Architects in Wimbledon
Shape Architecture is a design led Chartered RIBA practice established in 2006.
We specialise in residential design and offer our clients a friendly, supportive, and flexible service. Our Director, Jason Wren has been in practice working throughout London for 26 years.
If you would like to discuss a potential project please feel free to contact us at 020 3770 6360 or email@example.com
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.
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 in Westminster
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.
We carry out house extensions of all types which all serve to transform a home. Light bright contemporary interiors are formed with excellent views onto gardens beyond. Very often the roof is a green sedum roof with an elegant rooflight set within. This helps the extension merge into the garden when viewed from floor levels above. We will design 3 or 4 options to discuss with our clients and all designs use 3D graphics to ensure clear communication.
Case Study 01: Townhouse Extension and Refurbishment in Newstead Way, Wimbledon
The property is a 3-storey townhouse. The project involves the conversion of the garage into habitable space and the addition of a rear extension with green sedum roof. The house is opened up to create a light, bright and contemporary interior.
Case Study 02: Newton Road, Wimbledon
Here in Newton Road the addition of a wrap around extension at ground floor and loft conversion has added valuable additional space enabling our clients to stay in the home and location they really enjoy and are well established in. The ground floor kitchen dining space transforms family life and with a link to the existing reception room is a well integrated and light filled addition.
Our Client at Newton Road writes:
“We would wholeheartedly recommend Shape Architecture having used them to help design our extensions as part of our complete refurbishment and upgrade of our Victorian terrace. Jason was incredibly professional and knowledgeable throughout, with a major positive being the ease, swiftness and clarity of all communication between us.”
Wimbledon 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.
Wimbledon 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.
Wimbledon 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.
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.