Architects in Putney
Shape Architecture is a design led Chartered RIBA practice established in 2006.
We specialise in residential design and offer our clients a friendly, supportive, and flexible service. Our Director, Jason Wren has been in practice working throughout London for 26 years in South West London.
If you would like to discuss a potential project please feel free to contact us at 020 3770 6360 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our practice undertakes projects of all sizes big or small across the Residential Sector. Each project is a response to the site, brief and budget and is underscored by our creative thinking and over 20 years of experience of designing sustainable buildings.
Our fees are a Fixed Lump Sum and are further broken down into each RIBA work stage for further clarity.
Shape Architecture is happy to tailor its services to suit our clients’ requirements. We also offer additional services such as interior, bespoke furniture and garden design. A full service would see us taking the brief and surveying the property through to completion on site and dealing with the final account.
Glass and Transparency.
Common to all our projects is the use of glass to bring natural light into all parts of a project and to provide a better visual and physical connection between the Interior and exterior. These vary from structural glass panels set into the floor to glass cubes housing stairs. Large scale glazed panels and rooflights feature in our projects.
“Shape Architecture have successfully met the criteria laid down in a number of ways including the creation of an interior that works around the principles of transparency, openness and light. Their attention to detail was exemplary.”
– Mr. P Gillies , Transformation of Listed Apartment
Shape Architecture has over 25 years of experience in sustainable design through its Director, Jason Wren. We can offer proven and practical suggestions on improving the energy efficiency of a home and the use of technologies such as Heat Pumps and PV arrays. A feature of many of projects is the use of Green Sedum Roofs and these are easy additions to side or rear extensions.
Home Offices and Garden Rooms
Shape Architecture has been designing home offices and garden rooms for many years. These are typically bespoke designs to suit the garden setting and our clients needs. They are built as low energy timber structures and often feature a green sedum roof with all the sustainable benefits this brings.
Case Study 01: Dover House Road, Putney Extension
Shape Architecture is currently working on this home extension in Putney in Dover House Road.
The addition of a rear extension and opening up the interior have served to create a large, bright contemporary interior with improved visual and physical connection with the garden beyond. A Green Sedum roof over the extension with a large rooflight complete the composition.
Case Study 02: Lower Richmond Road, Putney
Shape Architecture gained planning permission for a small mixed use project in Putney last year which is now nearing completion. Located on Lower Richmond Road the project comprises an office at ground and basement levels giving onto lower Richmond road and a small house to the rear. We have added a front lightwell to the existing basement which is now flooded with light and the benefit of natural ventilation and now a pleasant additional space in which to work.
Our Client writes:
“I recently worked with Shape Architecture on a project in South West London and I am extremely satisfied with their services. The team was incredibly helpful and flexible in overcoming any obstacles that arose during the entire development process. I will definitely be using their services again in the future.”
Putney Roof Terraces
Shape Architecture has been successful in obtaining planning permission for roof terraces throughout London. These vary from those to Listed Buildings such as Florin Court, to a variety of Mews houses. Our portfolio of roof terrace projects also include those to a typical terraced house and in several instances the house is divided into flats and the provision of a roof terrace to the upper floor flat is even more beneficial.
Putney Basement Extensions
Our basement projects form an important part of our portfolio of work. We have carried out over 30 basement projects throughout London. Our basement extensions range from those to mews properties, to houses and below gardens and flats. In Putney we have carried out a range of basement extensions including below garden basements in Suffolk Road and Nassau Road.
A successful basement extension rests on the bringing in of natural light into the interior, which is key in creating a quality of space and this is where we have much experience. Added to this is the design of the stair which might be sat below a glazed section of roof. Thereafter the arrangement of rooms and their relationship with lightwells is important to consider.
Putney Interior Design
We also have extensive experience in Interior Design and bespoke furniture design which we bring to all our projects. We are experienced in interior lighting design and are happy to advise on all aspects of the use of colour. Some projects we undertake are small and largely focussed on interior design such as the re-modelling of bathrooms or design of bookcases and storage.
Shape Architecture communicates clearly to our clients, and this is at the foundation for a successful project. All designs, no matter what size are developed in 3D alongside freehand drawing. A typical concept proposals brochure will have 5 different options described in 3D, 2D and freehand drawings and this will be the basis for discussion with the Client as we determine the preferred design. We are also able to provide animations of projects and model the movement of the sun through an interior.