Albion Works Albion works involved the change of use, refurbishment and extension of a derelict Victorian cabinet making workshop in Hackney, East London. The site occupied a large plot within the back gardens of the neighbouring buildings on Albion Drive and Shrubland Road and was accessed via a narrow passage from each.
Clerkenwell Cooperage Believed to have built in the early 1900s, this former brewery cooperage on a tight site in Central London had already been in residential use since the 1990s. CDA were invited to prepare a scheme for the extension and complete renovation of the property. By stripping back to the fabric of the building and preserving its original features it was possible to bring a new understanding to its potential.
The Sekforde This project contains three elements. The full restoration of a much loved Regency period pub, the construction of a new mixed use 3 storey building adjacent, and a glazed link forming a clear divide between the old and new.
Saffron Walden CDA were commissioned by TV producers Amazing Productions for ‘’Ugly House to Lovely House’’ Series 3 on Channel 4, hosted by architect and presenter George Clarke. The brief was to transform a 60’s detached house on a site in Borough Lane, Saffron Walden. The bones of the old house are embedded within the holistic redesign of the former ugly house to create a beautiful new four bedroom family home.
Ramsey House The project featured a 60’s detached family house consisting with a disjointed layout making it hard for the clients to enjoy the house appropriately; there was also little to no connection to the rear garden. The proposal sought to unify all of the living spaces by creating a large double height extension to the rear. The kitchen, dining and lounge are arranged within this new space with large sliding doors creating a direct connection to the rear garden. Double height glazing and a large strip rooflight providing generous amounts of natural light within the family centred space.
We have a diverse portfolio of projects across Europe and Asia, from small private commissions to public buildings and urban planning proposals.
There are two primary strands to the practice: the first is historic conservation architecture applying skills in intelligent conservation and sensitive building design to projects, and the second is grand architecture concerned with cultural and commercial commissions.
We enjoy working on challenging projects of all scales, including many historic listed buildings. We pride ourselves on a high degree of attention to detail and a flair for innovative and modern design.