Posts Tagged ‘Leigh Brooks’
Thursday, September 4th, 2014
BWP Architects has been has been informed it is among the winners in the UK regional stage of the International Property Awards 2014-15 sponsored by Gaggenau and in association with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. The practice might even have the chance to represent the UK in the latter stages of the Awards and compete for the coveted crown of World’s Best.
Although BWP Architects knows it is to be honoured in the UK regional competition, the champagne is on ice until a glittering gala and presentation dinner at the Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, London, on the evening of Friday, October 24th when the official announcements will be made and the successful entrants will learn exactly which awards they have secured.
And there could be more success to follow, as later this year the highest scoring winners from the UK Property Awards will compete against other winning companies from Asia Pacific, Africa, Canada, the USA, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Arabia and Europe to find the ultimate World’s Best in each category. These will be announced at the grand final gala presentation dinner dance at the Jumeirah Madinat in Dubai on Thursday, December 4th, 2014.
The award represents a significant achievement for BWP Architects as entrants are judged against a strict set of criteria and the company was up against a number of high-profile architects in the region. The Award Winners’ logo is recognised as a symbol of excellence throughout the industry.
The Awards judging panel consists of over 70 highly respected experts from all over the world and is chaired by three active members of the House of Lords: Lord Caithness, Lord Best and Lord Courtown.
Stuart Shield, President of the International Property Awards, spoke of his admiration for the award-winning architects, commenting, “The judges and I were overwhelmed by the high standard of architecture in the competition this year. Architects are often unsung heroes in the property industry and many people don’t appreciate the hard work that goes on in the background. Hopefully, our awards can redress the balance.”
Leigh Brooks, Director of BWP Architects, said: “We are thrilled to have been told of the award win. The project wouldn’t have been possible without our clients’ trust and determination to build a highly contemporary home. We’re excited and looking forward to the awards ceremony at the end of October.”
Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
Planning Permission was granted today by Waverley Borough Council for a new Contemporary Home in Farnham. Construction of this Passivhaus level home is due to start on site towards the end of summer this year. More details can be found on the Contemporary Homes project pages here.
Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
Winner of an award in the UK regional stage of the International Property Awards 2014-15.
A naturally sloping site nestled between trees within Farnham’s Area of Special Environmental Quality is always a challenge, particularly when the client wishes to replace an existing house with a highly contemporary design.
For more photographs and floor plans please download the project brochure.
This 3,300sqft design was submitted to Waverley Borough Council in November 2012 and takes advantage of the central plateau of the site. Designed as a sculptural piece within sylvan landscape the proposed replacement dwelling is based on the concept of a ‘broken box’. The client’s aspirations were to take the now “traditional” white render box of contemporary designs and subvert it; pulling the rendered box apart to expose the timber core within. The design takes advantage of the wide frontage offered by the plot and the southerly aspect by placing the main day-to-day living spaces on the south façade, leaving more ancillary spaces to the north façade.
Using the Mantle Panel System SIPs building system which provides a U-value of 0.1 W/msqk and an air-permeability level of 1.0 allows for a highly energy efficient scheme which maximises standard glazing and open plan spaces with minimal need for columns and steel beams.
Photographs (c) Matt Chisnall
Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
Friday, May 23rd, 2014
An application for Planning Permission for a Contemporary new home in Farnham was submitted to Waverley Borough Council earlier this month. Designed to Passivhaus standards this is likely to be the first private Passivhaus in Waverley. With no other certified private Passivhaus homes in Surrey this would also be one of the first within the whole of the south-east of England.
Friday, January 10th, 2014
Thursday, November 28th, 2013
A naturally sloping site nestled within a clearing and surrounded by woodland covered under a blanket Tree Preservation Order and within Farnham’s Area of Special Environmental Quality presents its own challenges.
The scheme is the redesign of an earlier approved more modest dwelling that we achieved planning for on behalf of a private client following an original refusal of planning by previous owners of the site which ultimately lead to the imposition of the tree Preservation Order before our clients purchased the site.
The site itself is set within the wooded gardens to the rear of the clients own home and is accessed via a new driveway from the north which winds its way through the trees and sweeps round to approach the house from the imposing southern elevation. The design presents a low, single storey elevation to the north with the lower floor cut in to the slope of the site while the mono-pitch roof allows the southern elevation to maximise on the views and sunlight filtered through the trees.
Monday, November 25th, 2013
A Section 73 Planning Permission was granted last week by Waverley Borough Council for the construction of a new 5,500sqft contemporary house set on a sloping site within the BE3 Area of Special Environmental Quality in Lower Bourne, Farnham, Surrey.
The house is being constructed for a private client and is a redesign of the more modest proposals originally granted planning following a successful appeal in September 2012 which can be seen here.
Thursday, November 14th, 2013
The Planning Inspectorate today allowed our Appeal and granted planning permission for a new house we designed for small development firm Gariand Homes on a site on Shortheath Road, Farnham, Surrey.
The four bedroom, two storey home is around 1,900sqft and is designed with low eaves to provide a transition from the larger two storey properties on Shortheath Road to the chalet style bungalows on Ford Lane behind. This approach was deemed unsatisfactory by Waverley Borough Council’s Planning Department but was accepted by the Appeal Inspector.
Construction to start on BWP Architects designed Contemporary new homes on The Shrave, Four Marks, Hants
Monday, September 9th, 2013
Construction work is shortly to start on the BWP Architects designed pair of Contemporary new houses on a piece of woodland just off The Shrave in Four Marks, Hampshire.
Originally designed for a private client and his parents the project has recently been sold on to a developer who is now intending to build out the project for the open market. Further details and images can be seen on our projects page here.