Monday, 20 January 2014

Placemaking stays in mind.


Winning several awards when it was completed, this is the Cable and Wireless College building, now a Railtrack training centre I believe.
It's an old building now, which we pulled out for reference recently when designing something else. Helen worked on this selection of buildings for a couple of years whilst architect at mjp. Its a good example of placemaking we think. It started as a green field site, (now of course we would really prefer to utilise brownfield). The use of materials is quite clear and attractive, ranging from copper to fresco, glazed tile, to oak and steel. It was designed in quite a traditional way, with great attention to detail, from masterplan, right down to the cupboards and whiteboards.
Its quite old now but we think it will stand the test of time.


At a smaller scale these planning and placemaking skills are being used in our smaller projects, by all in our small team of talented individuals.




Fit fit out for Office - Office Space to let in St Albans

 
There are still spaces to take in this well kept office building for which we have designed the fit out and associated works. A thriving business community is growing in this corner of St Albans, not too far from the station. Be almost anywhere in London within an hour! 

Contact us if you are interested in knowing more about enjoying this peaceful and airy workspace 

or indeed if you need architectural or interiors services for your own commercial or workspace project.


 





Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Addition and Loft conversion to Locally Listed Building


New spacious living room with sunny aspect to garden. This room will be quiet away from a busy road. The house has been turned back to front, within constraints of being a locally listed building in a Conservation Area. The room is very airy, almost barn like.





Underfloor heating, automatic roof windows and low energy lighting incorporated


Very small loft stair to avoid cutting space from any other room on the first floor. Meticulous survey and planning ensured this worked. We think this is the smallest Building Regulations compliant stair we have done so far.


New Dormer to suit Conservation Area requirements


Very small twisting alternating staircase makes space to accommodate a wet room in the loft as well as a double bedroom