Sympathetic to its highly visible location in one of the Royal Parks, the building of steel and timber is modular in design, allowing off-site fabrication to minimise the construction period in one of London’s most visited public places, and the site of many events, including the London 2012 Olympic Triathlon.
Measures for passive environmental control were actively sought and include: an exposed concrete floor that retains heat through the winter and is shaded from summer sun by projecting timber louvres; a band of operable windows below the eaves that provide cross-ventilation, as well as visually separating the roof from the main volume of the building; finally, capitalising on the opportunity provided by the lake, a water-source heat pump that provides additional heating and cooling.
Francis Scott of Zero Zero was responsible for the initial architectural concept that secured the client’s twenty-year lease from the Royal Parks. The project was then developed by Hopkins Architects, who completed the outline design and obtained planning approval. Detailed Design and documentation was a collaboration between Francis and Graham Ford of Graham Ford Architects.
This design for the conversion of three rural buildings in Modica into a family house should be on site in early 2016.
A new bach (holiday home) in one of the most picturesque islands of New Zealand
This project for extending this Auckland family house has recently obtained building consent and should be on site in 2016.
Preliminary proposals for a new office building in Sicily
Interior design and new graphic presentation for Auckland software company