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House extension in east London

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House refurbishment in north London

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Housing development in south London

Architect’s Statement
MW Architects is an award-winning practice founded by Matthew Wood in 2009. Specialising in residential projects, it is passionate about improving people’s lives through good design. The young and expanding team at MW Architects adopts a refreshing back to basics approach, prioritising quality of space and natural light. Clients consistently praise the company’s ability to incorporate architectural flair whatever the project size. In 2012 the practice won a RIBA Regional Award for three new build houses in Crystal Palace. MW Architects has also received critical acclaim and professional recognition for a number of other projects.

MW Architects is one of a number of entries recently added to our Directory of Architects and Designers. For modern properties for sale and to let in the UK, visit The Modern House.

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House in Cotswolds

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House and extension in west London

Architect’s Statement
Based in Soho, London, the practice was formed by Richard Found in 1997 and boasts a diverse portfolio of award-winning work. Found is recognised for excellence and innovation in design and architecture across a wide variety of sectors. Found offer services tailored to cover every aspect of each individual client’s needs, from initial concept design through to completion. We have a proven track record of delivering unique projects within budget and on programme. Retail clients include Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Harrods, Givenchy, Anya Hindmarch and Kurt Geiger. Corporate clients include Diageo, TalkTalk, Virgin Atlantic and M&C Saatchi. Found have extensive experience in luxury residential projects including new buildings.

Found Associates is one of a number of entries recently added to our Directory of Architects and Designers. For modern properties for sale and to let in the UK, visit The Modern House.

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House in Suffolk

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Drax Avenue, London SW20

Sir Philip Dowson (August 1924 – August 2014), who sadly passed away last month, is one of Britain’s most important Modern architects. Educated at Gresham’s School, Norfolk, he spent a year reading Mathematics at University College, Oxford, before joining the Royal Navy during the Second World War. He returned to study Art History at Clare College, Cambridge, from 1947 to 1950, and then trained at the Architectural Association. During the 1950s he worked with the engineer Sir Ove Arup. In 1963, he became a founding partner, and later chief architect, of the hugely influential Arup Associates, a collaborative team of architects, engineers and quantity surveyors. Arup developed a distinctive architecture in which the basis of design was rational, scientific function and construction technique taking consideration of the character of the materials. Dowson has won numerous prestigious awards, and was President of the Royal Academy between 1993 and 1999.

Brinkworth
Water reservoir conversion in Kent

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House in north London

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Brinkworth is a London-based design consultancy working across a range of disciplines including architecture, interior and brand design. Established in 1990, the company has worked with an extensive range of clients across various industry sectors, producing a diverse and international portfolio of work. Residential works include the conversion of a vast water reservoir in Kent for the artist Dinos Chapman and his family. The raw industrial shell was transformed into a peaceful retreat with five bedrooms, a swimming pool and studio space all set within the existing concrete structure.

Brinkworth is one of a number of entries recently added to our Directory of Architects and Designers. For modern properties for sale and to let in the UK, visit The Modern House.

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House in Hampstead, London (MJP Architects, 1999)

The modernist architect Sir Richard MacCormac (September 1938 – July 2014), who sadly died last week, was the co-founder of MJP Architects and a former President of the Royal Institute of British Architects. MacCormac’s projects include Southwark tube station, the Wellcome Wing at the Science Museum, the British Embassy in Bangkok and a number of Oxbridge college buildings. He designed the new Egton Wing of the BBC’s Broadcasting House but was famously sacked from the project after refusing to compromise on the architecture in light of budget restrictions. In 1999, MacCormac designed a radical modern home in Hampstead for Arsenal F.C. striker Thierry Henry, and in 2004, his Phoenix Initiative for Coventry was shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize.

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Barn conversion in Wales

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House in east London

Architect’s Statement
Rural Office for Architecture is an architectural practice based in Carmarthenshire, Wales. It is the work of architect Niall Maxwell, supported by a growing team of architects, technicians and support staff, both in Wales and now in London. The practice has focused on developing a vernacular design response to the rural context in which they live and work. In recent years the location of projects has spread to England, but we continue to respond contextually to each site.

Rural Office for Architecture is one of a number of entries recently added to our Directory of Architects and Designers. For modern properties for sale and to let in the UK, visit The Modern House

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House in north London

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House in south London

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Apartment in north London

Architect’s Statement
Architecture for London (AFL) is a RIBA chartered architecture practice specialising in residential design, including housing developments, one-off houses, extensions and refurbishments. AFL offer local expertise in London and the surrounding counties, particularly with contemporary alterations to listed and period properties. AFL provide peace of mind with a personal, tailored service, and offer a design approach that fuses beautiful spaces, materials and natural light to create inspirational homes.

Architecture for London is one of a number of entries recently added to our Directory of Architects and Designers. For modern properties for sale and to let in the UK, visit The Modern House.

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