Gin Distillery, Whitechapel, London
A conversion of a Victorian gin distillery into a family home. As the distillery is surrounded by other buildings, the design challenge was to bring in lots of natural light while maintaining privacy.
OPA are currently working on the conversion of three Victorian Coach Houses into a Family Home. The project obtained Planning Permission this summer and we hope to start on site at the beginning of 2019.
The Mead, Kent
The design of a pavilion for a seventeenth-century cottage in Kent. The design aims to frame the natural landscape through a series of carefully positioned apertures.
Florence Road, London
Full renovation and bespoke extension of a Victorian terraced house in New Cross, London using ‘exposed aggregate’ polished concrete, dark-stained timber doors and windows and laminated plywood cabinetry.
Bridge SEN School Playdecks, Islington, London
The Bridge School is a specialist school for communication and interaction that caters for pupils with autistic spectrum disorders, severe learning difficulties and profound and multiple learning difficulties.
CABE Centrepiece, Birmingham
Centrepiece of the Climate Change Festival in Birmingham in collaboration with Block Architecture. The festival, co-organised by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), aimed to promote awareness of climate change and low-carbon initiatives.
Milton Road, London
Full renovation and extension of a derelict yet beautiful Edwardian terraced house in south London. The design is bespoke yet inexpensive, combining strip boarding, laminated plywood and Douglas-fir.
Sessay Community Hub, North Yorkshire
In 2014 RIBA launched an international competition to create a village hall and cricket pavilion in the small village of Sessay, North Yorkshire. Our response to the brief focused on placemaking, creating a local hub for the community and a space where locals could meet, hold events, dine and watch the various sports that would take place on the site.
Battersea Park Primary School, London
The original school, a primary in south London, was built in the 1970s and its design was at the time pioneering, with timber-framed parabolic roofs for each classroom and direct access from the classrooms to shared outdoor spaces.
Hargrave Park Primary, Year 2 Space, London
The brief for this project was to connect the lower-ground classrooms to the outdoors.
Wellington Road, Portslade
The transformation of a Victorian seafront warehouse in Portslade into live/work units, a private residence and artists’ studios.
The design of a gravity-flow water system in a remote community in Chiapas, Mexico. Open Practice has an ongoing interest in supporting NGOs in Latin America through the introduction of clean water systems and sustainable technologies.
Durrington Road, London
A bespoke family kitchen created using white ceramic, English oak, polished concrete and stainless steel.