We have been appointed to create new social spaces for an arts and crafts inspired 1927 architect designed family home on the Surrey borders. More soon.
We have just submitted an application for the extensive renovation of an 1840’s terraced house in Peckham together with new lime mortar washed brickwork additions to the rear. More soon.
Our application to add 2 additions to Prospect House has now been approved and we are developing the detailed design to commence on site next year. The new rooms will be built in black stained timber with full height glazing and a sedum roof planted with local succulents. Internally the design employs both traditional hard wearing materials and bespoke joinery inspired by the work of John Prizeman.
Currently in progress, we are developing designs for the alteration and addition to an apartment set within a large Victorian villa which faces onto Peckham Rye in South East London. More soon.
The proposal is for three, multi-storey buildings arranged between Windmill Road and Thornhill Road in an informal, dense arrangement intended to promote a sense of ownership for the residents and an appropriate urban character given its location. Fronting Windmill Road a new 3-storey terraced building will contain a healthcare facility at ground foor with 2 foors of 1 bed, 2 person flats above accessed from a shared landing. The ground foor will be accessed via a covered entrance or ‘porte-cochere’ that also leads toward the 2, 4-storey blocks behind. Situated to the rear 2 matching 4 storey blocks conceived as large houses will be set around areas of private amenity space. These 2 blocks will contain 2 pairs of 2 bed 4 person flats at each foor with both stair and lift access, throughout the scheme generous landings will be provided to promote interaction between residents.
All 3 new buildings will be formed using full height loadbearing brickwork panels with expressed brickwork external reveals. Each building will have its own tone and type of brick as a compositional device and at each floor edge pre-fabricated concrete consoles will be tonally matched to the adjacent brickwork, creating the impression of a stacked construction.
The scheme has now been submitted to LB Croydon for their consideration.
Sometimes the length of time to complete a project can prove to be fortuitous. Our clients had lived in the property for some years but were keen to have the house refurbished and improved without removing its essential character, the house being situated within an estate of Victorian railway workers dwellings in North London designated as a conservation area.
Existing UPVC windows were replaced with bespoke timber sashes and casements to echo the original patterns and a new stable door was added leading into an enclosed court yard. Materials were selected that were both robust and appropriate including reclaimed York stone flags, brickwork and timber flooring; a bespoke kitchen combining traditional cabinetry detailing with classic post-war Scandinavian fittings was installed over the original encaustic tiled floor to the ground floor rooms.
An existing characterful box stair was renovated and a roof light was fitted to provide natural light. The timber floor in the master bedroom was carefully relaid and a shelving unit was designed to display a collection of classic Penguin paperbacks, together with a freestanding wardrobe.
The project though modest in scale demonstrates a strand of our practice which allows for a more curated approach to domestic interior space that responds and acknowledges the setting of the project.
The commission is for a new build 3 storey end of terrace townhouse in Gypsy Hill in South East London. The site which is roughly triangular terminates an existing terrace of housing and is owned by the client and currently occupied by a large disused brick built garage which will be demolished to provide the footprint for the new house and garden spaces.
The house is designed to provide a contemporary reinterpretation of an archetypical late 19th century terraced property which makes up a large part of the immediate surroundings. This contextual approach is reinforced through the use of reclaimed stock bricks from the site and bespoke timber glazing to maximise natural light and views from the house.
A lower floor will combine living rooms and private courtyard spaces with 2 further floors of accommodation above which will be connected by a top lit stair well. The roof will have sedum planting and an array of PV cells to generate electricity for the house.
Private courtyards at the front and rear of the house will create dual aspect and intimate outdoor spaces for use by the occupants.
The proposal is currently in detailed development.
South Croxted Road
A house on the Dulwich Estate in London has been refurbished to create a family home. The original layout of the house has been retained but new openings and relationships between rooms create an informal and relaxed environment with a sense of scale.
In response to the setting terrazzo flooring, bespoke kitchen and built in joinery and a neutral colour palette have been used to provide a robust backdrop to daily life.
An Edwardian villa in West London has been extended to provide a room for the preparation of food. Responding to the setting the addition utilises reclaimed stock brick to create robust generously scaled accommodation. An oak parquet floor extends from the house into the new room creating an explicit connection between old and new.
Despite its apparent size the house needed a new room in which to entertain. Designed for a professional couple and their family a new kitchen, dining room and scullery have been added to a large semi-detached stone built villa. Larch cladding panels were painted to compliment the soot stained grit stone elevations against which the new dining room sits.
A house with two courtyards. In East London we created a new terrace and garden to provide a creative couple with sorely needed external space in which to relax. In another courtyard bounded on 4 sides by high walls an additional childs bedroom has been inserted.
A 1962 end of terrace house in Crystal Palace was extensively refurbished to provide improved accommodation for our clients and their young family. Houses of this period offered contemporary living that were seen as aspirational but over time and due to unsympathetic alterations their inherent character has often been eroded.
Our proposal addresses the inherently vertical character of the house, with the ground and first floor windows being treated as a two storey bay with a more private arrangement above.
To the street the arrangement of the elevations have been retained as originally intended but renovated throughout.
The project was published in the Financial Times.
The client asked us to modernise her kitchen and provide her with a better dining room and garden room from where she could work.
Given the modest scale of the commission attention was given to bespoke joinery and good quality components. A low wall designed to bookend the sink and drainer also provides a moment of sociability being at a height which allows a family member to stand and talk.
Since their completion the rooms have also been used as a private gallery.
Our proposal for the new Sevenoaks Nature and Wellbeing Centre was a family of permeable structures to connect the two lakes and greater site by providing a formal, protected route through the landscape commencing using the device of the colonnade with an entrance building to the south and finishing with a café and exhibition rooms at the lake’s edge to the north.
This collection of structures would allow both visitors and staff to engage with the sites unique post-industrial setting and its wildlife in a direct yet measured manner in keeping with the aspirations of the trust and scale of the setting.
A language of rough cast concrete vertical and horizontal pre-fabricated external elements with cement board cladding would be used to form the external walls with the slender section of the columns referring to the woodland of the site typified by large, vertical stands of birch, willow, and alder trees in a predominantly a flat setting whilst exposed internal timber beams would make reference to traditional agricultural structures and add character to the large, simply planned public rooms which were designed to be easily altered and allow for the projected increase in visitor numbers.
RIBA International Competition in collaboration with Price & Myers
Since 2008 Andrew Budd has been a tutor at Kingston University, specialising in construction and making. As part of these activities students have made a number of full size artefacts that are intended to communicate ideas about the materials of their projects.
These fragments are both compelling in their direct application of technique and process and also the ambition of the students who made them.
Our own clients have also found them to be inspirational and they have, on a number of occasions been used to discuss ideas about texture and materiality.
Since 2010 Andrew Budd has completed a series of live projects, working with small groups of post-graduate architecture students at Kingston University.
These projects have been developed in conjunction with a number of clients including The Hannah Barry and Stanley Picker Galleries, Eco-Build, and Kingston University and invariably involved the construction of an inhabitable space.
Built as full size artefacts the projects have explored a number of themes including the use of standard, humble building materials and pre-fabricated construction.
Hannah Barry Gallery
Graduate Fashion Week
Last autumn we were invited by the T_SA forum to contribute to their visiting summer school held at the Architectural Association. The resulting publication Renewal Figure now available is a record of the varied and fascinating work produced by the students and also features writings by Philip Christou, Joshua Bristow, Keyura Alva Samson, Takero Shimazaki, 31/44 Architects, Tamara Tracz and James McDonald Wright and ourselves.