INTRODUCTION I have always had interest in Gothic architecture and have always been very impressed by the stone masonry work in churches and cathedrals. My family are well aware that every time we drive walk past a Gothic cathedral I’m going to have to stop and going to have a look at how it’s been built and in particular admire the stone tracery to the Windows The Quatrefoils shape is the four leafed clover window and can often be seen at the top of a Gothic arch filled with stained glass. It’s a Christian and Islamic symbol the word deriving from the Latin and comes from “quattour” or four and “folium” or leaves. My uncle also lives in a road called Trefoil Drive and which is the three leafed clover window so I suppose it been around me in some form for most of my life. It is often quite interesting trying to spell the company name down the telephone to someone and it is at times like this that one tends to think that maybe I should’ve called the company ABC Surveyors but I’m sure it’s been done before. I often have a number of discussions with people as to exactly how to pronounce the name of the company and its one of those terms like scones or tomatoes where everybody has a slightly different view. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER SERVICE OF NOTICE ? A party Wall award can often be required when you undertake construction works either on […]
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 […]
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 of the interior architecture. 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. [embedyt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mt4cWni3wQg[/embedyt] 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
[embedyt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91rtsM1RESk[/embedyt] 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
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.
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. [embedyt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYL1wDdyjBI[/embedyt] 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
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 the interior architecture. 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 architectural design involving bi-folding doors and roof lights bring 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.
Interior – inspired by ballet 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 […]
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.