Here are some articles concerning the MBA architects in London, Wimbledon on the topic of Architecture
MBA are advising York based practice DC-Architecture on the design of a new hotel near York’s historic Micklegate Bar. Following research into the history and development of the site and surroundings, and drawing inspiration from York’s surviving timber framed medieval buildings, a new design was developed with strongly rhythmical jettied elevations using untreated vertical larch fins with lime rendered panels between. The design makes the most of the slightly curved frontage of the site, provides a varied roof line, and breaks up what might otherwise have been a monolithic frontage into a series of smaller pavilions. The elevation reflects the roof form and layout of the hotel behind, which opens onto a small central garden courtyard accessed through an arch from Micklegate itself.Read less.
Arterberry Road, Wimbledon – completed.
Archery Road, Hastings
Archery Road: a new district in St Leonard’s. Over a hundred new homes, centered around the Archery Ground. Snapshots of the Gemselect development from 30 May 2019. It’s all about sea views.Read less.
New College Oxford, Kimber Wing
Private House in SW London – Works on site
The superstructure and green roof are completed at this location. Courtyard landscaping is progressing well. Internally, first fix is almost complete. The project is expected to complete in May.Read less.
New College Oxford, Morris Garage, Kimber Wing – Complete, open.
Marcus Beale Lecture at University of Cambridge – Architects Fees
Marcus Beale gave a lecture on fees at the University of Cambridge Part 3 professional practice course on 27 June 2018. He began by asking: why pay an architect anything at all? Ray and Charles Eames drew a beautiful Venn diagram showing the intersection between the interests of client and architect and the needs of society. Where they meet is the place where you are most valuable, and it’s all about value for money. Architects add value to sites and reduce risk in the construction process. Marcus explored how architects and clients choose each other, how an architect calculates the cost price and sets profit, and gave some suggestions as to how to present fee proposals and how to win a job even when your fees are higher than the competition. For a text of the lecture click here: 2018_Architects_Fees_Marcus_Beale_BRead less.
Burn Bullock, Mitcham-Public Consultation; Monday 25 June 2018
The Burn Bullock is a prominent grade II listed building on the western corner of Mitcham Cricket Green, site of the worlds oldest cricket club. Regeneration will have a great positive effect on Mitcham. A public consultation was held Monday 25 June 2018. Key results were: agreement to negotiate a lease to take effect immediately the overall scheme has been agreed, – regular monthly meetings with the developer and the cricket club. Since then the developers have met with the cricket club and architect, and a subsequent meeting with councillor and MP.Read more.
University College School Sports Pavilion
Fairlight Housing gains planning permission
Planning permission was granted on 15 March 2018 for 16 new houses at Fairlight near Hastings, Sussex. The development replaces a former market garden on a sloping site at the centre of the village. MBA were appointed after a previous design for the site was refused permission and a second scheme withdrawn. After extensive public consultation a new design was developed which draws on local building types and materials, creating a variety of housing types to meet the urgent need for new housing in the area. Critical issues for the site included drainage, wildlife, and preserving the character of the village. More information here.Read less.