Clarendon Works, Notting Hill

Clarendon Works, Notting Hill

Private Home
Contract £700,000
Completed February 2012


A unique opportunity to restore an early Victorian Brick Works to create an extremely modern family home, blending crisp details with raw industrial materials.

The design introduces a roof terrace, Crittall windows and a sculptural steel and timber staircase connecting the vertical levels. Wide, long Douglas Fir planks open up the principal living spaces on the first floor, set against brick, bronze and aluminium.

The building houses the owner's photography and modern furniture, the final result, we think, is truly striking.

 

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Trafalgar One, Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar One, Trafalgar Square

Luxury Residential Development
£8,000,000
Completed January 2013

A unique opportunity to create a collection of large lateral apartments and a single exceptional duplex penthouse with unparalleled private views over Trafalgar Square and The Mall. The project creates the only residential address on Trafalgar Square.  The scheme adds a further storey to the original volume formed in bronze copper with a large flowering sedum roof. The final roof form sits unassuming behind tall parapets over the Square, concealing a private terrace with living wall. To the rear elevation, the full height of the copper roof is expressed, housing the two floors of the penthouse within full height, pitched sliding screens set back inside another living terrace.

Internally, the interior designers and architects worked closely together to develop a simple, modern aesthetic focused on crisp details and high quality materials.  The double level penthouse provides an extraordinary perspective on this part of London. Sitting high over the Square the upper level has a unique connection with Admiral Lord Nelson, with private glimpses through rooflights or from the bath. The design team worked very hard to restore the original 1884 clock and mechanism and open up the clock tower to incorporate a vaulted shower room, with a view through the clock face to the fountains below.

Winner of Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2014 – Best Apartment

 

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Hurlingham Road, London

Hurlingham Road, London

Mixed Use Development
£15,000,000
Completed September 2015

A large new build mixed use development comprising 40 apartments, two houses and commercial space.  Our brief to date has been the conceptual design and development of scheme for sale.  First and foremost, the arrangement and internal layout of each apartment has been developed to create high quality living accommodation. This has been done within the context of current guidance and legislation.

Drawing from the existing buildings on site, the base palette of the scheme is reclaimed brickwork with decorative banding and details. These have been lightened by the introduction of steel framed glazing, which opens up the façade and allows natural daylight to pour into the apartments whilst hinting at a light industrial history on the site. The dark metal from these windows has been reflected into other elements of the design, using a combination of dark and bright bronze cladding and details. The materials have been softened by the introduction of planting to both courtyards and terraces and on feature green walls. The result is a modern, crisp design which respects the heritage of the site and creates stunning internal spaces. 

 

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Georgian Townhouse, Belgravia

Georgian Townhouse, Belgravia

Private Developer
Contract £8,000,000
Completed Spring 2014


A complex and extensive restoration and rebuild of a listed townhouse and mews including a very large basement, swimming pool and spa area. 

The building is organised over eight floors and incorporates large terraces at roof level and first floor. The architectural and interior scheme includes exceptional, luxury materials and cutting edge technology with intricate details and complex installation.

 

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Clarendon Works, Notting Hill

Clarendon Works, Notting Hill

Private Home
Contract £700,000
Completed February 2012


A unique opportunity to restore an early Victorian Brick Works to create an extremely modern family home, blending crisp details with raw industrial materials.

The design introduces a roof terrace, Crittall windows and a sculptural steel and timber staircase connecting the vertical levels. Wide, long Douglas Fir planks open up the principal living spaces on the first floor, set against brick, bronze and aluminium.

The building houses the owner's photography and modern furniture, the final result, we think, is truly striking.

 

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Mews House, Westbourne Grove

Mews House, Westbourne Grove

Basement Mews Development
Contract £ 1,500,000
Completed April 2015

By reinstating the historical link between the mews house and the adjoining residence a spacious and luxurious home was created in the heart of Notting Hill.

