The former disused public convenience was transformed to a practical, light filled space to serve both office space and art gallery.
k. The Powder Rooms
The Powder Rooms was a former disused public convenience in Richmond upon Thames Borough. A proposal for converting these to offices and an art gallery was put forward to Richmond Planning department. The bid was successful for being the most viable use of the site. Architecture WK occupies the office space on Broad Street. The art gallery is a light filled space exhibiting contemporary art.
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I'm very happy to give Architecture: WK my highest recommendation. The project management was utterly worth it as it took all of the stress out of the building process, which I had neither the experience nor the time to manage effectively myself. What particularly stands out for me is how AWK marries exceptional creative talent and attention to the smallest detail of a design, with very hands-on, practical expertise when it comes to execution, to deliver a very high quality build. I found them to be the most wonderful people to work with.
We love our architect’s vision for the refurb and we hope you’ll share our excitement!
Sam Kamleh from local architects AWK has worked closely with us to make our dreams for the stables one big step closer to reality.
I really love the new kitchen and the space you designed. It is so light and welcoming but still works with the rest of the house. I hope you are as pleased with it as we are. We really enjoyed working with you on this project and would strongly recommend your practice to other people.
Thank you so much for the wine as well. We shall certainly raise a glass to you and your team.
Sam of A:WK spent time familiarising herself with the surrounding area and the site of our proposed project, before talking with us at length, and listening attentively to get a feel for our hopes and requirements. She was positive and enthusiastic, while pointing out some practical constraints and possibilities that non-professionals would not be aware of. I love my new home and am delighted to have gone through the building process with A:WK by my side.
The hand painted kitchen was designed to be in the heart of the house, with an island unit where the family tend to gather for breakfast, coffee mornings with friends and after work meal time conversations.
We really enjoyed the process of working with Sam and the team. We found the home workshop visits really helped us work out what we wanted and Sam was amazing at talking us through the process and understanding our requirements. The plans that were created were amazing and really brought everything to life. So would wholeheartedly recommend Architecture:WK!
We love Neatsmith in Hampton and have worked collaboratively on several projects. We were delighted to help with the design and planning application for their shopfront when they moved from Teddington to Hampton.
This is one of our favourite - and earliest - projects. With a tight budget and a small kitchen in need of updating, Nick and Rachel wanted to create an interesting kitchen extension to their terraced Victorian property in Twickenham
The first floor was changed from a standard semi detached layout to have two large bedrooms with en-suites, one with a dressing room - a more practical and comfortable arrangement for the cosmopolitan couple.
Architecture:WK's Design in a Day workshop was a great opportunity to share exciting & practical ideas on how to maximise the space & light. AWK gave a high quality presentation of the design, which they have since developed into more detailed drawings & submitted successfully through planning. Looking forward to the next stages!
Our 'Design in a Day' experience was fantastic. They seemed to really get what we wanted to do. The final presentation helped us decide what we did and did not want to move forward with. We decided to continue with A:WK all the way through to finished construction drawings and now feel confident and well-armed moving into the actual build.
We are so glad we found AWK. We are delighted with the stunning design but even more so with the exemplary service provided by Sam, Tuc and the rest of the team. It would be hard to find a more technically proficient practice and even harder to find a more customer friendly team.
AWK listens, is client centred, innovative, well organised and an excellent project manager. She pays attention to detail. Most of all she is passionate about her work. A great Architect and example of all that is good in the profession at such a challenging time.