We are extremely excited to see our recently completed project 'The Animal Hospital' has been shortlisted for the AJ Architecture Awards 2017 - Health and Wellbeing Project of the Year. To see more information about the project click here, or click the image to see the rest of the shortlisted projects and practices.
We're very pleased to see 10 pages of this month's Grand Designs magazine dedicated to The House in the Woods. The article - 'Woodland Retreat' showcases the design with information on design rational, materiality and product specification. The magazine also includes a page featuring the Split House.
alma-nac have completed The London Animal Hospital, a bespoke health and 24hr emergency care space for the city's animal population. Ranging from the off-gassing of the building materials, through to the impact of colour and acoustics, this highly sustainable scheme is designed around the holistic well-being of the end user.
Read more about the project here.
Visit the London Animal Hospital's website here.
Our proposal for an upside down play house has been shortlisted for the AJ/James Hardie House of Colour competition. The competition brief was to design an innovative children's play space for construction on a Berkley Homes site. Follow the link to read about the shortlist on the Architect's Journal
We're working on an exciting new project, with some interesting research into contemporary takes on traditional build techniques. Watch this space!
Our recent project at Lambeth Road is now complete. The slim addition to this four storey home provides just enough space to squeeze in an additional separate residence, sandwiched within the building on the upper ground floor. Folding sliding panels separate the studio from the internal circulation of the main house, allowing it to seamlessly alternate between use as a living space for the main house and a separate residence.
Follow this link for the full project information.
alma-nac's feasibility study and sketch design for five new houses in a newly planned rural settlement is now complete. The 160m2 houses take aesthetic cue from the emerging contemporary vernacular, creating a sense of place whilst remaining sympathetic to the surrounding buildings.
alma-nac have recently undertaken a speculative research project alongside Bow Arts creative learning provider, Price and Myers Engineers and Huntley Cartwright Quantity Surveyors. The project looks into the requirements and viability of introducing affordable artist studio space into unused spaces within the city.
The research project, tailored to the undercroft of a flyover in Newham, addressed the requirement for tethering social housing to affordable artist studio space, cost effective construction methods, the avoidance of typical pitfalls seen in recent proposals of mid-large scale studio provision, architectural methods for encouraging the formation of knitted artistic communities, the access and suitability of specific grants and funding avenues, and the resulting phased construction approach.
Our scheme for conversion of a disused garage site into two three storey interlocking houses has been published on the Architect's Journal. Click here to read the article in full. Click the image below to read more about the project on our website.
We have been invited to present one of our latest schemes as part of the Innovation and Conservation conference held by the Brockley Society. The presentation, titled From Trial To Tribute will explore contextual, innovative design solutions to a site and the impact and influence of the planning procedure within conservation areas.
For more information and to book a free ticket, please visit the Brockley Society website: www.brockleysociety.org.uk
With tender analysis now complete and a contractor on board, we are looking forward to starting construction on The Wedge House. Comprising of a new build home book-ending an existing Victorian terrace and a full refurbishment and extension of the neighbouring plot, this scheme will create a new home from just 20m2 of otherwise redundant land alongside a beautiful contemporary home fit for the client's family's requirements.
After an in depth analysis of how best to develop the corner site, both in terms of client's specific brief, the nature of the site and the expected financial return of the proposal, our design for this unique end of terrace plot in Clapham is starting to come together.
The design for the conversion of an existing 500m2 building into 9 apartments, along with the addition of new 450m2 build single home set within the same site is now well underway. Careful analysis of the site's surroundings have lead to a scheme stepping from 3 - 1 storeys, set around a south facing courtyard.
With the mezzanine being installed as we speak, construction is well underway. Photos to follow imminently!
Finishing touches are being put in place to landscape and common areas of our 43 unit residential scheme in Croydon. The additional storey is well underway, with completion of the whole scheme set for June 2017.