BPR's recently completed 6 Wood Lane project has been shortlisted for RIBA London Regional Award 2017. The judges have made their visit and the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Monday 22nd May, at RIBA HQ. Check out the pictorial guide above, and join us for a night of celebration, commiseration, and everything in between.
BPR Architects are mentioned in the March edition of Country Life magazine: 'The Secret Address Book - The 100 best architects, builders and interior and landscape designers in Britain.'
Modern practice whose most recent country house success was Downley House, an original sequence of differently shaped buildings that incorporated the ruined walls and set within the existing walls of an earlier house, located in a hidden valley in the South Downs AONB.
They say: ‘Our ideas draw strength from urban, historical and social analysis, contemporary culture and art through to the technology of construction.’
We say: ‘Thought provoking practice if you’re looking to do something highly distinctive’
For further information and drawings for Downley House see our project page here:
Downley House also published in previous Country Life editions:
'The Majesty of our Country Homes' - 11th June 2014, p.93
'Architecture and Landscape' - 6th February 2013, p.62-67
Article 25's 10x10 auction returns for 2016, with this years focus on the area of Brixton. Richard's drawing was based within the tricky square of Acre lane:
"Whilst today a busy highway, the past relays a diverse history. In June 1944 a ‘doodlebug’ destroyed much of the 8th Church of Christ and killed 72 people. The Trinity Asylum, founded in 1824, lies adjacent to the church. The crumbling brick and stone pier is a vestige defining the entrance to the Asylum and echoes the memory of a place – ‘West Brixton’ - lost in metropolitanisation. My drawing is a reflection of this bygone memory."
Find out more and see the other entrants here... you can even place a bit if you like. Or better still come along in person to the RIBA on the 29th November - hammer strikes at 19:00!
The refurbishment of The Old Registry, Reigate, is complete!
BPR worked with local contractor firm, Fileturn Ltd, developing a scheme for six new apartments in an existing Victorian building, previously used as offices. BPR took the scheme from RIBA Stage 0 - Stage 4, alongside progressing the design for the 44 Reigate Hill new apartments to the rear of the building. Its great to see the outcome of lots of hard work!
Cheers to another BPR win!
The proposal for 44 Reigate Hill Flats has been granted planning permission through appeal!
The scheme transforms an existing car park brownfield site, providing much needed high quality residential accommodation in Reigate town centre.
The new building, comprising of three apartments, is designed to respond to its context and sit sensitively within its leafy setting.
The form of the building creates an elegant and sensitive arrangement with set backs, curves and openings all designed in response to the surrounding buildings. The building is composed of three curved walls wrapping around the corners which bring fluidity and interest to the form whilst containing the building footprint and reducing impact on neighbours.
These are punctuated by timber walls and planes of obscured glass which give lightness and delight to the composition for the residents of Fileturn House and The Dell.
Spinners Ash, Petersfield has been granted planning permission!
The project refurbish's and enhances a 1960’s house adding the BPR touch to the family home.
The arrival to the house is currently undermined by the prominence of the existing studio balcony and stairs on the eastern elevation. The design encloses the garden from the entrance road, allowing glimpsed views of the architectural details as you move towards the house, whilst screening the stair to the studio within the garden enclosure.
Changing the orientation of the stairs and projecting the curved 'glass block' structure forward of the current elevation provides an opportunity to introduce more light and generosity to the entrance sequence.
Pictured: BPR are currently developing a 'visionary' masterplan to transform Burneside into a World-Class Village. More to follow in 2016!
Have a very Merry Christmas
Here is Richard's submission for this years Article 25: '10 x 10 Drawing the city' auction. The theme this year was a celebration of the Thames, with the given square centered around Old Billingsgate Fish Market. The drawing depicts the golden weather-vane on top of the market building, referencing its past life as the largest fish market in Europe and two of its most famous workers: the Kray twins.
The online auction runs till 3pm on November 30th, with the live auction held at the RIBA on December 1st. All proceeds go towards the architectural and construction charity: Article 25.
BPR came a close second in the BBC housing competition to design 20 new townhouses as part of the huge redevelopment of the former BBC Television Centre in White City, West London. Read more about the competition in the Architects Journal here. ‘The Echelon’ comprises two differing typical houses which have varying characters. The unique identity of each side of the Green reflect that the houses may be aimed at different markets. These characters respond to the strikingly varying context on either side of the site - from the Victorian housing of Frithville Gardens to the symbol of urban London - the elevated circle line on the viaduct.Though different inside, spatially and materially, the houses are united in character and appearance addressing the Urban Village Green to create a unified terrace character. The Urban Village Green is re-imagined as a delightful communal space.
BPR victory! The scheme for Cannon Brewery has been granted planning permission and listed building consent through an appeal hearing. A delicate garden terrace pavilion, sits within a landscaped terrace against the backdrop of the Grade II* listed building in Clerkenwell, creating an enhanced kitchen dining space for two existing flats. The sensitive palette of materials complement and contrasts with the existing building, whilst the metal fins with an alternating rhythm of solid and etched glass panels take inspiration from the previous occupiers of the warehouse; famous shop-fitters Pollards.