The Museum of Architecture’s Gingerbread City 2018

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 granted for new build grade sustainable solutions, discreetly fitted into Grade II listed property

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.

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Planning Approval granted for Highgate House

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. 

Kensington Apartment Finished Look

 Alexandria Hall Photography

Alexandria Hall Photography

 Alexandria Hall Photography

Alexandria Hall Photography

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.

Planning consent granted in East London

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.

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Building begins at Kensington House

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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

New Family Home in Surrey

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. 

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Grade II listed building conversion in Little Venice

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.

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View of the rear of property, as existing

 View of the rear of the property, as proposed with two storey crittal style extension

View of the rear of the property, as proposed with two storey crittal style extension

New Project In Knightsbridge

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

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KENSINGTON APARTMENT REFURBISHMENT

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.

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Suffolk Housing Proposal

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. 

 
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Kensington Apartment Refurbishment

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. 

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Completed projects in 2017

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.

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Knightsbridge Town House

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. 

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Gingerbread City

Nash Baker are proud entrants in this years Gingerbread City organised by the Museum of Architecture. Our design focused upon sustainable principals; using rammed ginger walls, charred timber fins and installing a sense of community spirit with shared allotments and gardens. We'd love you to go visit, and the exhibition showing the work of lots of designers and engineers is open until Friday 22nd December, at 27 Thurloe Street, South Kensington, London, SW7 2LQ.

 

Suffolk Quaility of Place Awards

We are delighted to announce that Church Farm has recently been awarded winner in the ‘Conservation & Extension’ category of the Suffolk Quality of Place Awards 2017. The judges praised the creation of: ‘such a high quality scheme of repair and reconfiguration by the addition of the extension which has blended the old with the new very successfully.

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Howard Nash picking up award - Image Peter Eyles - SCDC

 

Church Farm shortlisted for Quality of Place Awards

We are delighted to announce that for the second year running Nash Baker Architects have had a project shortlisted for Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Council's Quality of Place Award. The awards were established to celebrate the effort being made by people across Suffolk Coastal to add to the quality of our environment, by creating high quality designs in both the built and natural environment and helping to conserve our historic buildings.

Last year our Broad Street project was Highly Commended for its design. This year Church Farm has been shortlisted and we look forward to hearing how is fairs.

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