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Brinkworth
Water reservoir conversion in Kent

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House in north London

Statement
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.

Dive soho
Apartment in central London

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House in central London

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House in south London

Architect’s Statement
Dive Architects was founded in 2001 by Ia Hjärre and Andy Nettleton. We believe creative, high quality architecture is the result of a close dialogue with our clients. Realising a project can be a long and demanding process. We see our role to approach every project with energy and enthusiasm, from idea to the final result. We work for a wide range of clients with projects not just in Europe but also in Africa and the Middle East. We have produced a number of award winning schemes and completed projects have attracted much attention from national and international press.

Dive 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 Cambridgeshire

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Artist’s house and studio in Cambridgeshire

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Eco house in Milton Keynes

Architect’s Statement

Ellis-Miller Architects are an award-winning practice based in Shoreditch, London. Established in 1991, we are experienced in designing buildings that are simple, sensitive to context, robust and well-crafted. Our ethos of extracting the maximum potential out of each project regardless of scale or budget is reflected by the industry awards and honours that we have received since our formation, including seven RIBA awards for design and sustainability. We have extensive experience in renovating listed buildings, including country barns, Georgian townhouses and post-war modern buildings. Fundamental to the way we work is the collaboration with both clients and consultants who share our passion for delivering best value, practical solutions. 

Ellis-Miller 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.

Twin Houses
Houses in Kingston upon Thames

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House in south London

Architect’s Statement
Terry Pawson is committed to delivering good architecture. Each project is a process of iteration between the architect and the client. From the abstraction of a design concept, to the refinement of the most modest detail, the process of producing a building is an act of balance between conceptual clarity and constructional pragmatism.

Terry Pawson 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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Apartment building in north London

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Housing development in Saffron Walden

Architect’s Statement
Pollard Thomas Edwards (PTE) is an architectural practice based in London. Our projects embrace the whole spectrum of residential development. PTE offers a unique combination of commercial acumen, design talent and social commitment. Our rigorous, questioning approach produces design solutions that are intelligent and imaginative. We have the resources and financial strength of a large practice but we offer the personal service of a small one. We practice what we preach by carrying out our own developments through our related property companies. We bring to our clients the skills and aptitude learned through 35 years of profitable and award-winning development experience.

Pollard Thomas Edwards 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.

Lynch
House in Norfolk

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House in east London

Lynch Thursford Barn
Barn and cottage in Thursford

Architect’s Statement
Lynch Architects is an award winning practice based in Clerkenwell in London. We were recipients of The Young Architect of the Year Award 2005 and were exhibited in the official selection of the Venice Architectural Biennale in 2012, and in the Irish Pavilion in 2008. Our work ranges from individual houses and residential and commercial developments to arts and community projects. We work at a variety of scales, from master plans to interior design, and pay close attention to the social, ecological, historical and economic aspects of places. We work with physical models to investigate the spatial, constructional, formal and material qualities of architecture. We believe that good design derives from the search for a poetic economy of means.

Lynch 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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Architect’s Statement
Quinn Architects are a London-based architecture and design team with experience of designing new build homes and refurbishing interiors, in the UK and abroad. Their approach centres around listening and working with clients to understand their requirements. This has allowed them to produce understated projects that demonstrate both design innovation and a human touch. Their work makes use of good quality natural materials to produce well crafted, well functioning homes.

Quinn 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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