The Threshing Barn, Worcestershire
We are currently working on the conversion of an old Threshing barn on a listed farm site in Worcestershire into a new family home. The building was originally in agricultural use constructed of a solid oak beam frame structure with a double pitched roof, which was later replaced by a corrugated vaulted metal roof as often applied to these buildings. The building survey we carried out recently mapped the authentic old beam structure as well as the replacement beams added over time. The new design will reintroduce the original building shape with a new external treated timber cladding, an additional floor forming a gallery in some places to accommodate open plan areas for kitchen, dining and spacious living as well as bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms to the upper floor. Large window openings cut into the façade will allow stunning views over the adjacent fields from both floors.
Quarry House, Barham
We have recently been appointed to design and build a detached contemporary and very generous two-to-three-bedroom family dwelling of around 450m2 situated at the southern end of a sloping 4 ha site. The lower part of the site had been used as a chalk quarry around the 1870’s and seems ideal for the construction of a new two storey single aspect family home with intensive green roof cover so invisible from the top of the site. A further smaller plot at the bottom of the site is forming part of the dense forest with the idea that another single storey barn-like small family home can be constructed at a later stage where workers originally had sheltered structures.
Epsom Road, Guildford
We have worked recently on the conversion of an existing detached 3-storey office building (plus small basement) on a corner plot in the fringes of Guildford town center to create upmarket individual apartments. We suggest to extend parts of the front of the building to add additional habitable space to each floor and mirror at the same time the full height bay window feature already present on the facade whilst relocating the main stairs to access the new apartments on all levels as well upgrading the existing basement underneath. We currently await planning response from the council.
Hill Rise, Richmond Hill
We successfully received planning approval for the full width extension at the rear of this Edwardian Richmond five-bedroom townhouse around 250m2 in size. Internally we fully redesigned the lower ground floor to give the client more storage, better use of the existing vaults under the access bridge and front stairs to the house, bike storage, dropping the floor level to follow the slope of the site whilst achieving generous ceiling height within the rear areas with clearly defined spaces for a large kitchen, a dining area next to a gas fire and a cosy rear lounge as part of the glazed extension to enjoy the amazing views over the Thames river. A small terrace allows for outdoor enjoyment in the summer with gentle steps leading down to the richly planted garden meandering sown the hill.
Waterfall House, Lefkada
After the successful coordination with our local architect in Lefkada, we received approval for this stunning single family dwelling on a sloping site with sea access and close views over Skorpios. Carved out of an overgrown plot into the typical topography of this island, we created a small private access road down to the private beach with a covered veranda structure with outdoor kitchen and changing facilities. Guest accommodation in form of oval single storey structures sit on each bend of the road leading up to the main building and further to the entrance of this site. Passed the gate a buried gate house provides accommodation for the house keeper and guests, with all facilities as well as underground garage for cars and maintenance parts to this property. Whilst a spacious wine and vegetable garden nestles along the right boundary, a beautiful garden opens towards the left of the site displaying flower beds, a water fountain and a small chapel. Whilst the guest sleeping accommodation will be covered by the natural fall of the site with cut in light wells to invite enough daylight, two large pavilions sit on top of the main structure to create an open plan living and family bedroom area with entertainment space, bathroom and changing facilities facing the pool. A circulating water steam cuts through the building originating in the guest bathroom across the connecting courtyard and terraces to cascade down a shoot into the heated infinity pool. Works to the main building is starting soon.
Montpellier Row, Richmond
We are starting works on the refurbishment and extension of an existing 1720’s Grade 2* listed terraced 7-bedroom family dwelling of around 390m2 close to Marble Hill House including the construction of a potentially full width single storey rear extension with replacement of the existing rear infill kitchen extension, the conversion of the existing lower ground floor dining area and adjacent room to form an independent one bedroom nanny accommodation. We also redesign parts of the first & second floor to provide additional en-suite bathrooms as well as overall upgrade to the building envelope and thermal performance where possible in close cooperation with the local conservation department.
