Assisting the Chantry Centre with funding applicationRead More
A few images of the proposal for Meadow Vale Community Centre in SpeedwellRead More
....of our latest project for a funky fit out of the ground floor of a former cigar factory. The proposal builds on the gritty textural qualities of this brick built Victorian industrial building.Read More
As part of the Smart Homes event, Chris spoke alongside Kevin McCloud this week......Read More
Plotting the future for BCLT -a strategy for finding and assessing sites. Event at Askew Cavanna Architects on Tuesday March 22nd 2016.Read More
A busy year started with Chris and Nerea being interviewed by writer Jon Turney and work beginning on a couple of new projects including a solar energy prototyping pod concept proposal.Read More
"I’m over the moon to have been part of the askew family for a week. I was made to feel welcome from the outset. I mean, on my first day, they cooked me risotto! It was delicious. It’s been a jam-packed week. I got to go along to building sites, sat in on meetings and learnt how to use a drawing board with a parallel rule."Read More
"Given the incredibly broad brief to re-design my home, I opted not for an unnecessary blank slate but instead adapted the original building to best suit our purposes and the land. Taking inspiration from Scandinavian houses, from the minimalist aesthetic and the simple but effective use of wood to the form of the staircases. These staircases proved to be a pain to model in sketch-up, subsequently I spent more time on the two flights than on the rest of the design!
The rear extension, re-design of the roof and the front-facing first floor extension are perhaps the most drastic changes, the latter designed to preserve car parking space, but still utilising an otherwise underused space. Internally, the house is significantly more open plan, with a simpler allocation of rooms. When entering through the front door, the full height of two floors and the two sets of staircases are immediately visible – aiming to impress any visitor.
The placement of windows are, for the most part, designed to maximise the amount of natural light entering during the day. Had I more time, I would have added various environmentally friendly features – solar panels and suchlike. Not to forget a sauna, no Scandinavian inspired house would be complete without one!
Thanks again to Askew Cavanna for having me, invaluable before studying architecture at university."