New dwelling, Widemouth Bay, Bude, Cornwall
Coastal home, Widemouth Bay, Cornwall - it's form 'reaching out' to the surrounding landscape

New Build offers the opportunity to design a building completely fit for purpose and one that should satisfy the client in every respect – aesthetically, practically and financially - all of which should be inter-dependent. A building that has visual appeal will often be practically functional and its worth as an investment enhanced. Conversely an unattractive building may be awkward functionally and is unlikely to attract as much interest should it ever come to market. Employing a good architect to achieve this balance should be every client’s priority in order to squeeze the best out of the design and realise the project’s full potential. The value a good architect can bring to a project can far outweigh their cost.

Open-plan with free-flowing connected spaces

COASTAL HOME. WIDEMOUTH BAY, BUDE, Cornwall. Situated on a small triangular plot, and with tight height restrictions, this pair of 1 ½ storey dwellings replaces a former bungalow. Taking advantage of the magnificent sea views, living accommodation is located on the upper floors

The gables are aligned towards the principal views, with the roofs projecting over to express the dwellings' connection with the sea and surrounding landscape. The red cedar timber cladding will weather in time to a silver grey colour, reminiscent of sun-bleached driftwood. (1305).

Dynamic roof form connecting with the land and seascape

The upper floor is open plan with kitchen, living room and dining room forming a single free-flowing space.

St. Clement, Truro Self-build new dwelling, Truro: oak frame under construction
Single family oak framed home, near Truro

SELF-BUILD DWELLING NEAR TRURO. Having received planning permission in 2016 the new self-build oak framed dwelling is under construction on its secluded wooded site with views over Truro River. The building design evolved through close collaboration between architect, client and the green oak carpentry company and incorporates characteristic features of Cornish vernacular architecture with a light and spacious modern interior that shows off the beauty of the oak frame structure. (1506)

DETACHED DWELLING TREMAINE, LAUNCESTON1 ½ storey traditional dormer cottage on infill site in rural location (1111)

APARTMENT BUILDING, PORT GAVERNE, PORT ISAAC. 1-bed open plan apartment serving as owner's accommodation for a complex of holiday units. The apartment sits over a ground floor store room with a lean-to boiler house. An enclosed balcony provides a sitting out area from where to enjoy fresh air and a view of the sea. The building forms a new wing to the adjacent two storey building used for holiday accommodation, but with its own distinctive style (1504).

Cedar clad wing to apartment building
Left: enclosed cedar lined balcony from where views can be enjoyed of the beach and the sea

ANNEXE WITH ANCILLARY LIVING ACCOMMODATION, LAWHITTON, LAUNCESTON. Two storey detached timber-framed garage and workshop with storage space on the upper floor, Finished in western red cedar weatherboarding (1106)

Cedar clad timber-framed annexe, Launceston

DWELLING, TRESMEER, LAUNCESTON. New two storey 3 bed detached dwelling, A new dwelling on a compact site restricted by a road to the front and steep embankment to the rear. In a traditional style sympathetic with the adjacent property (1302).

ANNEXE WITH ANCILLARY LIVING ACCOMMODATION, SOUTH PETHERWIN, LAUNCESTON. New two storey detached annexe with double garage with living accommodation above including balcony taking in extensive views of the surrounding countryside .(1122).


SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING, ROCK, CORNWALL. Concept design for a family seaside home with a modern and traditional, style with its axes aligned to views of Padstow and the Camel estuary, and the sea

PRIMARY SCHOOL CLASSROOM AND ASSEMBLY HALL. Concept design for a new classroom and assembly hall for a primary school near Launceston

Concept sketch

DETACHED DWELLING, LANGORE, CORNWALL. Planning permission achieved for a 3-storey dwelling on a very small and steeply sloping site on the edge of the village (1602)

PAIR OF ATTACHED RURAL DWELLINGS, NR GOLBERDON, CALLINGTON. Planning permission achieved for the redevelopment of a former milking parlour. The traditional design is in character with the other dwellings of the rural hamlet (1709).

DETACHED ANNEXE TO A HOUSE IN WARBSTOW, LAUNCESTON. New single storey timber framed detached annexe with larch vertical cladding to blend better within its rural setting (1705)

NEW DWELLING, DEVIZES, WILTSHIRE: 2-bed detached dwelling on a narrow sloping plot with the rear part of the ground floor below ground level giving the appearance of a single storey dwelling as seen from the rear (1405)

Site plan of new development of affordable homes, near Bude