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.
70-72 BS is an example of how WR-AP are assisting their clients with maximising the value of their property assets. Reinventing a series of under-utilised retail units alongside providing a bespoke home targeted at the first time buyer market, 70-72 BS explores what is possible with spaces that others deem undevelopable.
Designed as an infill dwelling, the residential component of 70-72 BS adheres to all national housing standards whilst also offering an intelligent response to potential over-looking issues.
Responding to the sites natural constraints the new dwelling celebrates courtyard living whilst maximising natural light internally by the careful positioning of window openings. The subtle use of local vernacular materials such as brickwork and exposed concrete allows for the intervention to sit complementary within its surroundings