NBA Director Katharine Maclean was invited to speak on the BBC radio 4 ‘You & Yours’ programme last week, discussing the a recent High Court ruling and the importance of collaboration and communication between client and architect. Katharine was joined by lawyer Mark Klimt who specialises in advising architects of their contractual liabilities on the consumer affairs programme. Please listen here:
We are pleased to announce that planning permission has been granted for a new family home in the West End conservation area in Esher, Surrey. The client’s brief was for a new home which responds to the site constraints and context with a sensitive and enduring design, whilst also creating a exciting and playful interior conducive to modern family life.
The new home will utilise high-quality, sustainable building materials and carefully crafted details; the first storey will be built in tumbled red brick and lime mortar, sensitive to it’s rural environment and contrasted with black timber on the storey above.
Our project architect admiring the fantastic work at our Knightsbridge project. The basement has been completed and we are ready to fit the stainless pool upon its arrival from Austria
RBKC’s planning committee unanimously voted to grant planning approval for our Vicarage Gardens project. The project is a handsome four story house plus attic, we have been appointed to reconfigure the internal layout, add bedrooms and a basement. We’re looking forward to starting this exciting project in the spring with our fantastic team, keep an eye out for more information on this project in the coming months.
We are thrilled with the completed look of our Cornwall House project in Kensington. Please head over to our ‘Completed projects’ section to see the full description and project photos!
V&A Museum, London - 8 December – 6 January
Nash Baker Architects is excited to be participating once again in Gingerbread City, a family friendly exhibition bringing together over 70 inspirational buildings designed, baked and constructed entirely from gingerbread and other sweet treats by top architects, engineers and designers.
Now in its third year, this edition of Gingerbread City is hosted by the V&A museum and focuses on the theme 'Imagining the Future City'. Here, visitors can wonder and marvel at the unconventional as they explore a fully lit mini, edible city including skyscrapers and riverside residences, a sports stadium, city farm, green roofs, botanical gardens and a pedestrian highline.
Featuring a winding slope of edible sugar snow and constructed from 8 slabs of embossed gingerbread, 80 chocolate cigars and 3 kilos of icing, our Chalet Chocolat is an adventurous public roofscape and boutique hotel. Its ‘ginger is the new black’ run has been designed to challenge the bravest of skiers with mallow moguls and stiff peaks, whilst fearless climbers can scale the chocolate climbing wall. For the less intrepid, a ski lift awaits to take them for après-ski at the rooftop bar. Alternatively, residents can rest soggy bottoms and toast toes by the choc-chip stove in the hotel’s foyer.
With all proceeds contributing to The Museum of Architecture charity, we hope you will support the exhibition and feel inspired and amazed by all the wonderful creations!
With best wishes for the Christmas holiday and happy new year.
Museum of Architecture's Gingerbread City
Victoria & Albert Museum Cromwell Rd London SW7 2RL
Creative Studio, Level 4, adjacent to Glass, Room 131
Open Monday through Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Closest tube: South Kensington
Admission: £6 entry. Children 11 and under go free. Book: vam.ac.uk
All proceeds go towards the Museum of Architecture Charity
Planning approval has been given for innovative 21st century mechanical systems and electrical equipment to be discreetly installed in a Grade II listed property within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. This exciting result will allow us to sensitively improve the overall carbon footprint of the property. Items awarded planning and listed building consent include; in-roof solar photovoltaic (PV) panels that will be connected to Tesla batteries to provide underfloor heating and heat through AC units throughout the property. We are also installing two large motor MVHR (mechanical ventilated heat recovery) units to conserve and recycle energy and making improvements to the existing windows that will improve energy conservation and acoustic qualities using bespoke secondary glazing.
Nash Baker Architects have been granted planning approval for the internal refurbishment and rear extension at a three storey family home in the Highgate conversation area of Harringey. The property was suffering from historic low quality extensions and an internal layout that felt disconnected from the garden. The proposed layout features an open plan kitchen and dining space, more conducive to family living. The property on Southwood Avenue will have a new extension to replace the the current one with a roof light and glass folding doors to increase the connectivity between in the indoor and outdoor space.
Nash Baker Architects were appointed to complete a full internal refurbishment at a Grade II listed building in London's Kensington. We worked with Jack Trench to deliver our client a beautifully finished fitted Kitchen in American White Oak and Corian.
We have been granted planning consent to carry out a full internal refurbishment and extension of a grade II listed building in Bow, East London. The three storey mid-century Georgian townhouse is due to be transformed with it's current historic layout reimagined to create an open plan living space on the upper ground floor, additional living spaces to the lower ground floor and a new beautifully landscaped garden.
We are very excited to have commenced construction at the handsome three storey property in Kensington, we have been working on. The plans outline a full internal refurbishment of this mid-terrace Victorian house, along with the addition of a two storey glazed rear extension and excavation of the front garden to form a subterranean utility space. The clients have chosen to us to give their family home of twenty years a new contemporary feel, with maximised space and light, whilst honouring the building's distinct heritage
Planning has been submitted for a new family home to be built in the West End conversation area in Esher. The clients, a young family, set their brief to create a family home which maximised space and light with sustainability at the forefront of it's design. The proposed two storey home built in red brick with contrasting vertical black timber, will utilise building materials and techniques to minimise it's carbon footprint, length of build and disruption to neighbours.
Nash Baker have submitted a planning and listed building application for a grade II listed building in Little Venice. The proposal seeks to convert the current four flats into a single family dwelling, retaining the historic stucco finish while an exciting two storey crittall style extension is built at the rear of the property.
Nash Baker has been appointed to conduct the full refurbishment of a terraced house house in Knightsbridge, London. The visualisation show the early proposals for the design and concept
The final interior fixtures and fittings are being installed in the Grade II listed, Kensington apartment refurbishment project by Nash Baker. We look forward to sharing the full project photos with you soon.
Nash Baker architects are excited to be appointed by a repeat client on a refurbishment and basement extension project in Knightsbridge.
Nash Baker have been working on proposals for a new housing development in Suffolk; which harmoniously works within its site context, and utilises a palette of local materials. This exciting mixed-use development aims to provide a broad range of housing options in this attractive rural location.
Works have recently drawn to a conclusion on the full refurbishment of a 1,500 sqft Grade II listed apartment in Kensington. From appointment to handover, the project was completed within 8 months, and to a very high standard. We look forward to sharing the full project photos with you shortly.
Works are now drawing to a conclusion at our careful 3 year restoration and extension of an exceptional detached Grade II listed property in Bedford Park (pictured).
Also completed this year was the creation of a new basement with full refurbishment of a Wandsworth townhouse, the demolition and rebuilding of a Notting Hill townhouse, and two large apartment refurbishments within grand listed Chelsea mansion blocks.
Works have just started on site for the creation of a new basement with swimming pool, and full renovation of a handsome Grade II listed property in Brompton Square, SW3. This complex and innovative design will be on site for some time, and we look forward to sharing the results with you.