Posts Tagged ‘contemporary design’

Self Build House, Bath

Title: The Timber House Project: New Self Build Sustainable Home Location: Leigh on Mendip, Bath, Somerset Client: Private This is a modern take on replacing an existing single storey bungalow with a two storey dormer bungalow with 3 bedrooms. Whilst the house is set in the countryside and outside development limits the planners approved the larger house. The […]


The Wing Barn Conversion

Project: Barn Conversion Title: The Wing Barn Location: Leigh on Mendip, Somerset Client: Developer A traditional Somerset stone barn with side wings converted into residential accommodation.  The integrity of the original barn winged section was kept and used as an interesting shape to create a modern contemporary dwelling with glazed corners. Bedrooms were created through the introduction of a […]


Passivhaus, Bristol

Title: The Passivhaus House Project: Four Oaks, New Sustainable Home Location: Nailsea, North Somerset Client: Private The first Passivhaus sustainable home built in North Somerset. Timber frame construction with well insulated walls and roof achieve a high performance thermal value of at least 0.12 W/m2K. Air tightness is no greater than 0.6 air changes / hr @ […]


Barn Conversion, Somerset

Project: Barn Conversion Title: Orchard Barn Location: Ashcott, Somerset Client: Private Under the new National Planning Policy for General Permitted Development Order [GPDO] we are about to convert an existing agricultural barn into a new contemporary dwelling of 450 sqm without the need for planning permission. The regulations are complex and are being interpreted in different ways by […]


Eco House, Somerset

Project: New Sustainable Home Title: The Curved Underground House Location: Oakhill, Somerset Client: Private These images are designs for a new sustainable home located on a hillside, in a woodland setting, with wonderful panoramic views of the open countryside. From this prominent position the glazing to the front makes the most of this fantastic view point. The plan of […]


New House, Frome

Title: Oak Location: East Woodlands, Longleat Client: Private Project: New House A new traditional stone, render and timber cottage designed and built as a modern sustainable home. The site is fantastic – adjacent to the Longleat Estate it has great views over an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. An ancient oak tree acts as its namesake and focal point of the design and is […]


New House, Frome

Title: The Butts Location: Frome Client: Private Project: New House This is a restricted  and awkward plot in Frome. Unfortunately the previous architects had failed to gain planning permission from Mendip District Council. We addressed the planning concerns of overlooking by partially sinking the building down into the ground so it appears single storey from the front and two […]


Extension, Bath

Title: Somerfoss Location: Oakhill, Bath Client: Private Project: Residential Extensions A contemporary extension to a 1970’s house tucked away in a village setting.The new glass extension ‘wings’ provide an exciting new entrance and kitchen with spectacular views of the extensive gardens. More importantly it works well with the existing architect designed modernist house, whilst adding a dynamic contemporary edge […]


The Old Chapel, Bath, Somerset

Project: Chapel Conversion Title: The Old Chapel Location: Stoke St Michael, Bath, Somerset Client: Private Known as the Old Chapel, in the rural Mendip village of Stoke St Michael in Somerset, the project involved the conversion, conservation and refurbishment of the existing Methodist Chapel and Sunday School into architect’s offices and family home. The work entailed the sensitive […]


New House, Longleat

Title: Oak Location: East Woodlands, Longleat Client: Private Project: New House A new traditional stone, render and timber cottage designed and built as a modern sustainable home. The site is fantastic – adjacent to the Longleat Estate it has great views over an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. An ancient oak tree acts as its namesake and […]


House Extension, Bath

Title: Somerfoss Location: Oakhill, Bath Client: Private Project: Residential Extension A contemporary extension to a modernist 1970’s architect designed house tucked away in a village setting.The new glass extension ‘wings’ provide an exciting new entrance and kitchen with spectacular views of the extensive gardens. More importantly it works with the existing modernist house, whilst adding a dynamic […]


Eco Homes and Hotel

Title: Egypt Mill Location: Nailsworth, Gloucestershire Client: Goldwater Springs Project Type: Hotel and Houses New timber frame and larch clad houses attractively blend into a woodland riverside setting. The project consisted of seven houses, twelve apartments and an extension to the existing hotel. It involved complex planning, environmental and highway issues. Eco materials such as […]


New Houses, Bristol

Title: Streamside Location: Ubley, Bristol Client: Private Project Type / Sector: New dwelling Year: 2008 – current A new timber frame sustainable dwelling on a picturesque site in the owners garden. The site has varying ground levels and includes a ‘dell’ which the dynamic design will cantilever giving dramatic views over a watercourse. The development of two houses […]


Conversion, Somerset

Title: The Old Chapel Location: Stoke St Michael, Somerset Client: Private Project: Residential Conversion The conversion of a chapel into an Architect’s dream home – a life long ambition recently completed. A huge three storey high open plan space gave us a blank canvas for the interior design. The challenge was to get the right balance to accommodate […]


Offices, Somerset

Title: The Old Chapel Location: Somerset Client: MJW Architects Project: Office Conversion An award winning sustainable conversion of a Sunday school annexe to a former chapel into a house and offices for mjwarchitects. The space was opened up and a mezzanine added to give extra floor area and i contemporary, in a sensitive yet dynamic manner. Local sourced recycled materials, such as […]


Eco Home, Somerset

Title: Grumbles Farm Location: Stoke St Michael, Somerset Client: Private Project: Self Build House Detailed Planning Consent was granted in 2010 for a three storey four bedroom family home. The self build house is in a great location situated on the edge of a village in the Mendips, with picturesque views of the countryside. The […]


New House and Stables, Somerset

Title: Springers Hill Location: Coleford, Somerset Client: Private Project Type / Sector: One off house Year: 2008 Planning Permission was recently granted in 2009 by Mendip District Council for a new dwelling in Coleford, replacing an existing bungalow, located in open countryside. The proposed dwelling has been set into the landscape to help it blend into […]


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