What our client said about working with us:
"From the start of the project I was involved and included. Throughout the process, any questions I had, were answered promptly, effectively, reassuringly and sensitively.
I had some ideas of the concept of the renovation of the house and Ashvin incorporated these ideas and developed them into a design that flows and works seamlessly and easily with designated areas within an open plan living space.
I was challenged by Ashvin to look at different ideas, concepts, and materials, some of which I would not have considered and was supported in going with them. A sign that the architect had the vision and confidence to see that the house would work not only in function but visually.
His knowledge of all the legal elements of the project supported the ease of planning and construction and throughout the whole process.
The site is challenging and again his vision of what would work without compromising the design was a sign of both his skill, knowledge, and professionalism.
Now the project has finished and on time and within budget, I have a magnificent home both inside and out. It sits beautifully and sensitively within the site and its environment.
A home in which it is a joy to live.
I have no hesitation in recommending Ashvin to anyone contemplating any project."
Our thoughts on the project:
Our client was hugely underwhelmed with this cottage, upon purchase and we were tasked with changing this perception by developing a home suitable for modern living, on a relatively tight budget.
The transformation begins upon entry to the house, by inserting a modern open treaded stair that allows the light to penetrate deep into the house.
The ground floor of the house was conceived as a single space, broken into more intimate spaces to live, cook, eat and work by a large joinery wall.
As the site footprint was small we wanted to maximise the sense of space by connecting the rear extension with the garden by way of corner glazed extension. The perforated brick screens had the added function of helping to screen the interior from neighbouring properties.
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