Blacketts, Chandlers Cross
We are developing design proposals on this unusual forest hill site involving the demolition of an existing single-storey detached timber cabin style dwelling to erect a new 3 bedroom detached family home with annexes of around maximum 200m2 in size. The new building will be constructed of a single storey linear timber framed structure with a single pitched roof supported on pillows on a sloping site within the wooded setting. A separate timber framed annex building or two annex buildings close to the main house as well as a potential carport with space for two electric cars and charging station as well as an outdoor jacuzzi with wood burner will feature as part of the designs.
Onslow Road. Richmond
We have been appointed to redesign and extend this terraced Victorian family dwelling in Richmond conservation area to create an additional bedroom in the loft with shared bathroom facilities, an all glass extension to the rear whilst adding ensuite bathrooms to the first floor level. An elegant interior with modern accent to the open plan ground floor refines the designs, upmarket products and materials elevate the value of this small town centre property. The contractor has completed all shell works in the meantime and nearly completed the internal fitout.
Richmond Road, Cambridge
We just won planning approval on the refurbishment and extension of an existing detached Victorian 4-bedroom family dwelling in the Cambridge Conservation area. The proposal includes the construction of a single storey ground floor wrap around rear extension replacing the existing garage structure, with a full height infill side extension; redesign of the current lower ground floor and upper ground floor area, rearrangement of the front bedroom at first floor level with en-suite as well as a further guest bedroom and en-suite facing the garden; the redesign of the current loft level as the new master bedroom with dressing room and master en-suite bathroom; improvements to all facades where applicable as well as further internal changes to layouts at all levels. We are currently working on the detailed construction information and interior designs in preparation for full tender.
all hallows church, twickenham
The All Hallows Community Hall, built as prefabricated structure with concrete panels in the 1950’s, is a church hall next to Christopher Wren’s All Hallows Church which provides wider services to the overall community. We are currently working to refurbish the front part of the building with new toilet facilities, meeting rooms and office space at its first-floor level and redesign the main hall for the future use not only for sport activities but events or wedding receptions. All external windows will be upgraded and the façades re-cladded to achieve a more welcoming appearance whilst upgrading the heating and electrical systems as well as providing appropriate drainage for the surrounding site. Works are expected to begin mid of next year.
riverdale farm, woking
We got planning consent for a detached 6-bedroom family home within the Green Belt in Send near Woking, Surrey, to convert and extend the loft space above the garage, redesign the first floor and ground floor area whilst adding a single storey fully glazed pavilion structure onto the existing raised terrace area with a new footpath leading down to an open-air swimming pool. Following construction drawing information, work on site is scheduled for early to mid of next year.
birch hollow, edgbaston
Excited to announce the full planning approval for a new built contemporary 4-bedroom family home with adjacent garage in Edgbaston near Birmingham. We are entering now RIBA stage 4 construction information preparations in close cooperation with our structural engineer using new building methods as ISOTEX building blockwork to deliver both the building envelope and its interiors to a suitable budget for the client. Building works is expected to start on site in spring 2023.
bervyn road, sheen
This detached Edwardian 5-bedroom family home within the Richmond Conservation Area has undergone a substantial redesign and extension process. We added a two-storey extension to the side of the property tying in with the original roof shape, replaced the existing rear conservatory with a new flat roofed extension, created a separate play area with a large sized kitchen and dining area facing the rear garden. A new staircase leads up to loft level, which created an additional bedroom with en-suite, with more bathroom space added at first floor level. All windows are replaced, the entrance hall redesigned and suitable products and finishes for new areas selected. This project has been completed summer 2022.
poppyfield house, Dummer
Following approval of replacing an existing bungalow structure on the fringes of Dummer village near Basingstoke with a 2-storey contemporary family home, we are nearing completion of the building and its interiors. The upper floor has been cladded in pre-weathered copper with slimline profiled sliding doors and balcony in front, the ground floor is constructed in dark brickwork with rendered areas set back from the front colonnade. After the winter break, a garage building and pool will be added to the site with the area around the house landscaped and replanted.
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.
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.
the avenue, east twickenham
this building of towns-cape merit has been converted & extended in three stages over the past few years starting with the loft conversion and refurbishment, then the redesign of first & ground floor with an infill extension to create an open space living and dining area to the rear. this summer we have completed the last phase by adding a large side extension to the house replacing the existing garage with a further study, utility & larger kitchen area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY AWARDS
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.
