Earle Architects

 
Address   7a Sylvester Road
LONDON
E8 1EP 
 
   020 8525 5902   
   020 8533 8069   
Email   shaun@earlearchitects.com  
Website   www.earlearchitects.com 
Contact   Mr Shaun Earle 

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1: Project NameFulham Road Picturehouse
Dates: 2017 - 2019
Location: London 
Gross Area: 2,000 to 4,999 sqm 
Sectors:
Culture & Entertainment - Cinemas
 
Key Services:
Art & Architecture,  Conservation & Restoration,  Interior Design,  Refurbishment
 
Description:
Earle Architects have carefully restored this landmark cinema to bring back the “period glamour of the 1930’s”. The cinemas boast over 1000 seats across 6 screens of varied sizes. There are 2 new restaurants that allow customers to enjoy a meal and drinks within a relaxed 1930’s type environment. The original interior decorative features such as “combed” plaster and sensuous curved and sleek lines have been reintroduced into the new interior. All auditoria has been stripped back to a shell before introducing new tiered seating with generous leg room and much improved sight lines. Externally we re-clad the prominent circular canopy in translucent glazing with bronze metalwork.
 
2: Project NameBromley Picturehouse
Dates: 2017 - 2019
Location: London 
Gross Area: 2,000 to 4,999 sqm 
Sectors:
Culture & Entertainment - Cinemas
 
Key Services:
Art & Architecture,  FFE (Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment),  Interior Design
 
Description:
The original building dates from 1936 and is one of the original Oscar Deutsch Odeon theatres, representing the distinct Art Deco style of prominent architect George Coles. Completed works to create Bromley Picturehouse has provided a refurbished and extended cinema with more generous leg-room, luxurious seats and new sound systems. The refurbishment also included a new passenger lift, a bar/restaurant, and original historic features reinstated throughout.
 
3: Project NameThe Chiswick Cinema
Dates: 2013 - (ongoing)
Location: London 
Gross Area: 1,000 to 1,999 sqm 
Sectors:
Culture & Entertainment - Cinemas
 
Key Services:
Art & Architecture,  FFE (Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment),  Interior Design,  Model Making
 
Description:
Earle Architects prepared designs for a new mixed-use building on Chiswick High Road, which will include a new independent cinema and three two-bedroom apartments. The site is spread across 3 existing buildings, previously occupied by Ballet Rambert. Extensive alterations were proposed to accommodate a five-screen cinema with 420 seats, bar, restaurant and an external roof terrace. ‘The Chiswick Cinema’ will be opening its doors in 2020.
 
4: Project NameSafestop Gateshead
Dates: 2019 - (ongoing)
Location: Gateshead 
Gross Area: 250 to 499 sqm 
Sectors:
Houses and Housing - Sheltered Housing
 
Key Services:
Art & Architecture,  Model Making
 
Description:
Earle Architects have been asked by Depaul to prepare designs to accommodate the homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged at a ‘Safestop’ centre; one of a growing number for the charity. The centres will provide 16 clienteles at any one-time access to a variety of face to face services provided by 7 part-time Depaul staff. Earle Architects have been asked by Depaul to prepare designs to accommodate the homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged at a ‘Safestop’ centre; one of a growing number for the charity. The centres will provide 16 clienteles at any one-time access to a variety of face to face services provided by 7 part-time Depaul staff. Throughout our design process we have used our research on ‘PIE’ (Psychologically Informed Environments) to inform and develop concepts on privacy, security, social interconnectivity and connection to nature and natural light. The overall form has been derived from the pangolin mammal in a defensive mode. Each interlocking node of the building represents one of the textured scales. The internal courtyard becomes the most protected space, a place for reflection, interaction and connection to nature. Each residential unit is also provided with its own private garden, entrance and exit encouraging ownership of each private space. The proposal also includes a communal meeting space, a private meeting room and offices.
 
5: Project NameWoodbastwick Road
Dates: 2017 - 2018
Location: London 
Gross Area: 25 to 49 sqm 
Sectors:
Houses and Housing - Conversion & Extensions
 
Key Services:
Planning Applications
 
Description:
This single storey extension creates an open-plan kitchen and dining space that can open to the rear garden. The zinc-clad roof of the extension increases its pitch towards the rear to capture views of the south-facing garden and to flood the internal space with natual light. The rear elevation features a dramatic pivoting glass door to maximise the views and link the internal areas to a new rear patio.
 
6: Project NameNo Second Night Out - Mare Street
Dates: 2017 - 2018
Location: London 
Gross Area: 250 to 499 sqm 
Sectors:
Houses and Housing - Sheltered Housing
 
Key Services:
FFE (Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment),  Interior Design,  Refurbishment
 
Description:
The hostel, owned by the charity St Mungo’s, will provide a ‘hub’ for a homelessness service called ‘No Second Night Out’ – aimed at ensuring those who find themselves sleeping rough in central London for the first time need not spend a second night on the street. The Hub will provide a cafe area, assessment rooms, toilets and showers for those who find themselves in need of the project's services. Staff offices and a staff room will also be created. The design seeks to maximise natural daylight in the basement space by retaining a double height void and installing a glass walkway to a private outdoor courtyard. The cafe lounge is the main space in the hub, which encourages interaction and conversation in an informal and relaxed setting.
 
