Milk Architecture and Design Ltd

 
Address   Milk Architecture and Design Ltd
342 Old Street
LONDON
EC1V 9DS 
 
   020 7729 7729   
Email   london@splashofmilk.com  
Website   www.splashofmilk.com 
Contact   Ms Jennifer Brown 

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1: Project NameVictorian Villa
Dates: 2008 - 2010
Location: Richmond 
Gross Area: 500 to 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Houses and Housing - Conversion & Extensions,  Houses and Housing - One-off Houses
 
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Key Services:
Conservation & Restoration,  Design Management,  Full Architectural Service,  Interior Design,  Multi-disciplinary Consultancy,  Planning Applications,  Structural Engineering
 
Description:
The generous proportions of this Victorian villa allowed us to create an expansive family for our client£s. We retained and enhanced the traditional features and proportions of the original house then modernised its jumble of rear extensions to create contemporary spaces connected to the garden. A full basement was formed beneath the property to add luxurious health facilities; a tranquil spa, swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. The basement spaces are lit with daylight from generous traditional front light wells and crisp glass floor lights. The neglected attic was converted and connected to the rest of the home to provide a private master suite with double bathroom, his and hers dressing rooms, lounge and bedroom.
 
2: Project NameTerraced Town House
Dates: 2014 - (ongoing)
Location: London 
Gross Area: Not available 
Sectors:
Houses and Housing - Conversion & Extensions
 
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Key Services:
Art & Architecture,  Civil Engineering,  Interior Design,  Project Management
 
Description:
Our clients’ had moved into a tall Victorian town house that had all the space the family needed but not necessarily in the right order. We worked with them to match the daily routine to the character of the existing spaces and adapted them where necessary. A particular focus was modernising the existing bathrooms and creating en-suites so that family or guests on each floor had fresh and characterful facilities.
 
3: Project NameLight & Luxe
Dates: 2012 - (ongoing)
Location: London 
Gross Area: Not available 
Sectors:
Houses and Housing - Conversion & Extensions
 
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Key Services:
Art & Architecture,  Civil Engineering,  Project Management
 
Description:
Our client needed a London crash pad and an impeccable home to rent out. This ground and lower ground 2 bed flat in a Victorian terrace had been badly converted and needed a complete makeover. It was a dark and gloomy space that needed rearranging, rationalising and opening up. The lower ground floor was rearranged to create a sense of light and comfort. A courtyard was created to give light to the new guest bedroom and kitchen. The dining room was opened up onto the new decking area, perfect for alfresco dining. Pale flooring, neutral greys and taupes were used to give it contemporary, bright and luxe feel. We complemented this with light timbers, simple furniture and luxurious, warm fabrics. Photography by Dai Williams
 
4: Project NameLoft Living
Dates: 2013 - (ongoing)
Location: London 
Gross Area: Not available 
Sectors:
Houses and Housing - Conversion & Extensions
 
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Key Services:
Art & Architecture,  Civil Engineering,  Project Management
 
Description:
Our client had moved into a classic Victorian warehouse apartment in the East end of London. Exposed brick walls, large sash windows and open plan spaces without formal room division. Our client loved the bright and spacious lateral living but was tiring of hearing their partners TV football in the background of their business calls or being unable to create privacy between themselves and overnight guests. We worked with the existing pattern of their life, the proportion of the spaces, and the character of the apartment to install insulated partitions in discrete locations to allow living and bedroom spaces to be sealed from one another. Yet full height pivoting doors were able to stand open against the partitions and retain the open plan connectivity for day to day living. The success of the project was in maintaining the character of the quintessential loft apartment but refining its operation to create a comfortable home. Photography by Dai Williams
 
5: Project NameOttolenghi Spitalfields
Dates: 2014 - (ongoing)
Location: London 
Gross Area: Not available 
Sectors:
Food and Beverage - Restaurants
 
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Key Services:
Art & Architecture,  Civil Engineering,  Project Management
 
Description:
Our milk homes’ clients often take us to new houses for a second or third project but its unusual to be taken to a restaurant, so we were delighted when Karl & Yotam asked us to get involved in their newest venture just down the road in Spitalfields. Milk’s services become really efficient when we are working across all our disciplines and for the restaurant we were able to offer Project Management, Architecture, Structures and a dash of Interiors. We also recommended our favourite restaurant consultants to complete a design team that we knew could deliver the quality that characterises Ottolenghi. The Ottolenghi team includes the designer Alex Meitlis (www.alexmeitlis.com) who was a playful part of the gang from the start. Alex has been delivering the interiors for the Ottolenghi branches from the outset so carries with him the essential ingredients for their distinctive interiors. The strong team was absolutely vital in bringing a truly dilapidated Grade 2 listed building with no distinctive character up to the exacting standards of a contemporary kitchen and restaurant. Proactive relationships with the Conservation and Planning Officers at Tower Hamlets, Building Control Inspectors and all the Contractor’s and Suppliers reinforced the process. Looking back at the work we’ve learnt that milk and Ottolenghi are both businesses intertwined with homes, friendships and long working relationships and so that original invite was not as surprising as it first seemed.