Archive for May, 2016

Snug have landed

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

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The new sign boards are up, the team are feeling settled, Snug Architects have landed.

Thoughts on Winchester Station Approach

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

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In the red corner, Hopkins Architects with their urban design prowess. In the blue corner, Design Engine, the local team, modern architecture at it’s best. Ding ding, let the battle commence…. What is clear both propositions are towering giants, the effort has been huge, but someone has to be knocked out, it’s going to hurt. Perhaps it was better not to have fought at all? May the best titan win.

Snug giving 2015

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

As a company we are committed to supporting the good work of various charities we partner with. Every member of staff is given a share of the company giving pot and this past year it was our pleasure to support these charities:Cancer Research

Care International
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Dravet syndrome

Highfield church

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MacMillan

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Sparsholt primary

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Wildlife trust

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@CR_UK
@careintuk
@macmillancancer
@MovemberUK

Revealed: schemes by finalists in Winchester station contest

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

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The two surviving bids for the Station Approach in Winchester have been revealed on the @ArchitectsJrnal website. See:

http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/competitions/revealed-schemes-by-finalists-in-winchester-station-contest/10006841.article?blocktitle=news&contentid=13628

It is going to be interesting to see what else accompanies the wizzy images. Our fear has always been that an urban design project would become a flashy building. This project will be won or lost on the quality of its public realm offer. We will hold judgement, but thus far we fear the two proposals, despite being interesting in isolation, are going to come in for a lot of slack. Lets hope we are wrong.

We are still backing the proposals developed in conjunction with students at Southampton University (@unisouthampton). These are illustrated above.

#urbandesign #winchester #winchesterstationapproach #southamptonuniversity

 

A late one…..!

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

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Who can spot the banana’s…..

Construction completes at Hydawn

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Construction completes on Hydawn, a one-off house in Gundleton. This project has been inspired by the modern case study houses by the great architects such as Mies Van Der Rohe and Philip Johnson. The design developed upon their principles while addressing the contemporary need for sustainable design and a more contextual approach. The result is a thoroughly modernist house that settles discretely into its woodland setting.

We look forward to the professional photography. Please see the initial images below.

 

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The joys of working next to the New Forest

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

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Lovely to do lunch with the team at a pub in the New Forest this Friday. One of the many joys of the new office. We discovered we were on the front page of the local rag as well!

Pleased to see The Landing is in the Daily Telegraph

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

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Nice to see ‘The Landing’ in the Daily Telegraph this Saturday, our scheme for PegasusLife with stunning views across Poole harbour.

Watersplash goes to planning

Friday, May 6th, 2016

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We are pleased to announce that our proposal for the redevelopment of the former Watersplash Hotel in Brockenhurst has been submitted to planning. The proposal is for high quality retirement apartments on behalf of PegasusLife.

The proposal includes for significant enhancements to the local interest building and the addition of three new buildings set within the grounds. The design has been well received by local residents and fits comfortably in the grounds of the former hotel, making a positive contribution to the conservation area.

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Congratulations Enhabit

Friday, May 6th, 2016

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Congratulations to the team at Enhabit on the launch of their new brand and website. We love it and have enjoyed playing a small part in helping you get to this point. In their own words:

‘Formed in 2010, Green Tomato Energy was set up with the idea of doing something about our millions of energy-inefficient buildings. There was, and still is, a massive amount of public interest in energy efficiency and the last five years have seen us help many people in achieving their aspirations for a low energy home.

We have completed well over 400 projects and estimate that we have helped reduce the UK’s overall emissions by more than 1000 tonnes of carbon dioxide to date. Our completed projects will continue to save over 400 tonnes of CO2 every year from today.

That’s the equivalent of taking 30 car journeys from London to Manchester off the road every single day.

We’re hugely proud of what Green Tomato Energy has achieved.

But over the past couple of years we’ve realised that to ensure a project actually delivers the planned energy efficiency and comfort benefits, we have to take end to end responsibility.

This is what Enhabit has been created to do; to ensure that what was envisaged at the beginning is what gets built. Enhabit takes our experience as consultants, project managers and engineers to deliver what people really want: comfortable and efficient homes that simply work.’

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