The following are a range of articles on conservation, heritage, education, public, commercial, religious, residential and urban design by architects firm in London, Wimbledon, Marcus Beale Architects
MBA are advising York based practice DC-Architecture on the design of a new hotel near York’s historic Micklegate Bar. Following research into the history and development of the site and surroundings, and drawing inspiration from York’s surviving timber framed medieval buildings, a new design was developed with strongly rhythmical jettied elevations using untreated vertical larch fins with lime rendered panels between. The design makes the most of the slightly curved frontage of the site, provides a varied roof line, and breaks up what might otherwise have been a monolithic frontage into a series of smaller pavilions. The elevation reflects the roof form and layout of the hotel behind, which opens onto a small central garden courtyard accessed through an arch from Micklegate itself.Read less.
Arterberry Road, Wimbledon – completed.
Archery Road, Hastings
Archery Road: a new district in St Leonard’s. Over a hundred new homes, centered around the Archery Ground. Snapshots of the Gemselect development from 30 May 2019. It’s all about sea views.Read less.
New College Oxford, Kimber Wing
The Kimber Wing was opened in 2019 by the Chancellor Chris Patten. He described the project as a the gold standard for accessible accommodation in Oxford.
Ludgate House Dome
Works continue on re-roofing the cupola at Ludgate house, London. The work involves fitting copper sheeting over a complex domed and scrolled roof at the corner of Ludgate Hill and Farringdon Street in the City of London.Read less.
Private House in SW London – Works on site
The superstructure and green roof are completed at this location. Courtyard landscaping is progressing well. Internally, first fix is almost complete. The project is expected to complete in May.Read less.
Iain Wadham joins MBA as a director
New College Oxford, Morris Garage, Kimber Wing – Complete, open.
Wimbledon Guild Public Consultation
- Download the consultations boards here: Read more.
Exhibition and consultation at Drake House, St George’s Road – 22 and 25 September 2018. To take part in the consultation please download the proposals and fill in an online feedback form from the links below.
UCS sports pavilion – update
The University College School sports facility at Ranulf Road is now taking shape, and we can begin to appreciate the dynamic seen from afar.
A single facade of three buildings: grounds maintenance barn at the extreme west of the site, western and eastern pavilions: changing rooms at ground, viewing platforms above. Pivot between. Like a torch with an adjustable head. Since they face south, the viewing balconies have overhanging eaves with a pointed visor like a baseball cap to bring the pitches visually closer. The play, the grass, glows more than the sky. Form follows attitude and orientation. Since a footpath runs under the building it will, unusually, be experienced by a large number of people on foot, bicycle and horse. Where the pavilion bridges the footpath the bridge is kept to a minimum. Sky views are maximised to avoid any hint of a tunnel. Glitz, a wall of shimmering stainless steel mesh on the south elevation of the bridge, and two purpose designed graffiti walls make this potentially enjoyable. The forms change as the observer moves around. The pavilion is designed to be seen from all around. It has attitudes to where and how it faces. The site is north of Hampstead Cemetery.
Due to complete Winter 2018.Read less.