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Basement Lightwells

March 14, 2018 9:06 am

In designing a basement extension, the size number and location of the basement lightwell has a great impact on the success of the project.  Typically, a rear lightwell... (more)
Side Extensions

March 13, 2018 2:11 pm

Basement Extension in Redesdale, Chelsea High Wickham, Hastings, East Sussex Contemporary Residential Extension, St Dionis Road, Fulham, London Redesdale Street, Chelsea, London The impact that a side extension... (more)
Sustainable Approach to Design

March 12, 2018 9:54 am

Shape Architecture brings to each project a practical and appropriate application to sustainable design underwritten by twenty years of experience in the design and construction of sustainable buildings. ... (more)
Community Architecture

March 5, 2018 4:17 pm

Community Architecture Shape Architecture’s portfolio of community projects explores a wide range of building types, sizes and locations and it is this diversity that makes community projects such... (more)
30 London Basements

February 13, 2018 12:14 pm

Having completed a brochure illustrating our 15 Fulham basement projects we have now completed a wider version illustrating 30 London basement projects.  This brochure shows a broader range... (more)
Feature Stair

September 11, 2017 4:00 pm

Feature Staircase at Harpenden Country House The feature stair at our Little Manor project is nearing completion. Throughout Shape Architecture's projects, the design of the internal stair marks... (more)
Kensington Loft Conversion

May 10, 2017 3:28 pm

Shape Architecture has completed design concepts for a loft conversion in Kensington. This project is of interest as it illustrates both the opportunities that exist in what is... (more)

May 9, 2017 11:35 am

Very many of our projects feature contemporary kitchen and dining spaces filled with light and opening up onto the garden beyond.  Here we have set out a number... (more)
Florin Court

May 8, 2017 1:43 pm

Shape Architecture is very pleased to have been selected to undertake design work to roof of the Grade 2 listed Florin court. Giving onto Charterhouse Square in London,... (more)
Sustainable Architecture: Building With Recycled Tyres

May 4, 2017 9:56 am

Vehicle tyres present a real issue in how they might be recycled given their durability and large number. In architecture a number of notable projects have utilised recycled... (more)
Wandsworth Planning Approval

May 4, 2017 9:11 am

Wandsworth Architects Working as architects in Wandsworth, Shape Architecture was contacted by Clients who had just bought a large semi detached property in need of complete refurbishment. In... (more)
Kensington Extension

April 13, 2017 3:34 pm

Contact Us Shape Architecture Offer a Free Consultation at Your Property Telephone: +44 (0) 203 7706360 Email: Shape Architecture: On site in Kensington, London   Shape Architecture's... (more)
Basement Extensions in London

March 28, 2017 10:50 am

As London basement architects Shape Architecture has now worked on over thirty basement extension projects in London. These projects have been undertaken in a number of boroughs ranging... (more)
How to Design an Extension

March 24, 2017 3:34 pm

There are a number of simple key decisions to make when designing a side extension or rear extension to your property to ensure a successful project.  Below we... (more)
Shape Architecture Featured on Houzz

March 21, 2017 6:50 pm

10 Rooms That Will Make You Like Yellow

Fulham Basement

March 8, 2017 4:04 pm

Shape Architecture is now working on its fifteenth Fulham basement extension Having now worked on over 30 basement extensions in London it is in Fulham that our first... (more)
Timber Buildings

March 7, 2017 1:48 pm

As Sustainable Architects Shape Architecture has designed many timber framed buildings.  These vary in scale from the recycled Eco Sheds to the new Early Years Building for Anthony... (more)
Kensington Residential Project

March 3, 2017 3:25 pm

Shape Architecture is about to start on site with our Kensington  extension project at Edge Street. This project incorporates a side infill extension alongside the opening up of... (more)
Sustainable Upgrade to House in Kensington

March 2, 2017 10:41 am

Shape Architecture continues to work on our large London basement and whole house refurb project in Kensington. Our recent article detailing the sustainable upgrade of a large country... (more)
Working With Shape Architecture

February 21, 2017 3:28 pm

The Design Process   Shape Architecture is a Chartered RIBA practice with considerable expertise in private residential architecture of all types and size and is able to answer... (more)
5 Steps to Creating a Basement Extension

February 20, 2017 3:35 pm

1. How do I get Light into a Basement The key to bringing light into a basement extension is to create a variety of sources of natural light... (more)
Designing a Stair

