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 – 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
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
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 – 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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
Meet motivated architect Recently I have a chance to meet very interesting person. He was very creative. His ideas were modern and even if he came to me to discus his personal issues, his passion to the job was seen immediately. This man works as an architect in London, however some of his client are from other countries and sometimes even other continents. His passion, modern residential architecture, takes over his whole life. Each architectural design, each architectural visualization he creates, must be perfect. His innovative and very practical projects attract clients and number of referrals is still growing. Being architect in London, from carrier point of view, gives you endless opportunities. Passion for modern residential architecture, diversity in London architecture and number of people interested in architecture allows talented architects to use all the skill and creativity. You might say that you need a talent to create architectural design, however this talent you are talking about is not enough. It takes passion to create masterpiece! You will succeed in any profession, it doesn’t have to be modern residential architecture, if you feel the passion to what you do. While you’re reading this and you’re an architect in London, you know how the market works. I’m sure you’ve seen many talented people who didn’t get too far. Possibly you know as well architects with not that much talent, who are having achievements. You think they are lucky and have connections. I’ve worked with many talented people that need motivation […]