Our proposal sought to create a simple but sculptural building that sits comfortably in the landscape, both as it is now and as it evolves over the years to come. The overall form is evocative of a barn, stable or other rural building. This simple volume has then been manipulated to create a series of welcoming and varied spaces within and around the building.
The brief of this competition called for a landmark structure at the mouth of the Mersey in Liverpool that would also function as a wildlife observatory and viewing platform. We proposed an inclined tower composed of two slabs of weathering steel with viewing platforms in between.
Entry for a competition to redevelop a derelict Victorian resort on an island near Weston-Super-Mare. Our scheme imagined the new buildings as outcrops of rock clustered around the restored buildings and new central public space.
Concept design for a new opera house and library flanking a new public square. The harsh winter climate of the site location led us to conceive of the new spaces as precious objects within protective translucent boxes that would be mysterious by day and glow by night.
Our entry for this competition used the sloping quadrangle in the centre of the existing buildings to create an internal 'landscape' of stairs, atriums, display ledges and viewing platforms that enclose the new teaching and social spaces. Bare concrete surfaces are contrasted with natural cork and and fabric finishes.
This design for a new clubhouse and facilities for a boating club proposed a simple traditional boathouse form, given a sculptural twist by the use of minimal detailing and monolithic black timber cladding. The whole structure is lifted up to protect it from flooding.