Working as architects in Ealing, Shape Architecture has started work on a project to reconfigure the upper level and improve access to this level to a house in Mount Crescent Park in Ealing. Shape Architecture was recommended to our client by the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects), when she contacted their client advisory service. In the first instance we are producing a design concept with supporting material in order to obtain pre-application advice from Ealing planning department.
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Our design proposal has looked at improving access from first floor to second floor and the reworking of the second floor plan to provide more bedrooms. The new stair takes advantage of the large hallway and is much less cramped than the existing stair. A key design issue is increase in headroom required by the relocation of the stair and what physical form this might take. With a combination of 3D computer models and a photographic survey of built precedents we have been able to build a convincing case in favour of the proposal. A preferred option has a raised section of brickwork externally to create the desired headroom which is redolent of local features. The ‘lid’ to this feature is a structural glass panel that will flood the interior with light and provide welcome views of the sky. As architects in Ealing and working throughout London our creative and practical approach to problem solving enables us to maximise the potential of even the smallest of projects.
Through our connection with a busy contractor in Ealing we have a continual flow of work in this part of London. Our most recent project which has just gained planning permission is for a large loft conversion. As a loft conversion in Ealing this project is a good size, adding as it does two further bedrooms a bathroom and considerable storage.
Working as architects in Ealing, Shape Architecture has a great deal of experience in designing and building extensions.