Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Souldern Road. Brook Green in London, UK by DOS ARCHITECTS
February 23rd, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: DOS ARCHITECTS
Situated in a Conservation area at the edge of Brook Green in West London, this stunning house was DOS Architects’ first residential refurbishment project in London. Their client lived in one of the houses and, having bought the house next door, decided to appoint DOS Architects to create a design which merged both houses into a single family house.
Caught between the borough’s strict Planning constraints and the client’s ambitious aim to create a bright, spacious and modern house, DOS chose to delimit themselves by retaining the overall structure of the existing house, whilst playing with the potential of a new rear garden extension. The new volume arose as a natural continuation of the house’s existing
The ground and basement floors are linked through the introduction of a double height void which connects the kitchen and dining room to the remaining public areas within the house. The glass box is flanked by a cantilevered shear wall, which serves to realign the house on a north-south axis whilst also creating a bookend to the building.
DOS ARCHITECTS BIOGRAPHY
DOSarchitects is an award-winning practice with a growing reputation for consistent innovation at the highest level of cutting-edge design.
In recent years, they have firmly established themselves as a leading light among young European architecture firms, with a comprehensive portfolio of projects, awards and publications underpinning their ongoing success. This success rests, first and foremost, on the ability to fuse inspired design work with a close and intuitive understanding of their clients’ needs. A strong relationship with worldwide specialists – from structural engineers to costing consultants and lighting designers – permits them to deliver firmly tailored projects, through active collaboration and committed communication at every stage.
DOS Architects’ directors, Lorenzo Grifantini and Tavis Wright, boast impressive credentials working with the world’s most prestigious architectural firms, including Foster and Partners, Atelier Philippe Starck, Zaha Hadid Architects and Ron Arad Associates.
The formation of DOS Architects in 2004 brought together these two careers in an environment in which their personal creative visions could thrive. Since this time the company has undertaken numerous projects across Europe, Africa and the Middle East, expanding its size and scope with every new challenge undertaken.
DOS Architects pledge in every case to value as paramount the individual needs of its clients. They respect equally the creative potential and the practical constraints of every project, and are committed to delivering seamless, detailed and punctual service to private clients and developers alike. Last but not least, they will devote to every project, however great or small, a passionate creative energy and flair which sets them firmly at the forefront of the industry.
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