Larch Priory Stables is an extension to an existing 19th century Cottage situated on the green belt, in a conservation area within the grounds of a grade 2 listed Priory building.
The initial brief was to rebuild an existing stable block into a new living space for the family. It became clear that this provided an opportunity to also create a new courtyard sanctum. The courtyard is framed by the existing Cottage, the new stable block and a 'link' building which connects both.
In this case the material, untreated Scotch Larch, was chosen to respond to the leafy grounds of the Green belt area whilst remaining complementary to the traditional materials of the existing Cottage.
Residential Tower, Gurgaon
This 155m high residential tower is situated close to Indira Gandhi International Airport and the historic centre of New Delhi.
Floors are grouped into communities with shared outdoor space making vertically stacked neighborhoods. Each shared garden is three storeys tall allowing for large trees and natural light to penetrate deep into the core. A Mirrored sloping ceilings to the bar on top draws the surrounding landscape into the building.
The circular plan of the tower informs the layout of the surrounding buildings and landscape. Pathways, pools, facilities and retail ripple out from the towers entrance providing a series of protected courtyards. Organised around the tower are the principal facilities of the complex; To the South is the entrance, drop off and access for parking which is concealed under the rooftop bar. To the North East is the Golf course with its large clubhouse building with restaurant flowing out towards the 1st tee. To the North West is the Spa and swimming pool, quiet and protected behind the retail arcades with the pool passing into the colonnade of the spa. The reception and entrance sit within a continuous circle of glazing behind the column fins which protect and shade it. The slender fins that run the entire length of the tower land in a ring of water causing the illusion that the tower continues into the water.
Six Villas, Lledo, Valencia
6 private villa duplexes that slide to create shade and terraces. Cast concrete and concrete blocks are arranged in their raw form to define the living spaces chosen for their temperature regulating properties in the Spanish sun. Large aluminium framed windows with deep reveals and fins allow large views out while maintaining enough shade. Large sliding doors bring the outside in and allow the living space to become part of the garden. These villas are currently on site with a completion on course for early next year.
Eaton Square, Belgravia, London
Works to extend and open up a lower ground floor flat. Key moves involved a new voids being cut, a staircase being installed together with a glazed floor and internal courtyard.