Architecture 519 recently visited one of our mixed-use, delivery projects in London. Due to be completed by the end of the month, the scheme comprises 90 private residential units, commercial accommodation, a landscaped podium and car parking.
After a lengthy planning, and Listed building consent process, including detailed conditions, Architecture 519 can confirm that the project in North East Leeds has gained full planning, Listed building approvals, and also discharge of the various conditions to the modern extension to the Grade II listed property for a private client. The existing building is part Georgian and part Victorian which set an interesting challenge to the project team to propose a sympathetic intervention to de-clutter the rear façade and to unify the two architectural languages of the existing house, whilst providing the desired accommodation for the client.
The project began on site early 2017, and is due for completion in the coming months.
The image shown is an early conceptual approach to balance the old and the new, and the GIF demonstrates the conceptual approach to the form and massing.
[F5 should refresh the GIF if it doesn’t loop.]
Planning Approval has been received for a new Key Stage 2 facility at Hovingham Primary School in Leeds. A two storey modular solution has been proposed, to restrict the disruption to the school during term time, and also to minimise the impact on a relatively restricted site. Although modular in construction the building will be clad in single skin masonry whilst on site to provide a robust plinth, and give the modules permanence, this is coupled with a rainscreen cladding to the first floor of the teaching block, with projecting box windows. The South side of the building which sits adjacent to the tree lined boundary and at a lower level to the neighbouring residential properties is to receive a contrasting and stealthy cladding, as can be seen in the proposed elevations.
The construction is part of a site wide rationalisation and landscaping scheme and due for completion in September 2017.
The arrival of spring and sunshine made our recent progress meeting at Leeming Farm a joy. The oak frame is looking great and as the scaffold comes down you start to get a real feel for the building. Glazing is due to arrive any time now and will provide another visual leap forward. We’re looking forward to sunny site visits being the usual from now on!
Despite the BIM revolution Architecture 519 like to keep our hand in [literally] and our drawing skills as sharp as our pencils.
This week saw Alan Ramsay our resident Sketcheteer giving a master class to our architectural team, with some impressive results. Hand drawing is still a key skill in the armoury of an architect to be able to communicate our ideas and to explore the design possibilities and allow the scheme to evolve.
A study to explore the energy saving potential of Thermotropic Windows, Capitalising on their ability to dynamically alter solar and visible light transmittance and reflectance based on window temperature. Varying compositions of Thermotropic Windows and angle to the sky were explored utilising Energy Plus Software.
Our very own Dave Lee – Architectural technologist at architecture519 has achieved an impressive First Class Honours in Architectural Technology from Leeds Beckett University. He is too modest to post this himself so on his behalf [and without his permission] we thought we’d sing his praises. Hard work and determination to achieve his goal have paid off. Well done Dave and congratulations from everyone at A519.
Nick Baker and Lee Holmes returned from MIPIM 2017 after what was an intensive yet productive week of networking with contacts old and new; be that the chance meeting in a lift, to the organised reception welcome drinks business opportunity was all around. The Leeds City Region delivered a strong and consistent message of the potential of the region and we look forward to the attendance at this years event baring fruit. Now to just recall the conversations and associate them to the pile of business cards.
An interesting start to day 2 at the Sheffield City Region stand for a presentation of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District; a world leading advanced manufacturing core of the Northern Powerhouse, a University owned 2050 factory facility with a unique development model of shared use facilities. Great to see this forward thinking approach in the Yorkshire Region.
Day 2 of MIPIM 2017 sees the event in full swing. With record attendance of some 23,000 delegates from across the construction and property sectors, and can’t grumble about the weather either.