Our main priority is helping clients make great architecture that serves their needs and responds in a vital way to its context and cultural surroundings. In order to do this and to further the studios own knowledge base we invest in a wide programme of research which enables us to be inventive and to find new and sometimes unexpected solutions to the problems that we are posed.
We work in collaboration with like-minded consultants in order to further our thinking and skill level and since our inception, we have always looked to develope concepts grounded by good research that have a light touch on the planet, are low in carbon and energy-use. We look to our research to help us and our clients mitigate the impact of climate change.
31 MR is a remodelling of a family dwelling in Richmond upon Thames for a landscape architect and a CEO of a thriving charity that facilitates urban orchards . The brief called for an increase in both family living areas and sleeping accommodation. For WR-AP this commission was not only about increasing the size and amount of accommodation but more importantly about providing the family with innovative and integrated storage solutions to deal with the demands of a growing household.
Given the clients passion for nature the primary finishes internally are timber, with structural elements exposed to showcase the characteristics of the material.
The remodelling of the ground floor accommodation incorporates a new open plan family/kitchen area and allows for a better visual connection to the garden area.
The new accommodation on the upper floor will be the sleeping accommodation for two of the family's children and also incorporates a study/relaxation area.
The commission received planning consent in mid 2018 via two routes. Permitted development rights were secured for the loft space conversion and full planning consent was granted for the ground floor accommodation.
The project is currently being procured for the construction phase works.