The work included the addition of a new basement to accommodate a music room and treatment space. Complete refurbishment of the three upper floors provided space for a home office, bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms and a playroom. A sweeping spiral staircase created a dramatic means of moving between the floors while an expansive roof light above drew natural light into the heart of the building.

Sumptuous finishes including oak flooring, plush carpeting and a rippled plaster wall completed the project to create a stunning and comfortable home. 

 

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Nando’s Lakeside

Nando’s Lakeside

Completed September 2014

The challenge for Nando's Lakeside was taking what was essentially an empty box in a shopping centre and transcending it into something greater. Using its double height space feature to our advantage, we created a monolithic wall at the front of the restaurant to draw your eye towards. On this wall we applied a variety of finishes; timber, concrete, wallpaper and brass, which scaled up the wall and increasing the verticality of it. On the shop floor itself we created a series of three very different but equally desirable seating areas, allowing for a different experience with every visit.

The lighting in the restaurant was carefully chosen to create an inviting atmosphere away from the harsh light of the shopping centre. Bespoke lights highlighted in aged brass at the front of the restaurant creep across the main wall and draw the eye in. The restaurant from the shopping centre looks both fun and lively yet also warm and intimate, key factors in the Nando's brand.

 

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Nando’s Aberdeen

Nando’s Aberdeen

Completed October 2012

To create a large restaurant aligned with Aberdeen's identity as the 'Silver City' due to its history of granite quarrying. To transform the existing premises consisting of an industrial aesthetic with high, open ceilings of steel work into a vibrant space with a contemporary feel. 

Within an industrial space part of an old school building, we placed a series of simple objects within the space, seating, bar, staircase and tied these together with a series of unified materials, local granite, bronze, oak and concrete. The staircase develops into sculptural piece rising through the floor, the void wrapped in a huge reverse graffiti installation by a young Portuguese artist. 

Shortlisted for 2013 Restaurant Bar & Design Awards - Restaurant or bar in a retail space.

 

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GBK Glasgow

GBK Glasgow

Completed January 2015

Driven by the idea of appropriating a disused casino in an old bank, the design sought to create contrasts between surviving plush elements of furniture and finishes, set against a gradual stripping back and burning through to the structure beyond.

The high end casino is apparent through floor finishes, table tops, decorative lighting and rich upholstery. It sets beautifully detailed banquettes against industrial lighting, mesh screens and rough core-ten steel, the latter a nod to the city's ship building heritage.

The peeling back of materials, including reclaimed Scottish whisky barrel timber, continues across the restaurant wall surfaces. This reveals views and places emphasis on the fresh produce, on site preparation and cooking of food permeating through the building and bringing traditionally behind the scenes work to the fore and breathing life into the appropriated space.

 

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Claredon Works, Notting Hill

Claredon Works, Notting Hill

Private Home
Contract £700,000
Completed February 2012


A unique opportunity to restore an early Victorian Brick Works to create an extremely modern family home, blending crisp details with raw industrial materials.

The design introduces a roof terrace, Crittall windows and a sculptural steel and timber staircase connecting the vertical levels. Wide, long Douglas Fir planks open up the principal living spaces on the first floor, set against brick, bronze and aluminium.

The building houses the owner's photography and modern furniture, the final result, we think, is truly striking.

 

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Treasure Cays, The Bahamas

Treasure Cays, The Bahamas

New Beach House
Contract Sum $1,000,000

Completed 2013

A new build beach front house which looks to appropriate the local vernacular style and add a contemporary use of materials, light and space.

The property has been designed over two stories which create opportunities for double height living spaces and mezzanine walkways. The spaces open out to the sea with balconies and terraces whilst expanses of glazing take advantage of the beautiful sea views. 

It has been commissioned by two families and has two master suites over the sea and a large open plan living space. The house is used by local fishermen when the families are not in residence.
 

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Mews House, Westbourne Grove

Mews House, Westbourne Grove

Basement Mews Development
Contract £ 1,500,000
Completed April 2015

By reinstating the historical link between the mews house and the adjoining residence a spacious and luxurious home was created in the heart of Notting Hill.

