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Several interesting projects from recent years

Le Kasbah du Toubkal

Now an award winning hotel, this former chieftain’s stronghold was restored following the local vernacular using local tradesmen to a design which achieved low energy consumption.

The dramatic setting is a peaceful and well run base for exploring the Atlas Mountains. Highly commended in the British Airways Tourism for Tomorrow awards in the built environment category.

Rodd's Barn

A field barn in a lonely valley but only a few minutes away from Herefordshire’s cathedral city.  Original features maintained but introducing passive energy efficiency  and stylish slim framed windows.  The impact of the change of use has been minimised  by a discreet parking area and gardens behind stone walls.

Stanley Court

Retaining the imposing facade of a former United Reformed Church, this imaginative and resourceful piece of design work has created 31 flats around a pleasant courtyard in a restricted site.  The french windows of the flats open out onto a private, shared community courtyard.  The facility is managed by Brighton YMCA

The Old Crown

Sensitive addition to old terraced house / pub in the Lake District to provide a new kitchen and dining room for the Old Crown Co-operative in Hesket Newmarket.


An ambitious project that attempted to create a living and working environment within the built up area of Thurrock. Trying to meet all the conflicting wishes and aspirations of local people and lobbyists unfortunately scuppered this innovative proposal.

Balanilayam Hostel

Cross ventilation helps to make this small boarding hostel bearable in the plus 100 degrees heat of Tamil Nadu.  Small minimal dormitories and break-out spaces for boys aged 8 to 18.

The Growing House
A project to provide starter homes for young people incorporating a self-build element in Herefordshire.  Too much bureaucracy and trying to meet all the conflicting interests of local people scuppered this innovative proposal.
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