Architects in Clapham

Shape Architecture is a design led Chartered RIBA practice working in Clapham since 2006.

We specialise in residential design and offer our clients a friendly, supportive, and flexible service.  Our Director, Jason Wren has been in practice in the borough for 26 years.

If you would like to discuss a potential project please feel free to contact us at 020 3770 6360 or 


See our updated project page for the following project in Clapham:

Click here to link to our project in Battersea Church Road

Clapham Architects

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 are further broken down into each RIBA work stage for further clarity.

Our Services

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. These vary from structural glass panels set into the floor to glass cubes housing stairs. Large scale glazed panels and rooflights feature in our projects.

“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

Sustainable Architecture

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.

Home Offices and Garden Rooms

Shape Architecture has been designing home offices and garden rooms for many years.  These are typically bespoke designs to suit the garden setting and our clients needs.  They are built as low energy timber structures and often feature a green sedum roof with all the sustainable benefits this brings.

Case Study 01: Loft Conversion and Roof Terrace, Strathblaine Road, Clapham

This loft conversion and roof terrace totally transforms the upper level flat of a terraced house.  Previously without any outdoor space the flat is now a duplex flat with a well-integrated and interesting outdoor space.  We carry out many roof terrace and small projects throughout Clapham and neighbouring boroughs and all serve to have a transforming effect often with a relatively small intervention.

If you are considering a roof terrace or other extension project in Clapham please feel free to contact us at  We would be happy to discuss this with you.

Click here to link to our project in Strathblaine Road

Case Study 02: Housing at Bolingbroke

Shape Architecture’s portfolio of work in Clapham spans a variety of type and scale.  This project would be at the larger end and is the development of six town houses with basements.  The scheme maximises the potential of the site and sees the design of houses with ample gardens and lightwells as basement level.  We are experienced at maximising the potential of sites in Wandsworth and throughout London and have built relations with a number of developer clients who return to us for a range of projects.

If you are considering developing a site in Clapham, please feel free to contact us at  We would be happy to discuss this with you.

Click here to link to our project in Cobham Close

Roof Terraces

Rooftop Terrace obtained through Planning Permission in Fulham West London

Clapham 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.

A good example being our first roof terrace project at Strathblaine Road overlooking Clapham Junction.


Clapham Basement Extensions

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.

Interior Design

Clapham 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.


Client Communication

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.

Contact Us

Chester House
81-83 Fulham High Street
Phone: +44 (0) 203 7706360

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