July has been a great month for us all as we picked up our first RIAS and RIBA awards and to top it all off, we also picked up a Saltire Housing Award at the Saltire Society's awards ceremony in Edinburgh.
We are also delighted to be collaborating with fashion brand Folli Follie on an installation as part of the RIBA's Regent Street Shop Window Project. The designs will be unveiled at the beginning of September.
Following on from our success at the Grand Designs Awards, we have picked up a Scottish Design Award for House No.7. Next up the RIAS Awards.
In other news, we are preparing to submit a planning application for a new 3-bedroom house in Clapham, London. More to come soon.
We are also taking a look at a new country house near Dalmally in the west of Scotland. We will post something when we have it.
The last month has been quite an exciting one for Denizen Works. House No. 7 has been shortlisted for an RIAS award and the Scottish Design Awards. The shortlistings would have been excitement enough for one month, but we have scooped the Grand Designs Home of the Year award 2014.
Looks like we might have an opportunity to look at a new house in Golders Green. We're going to study some suburban housing models.
We narrowly missed out on a place on the Peabody Small Projects Panel. 7th/8th out of 300 hundred or so entries is not bad, though. In fact, feeling quite proud. Read about the selection process here:
Very exciting news this month. Denizen Works have been shortlisted as 1 of 20 extremely good practices competing for 6 places on the Peabody Small Projects Panel. Bit of an uphill task.
We started work on a project with Solid Space this month, going to be a good one. More information to come.
We have been approached to look at an urban/rural site in south London and see if we can find an architecture suitable for a new house on such an interesting plot.
House Number 7 has started on it's press journey and we're not sure where it is going to go. Have a look here:
Murray made a surprise appearance in the pages of the Huffington Post. Very well captured we all think. You can read the article here:
House Number 7 (formerly Brandon Cottage) has been completed. It's been a busy few weeks getting it ready, but we are now looking forward to our first visitors.
We have been approached to carry out the designs for an extension and renovation of a beautiful, listed, Georgian town house in Islington.
Denizen Works have been busy on our first collaboration with Mark Dorward for Europan 12.
We have selected a difficult site in Munich next to an extremely busy road so are working to develop an elegant acoustic screen based on motorway acoustic barrier technology.
We are excited to be developing some sketch schemes for a new build house in a lovely setting in the south east of England.
Planning consent granted on a refurbishment to a maisonette in a Tower Hamlets conservation area.
Number Seven Heanish is coming together well. Works this month are focused on the landscaping at the entrance and the start of the final finishes.
Brandon Cottage has been renamed as House Number Seven, Heanish at our clients behest.
Whatever the name, we think it's going to be good.
We are terribly excited to her we have been shortlisted for the RIBA's Regent Street Window project. All we need now is a suitable retailer.
Denizen Works have completed another successful collaboration, this time with Edinburgh's APD Architects for the RIBA run Great Fen Visitor Centre.
Our submission has some great ideas. Down to the judges now.
We've been busy over the past couple of months developing some concept designs for a vertical theme park in an exciting European capital.
Our client is excited. So are we.
We are delighted to announce we have been accepted to exhibit as part of the RIBA's forthcoming exhibition "Architecture Open' showcasing work from some of the countries most talented architects.
Delighted to have made the cut.
Some of Murray's drawings are currently on show at the Chelsea Arts Club as part of their Drawing Architecture exhibition.
Highlight of the month has been our concept designs for a floating cinema for the Regent's canal in London.
We are proposing a floating waterfall.
Denizen Works are featured in this month's Homes and Interiors Scotland lending our opinions on garden rooms.
Staying in Scotland, Brandon Cottage is ticking along nicely. The timber frame is up which helps to show how the finished product will fit into the landscape.
Brandon Cottage has reached an exciting point as after a few false starts, the basement walls are in. The last site visit gave a real impression of the different levels and views that will be create by the architecture of the house.
We are delighted to announce we have been invited to build a folly as part of London Pleasure Gardens in Newham. We were invited to design a small folly by RIBA London to be installed in the LPG in early June. Could be interesting. We have also been invited to collaborate on the designs for a masterplan at Queen's Quay in Clydebank. Murray has been up for a site visit and can report that the project represents a great opportunity for the re-development of a town in need of some regeneration.
Denizen Works had a good night out at the AJ small projects exhibition at the Building Centre in London. We didn't walk away with a prize, but met a many good architects including a few from north of the border. Murray also took time to visit Winterswijk to keep an eye on the new school. We think it's going to be good.
Murray was delighted to be invited to speak at Arup's offices in London about DW's City-Bee project. He shared the stage with three other keen bee activists including Ian Ritchie. Denizen works were also delighted to collaborate with BDP Khandekar on the design for a new theatre in Emmen in the east of the Netherlands.
We have just been down to renovate our bee-house down at Somerset house. It had been 'modified' by some over excited visitors it seems. I would have left the changes given the choice.
Denizen Works have been asked by the RIBA to design a folly for this summer's London Festival of Architecture. Looking forward to a design session with the other selected architects in the coming week.
Denizen Works has just completed the installation of a rather large beehouse in the depths of Somerset House, ready for the Forgotten Spaces exhibition. Opening Wednesday and looks to be good show.
We have completed our first piece of works, the dazzle sauna in Finland. More details to come once we get the photos back from the developers.
We have been shortlisted for London's Forgotten Spaces competition. We may need your help with our proposal over the coming months, so we will be in touch.
Denizen Works have recently returned from their first study trip. We were over in Iceland for a few days sampling the local robust architecture and rugged landscape. Who knows what will come out of it but to get a feel for our time have a look here.
Denizen Works featured in this week's AJ as one of their new pracitces.
De Driemark has begun on site in Winterswijk, the Netherlands, a good thing for all my old colleagues at BDPKhandekar. Looking forward to keeping a watchful eye on progress.
We have been asked to look at a new-build house in North London. A rather interesting proposition.
Denizen Works have moved to our new premises on Argyle Walk, just a few minutes walk from the Eurostar.
We have been asked to design a sauna in Åland, Finland, for a private client. All being well the project should be complete in late summer 2011.
We have submitted our entry for Living Architecture's A room for London competition. A picturesque retreat in the centre of London. Murray has just returned from Den Haag where he took part in the last Petcha Kutcha event of 2010.
Denizen Works have been given the opportunity to develop a concept for a new boutique Hotel in Paraty, Brasil.
Denizen Works has submitted Brandon Cottage for planning. The cottage is our first major new-build house for a private client. Planning decision due early February 2011 and starting on site mid-2011.