Capernwray Dining Hall Carnforth The new Dining Hall building was designed in response to providing a new dining area for 150 people to enjoy good food, good company and good views. The building was designed to fit on the stepping terraces to the east side and to locate itself so that it would respect and not overshadow the Hall. The design conceived with the need to connect the new building to the horizontally of the stepping terraces has large over hangs and stepped roof levels to respect the landscape on which it sits. A central tower feature incorporating a flat sympathies with the existing tower at the Hall and provides an important visual and architectural link.
Capernwray Conference Hall The existing hall has seen many adaptations from its inception by the Marston family since 1840’s. The new Conference Hall replaces the old and tied existing building which was a timber frame kit build shipped across from Canada in the late 1950’s. The new building is the same width as the existing building, but is longer and accommodates a larger hall area and offices. The important aspect of the design is to keep the same feeling of space the old building has and to relate to the other buildings I have designed on the campus. The Dining Hall building built 10 years earlier has a distinct large low roof design connecting the building to the terrace landscape. This building uses the same basic principle and uses building materials of local stone, slates roofs.
Gatesbield Windermere My Clients are wishing to have a new office and to alter the existing entrance so that this existing fine Arts and Crafts building can adapt to the requirements needed and yet at the same question time add to the quality of this significant building. The solution was to place the new office into the adjoining single garage and to redesign the link between the existing house and garage to accommodate the new entrance. The garage door became a new window, the roof and timber truss opened to the new office and the link designed to match an Arts and Crafts theme. The use of cedar boarding and locally sourced slate roofing completes the transformation to this new area.
St Paul’s Church Caton Reordering the Church and providing a new access for all toilet with trench arch drainage for the growing young congregation in Brookhouse and Caton Removal of pews and new kitchen and servery to the rear of the Church complete with crèche facility. New feature book stand and greetings desk. Maintenance issues resolved and repainted internally. Attention to the detail to the design of the new fittings, especially the solid oak panelling and decoration was the major part of the design exercise. The scheme involved a lot of reports and facility submissions to Diocesan Advisor Committee to Blackburn.
Hopebeck House A Client looking to build his own new 4 bedroom house on a site which had a long established planning permission for a new dwelling. The key to this design was in placing the new dwelling to the eastern high end of the site and leaving the large open part of the site to front the property open. The new location will also allow the best the views of the lake and fells beyond. The eastern boundary being cranked led to the crank shape of the overall building shape.
New House Silverdale A Client removing an existing old worn out building with a new 3 bedroom house. Situated on a small site with an existing minor road being part of the external wall to the existing house. The new dwelling was designed to fit the existing footprint of the existing house. The material finish, are to a very high quality, including purpose designed stainless steel exposed bow trusses to the integral conservatory and steel blades and glass balustrading to the stairway. Materials : Roof local slate, Walls render, Windows stained timber, Doors hardwood boarded.
Potts Cottage Warton Set in front of Warton Cragg where the rear boundary touches the area of outstanding natural beauty. This new dwelling had to not only respect the natural environment but also provide the accommodation required and take in the full view of the extensive views east towards Ingleborough.The design has a purposeful alpine look with a simple large double pitched roof and large fully glazed open east facing elevation overlooking the valley below. 3 floors at the front reducing to 2 at the rear accommodating the rising ground of Warton Cragg. Lower floor is a cinema room with an open plan living and kitchen area over with balcony access. The upper floor is a narrower in plan to the main ground floor plan so that the pitched roof creates scale and shape to the living and bedroom spaces which respects the overall scale to the new dwelling to its surrounds.
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All buildings challenges suggest a variety of solutions, depending upon the needs and pocket of the Client. For me, the tread is traced in the building traditions of a given area. I am particularly interested in the Arts and Crafts style of design and features which have evolved to meet people’s needs in the most effective and appealing way. This architecture, growing from the environment and deep human needs, has the ability to lift the spirit using traditional materials and design in a functional and sustainable way, whilst being completely compatible with the demands of the 21st century.