Refurbishment and Extension, Oswaldkirk
The complete refurbishment and extension to a 1960s bungalow in the scenic village of Oswaldkirk. With extensive views over the Howardian Hills, our clients commissioned us to reconfigure the existing property so that the living areas overlooked the valley, rather than the street. As the house is located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it was important that the extension did not impaction the environment whilst also maintaining the client’s desire for a contemporary and sustainable home.
Hounds Lodge, Hampshire
Residential extension and complementary therapy studio
The refurbishment and extension of a Grade II listed lodge that forms the entrance to the historic Royal Victoria Country Park, formerly the Royal Victoria Military Hospital, which was the first and largest military hospital and was used to nurse the wounded in the Crimean War. The scheme seeks to refurbish and extend the existing house. In addition to providing additional living accommodation, the extension seeks to to provide a studio in which to practice complementary therapies. As such, a key aspect of the scheme is its relationship with the lodge’s exterior with a new courtyard creates a medicinal garden.
Residential Extension and Artist’s Gallery Space
An extension to a detached house in the suburbs of York that provided an extended living space for the artist, Milena Dragic. The brief was to provide a bright airy space that enables the homeowner to both relax, but can re-organise the space to provide a gallery space for her work, for when it hosts events such as York Open Studios. The extension also provided an enlarged bedroom for the owner’s teenage son, which had to be large enough to accommodate his drum kit.
Albion Street, Otley
The refurbishment of a Victorian workers terrace in a conservation area in Otley. The work comprises a complete overhaul of the home which had not been refurbished since the 1980s, including a loft conversion, new kitchen and bathroom. The property has required a new roof and new electrical wiring throughout. Where possible existing fittings have been re-purposed, often in unlikely places, and new historic features such as fireplaces have been re-installed.
The Lodge, RHS Harlow Carr
The concept behind this building was to provide a space large enough for a class of schoolchildren which engaged directly with the world class garden in which it is located. The semi-circular building is designed to be an ‘eyelid’ over the Queen Mother Lake, and was designed for the structure to be nestled into a new garden design. A key aspect of the building is its structure. We worked closely with Parker Green Oak to construct the building out of green oak which was peg jointed in the traditional manner, demonstrating how very ancient construction techniques can be relevant to the twenty-first century. In particular, The Lodge was to demonstrate how the gardens are a key component of the building. Some of the oak and larch cladding was sourced from the gardens, and the wildflower and herb green roof was planted by Harlow Carr.
An competition winning entry for Illuminating York which was delivered in conjunction with Chetwoods, Bright White, Arup, Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer. The premise was to use the historic landscape of York, and the hidden stories the walls hold, as a way to re-tell the story of Alice in Wonderland. Through projection and energy generation, the historic Museum Gardens was transformed into the surreal and warped ‘Wonderland’.