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.
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.
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.
the international design & architecture awards
we are delighted to announce that 3s architects 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
international property awards
3s architects 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 also reached a prestigious global shortlist.
marlborough road, richmond
after a long preparation period, we have finally started site works on this 5-storey townhouse mimicking the neighbouring property we completed around five years ago. the former garage to the front will be replaced by a sizeable utility room with a separate entrance from the front drive which is also connected to the open plan kitchen and dining room. a guest toilet and boiler room is located underneath the external stairs, with a modern open tread staircase leading to the upper hallway. a new study will form part of the side extension on the upper floor with access from the through lounge next to the main entrance hall. the upper floors will be renovated, windows upgraded and insulated where necessary whilst the building will be fitted with a modern heating system. a small balcony on top of the new flat roof structure at ground floor level will enable views over the sizeable rear garden. the project is projected to be completed end of 2020.
German Design Award
3s is proud to announce that we have won the prestigious german design award 2020 for best architecture with our project “the retreat” in lefkada. congratulations to the team for the fabulous project!
poppyfield house, dummer
following the approval of replacing an existing bungalow structure on the fringes of dummer with a 2-storey contemporary detached family home, we are currently preparing construction information and interior designs to bring this exciting project on site during the summer period.
grantham house, leatherhead
we have recently completed a feasibility study to the develop an apartment scheme for 24 apartments to the rear of an existing former office building facing north street, leatherhead. the proposal will result in a contemporary extension to the existing brick facing structure with the intention to introduce a well balanced scheme to this site whilst its design language creates a link between the modern commercial structure to the west and the historical buildings lining bridge street to the south.
the complete refurbishment of this five bedroom country home surrounded by beautiful gardens. new interventions improve the flow and connectivity of internal spaces, and bronze, stone and glazed additions reorientate and open the property up to enjoy newly landscaped areas, including an outside pool and views to the surrey hills.
friars stile road, richmond
following successful planning application construction works on refurbishment and extension project in richmond have started on this semi-detached town house. the construction includes a two-storey rear extension complementing the completed extension of the neighbouring home as well as redesign of lower and upper ground floor as well as first floor levels. once finished, the rear reception room will open up as a gallery to the void of the tall rear extension with a stand alone sculptural staircase leading down to kitchen and dining. the front entertainment room opens up to the new light well, the rear terrace projects further into the long garden connected by gentle wide natural stone steps. this project is now on site and once finished, the rear reception room will open up as a gallery to the void of the tall double storey rear extension with a standalone sculptural staircase leading down to kitchen and dining. the new rear extension will fit well with the developments that have already been implemented at the neighbouring properties. the rear elevation of the extension will have elegant and sleek glazing system which will enhance the existing building and match the character of the conservation area. the project is now in its completion phase.
onslow road, richmond
following the successful conversion of a townhouse in marlborough road, we applied for a two-storey infill extension to the side of this property with replacement of the traditional upper ground floor timber framed conservatory with a modern frameless glass extension. the lower ground floor has been completely redesigned with an open plan kitchen area to the front and dining and informal living to the rear whilst we opened the rear facade introducing large sliding doors. the outdoor terrace has been widened and will be covered with portland stone as both cheeks of the rear facade whilst implementing a new retaining wall with glazed balustrades and stairs to the upper level rear garden. a new sliding gate secures the redesigned resin bonded driveway, the facade has been chemically cleaned and repainted where needed.
grand designs, birmingham
as previous years, we had been invited to participate in the grand designs exhibition in birmingham 2021 to offer our expertise. we had a great response from the people we met and thank the visitors for sharing their potential project interests with us. if you missed us we hope to see you again next year !
Build It, Bicester
3s had a great weekend at ‘Build It Live Bicester’ the UK’s most practical self build exhibition. we saw some great potential projects. we naturally contact all interested parties following the show to arrange site visits to review.
Holiday Home, St Tropez
We are currently working on the extension and refurbishments of a villa on the grounds of a larger estate ; the project includes the redesign of the current building envelope, interior space layouts and the reshaping of the pool area with new a jacuzzi and cabana building as well as a replacement of the existing entrance gate whilst introducing a new landscaping concept. The project will be carried out over several winter periods.