I have designed 4 types of lodges for a site in Yorkshire called Keld Spring. Set in the beautiful Yorkshire Moors, the client wanted a choice of 2 and 3 bedroom lodges, which had luxury options for guests. The buildings are designed in modular form, so built offsite and transported in parts to site. The challenge was to create Caravan Act parameter buildings for ease of fabrication and transport, but ones that do not look anything like the mobile homes many people envisage usually.
The lodges are clad in ribbed aluminium, with bespoke glazing throughout to create contemporary designs. The large living/dining/cooking area is open plan, and guests can upgrade on their internal fixtures and fittings to suit. All of the furniture is made to order, so bespoke to the lodges entirely.
The lodges come with additional external features of covered deck areas to all lodges so that they can be used all year round. Features such as a copper clad chimney with an inbuilt pizza oven, optional external food prep kitchen area, cedar hot tubs create an indoor/outdoor living space.
These lodges are in production now, with 41 buildings for the site, which has been launched and will be completed for occupancy in summer 2022.
URBAN BLOSSOM – THE CATERPILLAR
This is a new design for holiday accommodation for Urban Blossom. Built offsite, they can easily be bought onsite and minimise build time. Sleeping up to 6 people, this design called The Caterpillar and has staggered glass thresholds. Made from recycled materials, this building offers a slice of luxury, but with a clean conscience and consideration for our planet.
Luxury Holiday Accommodation
A set of 2 designs, The Poppy & The Bud, creating luxury holiday accommodation for the company Urban Blossom. Based on natural shapes, these structures can be sited on uneven terrain due to their design, and can abut trees in woodland as they do not need typical concrete foundations. In production now, these are being sold to hotels, landowners and private individuals. The buildings are carbon positive, being constructed mainly from Tufeco® which is recycled glass, plus UK sourced wood.
Here is the brochure with more design details of the structures:
Restaurant, SE London
A new development featuring 3 floors of restaurants designed to maximise the views from the Crystal Palace site across the city in London.
Tattoo Parlour, Wiltshire
The brief for this project was to turn a very tired shop into a combination of Tattoo Parlour, Beauty treatment rooms and Shop – all done to a very tight budget and timescale.
Works that had to be done included replacement of walls, ceilings, electrics and plumbing. Full decoration, ventilation, plus shop fittings, lighting and equipment purchases were also part of the project. The brief was to create a bright, zany shop area where customers both male and female would feel welcome. The main tattoo studio had to be fun but surgical in style, with all H&S requirements fulfilled. Additionally there are two other treatment rooms for Laser and Beauty treatments which had to be relaxing, private and again satisfy H&S requirements.