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Wallmakers uses brick to create curved supporting walls at Pirouette House
Local architecture office Wallmakers designed the Pirouette House as a tribute to British-born Indian architect Lawrence Wilfred "Laurie" Baker, who promoted the revival of regional building practices and the use of local materials such as brick.
Squire and Partners offers co-working with The Department Store Studios
Conscious of the environmental impact of a new-build structure, the architects chose to use mass timber for the building's primary structure. The building boasts a cross-laminated timber (CLT) frame that offers natural soundproofing and airtightness. The design challenge was finding a way for this material to feel at home alongside the raw and characterful aesthetic of the old Bon Marche building.
Napier Clarke Architects reorganises and modernises 1970s house
The brick-clad, four-bedroom property had previously been extended with a gabled addition housing the garage. As it is located within a green belt area, any further extensions to the building were prevented. Napier Clarke Architects worked with the clients to determine whether it was best to demolish the house and rebuild on the existing footprint, or to upgrade the existing building.