About Shape Architecture Holborn

Shape Architecture London is a chartered RIBA architectural practice operating throughout Holborn and Greater London. We now conduct business within the private, academic and community markets. Each and every project our design teams tackle is controlled by the foundations of open area , luminescence, and transparency. Our Holborn-based design team’s utilisation of colour and materials, as well as ordering of spaces, go further to create properties that captivate our clients. We have also been working in the construction of eco-friendly buildings for more than 15 years. We offer customised services that provide priority to the customers’ desires.

Experienced and Customer Focused

Shape Architecture London has designed buildings throughout several industries. Private properties, apartments, colleges, and community establishments are some of the projects we’ve undertaken in the past. Our Holborn design team can easily work on a number of designs within each of our areas of expertise. Our Holborn-based architects are in the position to provide innovative and original solutions as a result of our far-reaching knowledge in a large number of areas. In our business, we really do not have a house style as such. As an alternative, every venture is a distinctive creation that represents the needs of our clients.

Private & Residential Projects

Our Holborn design team has knowledge in an array of residential ventures. Like for example , small-scale extensions, full renovations, and everything in between. The common denominator of our architects’ work is an exceptional mix of elements like living space, transparency, and light. New construction plans including the Devon Eco House highlight the union of eco-friendly building and modern, creative style.

Holborn Architects

Location will not be a worry for us, since we have completed a variety of builds across each London borough.

Contemporary Design

We delight ourselves in being able to develop top quality progressive design regardless of the construction type. Our London based architects‘ work on Kensington’s Hansom Cab Public House is proof of this.

Community Architecture

As London based architects operating in the community arena we now have successfully done many constructions in Holborn and through the entire South East. These projects have lent themselves to environmentally safe architecture, such as the Eco Sheds in Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush or at Peacehaven, where the heat pump provides you with the majority of the building’s electrical energy.

School Architecture

Similarly, when working on college or nursery jobs much like the New Early Years building at Anthony Roper Primary school, we can easily explore environmentally safe and creative architecture. The Early Years development was specially designed as a dragon fly. The lecture rooms were accommodated beneath the wings, but the main body was assigned to staff member facilities.

Mixed Use Apartments

Shape Architects London have experience constructing mixed use apartments in a variety of areas of London. Our company is experienced in all styles of mixed use apartment constructions. Our latest work features a block of apartment rentals in Blackheath and six town houses in Wandsworth. This ought to offer our clientele an idea of our adaptability as architects. Amid our array of architectural assignments we can easily highlight those carried out in listed structures together with other specially designated areas. Our company is known for receiving planning permission at sensitive locations.

A great number of assignments may also be technically intricate, including the numerous basement conversions in personal domestic projects or the rubble roof on the Eco Shed. Our designs are flawlessly backed by the substantial technical know-how of our architects.

Sustainable Architecture

Our practice offers fifteen years of constructing renewable buildings to draw upon and inspire our work. Eco-friendly design is among Shape Architecture’s specialities. Our customers come to us for guidance on both simple and elaborate design strategies, as they recognize that Shape Architecture offers rigorous advice regardless of what their needs might be. All of which is fully built into the appearance of a building.

Contact Us

Shape Architecture Chester House Fulham Green 81-83 Fulham High Street London SW6 3JA

Telephone: +44 (0) 203 7706360
Email: london@shapearchitecture.co.uk

Our Fees are a Fixed Lump Sum

Our portfolio includes a large range of projects of various sizes

Areas Covered


Architects in Fulham

Shape Architecture has built more projects in Fulham than in any of the other London boroughs we work in.  This includes now over 15 Fulham basement projects. We continue to work as architects in Fulham to build upon this large and diverse portfolio and maintain our established and close working relationship with both local structural engineers and contractors.

In addition to basement projects in Fulham our other projects include the whole range of type and scale of private residential work from simple side and rear extensions to pod rooms and internal refurbishment

Extensions in Fulham

We have also designed many house extension in Fulham. These range from side, rear or wrap-around extensions. Such projects add valuable additional space and light and can much improve the connection between the interior and the garden beyond. They are good examples of the maxim ‘Don’t Move Improve’.

