4D Studio Ltd

 
Address   Bedford House
69-79 Fulham High Street
LONDON
SW6 3JW 
 
   020 7471 8550   
   020 7731 5872   
Email   rosie@architect.uk.com  
Website   www.4d-studio.co.uk 
Contact   Mr John Dickson Muir 

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1: Project NameEast House
Dates: 2013 - (ongoing)
Location: Holmwood 
Gross Area: 250 to 499 sqm 
Sectors:
Houses and Housing - One-off Houses
 
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Key Services:
Architects' Service & Fee Advice,  Art & Architecture
 
Description:
This iconic modernist home in an area of outstanding natural beauty is surrounded by natural woodland, and adjoins ecologically and environmentally sensitive National Trust land. It is an ingenious design which sits harmoniously within its sloping site in the Surrey Hills. It has Full Planning Permission and the planning officers and Surrey Hills Design Panel agree that the design is of the highest architectural quality. Significantly there were no objections to its successsful planning application. The vision from the front is of a low built cutting edge design clad in locally sourced oak and pristine white render. It is discretely located behind an earth bearm, extensive screen planting and gabion wall made from local stone are positioned to create a landscaped courtyard in front of the house. On its opposite, south, side the house has extensive glazing overlooking its garden and the beautiful Surrey Hills beyond. Here, working closely with landscape architects Armstrong Bell, we have created a garden surrounding by natural woodland without harm to existing specimen trees. Extensive living rooms and state of the art kitchen are provided with floor to ceiling glazing that can be slid aside to open the split level living areas to the leafy south facing gardens. Bedroom suites all provide for his and her dressing rooms, and separate bathrooms. The sustainable design includes porous paving (SUDS) discrete photo voltaic cells on the roof, grey water recycling and air to air heat pumps
 
2: Project NameElgin Road
Dates: 2015 - (ongoing)
Location: London 
Gross Area: 25 to 49 sqm 
Sectors:
Houses and Housing - General
 
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Key Services:
Architects' Service & Fee Advice,  Brief Writing,  Building Information Modelling (BIM),  Byelaw Requirements,  CAD Services,  Cladding & Facade Design,  Contract Administration,  Feasibility Studies,  Full Architectural Service,  Planning Applications,  Town Planning,  Urban Planning & Design
 
Description:
Much of the built environment in Elgin Road is of poor character with very little by way of distinctive materials or colour palette. There is a significant opportunity here to develop a scheme that will give a considered high quality urban environment to Elgin Road We propose three linked blocks each three storeys high accommodating a total of 9 apartments comprising one 3 bedroom apartment, 7 two bedroom apartments and 1 one bedroom apartment. The dwellings will comply with GLA Design guidelines and will be built to Code Level 4 for the Design of Sustainable Homes. The apartment blocks will be located towards the front (Elgin Road) side of the site They will be modernist in style with flat roofs and they will be clad in a combination of white synthetic render and timber cladding. These materials will not compete with the solidity of the surrounding frontage buildings and we will use London stock brickwork for boundary walls. The entire frontage of the site will be provided with a high quality boundary treatment comprising a low brick wall with piers between which will be located high quality decorative black railings. This boundary treatment will include a landscaped strip within the site approximately 5 meters wide that will be planted at regular intervals with trees of a species to be agreed with the Local planning authority, the objective being to create a tree lined ‘London’ Street where none currently exists. An active street frontage will be ensured by locating the main entrance into the development centrally in the Elgin Road boundary and by providing a dedicated entry to the south of this for cycle access. Pedestrians will access the apartments by entering the main entrance in Elgin Road and that will lead to a pedestrian footpath running between the apartment blocks and into the body of the site. This in turn will give access to the stair and galleries that serve the dwellings at each level. All front doors face onto these external galleries that will be sheltered by canopies from precipitation but open at the sides. Vertical planting will be used to soften these access routes.
 
3: Project NameHouse in Notting Hill
Dates: 2014 - (ongoing)
Location: London 
Gross Area: 25 to 49 sqm 
Sectors:
Houses and Housing - Conversion & Extensions,  Houses and Housing - Extension,  Houses and Housing - Renovation
 
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Key Services:
Full Architectural Service
 
Description:
London architects at 4D Studio have been commissioned to transform and add value to an existing, 4 storey terraced freehold property at a prestigious address in the Notting Hill area of West London. We are are extending, remodelling and fitting out the property in order to create a large and luxurious family home. The 3 storey high modern brick and glass rear extension will transform the traditional London house into a luxury home which will offer its purchaser bright, spacious and well-proportioned accommodation. About Notting Hill In AD 700 the Saxon ‘sons of Cynesige’ founded Cheniston (Kensington) and the ‘sons of Cnotta’ moved further up the hill (Notting Hill). In 1836, ‘a racing emporium more extensive than Ascot or Epsom’ was created, with Portobello Lane forming its eastern boundary. By 1842 the racecourse had gone and Notting Hill had become a village referred to as ‘The Potteries and Piggeries’ because its early occupants were brick and pottery makers followed by pig keepers. In 1864 the railway arrived and the fields soon became shops and homes.
 
