Whilst every job is different, we approach it with the same passion, energy and design ethos. We are contemporary – modern – architects meaning that, whether building a new house from scratch, extending a listed building, altering or renovating an oast house or adding a basement, our designs maximise the potential for light and space, connect ‘inside and out’, combine old and new, and blur the boundaries between being on holiday and at home. Whatever the size and scope of the project, we constantly seek to add touches of luxury, such as ‘box’ windows that frame the views, an en-suite bathroom with direct access to a pool, or dramatic concealed up-lighting that creates a real ‘wow’ factor. For us, luxury is about attention to detail, not about spending a fortune.
As well as enhancing wellbeing, our architecture respects the environment. We are ‘green architects’ in the sense that we create buildings that harmonize with the site’s natural features and have minimal impact on the environment. Our approach varies depending on the project and the client, but typically includes specifying high levels of insulation, renewable energy solutions, rainwater harvesting and conservation systems, and, where possible, ‘green’ building materials.
The orientation of the building is vital. Too often vast glazed windows are designed to face South resulting in overheating and the need for expensive window treatments to block out heat and light. Our schemes are designed to benefit – not suffer – from solar gain. Positioning the building on the site to maximise the opportunities to benefit from solar heating (and the views), whilst minimising discomfort, is another hallmark of what we do, as are carefully conceived ventilation and heat recovery solutions to achieve comfortable temperatures all year round. The result is a building that intelligently uses as little energy as possible. We keep on top of fast-moving government legislation to provide our clients with this level of design expertise and to give them best advice.
Modern Sustainable Architecture
In sum, regardless of project type, site or budget, whether you are looking for an architect to design your new contemporary house, an extension to your existing traditional or listed building, a luxury basement, pool, or outdoor living space we will work with you to create modern, sustainable architecture for easy 21st century living.