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What does a party wall surveyor actually do?

August 10, 2018 2:37 pm

As part of our 'Ask a Consultant Series' we have asked EK McQuade Party Wall Specialists to offer an insight into their profession. EK Mcquade have successfully worked on... (more)
Florin Court Rooftop Gardens, Overlooking the Skyline of London

August 3, 2018 9:06 am

London Terrace Garden Having gained planning permission and listed building consent for landscaping the roof at the Grade 2 listed Florin Court we have produced an animation of... (more)
Architecture in Schools

July 24, 2018 3:36 pm

'Architecture in Schools' was written by our work experience student, Jesse.  As a student at secondary school on work experience here at Shape Architecture, I understand the importance... (more)
How Architecture can help Communities

July 23, 2018 2:23 pm

This blog was written by our work experience student Jesse.  In a time where ‘social’ networks are being used by more and more people, we sometimes get disconnected... (more)
Why I would like to be an Architect

July 19, 2018 10:35 am

'Why I would like to be an Architect' has been written by our work experience student Jesse.  I would like to be an architect because architects find a... (more)
Kensington Basement

June 4, 2018 2:47 pm

Our basement extension in a Kensington Mews is progressing well as the construction of the basement moves towards its second stage underpinning.  The project has developed to include... (more)
Community Sports Centre

June 4, 2018 8:26 am

The community Sports Centre we are working on in East Greenwich is progressing well.  A period of detailed technical design has now been completed by the design team... (more)
Development in Chiswick

May 31, 2018 1:38 pm

Development in Chiswick   For the last several weeks we have been working on an interesting corner house in Chiswick.  The property has remained untouched for many years... (more)
Listed Building Permission

May 30, 2018 12:54 pm

This week Shape Architecture has gained a number of planning permissions for a wide variety of projects.  We are very pleased to have be granted listed building consent... (more)
Designing in Section

May 22, 2018 8:44 am

Whilst Shape Architecture employ all types of design methodologies in designing a building, it is the section cutting through a structure that is favoured and used from the... (more)
Challenging Sites

May 11, 2018 10:19 am

Here the main feature is the staircase which is located at the rear of the property.  It sits in a glass walled cube which has horizontal timber slats... (more)
New House in Brighton

May 1, 2018 2:05 pm

House in Brighton New House in Brighton Working as architects in Brighton, Shape Architecture has prepared designs for a new house set at the bottom of a garden... (more)
Architects in Putney

April 30, 2018 8:38 am

Working as architects in Putney, Shape Architecture in the development of a commercial unit on Upper Richmond Road.  The building occupies a site with great potential as it... (more)
Terraces and Balconies

April 17, 2018 2:40 pm

Visualisation of Albion Street Basement Shape Architecture has designed a number of residential projects where a series of roof terraces cascade towards the garden.  Often these have been... (more)
Re-modelling of a Flat in Chelsea

April 13, 2018 1:12 pm

Chelsea Interior Design We are about to start on site with a project in Chelsea where we have taken an existing second floor flat presently divided into a... (more)
Kensington Mews Basement Extension

April 12, 2018 8:31 am

Kensington Mews Basement Project Our Mews basement extension in Kensington continues to progress on site. As the excavation continues with the casting of the first stage of concrete... (more)
Drawing Buildings

April 11, 2018 8:07 am

At Shape Architecture our work is underpinned by a constant process of drawing buildings.  This stems from a love both of drawing and architecture.  We believe that architects... (more)
Peacehaven Community Centre

April 10, 2018 1:37 pm

Community Architecture As we review approaches to design that have looked at the use of natural light, glazing and roof lights, the design of feature stairs and sustainable... (more)
Private Residential Architects in Wandsworth

April 9, 2018 9:26 am

Private Residential Architects in Wordsworth Working as private residential architects in Wandsworth, Shape architecture undertakes a wide range of projects both in terms of location, size and type. ... (more)

April 9, 2018 8:22 am

Bathroom Design Whether designing an En-suite or Family Bathroom a variety of factors influence the appearance of the space.  The design decisions relate to more than simply choosing... (more)
Light & Transparency

April 6, 2018 2:32 pm

Glass and Transparency Transparency, natural light and the views between spaces are themes that occur in all our work.  We have previously shown how stairs and the use... (more)
Glazed Staircases

April 5, 2018 2:31 pm

Contemporary Architecture In the creation of light, contemporary spaces the use of glass is key. In many of our projects, we have incorporated glass into feature stairs, both... (more)
Private Residential Architects in Fulham

April 4, 2018 9:13 am

Private Residential Architects in Fulham Working as private residential architects in Fulham, Shape architecture undertakes a wide range of projects both in terms of location, size and type. ... (more)
The Droveway Hove, Mixed Use Feasibility Architectural Scheme

April 3, 2018 2:17 pm

Architects in Brighton This feasibility study in Brighton looks at the redevelopment of the old Dairy site.  The proposed scheme would see a mixed use composition of houses,... (more)

March 26, 2018 8:08 am

Redesdale Street, Chelsea, London Peacehaven Community Centre Roof lights in a wide variety of designs and sizes form a great part of our work.  When we start on... (more)
Current Work

March 21, 2018 9:52 am

3D Plan view for Florin Court Seaford Road Planning Permission This week Shape Architecture has submitted a planning application for listed building consent for a project at the... (more)
Interior Design

March 20, 2018 10:02 am

Redesdale Street, Chelsea, London High Wickham, Hastings, East Sussex At Shape Architecture we are able to help our clients with all matters of Interior Design.  This is founded... (more)
The Roof Form

March 19, 2018 10:00 am

Green Office Roof, Bray In many of Shape Architecture’s project the roof form is a key expression of the building identity and a key feature both outside and... (more)
Basement Lightwells

March 14, 2018 9:06 am

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

March 13, 2018 2:11 pm

Basement Extension in Redesdale, Chelsea Contemporary Residential Extension, St Dionis Road, Fulham, London The impact that a side extension can have on the size and layout of the... (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)