Pod Rooms in Fulham

We have also designed many pod rooms in Fulham and these have either been as part of larger basement and whole house projects or extension projects or else as projects in their own right. The addition of a pod room, well integrated into the floor plans adds valuable additional space to a property. Front and side windows and also a roof lights fill the pod room with daylight. They are typically lightweight timber structures clad with slates and can easily be integrated into the structure of an existing building. A pod room will be a well-insulated construction with insulation between and behind the timber studs to guarantee excellent thermal (and acoustic) performance.

Basement Extension Architects Fulham

Our expertise in basement design throughout London and in particular in Fulham is extensive. We are therefore able to point to built examples when illustrating design issues and can show many variations of our Fulham architecture when discussing and planning floor layouts for example. We create basement extensions that are light and spacious and integrate well with the upper levels of the property and the garden spaces beyond.

Shape Architecture Fulham have been involved in our residential basement conversion project from inception right through to the final stages. We have been very impressed by their continual professionalism and dedication to the project. They have been supportive to us, as clients, throughout the project and have always been responsive to what was needed at the different stages. The level of service received has been very personal and we have felt that we were a priority throughout. We would thoroughly recommend Shape Architecture to others.

Hurlingham Road, Fulham, Clients

Basement Extensions Fulham

Shape Architecture has a well established reputation for undertaking basement projects throughout London and have now worked on over 30 London basements.  Over half of these have been in Fulham where our experience of basement extensions and associated work is large, diverse and well established.  Our planning record for basement extension is Fulham is 100 %.  It is in Fulham where our first basement project was undertaken a number of years ago in Ellerby Street in the Alphabet streets and through Client recommendation we moved onto project after project.

Shape Architecture – Fifteen Fulham Basements

We bring to a basement conversion project in Fulham the expertise gained in the borough further underwritten by all other basement projects across London that range from basements below gardens to basements to listed buildings and those set in Mews properties.  This range of design and technical expertise added to our knowledge of the planners and planning system in Fulham ensure an efficient and creative design process.  Key to all our basement designs is the use of natural light combined with ensuring that each basement is well integrated into the house as a whole and that the link both physical and visual between interior and garden beyond is well developed.  A common feature to the basement project is the design of the stair between basement and ground floor above.  We have designed very many and these are often distinct design features that link well with the use of natural light and glimpses and views between various spaces.

Loft Conversions in Fulham

Pod rooms are often designed alongside loft conversions and many of our upper level extensions in Fulham have incorporated loft and pod room combination.  As with all our projects no matter what the size we will always build detailed 3D models to help explain the design and as basis to communicate clearly with our clients.

Shape Architecture – Fifteen Fulham Basements Blog Series

Architects in Fulham

The practice Director of Shape Architecture, Jason Wren, spent over ten years working in Fulham at Studio E Architects in Rainville Road prior to establishing Shape Architecture some ten years ago and as such has over twenty years of experience of working as an architect in Fulham and an excellent knowledge of the planning and construction process in the borough. This experience continually expands on the basis of the large portfolio of work Shape Architecture has undertaken in Fulham.

The Construction of a Basement:

As architects working in London on wide variety of basement projects the construction detailing and the integration with the structure are extremely important.  Our experience of these projects has been with the same structural engineer and this has made for an efficient and rigorous process.  Likewise the knowledge of how to successfully detail these constructions is improved by repeating the same work on site.

Mrs Emma Vassallo & Mr Hans Enssle, Clients

House Refurbishment in Fulham

In addition to the various projects noted above we have also undertaken house refurbishment projects in Fulham. These projects sometimes include side and rear or pod extensions in addition to the house refurbishment itself. At St Dionis road in Fulham we have reformed a single family home from its configuration as two separate flats.

West London Architects

In addition to our work in Fulham we have ever expanding portfolios of projects in Wimbledon, Barnes, Chiswick and Ealing. We are therefore able to recommend an array of experienced local contractors with whom we enjoy good relations. Likewise we work continually with a team of engineers, party wall Surveyors, lighting designers and audio-visual consultants. We can secure a range of competitive quotes for our clients from these consultants. As architects in West London we enjoy good relations and have extensive experience of the various planning and building control departments.

Jason Wren in London, Greater London, UK on Houzz