The following are a range of articles on conservation, heritage, education, public, commercial, religious, residential and urban design by architects firm in London, Wimbledon, Marcus Beale Architects
Planning Granted for 21 New Flats in Morden, London
Planning permission was granted on two previously developed sites in Morden. Two separate but related planning applications, one to remove a garage from a backland site, the other to relocate it next to the London Road, the old Roman Road linking London to Chichester. On each site to provide new, high quality housing, exceeding London Plan requirements, all double or treble aspect flats, the design arrived at after extensive consultation.Read less.
Manor House in London, SW19 – Residential Conversion
The Manor House, London, SW19, a listed farmhouse from the 17th or 18th century faced in brick, converted into offices, butch rear extension, the whole site car parked, is now about to breathe again as a residential house and garden. Alongside a barn-like new building containing 4 new residential eco-flats.Read less.
Future Wimbledon Competition, London – 2014
Ideas generated by the futureWimbledon competition are showcased at the New London Architecture galleries October 13 to Friday November 7 2014.
Three MBA-drafted boards are on display (hire-a-pen).’The Greens’ for WEHRA won the Community prize, and the Concert Hall proposal was highly commended.
MBA’s proposal for Wimbledon Civic Forum: More! was shortlisted among 29 luminaries of the UK architecture scene.
You can review the competition and download the MBA boards on the Future Wimbledon project page.Read less.
A Subtle Presence in Oxford
The Rhodes Building on Oxford’s High Street, has an exceedingly subtle presence, but we have had the pleasure of being able to an extra storey on a grade 2* listed building – almost unheard of conservation-heritage circles. MBA has carefully researched, and executed the work successfully, providing a new window onto the building, whilst at the same time looking over its precursor’s shoulder.Read less.
Staple Inn – the ultimate jetted facade – High Holborn, London
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MBA have completed an extensive repairs and maintenance project to grade I Listed Staple Inn in High Holborn, London. This ultimate jetted facade and its courtyards behind incorporate many previous repairs and restorations. Beside, and also included in the project Waterhouse’s imaginative terracotta clad offices for the Prudential.Read less.
Trompe L’Oiel Added to Oriel College Oxford Chapel
Oriel College Chapel’s grade 1 listed barrel vaulted ceiling is now visually subject to gravity with trompe l’oeil quadrants to suggest coffer or casket vaults between its timber ribs. This simple perspective technique suggests space beyond, and was much loved in the 17th century. The photo looks up at the first panels to be exposed to view from ground level, at the east end.Read less.
Inaugural Guest Post on Conservation Law Blog
Marcus Peel Photoshoot at Residential House, London
Marcus Peel has made some great photographs of an MBA project in London, including the moon rising above a Brutalist garden elevation with a sculpture by a distinguished South African artist deliberately challenging the Vitruvian-Michaelangelo man. MBA approves of this sculpture. The hand is held short of the circle, by a woman. This set of photographs records a particularly successful relationship between architect and client to make the ultimate family home.
Chelsea Arts Club, London
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MBA have been appointed to develop a conservation-led master plan for the Chelsea Arts Club.
The Club, founded by artists for artists in 1891, occupies listed buildings and a charming secluded garden at Old Church Street, London SW3. Commenting on MBA’s selection for this task, Chairman Rick Stroud, said:
“Marcus Beale Architects display both outstanding creativity and real practicality. They understand completely the need for a plan that looks at new build possibilities in the context of an overall restoration plan. And they show a real sensitivity to our situation.
They have a strong institutional bias to working on complicated listed buildings and to adopting a consultative approach in complex environments.”
Roof Covering Commences at Oriel College, Oxford
The copper roof for the conservation-heritage project at Oriel College’s Rhodes building in Oxford is being laid. This involves many critical details of – literally – folded metal, covered up almost as soon as it is laid, which will be unveiled as a shiny, crystalline form in late summer 2014.