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Our dedicated architecture team are a key component of the
successful delivery of our ‘concept to completion’ offer.
Our creativity brings our cl ients’ objectives to l i fe. By understanding
the impact of design within the rural environment, we special ise
in creating innovative, yet practical , options for a large array of
schemes. Throughout, we are focussed on adding value through
high quality design and place making.
This portfol io demonstrates the variety of projects we have
DARLEY ECO-HOUSE I 4 DARLEY ECO-HOUSE I I 5
WATLINGTON SAFARI PARK 6 FORESTRY HUB 7
STONE FARM 8 STAMFORDHAM 9
QUAKER COTTAGE 10
HOW WE WORK
It al l starts with a conversation. We l isten to
your ideas and what you want to achieve and the
We research the site in detai l , looking at history
and landscape. The opportunities and constraints
emerge and we address these creatively.
We look at similar projects and show you
approaches you may not have seen before.
The images are a primer for an intense design
Sketching is a great way to communicate. When
it comes to buildings, drawings speak more
clearly than words. In the hands of an architect,
a simple pencil and paper sti l l have the power to
communicate and drive a design forward.
The site plan draws together the different strands
of the design. It is important that it is very clear
and attractive, as this is the core document others
wil l refer to.
S ITE PLANS
Physical models help to develop the design and
show you complex three-dimensional relationships.
Surprising and engaging; even relatively simple
models can be enormously effective and useful .
DARLEY ECO-HOUSE I
Working with the cl ient, we produced a design for a new house on an open,
sloping site in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Incorporating a dynamic, landscape-based concept we used indigenous
dry-stone walls as a device to structure a single ‘r ibbon’ design. In this way
the project was designed deliberately to blend into the landscape, using local ,
natural materials ; a beautiful home anchored in nature.
SIDE ELEVATION KEY SECTION
This new-build house had an unusual posit ioning on a tight, sloping site in an
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It was designed so as to minimise the
impact on views from the top of the slope. This was managed by incorporating a
tiered arrangement with access from the top and blending internal and external
spaces so as to bring the feel of the landscape into the house.
DARLEY ECO-HOUSE I I
WATLINGTON SAFARI PARK
This excit ing project centres around a unique and striking ‘st ingray-inspired’
design for the main visitor building. The site has been designed to create a new
wildl i fe conservation reserve in Norfolk, with a purpose-built education faci l ity,
clubhouse and guest lodge accommodation.
PARA 55 HOUSE - FOREST OF DEAN
O F K
This new forestry operations hub for a major estate cl ient, includes visitor and
retai l faci l it ies as well as sawmil l , biomass and joinery faci l it ies. It was designed
in a way which incorporated innovative, t imber self-build structures so that the
estate could construct much of the building themselves using their own, local ly
grown materials .
FRONT ELEVATION REAR ELEVATION
This project involved the delivery of a rural off ice centre in an Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Cotswolds. The design includes a delightful ,
landscaped courtyard and pavi l ion, whilst the upper f loor of the building
incorporates a barrel-vault form to mimic local agricultural structures and
minimise the building’s impact on the local landscape.
MODEL OF PROPOSAL SITE PLAN
PARA 55 HOUSE - FOREST OF DEAN
O F K
This development of 18 new-build houses in an edge-of-vi l lage location in
rural Northumberland comprises of a mixture of terraced, detached and
almshouse-style properties. There has been particular thought given to the
sensit ive design of external spaces in order to create a relaxed and attractive
setting and to the placement of buildings in a manner which minimises the
impact on the local landscape.
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Mr B rowne -Sw inbu rne : S t am fo r dham RURAL SOLUT IONS
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This project composed of extensions and alterations to a l isted cottage in
the Cotswolds. Due to the sensit ive and historic nature of the building there
has been extensive negotiations with the local authority, with an emphasis on
hand-drawn presentation techniques in order to communicate the sensit ivity
of the design.
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