Architects in Ealing
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 lived in Ealing for fourteen years and as such has a thorough understanding of the architecture of the borough.
If you would like to discuss a potential project please feel free to contact us at 020 3770 6360 or email@example.com
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 we are happy to be employed for any stage of our services that best suits the Client.
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. At Grove Avenue in Ealing, we incorporate large glazed screens and rooflights to flood several levels with light and provide excellent views out.
“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.
Pod Rooms and Garden Rooms
Shape Architecture has been designing pod rooms and garden rooms for many years, each of which can serve the increasing need for home working in compact and efficient spaces filled with light and views over garden spaces.
Case Study 01: Grove Avenue Extensions, Ealing
This project took a standard semi-detached house in Grove Avenue – which sat on a sloping site with long uninterrupted views towards parkland. This green setting and the nature of the sloping site provided the inspiration for the design proposals for which planning permission was granted at the first attempt. This was the generation of a proposal of a series of stepped greens sedum roofs that brought the landscape into the building. The stepped roofs also included a number of rooflights into the composition.
Case Study 02: Hopefield Lodge, Ealing
Following the success of our refurbishment of a house in Hanwell our clients there recommended Shape Architecture to a newly arrived neighbour also looking to create a contemporary light filled space with the addition of a rear extension. Our new projects are often awarded on this basis which is testament to the effort and quality of service we provide for our clients.
The designs all explore how the space can be opened up and filled with daylight. The visual and physical connection with the garden beyond is also an important consideration. The addition of a rear extension adds valuable floor space and enables more light to be brought into the interior via the use of rooflights and this is explored in various ways and always with 3D models.
Case Study 03: Argyle Road, Ealing
Our extension at Argyle Road in Ealing remains one of our largest extension projects. Gaining planning permissions via the prior approval process it extends some six metres and occupies the full width of the property. The transformation of the property is clearly evident. A light and bright contemporary interior is created filled with light via numerous rooflights.
Ealing 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.
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.
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.
Ealing 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.