Our approach to residential schemes begins by analysing the client’s requirements together with the site and its context – analysing constraints and opportunities that we combine with a clear understanding of aspect and orientation.
From this we establish a concept approach to plan the layout and establish a ‘set of rules’ for the architecture – a way of setting out parameters for massing, materiality and form that ensures coherence across a scheme. With this set of rules, the development of a design can proceed while a strong overall approach remains intact and this makes for a positive and constant evolution of a design.
As with all of our work, we enjoy exploiting the things that nature provides for free – views, the sun, shelter from the wind – and combine this with the use of clean forms and natural materials that will give buildings a timeless feel ensuring they will look as good in twenty-five years as they would today.
We work regularly with other professionals such as planning and M&E consultants, structural and highways engineers, quantity surveyors, sustainability and ecology experts as well as landscape architects and we enjoy the responsibility of driving the team forward to a successful planning application. We have good experience and enjoy presenting schemes directly to planning officers and other stakeholders.
"Lovedon Fields is an exemplar of how planning for housing on the edge of an existing settlement should be delivered.”
Landscape Institute Awards, 2017