7: Project NameSurrey Square School Early Years Center
Dates: 2010 - 2016
Location: London 
Gross Area: 250 to 499 sqm 
Sectors:
Education - Nursery Education
 
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Key Services:
Art & Architecture,  CAD Services,  Contract Administration,  Drawing Service,  Full Architectural Service,  Landscape Design,  Planning Applications,  Space Planning
 
Description:
The new Early Years Centre is the fourth and final phase of a 10-year masterplan of improvement works and new buildings at Surrey Square School, a popular and much-loved primary school on the edge of the Aylesbury Estate in South London. The new-build classroom accommodates 30 children aged 3-5 and has an adjoining creche for 8 children aged 0-3. The building was conceived as a peaceful and inspiring learning environment, filled with natural light from the extensive glazing at high level. The building replaces dilapidated Portacabins with poor levels of daylight and poor thermal performance. Technically, the early years centre has a fast-track, light-weight, low carbon glue-laminated (glulam) and structural insulated panel system (SIPs). The entire outer shell and structural frame of the building was manufactured off-site and transported by 5 lorries from Hereford. Once on site it was craned into position and fully assembled in 2 weeks and 1 day. The FSC certified timber shell was then clad on the outside with Western Red Cedar shingles and fit-out of the internal spaces commenced concurrently. Ground works began in September 2015 and pupils moved into their new classroom in June 2016.
 
8: Project NameDalston Library and Hackney Archives
Dates: 2008 - 2012
Location: London 
Gross Area: 2,000 to 4,999 sqm 
Sectors:
Civic Building - Civic Centres,  Civic Building - General,  Conservation - General,  Culture & Entertainment - Community Centres,  Culture & Entertainment - Libraries,  Houses and Housing - General,  Offices - General
 
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Key Services:
Access Audits,  Architects' Service & Fee Advice,  Art & Architecture,  Brief Writing,  Building Maintenance,  Building Management,  Byelaw Requirements,  CAD Services,  Cladding & Facade Design,  Construction Management,  Design Management,  FFE (Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment),  Full Architectural Service,  Graphic Design & Illustration,  Interior Design,  Materials Advice,  Planning Applications,  Product Design,  Refurbishment,  Remedial Work,  Space Audits,  Space Planning,  Surveying,  Town Planning,  Workmanship Analysis
 
Description:
Dalston CLR James Library and Hackney Archives combines the functions of two separate facilities; it is the largest library to open in Hackney for over a decade and one of the largest to open in the UK in 2012. Spread over four storeys the building includes a cafe, children's library, adult library, teen zone, study room, meeting rooms, a public archive area and an archival repository in the basement that meets the strict requirements of BS5454. Over 40,000 books are available as well as 10,000 CDs/DVDs and 15,000 historic photographs, maps and paintings of Hackney. There are 57 computer workstations and wireless internet available throughout. Over 1,200 people visited on the opening day on 28th February 2012 and over 400 members joined the library within the first week of opening. The library now has more than two and a half times more members than the library it replaces. The library was opened by Hackney Mayor Jules Pipe, renowned author Nick Hornby and local performance poet John Hegley. Earle Architects were appointed for the fit-out following success in a competitive bid and we developed initial designs by MUF Architecture/Art, taking proposals from RIBA Stage D to completion. The project is part of a flagship regeneration project that includes 553 new residential units, a major new public square and new London Overground station, Dalston Junction.
 
9: Project NameSurrey Square School
Dates: 2007 - 2010
Location: Southwark 
Gross Area: 1,000 to 1,999 sqm 
Sectors:
Education - General,  Education - Primary Education
 
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Key Services:
Art & Architecture,  Feasibility Studies,  FFE (Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment),  Full Architectural Service,  Landscape Design
 
Awards:
Civic Trust Commendation 2011
Concrete Society Commendation 2011
RICS Awards Runner-up prize 2011
Green Apple Award 2011
Description:
This new purpose-built dining building provides much needed extra space to a primary school within a dense urban site whilst no loss of precious outdoor play area. A limited time frame and budget constraints meant that the building had to go from concept design to the completed construction in less than 9 months. The design comprises of a green roof that allows the school pupils to run and play on top of the domed concrete dining hall and descend back down an 8 metre slide. Internally, the round dining hall is flooded with natural light through circular skylights and large glass doors at the entrance. The doors can be completely folded back in warmer months to open up the dining hall to the outside playground. A storage area within the curved concrete wall of the dining hall allows the furniture to be folded up and stored away so that the hall may be used for events; for the wider community as and school alike. An amenities wing houses a kitchen, food storage and preparation areas, plant room, cleaner's facilities and welfare facilities for adults, children and wheelchair users.