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House in Buckinghamshire

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House in Suffolk

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House in Dorset

Architect’s Statement
Ström Architects is a small boutique practice specialising in private residential work, both in the UK and abroad. The practice is influenced by Swedish Functionalism, which is born out of a belief in humanism, tradition, moderation, handcrafted perfectionism, modesty, quietude and purposefulness. We strive to create buildings that do not shout, but come across as understated, powerful and soulful. We approach each commission as a unique task, leading to tailored and personalised architectural solutions. In 2012, we featured as the UK representative for Wallpaper Magazine’s directory of emerging architectural talent from around the world.

Ström 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 and studio in London

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House extension in north London

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House extension in east London

Architect’s Statement
Hayhurst and Co was established in 2004 and has built up a reputation as one of the UK’s leading young practices working in the field of residential architecture. Hayhurst and Co’s work is characterised by an inventive and playful use of materials led by a unique interpretation of site and context. Hayhurst and Co’s ‘Hairy House’ won an RIBA National Award and RIBA London Best Small Project of the Year in 2012 and ‘Tray House’ and ‘Hampstead Beach House have both won NLA Awards – it was awarded second place in Young Architect of the Year (YAYA) in 2012.

Hayhurst and Co 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.

FlowerMichelin Warehouse conversion in north west London

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Architect’s Statement
Flower Michelin Limited is a London based architectural practice which offers a full range of architectural services on residential and commercial projects. Established in 2004 by Alex Flower and Chantal Michelin, the practice creates carefully considered, design-led buildings and spaces, which enhance both clients’ lives and the surrounding environment. With a founding ethos of high quality and precisely detailed minimalist architecture, each project is carefully tailored to address the specific client’s brief and needs whilst challenging the site conditions to maximise potential and value. Our projects respect the historic fabric of existing buildings and sites but reinvent these for modern uses, thoughtfully combining old and new.

Flower Michelin 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 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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