Are we looking in the wrong direction for extra space?

April 17, 2018 | Posted by

For an architect, looking at space is a fundamental part of what we do and in London that increasingly means looking for hidden and unrealised potential. For a private residential dwelling, that has traditionally meant expanding to the rear, in the roof, underground and sometimes to the side. In recent years, the most advantageous of these being underground. As a practice we have completed over 30 basement developments in 6 London boroughs providing gyms, music rooms and swimming pools as well as games rooms, home offices and additional living space. However underground expansion is becoming increasingly difficult due to planning and neighbouring policies. And if you don’t have a London postcode,...

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Is contextual architecture good architecture?

February 26, 2018 | Posted by

We talk a lot in our studio about context. We seek to create contextual architecture. This last statement sounds like a good soundbite but what do we mean by contextual architecture? In the following examination of this question a second, and perhaps more pertinent question has also arisen; why do we think contextual architecture is good...

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Remodeling of cottage about to start

February 19, 2018 | Posted by

Construction will begin in March for the remodeling and extension of Lantern Cottage in Sevenoaks situated in a 100 year old Grade II listed Japanese...

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Quick Progress in Dubai

December 13, 2017 | Posted by

Mirdif Hills North Village, our project in Dubai has already reached the 4th floor! Jonathan Dunn and team on...

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Plans submitted for Elmley National Nature Reserve on the Isle of Sheppey

October 30, 2017 | Posted by

Plans have recently been submitted for the renovation and extension of Kingshill Farmhouse, a Grade 2 listed building on the Elmley National Nature Reserve to provide tourism and residential facilities. A new building will be used for events and conferences as well as educational visits and overnight stays. The site has a rich history; King... Read...

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Modular Housing Project in Derby

September 25, 2017 | Posted by

A pre-planning consultation has been submitted for a student accommodation hub in Derby that increases a 31 accommodation unit building to 160. Using pre-fabrication processes the new units have the capability to arrive on the back of the lorry and be craned into...

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Excellent Progress on Mirdif Development

September 7, 2017 | Posted by

Watch our drone footage to see how things are developing with Phase One of our Dubai development in the UAE. Watch our drone footage to see how things are developing with Phase One of our Dubai development in the...

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Senior Architect joins the Dunn Architects Team

September 6, 2017 | Posted by

Nicola Morton has recently joined the Rye office of Dunn Architects after 11 years at HOK International where she was a Vice President. At HOK she focussed on large scale UK and international infrastructure projects including New Istanbul Airport, Turkey, Astana International Airport, Kazakhstan and as a Master Architect for Gatwick Airport in the...

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Planning consent granted for Rye Day Care Centre

September 6, 2017 | Posted by

Dunn Architects have been commissioned by Rye, Winchelsea & District Hospital to design and build a community hub and day care centre. Planning consent has now been granted and detailed designs are now being...

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