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.
55WA is a remodelling of a family home in Kingston. The clients brief was to design a sustainable home through the improvement of internal living spaces, with the addition of a rear and side extension, loft conversion and roof terrace. The sites generous plot lent itself to optimising the buildings potential and we worked hard to achieve this whilst conforming to strict local planning policy. The resulting design enjoys a sensitive street frontage with a more distinctive and contemporary addition to the rear, designed to complement the existing building.
The design also enjoys a number of sustainable measures, from biodiverse roofs, to carefully considered orientation, to the integration of an air source heat pump, to ensure the building not only looks aesthetically pleasing but is comfortable to live in and efficient to run too.
Planning permission was granted in June 2022, with construction expected to commence in the Autumn of 2022.
Date of completion: 2023
Total Cost: Confidential
Gross internal Floor Area: 150 sqm
Client: Mann Family
Structural Engineer: Cogley Structures
Party Wall Surveyor: TBC