design development

We explore our designs through various media from the outset of a project. We will often begin with massing models in card or foam whilst simultaneously developing a three-dimensional computer model.

Alongside this we will explore the existing context, sketch the local vernacular and begin to consider elevational treatments. More detailed physical models at varying scales will be developed as the project progresses, allowing us to test out design ideas within the office and providing presentation material for consultations and client meetings.

Shown here are some of the early developmental work carried out on our award winning Bear Lane housing project.

“Bear Lane so clearly and substantially elevates itself above the benchmark of standard urban housing design that is surprising to discover it is the result of a volume house builder operating through a design and build contract... This is sophisticated residential architecture of the highest order.”
2011 RIBA Awards - jury comments