guttering, new fenestration and cleaned up brickwork the building presents itself as a new structure harmoniously placed between its neighbouring detached properties.

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princes road, kew

we have been appointed by the client to develop 2 replacement semi-detached houses within a conservation area in kew. planning approval had been granted prior to our appointment. our role has been to develop proposals from an approved planning application through to construction on site. excavation work has been completed over the winter period, with the contractor to implement currently the basement structure. this project is carried out as a design and build contract.

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