Afterhourstudio

 
Address   91a rivington street
third floor
london
EC2A 3AY
United Kingdom: England 
 
   020 7504 1319   
Email   contact@afterhourstudio.com  
Website   www.afterhourstudio.com 
Contact   Miss Angela Valentina Del Fuoco 

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1: Project NameCountryside Hotel Cabins
Dates: 2013 - 2014
Location: Northampton 
Gross Area: 50 to 99 sqm 
Sectors:
Hotels
 
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Key Services:
Design Services only (Stage C)
 
Description:
Afterhourstudio Architects has been appointed to carry out the conceptual design for a Hotel in the countryside, part of the brief is to use economical architecture. These individual rooms will be raised off the ground to minimize their impact on the landscape. We are researching for materials that can weather over time, eventually blending seamlessly with the landscape. We would like to produce a unique experience for the users.
 
2: Project Name36 Boutique Hotel
Dates: 2013
Location: London 
Gross Area: 500 to 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Hotels
 
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Key Services:
Design Services only (Stage C),  Planning Applications
 
Description:
The site (36 Great St Helen) is located in a Conservation Area, however is not a Listed Building. The building is within the Eastern Cluster of the City, this cluster has a large percentage of offices, retail and a smaller number of hotels. The number of residential units is very small in comparison with the rest of the city. Tall buildings are a distinctive element in the skyline. This cluster contains the greatest density of business and jobs in the Square Mile. The site is between two buildings, the building on the left is 8 storeys from the pavement and the building on the right is 7 storeys from the pavement. The site is currently 4 storeys from the pavement and it sets back from the front boundary reducing its footprint. The adjoining properties are mainly overlooking the Parish Church of St Helen Bishopsgate and The Pinnacle. The Parish Church is a Grade I Listed Building where as The Pinnacle is (or will be) a very modern office building of 64 storeys from the ground. This proposal seeks to demolish the existing building and create a new eight storey building (including basement). The existing front facade is considered to make a positive contribution to the character of the Conservation Area, however it requires excessive maintenance, this is expensive and it will require substantial restoration works. The new ground floor will set back from the pavement line, this allow access of natural light to the rooms at basement level. The first floor has been brought forward up to the boundary of the plot (pavement line), this technic has been used to increase the internal floorspace and incorporate a new lightwell that could enable the access of natural light for those rooms at the back of the building. Extending the first floors towards the pavement line also allows all upper floors to reorient their view towards the Parish Church of St Helen Bishopsgate which seems a sensible option since it will be used as a hotel. The design intends to split the front facade in seven blocks, each block (equals a floor) reorients, extends or sets back to reduce the scale of the building. The building will be accessed via a main entrance door at ground level, this will lead to reception, lift and staircase. Disabled rooms will be located at ground and basement floor. All rooms can be accessed via the lift and staircase. All rooms will have en-suite bathrooms. A total of 37 rooms is proposed, 30 rooms will be facing the street where as 7 rooms will be facing an internal lightwell which will provide natural light. Storage facilities, staff room and others will be located at basement level. An existing secondary staircase from the basement to the ground will be used as an emergency escape route.
 
3: Project NameWoodstock Grove Apartments
Dates: 2013 - 2014
Location: London 
Gross Area: 100 to 249 sqm 
Sectors:
Houses and Housing - Conversion & Extensions
 
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Key Services:
Planning Advice,  Planning Applications
 
Description:
Afterhourstudio Architects has been appointed to design new residential apartments on the top of an existing end-of-terrace building, located at the southern end of Woodstock Grove, to the south of Holland Park roundabout and Shepherd's Bush railway and underground stations. Woodstock Grove is a residential street with two or three storey terraced houses of various architectural styles, but predominantly Georgian. The building, among others, was originally built as a warehouse and was used for many years as part of the BBC studios before being converted to business and residential units in the mid 1990's. We are currently searching for different materials for the new cladding system.
 
4: Project NameDepli - Furniture
Dates: 2010
Location: London 
Gross Area: Not available 
Sectors:
Houses and Housing - One-off Houses
 
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Key Services:
Furniture Design
 
Description:
Originally a set of dining chairs designed for a private client, now re-branded based on only one principle: design using plywood. Why plywood? Birch plywood is a durable and strong material which could have an outstanding appearance if it is properly cut and carefully polished. How we cut it? We use CNC technology to obtain a precise cutting which allows a more sinuous design. All the products are polished and sealed with natural oils to provide a beautiful low sheen lustre.
 
5: Project Name59 Brick Lane - Glass Roof
Dates: 2010 - 2011
Location: London 
Gross Area: 25 to 49 sqm 
Sectors:
Religious Buildings - Other
 
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Key Services:
Construction Management
 
Description:
Formerly known as The London Jamme Masjid, this mosque is located in the area of Spitalfields. Built during the 18th century it is one of the oldest building in east london which still stands today and congregate more than 4,000 people. The entire building is Grade II Listed Building and therefore it is of special architectural and historic interest. Our involvement on this project has been purely concentrated to design and supervise the construction of a new structure adjacent to the existing building, which will protect the new ablution room. THE GLASS ROOF STRUCTURE: Our priority on this project was to protect and display the existing features (windows, arches, walls) of this Grade II Listed Building. We decided to use structural triple glazing due its thermal performance and transparency, reducing the consumption of artificial lighting.