The work included the addition of a new basement to accommodate a music room and treatment space. Complete refurbishment of the three upper floors provided space for a home office, bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms and a playroom. A sweeping spiral staircase created a dramatic means of moving between the floors while an expansive roof light above drew natural light into the heart of the building.

Sumptuous finishes including oak flooring, plush carpeting and a rippled plaster wall completed the project to create a stunning and comfortable home. 

 

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Maggies Ealing

Maggies Ealing

Completed January 2014

Working closely with the Client, the scheme sought to elaborate and expand upon a bar and restaurant concept that offered food and drink in a relaxed atmosphere with strong music influences.

Using an industrial aesthetic applied to the servicing, lighting and displays, these were set against an eclectic mix of furniture, soft finishes, and finished and rough cut surfaces. A striking red bar top with concave vertical timber panels, beautifully made sets up the centrepiece focal point. The fine detailing is set against exposed steel openings, rough exposed brickwork, cast concrete panels and a scaffold boarded back bar.

Album graphics are interspersed with found objects with framed album artwork and cassette wallpaper motifs. An openness to the space and the approach to the items within seek to encourage diners to become involved and to feel at home. Completed with a bespoke mesh screen curtain that depicts Pennie Smith's iconic photograph of The Clash's London Calling.

 

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Trafalgar One, Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar One, Trafalgar Square

Luxury Residential Development
£8,000,000
Completed January 2013

A unique opportunity to create a collection of large lateral apartments and a single exceptional duplex penthouse with unparalleled private views over Trafalgar Square and The Mall. The project creates the only residential address on Trafalgar Square.  The scheme adds a further storey to the original volume formed in bronze copper with a large flowering sedum roof. The final roof form sits unassuming behind tall parapets over the Square, concealing a private terrace with living wall. To the rear elevation, the full height of the copper roof is expressed, housing the two floors of the penthouse within full height, pitched sliding screens set back inside another living terrace.

Internally, the interior designers and architects worked closely together to develop a simple, modern aesthetic focused on crisp details and high quality materials.  The double level penthouse provides an extraordinary perspective on this part of London. Sitting high over the Square the upper level has a unique connection with Admiral Lord Nelson, with private glimpses through rooflights or from the bath. The design team worked very hard to restore the original 1884 clock and mechanism and open up the clock tower to incorporate a vaulted shower room, with a view through the clock face to the fountains below.

Winner of Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2014 – Best Apartment

 

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Nando’s Vauxhall

Nando’s Vauxhall

Completed August 2013

The design brief was to create a large restaurant within a vast converted railway arch space, making sure the design stays true to the brand.

Intelligent utilisation of materials and lighting ensures the restaurant is kept informal and intimate within a large and simple archway space.

The volume is highlighted by the use of timber shingles throughout and exposed original brick structure. The result is a dramatic and exciting space, revealed passing through a revolving door reclaimed from the Royal College of Surgeons. The yellow bar, green booths and purple snugs are all distinct in the vaulted timber space created by inverting a traditional roofing technique, giving it a modern twist and offering a unique dining experience.

 

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Trafalgar One, Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar One, Trafalgar Square

Luxury Residential Development
£8,000,000
Completed January 2013

A unique opportunity to create a collection of large lateral apartments and a single exceptional duplex penthouse with unparalleled private views over Trafalgar Square and The Mall. The project creates the only residential address on Trafalgar Square.  The scheme adds a further storey to the original volume formed in bronze copper with a large flowering sedum roof. The final roof form sits unassuming behind tall parapets over the Square, concealing a private terrace with living wall. To the rear elevation, the full height of the copper roof is expressed, housing the two floors of the penthouse within full height, pitched sliding screens set back inside another living terrace.

Internally, the interior designers and architects worked closely together to develop a simple, modern aesthetic focused on crisp details and high quality materials.  The double level penthouse provides an extraordinary perspective on this part of London. Sitting high over the Square the upper level has a unique connection with Admiral Lord Nelson, with private glimpses through rooflights or from the bath. The design team worked very hard to restore the original 1884 clock and mechanism and open up the clock tower to incorporate a vaulted shower room, with a view through the clock face to the fountains below.

