New device for marketing properties: quadcopters!

Real estate aerial photography services are now delivered by camera drones (or “quadcopters”, as they are also known). Recent advances in camera, flight and battery technologies mean that those UAVs are now capable of achieving footage at a quality comparable to that achieved by manned aircraft. Combined with the fact that UAVs can be used closer to the ground and nearer to people than manned aircraft, this means that they are becoming an incredibly adaptable tool for filmmakers across a wide variety of genres. Originally, those drones were used to record videos and take pictures of roofs, to make sure that their condition was good, and to detect at a lower cost any difficulty that may appear (leak, severe foam, broken tiles…) without having to send someone to physically climb onto the roof (which is pretty inconvenient when the buildings are two storey mansions or other tall buildings). But drones for aerial photography can also appear as a really inexpensive and convenient way to publicize a mass celebration (such as a marriage, a religious gathering, or a mass demonstration), or a large property such as a mansion or a newly-built building. In particluar, those services can be useful to market real estate properties. To publicise a luxurious property, such as, for instance, a large mansion with a garden,it is quite spectacular to use nice aerial shots taken from a light, highly manageable quadcopter. With this original technique, it can be useful to please customers with an artistic spirit as well […]

Looking for a perfect home

One of my friends just bought a new property and he wanted to turn it into his new home. He had no knowledge with interior or exterior design, so he decided to arrange a consultation with modern residential architects; he explained what he expected from them and, as he was convinced by the free architect advice he received, he decided to choose one of them. Usually speaking, it is not easy to meet the very best of roofers in Chelsea. And my friend wanted to work only with the finest experts. For him, like for most of us, buying new house is a very important decision, and he wanted to make it his real home, for the rest of his life. It was a place where he planned to grow old and create unforgettable memories. The first meeting went really well and the free architect advice, which included general design ideas and basic advice, came out to be very useful. My friend had some ideas and expectations but a number of elements connected with interior and exterior design he had to consider really surprised him. He expected perfect solutions for he worked with carefully chosen, top London architects, and at the end he eventually obtained what he wanted. Those modern residential architects, most of them recommended by friends and associates, had shown a great sense of initiative and professionalism. He had chosen three of them and asked for projects. While talking to them he felt that they were on the same wave length, so he […]

Villa in Surrey
Apartments in London

Villa – Surrey 1 The villa in Surrey is very well hidden from the public road. While the height has kept low, the forms are slightly curved, to make the villa part of the natural surrounding. The canopy and the first floor roof are matching the lines of the neighbouring environment. The timber decking outside is ideal for summer activities, while the big bi-folding doors are bringing the outside landscape into the house. Villa – Surrey 2 Master bedroom of the villa in Surrey. The bed is next to a large window with direct views to the garden. The mirror on the ceiling is transforming the room, making an already big room looking colossal. The predominant color is deep red with shiny finishes, which adds into room powerful character. From architect in london  

Organic Forms – Luxurious design
London Architects

Penthouse – Belgravia Fluidity of forms, elegance, luxury and big antagonism between the colors of the living room. The floor and part of the ceiling has kept black to enhance the difference. All the corners on the rooms are curved, including the opening on the walls – so all the organic forms can work in harmony. The same painting has been used for the living and dining area, while the blue and yellow are “marrying” the monotone colors of the walls. Penthouse – Holborn The big feature on this design is the ceiling. The organic form ceiling, is giving a unique identity to the room. The lighting is hidden behind the ceiling, so to keep it clean. All the furniture are art-deco in order to enhance the difference between the organic and the more square shape forms. The high ceiling is making the space look big and phantasmagorical. From architect in london