4: Project NameHouse for Stephen Hawking
Dates: 1996 - 1997
Location: Cambridge 
Gross Area: 250 to 499 sqm 
Sectors:
Houses and Housing - One-off Houses
 
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Key Services:
Architects' Service & Fee Advice,  Art & Architecture
 
Description:
Channel 4's impressive programme ‘This Life of Mine’ that was aired in December 2013 followed Stephen Hawking’s life and in so doing showed previously unpublished images of his home in Cambridge – a home that was designed by architect Stefan Zins. 4D Studio are pleased now to include photographs of the house on our web site. The house is a high specification family home in Cambridge, with special wheelchair and healthcare facilities above and beyond Lifetime Homes standards. This strikingly attractive dwelling, home to Professor Stephen Hawking and his family, was designed and completed within one year. It features oak frames, large areas of glazing and a specially designed oak framed curtain wall glazing system
 
5: Project NameBrompton Square Apartment
Dates: 2014 - 2015
Location: London 
Gross Area: 2,000 to 4,999 sqm 
Sectors:
Houses and Housing - Conversion & Extensions,  Houses and Housing - Extension,  Houses and Housing - Renovation
 
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Key Services:
Architects' Service & Fee Advice,  Furniture Design,  Interior Design
 
Description:
We will repair the Ennismore Street side by consolidating the gap in the terrace when viewed from Ennismore Gardens to the north. Our proposals will enhance the significance of both the Brompton Conservation Area and historic buildings found within Brompton Square terrace, by successfully consolidating the view to the square from Ennismore Street and Ennismore Gardens. The design respects the hierarchy of both the facades and the terrace grain of Brompton Square. It is grounded in a detailed understanding of the heritage significance of the Conservation Area and listed buildings
 
6: Project NameKensington Gardens Square
Dates: 2009 - 2010
Location: London 
Gross Area: 2,000 to 4,999 sqm 
Sectors:
Houses and Housing - Conversion & Extensions,  Houses and Housing - Extension,  Houses and Housing - Renovation
 
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Key Services:
Architects' Service & Fee Advice,  Interior Design
 
Description:
Grade 2 Listed, 2000 sq ft. apartment remodeled to create a spectacular kitchen/dining room with a large living room and two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Accessed at raised ground floor level via a magnificent curved stone staircase with cast iron decorative balusters topped with a mahogany handrail. The staircase was in poor condition and was missing some parts and had been partially removed at 2nd floor level. Missing parts were created by taking castings from original iron balusters and commissioned a matching wreathed and ramped mahogany handrail. Paul Cocksedge Studio designed an ethereal ceramic sculpture to fall through the complete stairwell.
 
7: Project NameEbner Street, Wandsworth
Dates: 2007 - 2008
Location: London 
Gross Area: 100 to 249 sqm 
Sectors:
Houses and Housing - One-off Houses
 
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Key Services:
Architects' Service & Fee Advice,  Interior Design
 
Description:
The tight site for this new Wandsworth house is fairly typical of the challenging back land sites London architects deal with. Will Caradoc-Hodgkins of 4D Studio liked the site so much he also built his own home on it! Having originally designed and built the main house for previous clients on the site that is bound on three sides by a school and existing houses, our residential architects and interior designers were asked to radically alter the interior to suit the differing needs of the new owners, an artist and an antiques dealer. They had specific requirements to display their collection of 20th century furniture and an important art collection. The answer to the restrictions posed by the site have led Will to develop a design with large areas of roof glazing to compensate for the lack of available light from two sides. The central area of the house is overlooked by a dramatic balcony which leads to a large study. The ground floor is lit to great effect from above by a vast sloping glazed roof. Roof glazing was also used to great effect over the bathrooms. On the ground floor the original polished concrete flooring was covered by a matt poured resin surface with under floor heating to get greater light reflection for the art and furniture.
 
8: Project NameWhistle Stop
Dates: 2001 - 2012
Location: Hampton Court, Richmond 
Gross Area: 25 to 49 sqm 
Sectors:
Houses and Housing - Conversion & Extensions,  Houses and Housing - Extension,  Houses and Housing - Renovation
 
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Key Services:
Architects' Service & Fee Advice
 
Description:
n a spectacular site in the Borough of Richmond opposite the entrance to Hampton Court Palace grounds and next to the Grade 1 Bushy Park residential architects at 4d Studio have had their proposals for a five bedroom house and a block of 4 luxury flats granted full planning consent. The proposals are to convert the existing fire-damaged Building of Townscape Merit to a high-end house comprising extensive basement and three upper floors linked by a lift. Generous terraces and a courtyard will provide private recreational areas on this prominent site. The Lion Gate was once part of a grand design drawn up on behalf of King William and Queen Mary by Sir Christopher Wren. A period of austerity prevented the plans proceeding until later gardeners were able to lay out the Chestnut Avenue to Wren’s design and leading to the Lion Gate. These proposals will stand to one side of the Gate and offer fine views of the Park and Palace. 4D Studio have worked in Richmond for many years, This is one of several projects that as Richmond architects 4D Studio have undertaken in the Borough of Richmond. Others include schemes in Hampton Hill, Teddington and Richmond itself. Over time we have successfully established relationships with the Richmond planning authorities, amenity groups and local residents. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you are considering a project in the area. We are the ideal choice of architect and would be pleased to hear from you.
 
9: Project NameHouse Cheval Place Knightsbridge
Dates: 1998 - 2000
Location: London 
Gross Area: 250 to 499 sqm 
Sectors:
Houses and Housing - One-off Houses
 
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Description:
High end London architects 4D Studio have delivered this iconic and much admired contemporary home that has been created in one of London’s most desirable residential areas a stone’s throw from Harrods. Here 4D Studio architects have designed a luxurious high end house that fronts Cheval Place The architects took the correct decision to design the house in a contemporary style and created this stunning modern home in what is a Knightsbridge conservation area. At planning stage its design met with the blessing of the influential Westminster Society. The house comprises a clever combination of brick and stucco walls with careful juxtaposition of prominent curves on plan, squared openings and a feature balcony that successfully relates the modern building to its historic neighbours. At the rear the high end dwelling opens onto a private courtyard garden at first floor. Car parking is located in a basement garage.