Winner of Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2014 – Best Apartment

 

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Georgian Townhouse, Belgravia

Georgian Townhouse, Belgravia

Private Developer
Contract £8,000,000
Completed Spring 2014


A complex and extensive restoration and rebuild of a listed townhouse and mews including a very large basement, swimming pool and spa area. 

The building is organised over eight floors and incorporates large terraces at roof level and first floor. The architectural and interior scheme includes exceptional, luxury materials and cutting edge technology with intricate details and complex installation.

 

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Nando’s Southampton

Nando’s Southampton

Completed September 2015

Located in a commercial unit inside the New Arts Complex in the centre of Southampton, this brand new Nando’s adds a young and vibrant atmosphere to the student oriented area and its warm glow makes it an attractive place for a break.

Starting from a pure and simple rectangular shape, the space has been transformed into a dynamic restaurant that consists of different seating sections, each one suggesting different styles yet sharing the feeling of a unique place.

A slatted timber ceiling runs through the whole length of the restaurant, giving solidity and unity to the long space. The ceiling also magnifies the depth of the large dining area.

Vivacious wall and floor finishes create an enticing ambience through the use of bespoke concrete panels, distinctive timber textures and various decorative pieces including handmade ceramic swallows; typical of the Portuguese craftsmanship tradition.

 

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GBK Baker Street

GBK Baker Street

Completed April 2014

The design takes the customer on a detective story of large and small scale clues woven into the building. Fabric banquettes taking a twist on tweed jackets, with alternating spacing in the leather banquette buttons and stitching create an undulation from the front to the rear of the restaurant.

Careful removal of layer upon layer of modern day finishes and fixtures from the building interiors sought to exposed original listed period feature brickwork and rendered plaster arches, as a narrative journey to reveal the history of the built structure. This is complemented on the opposite side of the building by an unraveling geometric pattern on the wallpaper finishes, while a timber cladding pattern follows a similar large scale weave pattern.

At the rear of the restaurant high level poser tables and banquettes sought to create a lively atmosphere in and around the feature bar, completed in a Morse code tiling pattern, enrich what was previously a poorly lit and under utilised area. A selection of new and old pendant fittings are paired across the space with colour accents continued on the lights, tables and chairs unifying the scheme that offers variety to the dining experience.

 

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Georgian Villa, Fitzrovia

Georgian Villa, Fitzrovia

Private Residence for Art Collector
Contract approx. £2,500,000
Completed Summer 2013

Working for a number of years with the owner of this residence, the current phase of these works involves linking two listed villas and mews houses through an open courtyard and winter garden space. The project is a complex blend of restoration and cutting edge interior design.
 

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Trafalgar One, Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar One, Trafalgar Square

Luxury Residential Development
£8,000,000
Completed January 2013

A unique opportunity to create a collection of large lateral apartments and a single exceptional duplex penthouse with unparalleled private views over Trafalgar Square and The Mall. The project creates the only residential address on Trafalgar Square.  The scheme adds a further storey to the original volume formed in bronze copper with a large flowering sedum roof. The final roof form sits unassuming behind tall parapets over the Square, concealing a private terrace with living wall. To the rear elevation, the full height of the copper roof is expressed, housing the two floors of the penthouse within full height, pitched sliding screens set back inside another living terrace.

Internally, the interior designers and architects worked closely together to develop a simple, modern aesthetic focused on crisp details and high quality materials.  The double level penthouse provides an extraordinary perspective on this part of London. Sitting high over the Square the upper level has a unique connection with Admiral Lord Nelson, with private glimpses through rooflights or from the bath. The design team worked very hard to restore the original 1884 clock and mechanism and open up the clock tower to incorporate a vaulted shower room, with a view through the clock face to the fountains below.

Winner of Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2014 – Best Apartment

 

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