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.
The Dainton Cottage proposal is a contemporary addition to a cottage in South West London. Built in 1906, the original cottage is a two bedroomed semi-detached and is joined to the adjacent Dainton House. Purchased by a local developer who has an aspiration to maximise development value through design quality, WR-AP were engaged to reinvent the existing cottage and to provide additional accommodation whilst maximising the end development value.
The proposed design additions to the cottage have created a six bedroomed property, with four bathrooms and ample living accommodation. In order to maximise the potential of the corner plot WR-AP also advised the client team to incorporate an additional annexe building within the site that could be used as an extended family dwelling. Through discussions with the local planning authority WR-AP we able to negotiate the inclusion of a basement within the proposals alongside securing a two storey garden annexe.