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Architect
Client
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Duggan Morris Architects
Private
London, UK

3A Hampstead Lane involved the restoration of a 1960’s residential property, originally designed and built by well-known local architects, Stirling and Margaret Craig, in the Brutalist style.

The present owners have made sensitive alterations to create modern open plan kitchen, dining and lounge areas. The new steel frames that now support the first floor are exposed and careful refined detailing of the connections makes for a simple and elegant structure that compliments the original design style.

The building also benefited from the replacement of all glazing, including the glass prism that forms a double height space to the living area. The flat roofing has been modernised to incorporate a green roof and extensive landscaping has been carried out externally.

Private Residential
Architect
Duggan Morris Architects
Client
Private
Location
London, UK

3A Hampstead Lane involved the restoration of a 1960’s residential property, originally designed and built by well-known local architects, Stirling and Margaret Craig, in the Brutalist style.

The present owners have made sensitive alterations to create modern open plan kitchen, dining and lounge areas. The new steel frames that now support the first floor are exposed and careful refined detailing of the connections makes for a simple and elegant structure that compliments the original design style.

The building also benefited from the replacement of all glazing, including the glass prism that forms a double height space to the living area. The flat roofing has been modernised to incorporate a green roof and extensive landscaping has been carried out externally.

Private Residential
Architect
Duggan Morris Architects
Client
Private
Location
London, UK
Eldridge Smerin Architects
Private
London, UK

The works on this private house in North London included the refurbishment of an existing Victorian building and the construction of a striking new extension.

The refurbishment of the original building blends contemporary design with the original ‘arts and crafts’ style, an influential movement of the late 19th century which attempted to re-establish the skills of craftsmanship threatened by mass production and industrialisation.

The new extension uses an innovative stressed skin steel roof to achieve cantilevers up to 9m with a depth of only 300mm. This created enough stiffness to allow all support to be from internal columns, giving the structure free and fully glazed façades.

Images: Lyndon Douglas

Private Residential
Architect
Eldridge Smerin Architects
Client
Private
Location
London, UK

The works on this private house in North London included the refurbishment of an existing Victorian building and the construction of a striking new extension.

The refurbishment of the original building blends contemporary design with the original ‘arts and crafts’ style, an influential movement of the late 19th century which attempted to re-establish the skills of craftsmanship threatened by mass production and industrialisation.

The new extension uses an innovative stressed skin steel roof to achieve cantilevers up to 9m with a depth of only 300mm. This created enough stiffness to allow all support to be from internal columns, giving the structure free and fully glazed façades.

Images: Lyndon Douglas

Private Residential
Architect
Eldridge Smerin Architects
Client
Private
Location
London, UK
Eldridge Smerin Architects
Private
Highgate, London, UK

Winner of the 2009 RIBA Award for the London Building of the Year, the contemporary design allows occupants an unobstructed view over the neighbouring Highgate Cemetery.

The building’s reinforced concrete structure enables the floor plates to cantilever four meters outwards from the central structures. This design keeps the rear elevation clear of any supporting structure, making it possible to have a fully glazed rear façade. The façade’s clean appearance is further enhanced by the meticulous detailing of the concealed junction between the glass, soffits and floor plates.

Inside the reinforced concrete structure is an integral feature of the minimalist interior. Careful detailing allows the building’s services to be hidden within the walls and floor. A large glazed roof light adds to the building’s transparency, designed to slide onto the roof and open the interior to the outside.

Private Residential
Architect
Eldridge Smerin Architects
Client
Private
Location
Highgate, London, UK

Winner of the 2009 RIBA Award for the London Building of the Year, the contemporary design allows occupants an unobstructed view over the neighbouring Highgate Cemetery.

The building’s reinforced concrete structure enables the floor plates to cantilever four meters outwards from the central structures. This design keeps the rear elevation clear of any supporting structure, making it possible to have a fully glazed rear façade. The façade’s clean appearance is further enhanced by the meticulous detailing of the concealed junction between the glass, soffits and floor plates.

Inside the reinforced concrete structure is an integral feature of the minimalist interior. Careful detailing allows the building’s services to be hidden within the walls and floor. A large glazed roof light adds to the building’s transparency, designed to slide onto the roof and open the interior to the outside.

Private Residential
Architect
Eldridge Smerin Architects
Client
Private
Location
Highgate, London, UK
Ptomley Dean
Private Client
Cotswolds, UK

A substantial country estate in the centre of the Cotswolds, in Gloucestershire. this Manor House dates back to the early 16th century and is a magnificent stone and timber building listed as Grade I.

Surrounding the Main House are the barns and outbuildings of various ages and conditions. The buildings have all been sympathetically repaired and altered with the many barns and byres now ancillary buildings and accommodation for the luxury country house hotel. Extensive landscaping designed by Jinny Blom links the buildings.

Private Residential
Architect
Ptomley Dean
Client
Private Client
Location
Cotswolds, UK

A substantial country estate in the centre of the Cotswolds, in Gloucestershire. this Manor House dates back to the early 16th century and is a magnificent stone and timber building listed as Grade I.

Surrounding the Main House are the barns and outbuildings of various ages and conditions. The buildings have all been sympathetically repaired and altered with the many barns and byres now ancillary buildings and accommodation for the luxury country house hotel. Extensive landscaping designed by Jinny Blom links the buildings.

Private Residential
Architect
Ptomley Dean
Client
Private Client
Location
Cotswolds, UK
Ptolemy Dean
Private Client
Somerset, UK

Shanks House in Somerset dates from the 17th and 18th centuries and is a substantial Grade I listed estate with a country house.

Surrounding the house are a collection of barns and outbuildings creating a series of courtyards. The barns and outbuildings are typically agricultural in their construction and some are listed grade II. All the buildings have been neglected and the works comprised of a significant overhaul and repair programme.

Several outbuildings have been sympathetically converted for residential use, or simply made into usable spaces. The overriding principle was minimal intervention and the use of traditional craft skills and local materials. The works also included significant landscape works to recreate some of the original garden features.

Private Residential
Architect
Ptolemy Dean
Client
Private Client
Location
Somerset, UK

Shanks House in Somerset dates from the 17th and 18th centuries and is a substantial Grade I listed estate with a country house.

Surrounding the house are a collection of barns and outbuildings creating a series of courtyards. The barns and outbuildings are typically agricultural in their construction and some are listed grade II. All the buildings have been neglected and the works comprised of a significant overhaul and repair programme.

Several outbuildings have been sympathetically converted for residential use, or simply made into usable spaces. The overriding principle was minimal intervention and the use of traditional craft skills and local materials. The works also included significant landscape works to recreate some of the original garden features.

Private Residential
Architect
Ptolemy Dean
Client
Private Client
Location
Somerset, UK