Construction is well underway at our project over in Nuneaton. The natural red wood cedar cladding has started to go up and it looks fabulous.
Hurrah! We have received two planning approvals in succession of one another over the past couple of days, both projects were approved before their predicted determination date by Nuneaton and Bedworth Council and Charnwood Borough Council - not a single change or amendment required - Merry Christmas indeed.
#gettingtheknackofthis #itsallinthedrawings #gooddesignpaysoff #humblebrag
It's that time of year again...the RIBA Stirling Prize is a great way to showcase and acknowledge the very best of British Architecture.
The shortlist for the best building of 2018 has just been announced: In full, the six shortlisted projects are: Bloomberg London Headquarters by Foster + Partners, Bushey Cemetery by Waugh Thistleton Architects, Chadwick Hall by Henley Halebrown, Tate St Ives by Jamie Fobert Architects with Evans & Shalev, Storey's Field Community Centre and Nursery by MUMA, and the Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre by Niall McLaughlin Architects.
"Each of the projects on this year's shortlist shows the power and payback of investing in quality architecture, illustrating perfectly how well-designed buildings are worth every penny and can exceed the expectations of the community they serve," said RIBA president Ben Derbyshire.
"This shortlist illustrates why UK architects and architecture are held in such high regard around the world," he continued.
In honour of International Women's Day, our director, Suzi Wong, recently did an interview for AXA insurance for their 'Business Hero' campaign. You can read more about how and why she started up Grey Rose Architects here: https://www.axa.co.uk/insurance/business/business-guardian-angel/suzi-wong-investing-in-yourself/
#IWD #pressforprogress #followyourdreams #challengegenderstereotype
"Attitudes towards female architects have adjusted over the years – I don’t think that the industry is thought of a male only industry anymore. Current university courses are also taking on more females, which may be due to female architect role models like the late Zaha Hadid and female presidents of the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects)." - Rebecca Deane, founding director of The Rural Architect
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Grey Rose Architects are celebrating another planning approval this year for an unusual brief in the Charnwood Borough.
Both the undulating vaulted roof and elevations of the new extension are wrapped in zinc cladding - offering a high end, sleek finish. The project incorporates an internal reconfiguration and an additional "CrossFit Box" home gym to the rear of the existing double garage.
Today is a very special day for us here at Grey Rose Architects as we are celebrating our first birthday.
Twelve months ago we launched the practice and over the course of year we have carried out 39 design consultations, we currently have 22 live projects and we have achieved 100% planning approvals to name a few feats.
We would like to say a big thank you to our wonderful clients, colleagues, family and friends. We've built a lot of great relationships already, and we're looking forward to strengthening them even further.
Thank you for making GRA a success!
GRA have recently submitted a high-end, contemporary, timber-clad extension along with a supporting 31 page Design and Access statement, for consideration.
The proposal intends to modernise family living whilst being respectful to the existing architectural style. An innovative design solution, using a contemporary palette to create a beautifully bespoke addition to their home.
Conservation applications can be some of the most challenging due to the amount of policy hurdles.
We relish a good challenge.
*Update* - 17.10.2017
Planning approval has now been granted for this application (subject to condition) which is great news! Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council were engaged throughout, allowing us to achieve a collaborative approach to the design. Time for some celebration...