About Shape Architecture Wandsworth

Why Choose Shape Architecture as Architects in Wandsworth?

Shape Architecture is a Chartered RIBA Practice and has completed many private residential projects throughout Wandsworth of all types and sizes, ranging from extensions and loft conversions to pod rooms and basement conversions. Each project explores the design principles of space, light and transparency.

Residential Architects in Wandsworth

Our extensive range of projects as Wandsworth architects ensures we have a good working knowledge of the planning and building control departments. We are also able to recommend contractors and engineers with whom we have built projects in Wandsworth before and retain good working relations. Working on a wide range of residential projects ensures that our technical detailing and specification is of a high quality, and we are always able to help each client in the specification of fixtures and fittings from kitchen units to bathrooms and light fittings. We retain an extensive library of all of these items.

Spaces Filled with Light

In all of our Wandsworth architects’ projects we employ 3D computer graphics, as this is the best way in which we can discuss the design ideas quickly and clearly with the Client. It is an excellent tool to illustrate how light can move through a space and to explain the views to be had from the interior towards the garden spaces. Each model is used as an effective design tool.

Wandsworth Terrace Extensions

As Wandsworth architects we have also built a number of larger residential projects ranging from one off houses to a series of townhouses and apartment projects both as part of Wandworth architecture and across the rest of London and the South-East. At Battersea Park Road, Shape Architecture refurbished and extended an existing terraced building to provide a series of flats with various small terraces and garden spaces, all focused around the principle of light and open space within the properties.

Pod Rooms in Wandsworth

Aside from conventional conversions, We have also designed many second floor ‘Pod Rooms’ across West London including the area of Wandsworth. A pod room often is formed from lightweight timber which is clad with tiles to match the existing property. As a new structure to an existing building, a pod room will be well-insulated reaching excellent thermal (and acoustic) performance. Often we carry out these works as part of larger basement and whole house projects or extension projects. The extension adds valuable extra floorspace offering an affordable way of adding another usable area to your home.


Loft Conversions

Shape Architecture have designed and built many Loft Conversions throughout London and understand how to form these projects effectively and efficiently as your architect. These projects can be a great way to add space to the top of your property, and through a combination or selection of dormer extensions, mansard conversions, and hip-to-gable extensions a significant amount of living space can be created, perfect for a master bedroom and an en suite bathroom. Juliette balconies are also a great way to add natural light to a loft conversion, as well as creating a striking feature.

Gaining Planning Permission in London

As architects in Wandsworth we have been employed throughout the borough for residential projects of all types and sizes. Common to all projects is an approach to design that focuses on simple and elegant interiors filled with light and integrated with garden spaces. At another private residential project at Ringford Road in Wandsworth, Shape Architecture London has obtained planning permission for a large extension to an existing ground floor flat that includes an internal courtyard space onto which a newly formed bedroom opens onto, permitting views across into the further parts of the extension and the garden beyond. On Battersea Rise, Shape Architecture again achieved planning permission for a series of new apartments in an existing building. Here the existing building was formed of a mix of spaces that required simplifying in order to form a series of simple and elegant apartments by our Wandsworth architects.

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West London Architects

In addition to our work in Wandsworth we have a large body of projects in Fulham and  expanding portfolios of projects in Wimbledon, Barnes, Chiswick and Ealing. We recommend experienced local contractors with whom we enjoy good relations. 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.

House Refurbishments in Wandsworth

We have undertaken full-house refurbishment projects in Wandsworth. These projects sometimes include side and rear or pod extensions in addition to the house refurbishment itself.

The Construction of a Basement:

Across the South East and London we continually work on Basement Projects. Our expertise now allows us to quickly and cohesively put together proposals to suit our clients needs. From conception to completion we have experience in providing exciting and dynamic spaces within private residential properties.

Wandsworth Basements

As a practice with extensive basement experience, having now worked on over 30 London Basements we can offer a great deal of expertise in Creating a Wandsworth basement extension. Our recent basement approval of Adderley Grove creates a large light, bright basement with a section also formed below the garden.

For Information relating to our London Basement projects, please follow this link to a recently produced brochure on 30 London Basement extensions.

Contemporary Wandsworth Architecture

At Almeric Road in Wandsworth Shape Architecture achieved planning permission for a single family house on vacant land at the end of the street. This site had been subject to many failed applications in the past. By working closely with the planning authority we were able to achieve permission for a family house on the site. Whilst we focused on following the key lines and geometries of the existing housing stock and the surrounding vernacular Wandsworth architecture, the design we supplied still provides a contemporary feel and an interior full of light that support our guiding principles.

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Wandsworth Architects: Architectural Visualisations and Light Studies

Shape Architecture will work with you at all times to tailor the design for you to suit your needs. We always explore designs in three dimensions, using 3D modelling to help explain proposals and concepts. From this modelling we can create visualisations that not only give you insightful perspective views of your design but also can be used to create light studies, showing the way light interacts within your building, and allowing us to elevate the levels of light in your property. We use 3D modelling techniques for the vast majority of our projects in order to communicate effectively and clearly with both clients and contractors. These models are useful for the design process in many ways, providing an excellent opportunity to produce interesting images through which the client can engage with the project. This in turn is important for our client relationship. Such images can quickly and clearly give an impression of the proposed design that drawings and words alone cannot always convey, and they are a good way of understanding the use of space and sense of light in a scheme, both factors that are important to Shape Architecture’s design philosophy.

Cobham Close, Wandsworth, London

Townhouses with Basements in Wandsworth

At Cobham Close in Wandsworth on the site of the old Bolingbroke public house, we designed and built six townhouses. Each has an extensive basement level with feature rear light wells that connect to a series of gardens at the heart of the project. On entry, the views of the garden beyond are immediately apparent. As architects in Wandsworth, it was important that the project would sit nicely next to the existing Wandsworth architecture, and so the external façades follow a palette of materials set by the surrounding buildings, doing so in a clean and simple manner that ensures a harmonious scheme and a pleasant feel to the area. The insides are light and bright and all rooms enjoy good views. At ground floor level, a kitchen, dining and living space has been created with a bridge link over to the garden beyond. The upper level houses bedrooms, and at basement level is a further bedroom, study, utility room and bathroom. The front and rear light wells ensure that the basement regains a light feel. Contemporary fixtures and fittings contribute to the modern interiors, and we are proud of the scheme as an excellent example of the possibilities that new build and basement architects in Wandsworth can achieve given the opportunity

Our Fees are a Fixed Lump Sum

Our portfolio includes a large range of projects of various sizes

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Adderly Grove, Wandsworth, London

Our Wandsworth basement project in Adderley Grove has been granted planning permission and features a below garden gym space in addition to the full plan basement. As with many other basement projects a feature stair links basement and ground floor and serves to open up the space and bring significant natural light into the basement.

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Shape Architecture 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

Mrs Emma Vassallo & Mr Hans Enssle, Clients

Free Initial Consultation and Competitive Fixed Fees

If you are considering a residential project like a new basement or extension then we will happily make a visit to discuss your project with you and run through our portfolio of projects.  There is no charge for this initial visit.

Our professional fees are competitive, offered as a fixed lump sum, and are clearly broken down into each stage of the project. Our fees are fixed and will not vary unless the scope of the project changes markedly. In our appointment letter we will confirm the breakdown of the fees in respect of each key stage, from survey and planning to technical information, tender creation, and on-site work. We always tailor our service to meet our clients requirements, and we understand Wandsworth architecture.

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