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.
Our winning entry for an Ecclesiastic and Civic building in southwest London is inspired by the historic churches typology embedded within suburban residential in London. The site currently hosts a series of buildings originally built for light industrial use, which have been most recently transformed into the congregation and teaching spaces for the church.
The idea is to insert a new building that proudly represents the church presence in its context but at the same time respects the scale and character of the residential surroundings. The programme includes a number of flexible teaching spaces, a community café, a central kitchen and a large congregation space.
We are currently working with the client body and the rest of the team developing options and alternatives to make the most of the site while ensuring the scale and architectural character of the building sits comfortable in the site.
Date of completion: TBC
Total Cost: Confidential
Gross internal Floor Area: 1054 sqm
Structural Engineer: TBC
Planning Consultant: Verve Planning
QS: Huntley Cartwright