Two Floors to Four


A mews house near Hyde Park is on site and nearing completion – a total renovation of an existing mews property within the Bayswater Conservation Area to create a contemporary interior with a new lower ground floor and 3 storeys above ground. A folded metal stair connects the four floors and ensures maximum space and light within the restricted floor plate. Here are some of us at Emrys checking out the…

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Trading Places


Our client has outgrown their Golden Square premises and have asked us to work on an additional office and suite of meeting rooms for them nearby. It’s a fast turnaround with the job due to complete in April. Fortunately, we still have time for stimulating discussions with the client who has a keen interest in design and finishes.

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Topping out at Broadwick Street


Last week Emrys Architects were delighted to join Great Portland Estates, BAM and the rest of the project team to celebrate the topping out of our 30 Broadwick project. The practice of “topping out” a new building as its structure reaches its highest point can be traced back to the ancient Scandinavian religious rite of placing a tree atop a new building to appease the tree-dwelling spirits displaced in its construction. Although…

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Turning wood to stone


Artist Sasha Holzer has been commissioned to hand carve a series of wood blocks in geometric designs. These original artworks are now being scanned and scaled up to create stone panels that will become a frieze around our Broadwick Street project. Featured here is some work in progress.

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Central St Martin’s Students at Emrys


This week, we have welcomed two Third year Part I architecture students from Central St Martins as part of the RIBA mentoring scheme.  It has been a busy week visiting various schemes on site together with some completed schemes. They said it gave them a good rounded insight into the workings of an architectural practice.

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