February 17, 2017 11:48 am

Following on from our recent news item on drawing buildings we show here how hand drawing, computer modelling and physical models can be used in the design of... (more)
Drawing Buildings

February 16, 2017 3:45 pm

Shape Architecture draws by hand on every project and strongly believes it is an essential part of the process of both the design and the communication of our... (more)
Planning Success In Fulham

February 15, 2017 11:05 am

Shape Architecture has just obtained another planning permission in Fulham.  This project is for the extension and remodelling of a modern townhouse to include making the integral garage... (more)
Apartment Scheme in Herne Hill Complete

February 14, 2017 3:55 pm

Shape Architecture's apartment scheme in Herne Hill is now complete.  The project provides nine flats on the prominent corner site of a former public house. The planning challenge... (more)
Fulham Planning Success

February 9, 2017 3:02 pm

Fulham Planning Success Shape Architecture has received planning approval for a Fulham basement extension in Melrose Gardens.  The project is a contemporary design with many interesting features and... (more)
Upcycle and Recycle

February 8, 2017 3:01 pm

Upcycle and Recycle Upcycling is generally defined as the creative re-use of materials.  Recycling can be defined as converting waste materials as new materials. Shape Architecture continues to... (more)
Kensington Basement Site Development

January 31, 2017 11:54 am

Our project in Kensington which forms one large family home from 4 separate flats with the addition of a basement and further extensions is progressing on site.  The... (more)
Planning Permission in Fulham

January 27, 2017 2:19 pm

Shape Architecture has gained planning permission to create a family home through combining a two storey flat with the hairdressers it shares part of the corner site with. ... (more)
Shape Architecture Stairs

January 24, 2017 4:03 pm

In a similar fashion our stair to a large project in Kensington that sees three flats amalgamated into one house is located in what was the lightwell between... (more)
Listed Buildings in Brighton

January 23, 2017 3:56 pm

Shape Architecture has obtained listed building consent for two Grade 2 Listed properties in Montpelier Crescent.  One a large family home and the other a single storey flat.... (more)
Advantages of a Green Roof

January 20, 2017 10:40 am

There are many advantages to incorporating a green roof in your project.  Our portfolio of green roof projects at Shape Architecture illustrates that projects of size and type... (more)
Barnes Basement Approval

January 19, 2017 4:49 pm

Suffolk Road Basement Extension The basement is connected to the existing building by a linear stair flight that aligns with the ground floor side infill which formed another... (more)
St. Dunstans – Basement Development

January 19, 2017 9:05 am

Shape Architecture continues to design Fulham basement projects.  Here in this project in St Dunstans Road in Fulham,  the key feature is the stair linking the Ground floor... (more)
Listed House near Hyde Park

January 18, 2017 3:28 pm

Shape Architecture was selected by a Developer client to work on the contemporary refurbishment and extension of this Grade 02 listed house near Hyde Park. The project follows... (more)
Green Roofs

January 17, 2017 3:39 pm

Shape Architecture continues to design projects of all types and sizes incorporating green roofs and brown roofs.  Through the practice Director Jason Wren we offer twenty years of... (more)
Best of Houzz 2016 – Design

January 9, 2017 4:27 pm

Shape Architecture continues to develop its presence on a variety of Architectural and Interior design Websites including Houzz. We have a great deal of feedback from our Clients... (more)

Country House Energy Upgrade

January 5, 2017 3:17 pm

Shape Architecture was commissioned to undertake the redesign of a Country House near St Albans. The brief was to make it a more energy efficient contemporary building that... (more)

Shape Architecture 2016

December 21, 2016 12:15 pm

This year has been yet another busy one for Shape Architecture across a diverse range of project type and size. We would like to highlight several projects of... (more)

Stevenage Road, Fulham Basement Extension

August 22, 2016 1:29 pm

Following the success of our Fulham basement extensions and particularly those in the ‘alphabet streets’ Shape Architecture was selected by a local developer to undertake a large basement... (more)

Finlay Street, Fulham Basement Extension

August 12, 2016 3:28 pm

In our fifteen Fulham basement extensions portfolio, this basement project is one of the most recent to gain planning permission. Located in the Alphabet streets in Finlay street,... (more)