Minimalistic design – Apartments South London

Apartment – Eaton Square The slogan of the design was “happiness is here to stay” therefore the design tried to mirror this statement. White surfaces and lot of natural lighting is making the space looking larger and it reflects all modern living requirements in a smaller space. Apartment – Eaton Square 2 The living and the dining areas are occupying as little space as possible, so the room is not heavily furnished and it can “breath”. The only bright color element is the sofa that works as a focal point for the visitors. Apartment – St. James Park Colors’ contrast is the basis for the design of the bathroom. From black shiny tiles in the shower area to slick white surfaces for the rest of the bathroom. A glass wall separates the two, so to enhance the difference. Apartment – Kensington Park Rd A Big mirror has extended on the full length of the wall, making the impression the room is double the size. Minimalistic design and large storage areas are adding a more luxurious and elegant look. Studio – Earls Court Studio in the central London. Stone floors and white walls are creating a big color contrast, while the reflected floor is enhancing the luxurious style. Less in number but very comfortable furniture was part the client’s brief. Apartment – Moscow Rd En- suite bathroom and bedroom in white color. The two rooms have been separated by a glass wall with a long floor to ceiling white curtain. Unusual […]

Wandsworth Common – Extension & Renovation

Wandsworth Common – kitchen area The dining area is part of the kitchen, in this luxurious apartment. The material of the back-splash and the kitchen island has a unique pattern that illuminates. Wandsworth Common – sitting area A few steps down is an informal sitting area. The sitting area is at the same level as the garden. The bi-folding doors and the rooflights are giving plenty of light into the room. Wandsworth Common – sitting area 2 The focal point of the room is a large fire place, opposite the big sofa. A big tv set is standing on top of the fire place. The room is cosy and stylise with lovely views towards the garden.

Islington – Extension & Renovation
Extension in Islington

Renovation of an existing house in Islington. The client brief was to design a formal and an informal living room with a proposed conservatory. The informal living area has been designed with a signature shape library on the wall. The kitchen island is on a straight line with the tv set on the wall, giving the kitchen a focal point. The project is a real time proof that the size is not a design constrain.

Clapham – Extension & Renovation
Architects in Clapham

A side extension of an existing bedroom with a new en-suite bathroom and access to the garden. The roof has kept half transparent and half semi-transparent for maximising the natural lighting. The structure of the roof is visible from the outside – giving a contemporary yet traditional feeling.    

London Architects – Dance rooms

  Interior – inspired by ballet 1 Coming from a ballet dance – the room has been designed for a bedroom of a 10 years old girl. The curved movement of the walls has influenced the fluidity and harmony of the space, inspired by a ballet dance. Interior – inspired by ballet 2 A small sitting area has been placed on the south side of the room, where the wall changes to become the wardrobe and drops down to become a low-height wall that transforms to a ballet barre. The dancer has all the equipment to practice ballet at her room.(mirrors, wooden floor, barre) Interior – inspired by contemporary dance 1 Contemporary dance room. The movement is dynamic and dramatic and it shapes the room in different directions. Even the lighting on the ceiling is part of the design. Interior – inspired by contemporary dance 2 The room has been designed for an adult contemporary style dancer. The material palette is changing to accommodate the different shapes. In the centre of the room the dancer can practice the routines while the room has been divided into 4 areas – sitting area, bedroom, walk-in wardrobe, desk/study area. Interior – inspired by street dancing 1 Street dancing room. Powerful and vigorous design, designed for a male street dancer. The panels are moving from floor to ceiling and then shaping the wardrobe and the study area. Close to the bed is a separate playstation area. Interior – inspired by street dancing 2 The […]

Apartments in London – Contemporary design

  Apartment – London Waterloo The apartment is overlooking Thames River. The apartment has been designed with clear lines and a more minimalistic approach, in order not to compete with the great views. The color palette has kept soft and simple. Apartment – London Monument Open plan kitchen and large family-room. The comfortable sofa was a client requirement. The contemporary kitchen wooden cupboards are matching the family-room floor, while the kitchen floor is changing. While the design based on clear lines, small touches of orange color are brightening the space. Apartment – Cannon Street Small kitchen in a bright color shaping the end of the living area. Small but dynamic, the kitchen gives a special character in the room. Apartment – Wandsworth Bridge 1 Continuation of the pattern from wall to ceiling to enhance fluidity of the design. Simple shapes and contemporary design to help the client relaxing at the same time as giving the room a unique identity. Apartment – Wandsworth Bridge 2 Same continuation of the pattern from wall to ceiling. The client was looking for a touch of his country – Kenya. The design tried to match the requirement without losing the minimalistic approach. The design has kept lightweight with a “holiday” feeling.