We are currently working with Abbs Cross Academy and Arts College on the design for a new building which will provide 28 classrooms set out over three floors. The design is well underway and we will be working with the academy on their application for grant funding for the project... read more →
We are working on the design for the refurbishment and extension for a building in Belsize Avenue near Hampstead Heath. With this extension - as with many others, there was a point between removing the existing structure and inserting the new structure when the building had to be held up... read more →
We have had some good news on our planning applications recently - permission has been granted for our proposal to extend a locally listed building in Northwood and permission has been granted to create a roof terrace on a beautiful Edwardian building in Highgate. We have been asked to take... read more →
This is the first rendering of a new project we are working on at the moment. It is for a new-build house in a great spot that overlooks Wanstead Flats. We will be submitting the project to Newham for planning in a few weeks time and we are looking forward... read more →
This image was taken during the refurbishment and extension of the stables building on Kingsland Road in Hackney. It goes some way to explaining the complexity of interlacing old, new and temporary structures in the roof space. Things got more complicated as services went in - and getting the temporary... read more →
Our text was shortlisted in an RIBA competition titled Resources, Urbanism, Community and Collaboration - What does the future hold? This is what we said: Urbanism & Community Internet shopping is good for us: Home deliveries from supermarkets is making hypermarkets and out of town shopping centres change and become... read more →
This picture shows a contractor setting out the reinforcing bars in the basement slab of a new house that we completed. The side walls of the pit are formed by contiguous piled walls, which are finished off at the top with a capping beam. After the mayhem of demolition, piling... read more →
While carrying out the final inspection for the refurbishment of a flat in Hackney I took this photo of a door threshold detail - I like the way a simple detail photo becomes an abstract image full of light and texture.
Douglas Architects are currently upgrading a Victorian house in Stoke Newington. As usual our approach is very hands-on with a lot of dialogue with the clients and the builders.
Douglas Architects has been asked to design an extension for a derelict crofters cottage on the slopes of Hergest Ridge in Wales. Hergest Ridge forms part of Offas Dyke which separates Wales from England. The valley is so beautiful we felt obliged to put a picture of it here before... read more →