Finlay Street, Fulham Basement Extension

August 9, 2016 9:46 am

As a continuation of our Fulham basement project, we take a closer look at a successful project nearing completion at Finlay Street in Fulham. Like many projects, the... (more)

St. Dunstans Road, Fulham Basement Extension

August 9, 2016 9:04 am

Visualisation of St. Dunstans, Fulham, London St. Dunstan's Road is one of the fifteen basement extensions in Fulham undertaken by Shape Architecture over the last few years in the... (more)
Ellerby Street, Fulham Basement Extension

August 5, 2016 3:30 pm

Working as architects in Fulham our fourth basement project in a portfolio of fifteen Fulham basements was again in Ellerby street and once more through Client recommendation.  Natural... (more)
Inglethorpe Street, Fulham Basement Extension

August 2, 2016 10:22 am

Amongst our portfolio of fifteen basement extensions in Fulham, this project in Inglethorpe Street is distinct in its design. Its difference lies in the way in which space... (more)

Ellerby Street, Fulham Basement Extension

August 1, 2016 12:56 pm

This basement project in Fulham was the first such project that we undertook in the borough and within our portfolio of fifteen Fulham basement extensions remains an important... (more)

Queensmill Road, Fulham Basement Extension

July 27, 2016 3:36 pm

The most recent completed project within our series of fifteen Fulham basements is Queensmill Road. Set within the ‘Alphabet Streets’ this Fulham basement extension occupies a prominent corner... (more)

Clonmel Road, Fulham Basement Extension

July 19, 2016 9:41 am

Our Fulham basement extension and whole house redevelopment in Clonmel road was for a developer client. As such the planning application had to be submitted quickly, which we... (more)

Ellerby Street, Fulham Basement Extension

July 4, 2016 2:50 pm

As Shape Architecture continues its series of Fifteen Fulham basement projects, we focus on Ellerby Street. Our first basement extension in Fulham was on this street, and we... (more)

Hurlingham Road, Fulham Basement Extension

June 21, 2016 4:05 pm

Our project in Hurlingham Road was one of the first basement extensions in Fulham that Shape Architecture undertook in the borough. We have now completed and obtained planning... (more)

Planning Permissions in Fulham

November 11, 2015 10:51 am

Shape Architecture continues to obtain planning permission for basement projects throughout London.  We have permissions for many new basement extensions in Fulham this year.  Over the next few... (more)

Fulham Basement Extension

February 12, 2015 3:14 pm

Fulham Basement Extension Shape Architecture continues to be granted planning permissions for basement extensions in Fulham.  We have just been granted planning permission for a basement extension in... (more)

Planning Permission for Basement Extension in Barnes

June 26, 2014 3:51 pm

Basement Extension under Garden Shape Architecture has obtained planning permission for a basement extension in Barnes. Located entirely below the rear garden this basement is connected to the... (more)

Windsor Basement Extensions

May 22, 2014 2:27 pm

Windsor Basement Extensions Our basement extension in Windsor is a good example of the ever wider area where London basement extensions are being undertaken. Whilst the majority of... (more)

How to Design a Loft Conversion

May 8, 2014 2:52 pm

How to Design a Loft Conversion A loft conversion, like a pod room, is a relatively simple space that should integrate well with the existing building layout both... (more)

Windsor Basement Extension

May 2, 2014 12:34 pm

Windsor Basement Extension Shape Architecture has just been appointed to design a new basement extension in Windsor. The project is similar to our basement in Barnes in that... (more)

Westminster Refurbishment

April 24, 2014 2:00 pm

Westminster Refurbishment Our refurbishment project at St James Place in Westminster is now nearing completion. This project sees the refurbishment of a large flat overlooking Green Park, to... (more)

London Basement Extensions: Technical Design

April 22, 2014 1:48 pm

London Basement Extensions: Technical Design The technical design of basement extensions is critically important, as is the co-ordination between architect and structural engineer in the preparation of the... (more)
Barnes Basement

April 11, 2014 4:00 pm

Basement Architects Shape Architecture continues to work on a wide range of London basements. We are currently working on a particularly interesting basement extension in Barnes which is... (more)

Loft Conversion and Extension in Wimbledon

February 12, 2014 3:40 pm

Wimbledon Loft Conversion At Shape Architecture we have recently been working on the design for this loft conversion and pod room extension to a semi-detached property in Wimbledon,... (more)