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Grand Designs Birmingham October 2018

we have again exhibited this year at grand designs birmingham & received great interest from all over the country. aiming to be back at gd london on 7-12 may 2019.


end of october we received the european property award for architecture single residence – greece 2018-19 for our project ‘the retreat’ on lefkada. the same evening we received the 5 star best architecture single residence – greece 2018-19 award and have been nominated for the architecture single residence europe 2018-19 award to be announced in december this year! congratulations to the whole team as well as the client for his outstanding scope and his confidence in giving us the freedom to design this amazing property for him.

highfield crescent, northwood

this detached family dwelling situated in a cul-de-sac in northwood with its long slanted roof to the front was our starting point for adding another floor to the building as well as extending it to the side and rear. Planning has been approved this year and the project is out for tender.

airedale avenue, chiswick

this beautiful 5-bedroom family home on a corner plot in the middle of chiswick will be extended by adding a full basement underneath the existing building housing a large entertainment room, bedroom, bathroom as well as wine store, boiler and utility room, with a generous light-well facing the rear garden. we suggested essential changes to the room designs on all floors as well as a multi-functional garden house to be used as a garage, storage and entertainment room. the works are currently out to tender.

denbigh gardens, richmond

a rather spacious family home in the heart of richmond will receive a full depth basement with a gentle ascent towards the rear garden. by adding a single storey extension to the rear, we have redesigned the ground floor fundamentally and suggested useful changes to first and second floor level. a building contract has been awarded recently and the project goes on site in december.

bervyn road, richmond

within richmond conservation area, this detached edwardian 5-bedroom family home will undergo a substantial redesign and extension process. we suggest a two-storey extension to the side of the property, replace the existing rear conservatory with a new flat roofed extension, create a separate play area with a large sized kitchen behind facing the garden. a new staircase leads all the way up to the loft whilst we gave the building its original roof shape back, adding dormers to the rear to accommodate a bedroom and bathroom facility. the side extension will create more space to the loft, whilst additional en-suite will be added to the existing bedrooms at first floor level. all windows will be replaced, the entrance portal is redesigned, insulation added throughout and low energy heating systems added. our interior design team has chosen finishes to all major rooms and selected products and materials for all the bathrooms. the project is going on site in the coming weeks.

oaken drive, esher

this detached 1930’s four bedroom home has been extended before with the addition of a garage and rear utility room and additional bedroom at first floor. following our instruction we suggested to visually connect the existing living room to create a larger habitable space with the kitchen swapping sides to be accommodated behind the garage. a new single storey extension will add more volume to the open space living and dining area. the existing recently added bedroom will receive an en-suite, with the remaining bedrooms reorganised to get the master bedroom more space for its own dressing and bathroom facilities. a new staircase will lead up to the spacious loft to create another bedroom with en-suite and dressing as well as access to the unused roof space for further storage. this design is currently running for planning approval.

hillway, hampstead

we have been instructed to combine two former adjacent family homes to create one large dwelling as part of a gated development close to hampstead. both properties show new single storey extensions, new double storey infill extensions, new dormers to the roof scape as well as a pool house extension at the perimeter of the upper building. at ground floor whilst you enjoy the views out to the garden from the full width living room, a large open fireplace separates from the dining area and kitchen, with a spa room featuring a sauna, steam and shower room leading down to the pool house facing the jacuzzi and terrace. upstairs, whilst the master bedroom with its dressing area, boudoir and en-suite overlooking the Shard are located towards the rear, the children’s bedrooms and en-suite occupy the other building. a study to each loft floor with lookout glass dormers create additional usable space. the project has been granted planning last year and it currently on site.

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.

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.