The Westover redevelopment in Amersham is located in an established suburb on the edge of the Green Belt. The vision is to create a series small and mid sizes apartments intended for young families, couples and seniors wishing to downsize. The proposal will replace a single dwelling on a large sloping rectangular site. The buildings mass is intended to read as two tiers which make use of the existing terrain. An upper tier which will contain dual aspect accommodation, and lower tier which will accommodate single aspect apartments and the buildings entrance.
Rye Hill Park Peckham
The site sits to the east of Nunhead Resveoir and has laid dormant for many years. Self-seeding sycamores trees have inhabited the site creating a natural pocket of urban woodland which provides a visual amenity to the local community. The proposal is to create a development which will maintain and improve the accessibility of the open space whilst providing affordable family homes. A new pocket park is envisaged which has been designed to retain many of the existing trees, in addition to new ones. The accommodation provision of ten affordable three-bedroom apartments will occupy a small area of the site and seeks to make good use of the steep topography of the site.
Ambledown is a design for a residential development in the heart of the Loudwater conservation area, Rickmansworth. The design approach has been to create a flexible contemporary envelop which can be adapted by residents to suit changing needs. The simplicity of the design seeks to build on vernacular craftsmanship whilst creating an addition to the conservation which is of this idiom.
Rye Hill Park is a development for affordable housing which will provide a mixture of unit types for families and individuals. The design is conceived of as 2 linked volumes which fit the grain of the existing street pattern. The use of timber screens will give a sense of privacy and provide solar shading.