23 Dec 2021
North London Apartment
Design development of our North London apartment complex. Progressing for planning early in 2022.
18 Dec 2021
Glazed Brick Light Wells
We are using glazed bricks for the walls of the basement light-well at our project in Swiss Cottage. Using a reflective material will bounce the light from above into the otherwise dark basement rooms.
27 Nov 2021
We are cladding part of our Queens Park project in ribbed concrete panels.
Prior to having 1:1 samples made by the subcontractor we have made a series of plaster cast panels – testing different widths, depths and rhythms.
3 Nov 2021
Office Day Out
Studio Carver had a day out today – starting in North Greenwich at the Design District, followed by a boat ride along the River to the city where we finished with drinks and dinner.
It’s been an incredible busy year to date and we are forever grateful for the amazing team we have in the office that makes it all possible. Thanks guys!!
30 Oct 2021
Swiss Cottage Stair
A photo taken on site during a return visit to our project in Swiss Cottage.
This is probably our favourite of recently completed stair cases – a simple construction of steel and oak that winds effortlessly up three-storeys with treads delicately spanning between the wall and central winding steel balustrade. We can’t wait to have it professionally photographed in early 2022 so it can be captured in all its glory!
29 Oct 2021
The Great Escape
We are always amazed that no mater how elaborate the end result may be – often projects start in the simplest of ways – in this case our basement in Queens Park – being excavated by hand – one bucket at time.
24 Oct 2021
Swiss Cottage Curves
Another spiral staircase installed in Swiss Cottage – this one in raw black steel with oak treads.
It’s amazing how effortless these look when finished – when in fact so much effort is required to get them right. Despite this however, all the challenges and headache are worth the end results!
27 Sep 2021
Returning To Brixton
We have returned to our project in Brixton – one year since practical completion in preparation of having it photographed professionally in early 2022.
The house is really looking wonderful and its a joy to see our clients finding so much happiness calling it their home!
20 Sep 2021
Queens Park Section
This is an section we prepared to illustrate to our clients how the light-well and stairs to the rear garden will work at our project in Queens Park.
We regularly prepare images like these to investigate different conditions within a design and to explain the storey of the project to our clients along the way.
9 Sep 2021
We are making good progress on the excavation and basement works at our project in Hampstead.
1 Sep 2021
We are thrilled that our Belsize Park House is featuring on Tinie Tempah’s show – Extraordinary Extensions.
Today was a busy day of shooting and we can’t wait to watch the show later this month on Channel 4
24 Aug 2021
A Big Roof
An enormous temporary roof has been constructed over our project in Queens Park. This will allow the contractor’s team to continue with works uninterrupted as the weather starts to turn for the worse!
14 Aug 2021
Raw Rolled Steel
The stair at our Swiss Cottage house is made from a continuous piece of rolled steel.
When finished it will be waxed and left ‘raw’ so the imperfections of the metal and the fabrication process remain visible when the project is complete.
9 Aug 2021
Forest Hill Self-Build
We have been getting regular photo updates from our client Andy as he continues to make great progress on his ‘self-build’ side extension in Forest Hill, South East London.
This photo in particular is beautiful. We love how wild his back garden is – and can’t want to see the addition of the bridge/ramp that extends out from the glazing to the terraced garden.
28 Jul 2021
Queens Park Stair
Here is the concept design for the new stair at our Queens Park project.
The challenge was to create a single stair concept – that linked three unique and different levels.
8 Jul 2021
Sense Of Space
The brief from our Swiss Cottage client was to create a ‘sense of space.’
We have achieved this through light and transparency. Walls between rooms are glazed and the stair is left open – allowing for light and views across the property, visually connecting otherwise closed off spaces throughout the house.
25 Jun 2021
We have designed a window seat and oriel window projecting out over the new basement light-well at our Queens Park project. This is an illustrative render we prepared to share with the client showing how the seat frames the view out onto their beautiful north London garden.
18 Jun 2021
A Big Day On Site
Today was a momentous day at our project in Swiss Cottage with the basement slab being poured.
It would be an understatement to say that this project hasn’t been without its challenges and its a huge milestone to see the basement slab going down.
Onwards and upwards from here!
28 May 2021
Queens Park Bones + Sunlight
A lovely photo taken of our Queens Park project today on site – stripped back to brick and stud with warm, southern sun light streaming in through the reinforced window openings.
12 May 2021
With the steel frame now installed in Hampstead we can begin to see what the space of the new extension will be like and how amazing the views out will be.
14 Apr 2021
A Room With A View
Another photo update from Andy in Forrest Hill as the reclaimed mahogany flooring is going down.
The pride Andy is taking with this self-build project is really amazing … as is this view!
6 Apr 2021
An office Zoom origami evening – its a swan!
28 Mar 2021
A Beautiful Mind
The basement underpins at our Swiss Cottage project have not turned out well. As a result an extensive series of remedial works are required before the contractor can progress with the tanking and cavity drains.
The marks on the wall (identifying areas requiring repair works) look like some kind of advanced mathematics equation!
10 Mar 2021
Blue Skies – At Last
At last we have some sun and blue skies – and you can begin to see how incredible the large skylight over our new spiral staircase will be in Swiss Cottage.
19 Feb 2021
We all watched patiently (…with our fingers crossed) as the large frameless skylights were being installed at our Swiss Cottage project. Two skylights were installed – one over then shower in the master bedroom ensuite – and a second larger one over a new feature stair case.