1 Beach Hill Avenue – Enfield- Greater London


Let me share my thougts about  another high end, residential building today.

This is second building which I was working on, recently. Even more expensive, still on the market, but we all hope it is not going to last long. The design is repeatedly  traditional, with classical proportions, but the quality of finishes is astonishing.

The building complies with the Code for sustainable homes requirements, is very eco friendly and comes up to all contemporary, high standards – recently we have overheard that some famous london footballer had and interest in a purchase of this property.

The house consists of 6 or 7 bedrooms with a separate en-suite bathrooms, lounge, kitchen, morning room, utility, spacious hall with impressive stairs, home office/study, disabled bathroom at ground floor level, double garage,cinema room, play room and what’s most important – the swimming pool.
Sounds like a house for a people from Beverly Hills? might be actually even better- it is more classy ūüėČ











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RADLETT – 1 THE RIDGEWAY –


Finally I can show off  and present another of the jobs I was involved in.

This is just a small sample what we do in our office – the is building located in the suburbs of London, Radlett, in a vicinity of another high end residential buildings.Generally very, very reach area.

The location and also the client’s requirement¬† decided of a character of the building. We have proposed a very traditional building, with the pithed tiled roof, traditional pitched roof dormers, cast stone external finishes.Really masive bulk, very neat finish and with its own, one of a kind, unusual character.

Located on a large site, especially rear garden is of an impressive size, on which you could probably play a cricket match – If you were wealthy enough to buy it all together and could still effort to ruin the lawn.

The intrnal arrangement is sufficiently spacious to get lost, but I can garantee, you wouldn’t be bored looking for a way out, as the building has a lot of aesthetical¬† surprices.

First class floor finishes, high ceilings with a lovely lighting fittings, as well as a grand stairs with the cast iron balustrades.

The building is expensive, but worth its price.











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LONDON- NORTH FINCHLEY – WOODSIDE AVENUE-


Block of flats built along Woodside Avenue  in North Finchley in London.Iteresting building that draws the attention thanks to its contemporary design and a fresh look in between the surrounding detached houses from different periods.

Use of brick is still very characteristic for this area of London, but big aluminium windows with a very asymetric subdivisions, and a very contemporary flat roofs are really standing out Рvery surprising especially for me dealing with the planning councill for the area.

I often pass by this intriguing building and though it would be worth to share it with other people – will you agree with my point of view ?


LONDON- KENSINGTON GARDENS + PALACE + DUTCH GARDEN


One of the Royal parks in London adjacent to Hyde Park – creates together with Hyde Park, St,James Park, Green Park – creates one of the biggest open , green spaces in europe.

Although the garden itself is not reach in many different plant species, it is very interesting as a place of relaxation,with variety of offical avenues,  full of landscape architecture, monuments, sculptures and romantic arbours.

Full o fountains and with  the Round Pound -popular artificial lake in the west corner of Hide Park , packed with swans and other wild living birds.

The Park was designed in c.1728-1738 by Henry Wise and Charles Bridgeman.The same Charles Bridgeman designed a Serpentine; a lake lying in the center of the Hyde Park and ending up in¬†the Kensington Gardens that is called “The lond Water”

Very interesting part of the Kensington Garden is so called “Italian Garden” with a number of classical sculptures and fountains.

Further away to¬†the west, ¬†one can see the Kensington Palace with the Queen Victoria Memorial,”Dutch Garden”¬†¬†and the Queen Victoria Memorial.

To the south west there is a really impressive Albert Memorial and a view at the Royal Albert HallРbeing Royal Opera House.

The place definitely worth of seeing and a time spent on exploring the Park will be definitely enjoyable and amusing thanks to its charm and an amizingly  royal character.


LONDON – SERPENTINE GALERY PAVILION 2011


Londons¬†Serpentine Galery Pavilion 2011 –

Anyone who was expecting another spectacular contemporary building that looks like a completed construction might be dissapointed.

The Serpentine Pavilion, as it’s¬† current¬†creator-¬†Peter Zumthor-¬†says is supposed to evoke emotions by its misteriously¬†simple outside physical body ¬†and more¬† complex¬†¬†labyrinth inside the leads you to the beutyful¬†garden , sunny metaphysical atrium full of plants that symolises¬†the initimacy ¬†and a¬† life .

The internal garden , thatnks to its black walls seurrounding it , becomes as a completely isolated place, appears as a garden within a bigger garden- Hyde Park.

After spending few minutes in the internal garden and seeing how many people likes it , suddenly it strikes you that it is a brilliant idea and you stop thinking about the blak bitumen painted plywood,waetherprove but  delicate walls.


LONDON-NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM


Located in South London, Kensington district, on Exhibition Road,  building was built in 1881, by the civil engineer Captain Francis Fowke who died shortly afterwards and the project was undertaken by Alfred Waterhouse .

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The final version of the architectural scheme  after his many alterations consisted of  one edifice in a rectangular plan, with two tall towers , grand portico, all in a romanesque style Рwhat must have been  quite unusual  and  peculiar but still within the high Victorian style.B
The external elevations was made mainly of brick extensively cladded with the colorful terracotta mouldings manufactured by Gibbs and Canning Ltd, featured many relief sculptures of flora and fauna to liven up a Victorian buildings in the area.

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Nowadays the building is a perfect centre of entertainment for the families and nobody  gets out of the building bored or disgusted .
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No 4 London’s most popular museums – it is really brilliant and it’s dinosaurs¬†skeletons’ collection is truly impressive ūüôā

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LONDON – GREEN PARK CANADA MEMORIAL


The sculpture unveiled by HM The Queen in 1994 as a memorial , tribute to all thosethousands canadians who joined the British  Army and were killed during two World Wars  of the twientieth century.

The square sculpture covered with maple leaves designed by Pierre Granche symbolises one piece , divided into two parts by a walkway Рlike two countries Great Britain and Canada  in joint participation in both wars.

Interesting and very attractive  feature of the Green Park.