"Having previously worked with Ollie and 33 Architecture; it was an easy selection of the architects and interior designers for my second venture. Having purchased the property which needed a lot of work, and which was to be executed to a very high standard, I knew that my vision would be delivered with the incredible attention to detail and commitment that 33 provide; with in-built furniture and the requirement for a bespoke design service. Once again, Ollie and his team delivered a project I am very delighted with and would again recommend them without hesitation.”
A Grade II Listed Wesleyan chapel located in south Northumberland had been previously converted into a dwelling in the 1980’s was in urgent need for a major, sympathetic interior fit out. Our client acquired the property with numerous visions and our initial role was to challenge the design brief and parameters of what could be achieved within the existing space.
Through the processes involved in the historical research the design was largely influenced by the original and natural use of the building – a large open chapel for refuse and worship. Paying homage to the original chapel, the design process, which included planning for Listed Building Consent, resulted in a space that was nearly entirely open with only one bedroom and shower room being completely private – the spaces in the entire house are in some way, connected to one another.
The end result is one that marries the true untouched and restored elements with interventions of the most modern fittings and finishes. We were employed to design every element of the scheme from bespoke fittings to selection of the finished materials and lighting. This is one of the most honest refurbishments providing ultimate luxury living.
"Ollie helped us with all aspects of the extension and remodelling of our house and garden including the interior design and landscaping services.
Ollie really understood what we were trying to achieve and guided us through the planning and tendering process. He was always mindful of our budget and as project manager with his recommended team of builders we could not be happier with the end result. The design has transformed the internal and external space and the way that we use and enjoy our home and garden. We would not hesitate to work with Ollie again in the future.”
The existing property of stone construction provided limited living accommodation in an inefficient layout for this young family. The property required both expansion but also a full interior series of alterations and refurbishment. After obtaining planning, the construction phase delivered an exciting and playful house with a sense of maturity through clever, bespoke design solutions for all occupants, of all ages.
The main focus was the new kitchen and dining space which filled with light through the incorporation of huge roof lights and glazed screens and doors to infiltrate into the adjacent hallway. There are a number of bespoke joinery designs all included as part of our full service for both architectural and interior design services.
Form what was a previously dark and compromised house evolved a light and comforting space that the family enjoy every aspect of. The design respected the original cottage style but included a fresh and clean approach.
" It has been a pleasure working with 33 Architecture; I was very impressed with the friendly, approachable and professional service, and delighted with the end result.
From the very outset of the project I felt Ollie
listened carefully and really understood my vision,
I was delighted with the design ideas and solutions presented and these have led to practical, contemporary and individual space that has a wonderful aura.
I can highly recommend Ollie Currie and 33 Architecture without hesitation.”
Private Client, Moorbank Road
33 Moorbank Road was a neglected dwelling, hidden from sight and adapted to cater for its elderly occupant prior to the client’s aquistion; the property required an investment of both time and detailing to achieve the clients aspirations.
Taking inspiration from our fashion designer client’s lifestyle the brief was based around Feng Shui, a Chinese philosophical system of harmonising people with their surroundings. The existing dwelling was to be re-modelled extensively and create a more open plan of living and light into all spaces.
The client also required a new studio in which they could create their own designs: separate, yet connected to the main house, it was to be a private but light filled space, which we achieved through a considered approach to the site and the orientation for light, as well as views back into the tranquil oriental inspired landscape.
“We enjoyed working with Ollie from the outset on this project which was our first experience of working with an architect and the first time we had considered extending our home. He dealt with our myriad of questions, listened and took on board our needs. He presented us with what we thought we wanted but also opened our eyes to other potential plans, including our dream scheme. His project management and guidance with contractors and council planners was invaluable and made our dream scheme happen. We've lived with our finished kitchen extension for over a year and love it a bit more every day.”
Located a stone throw from one of our former offices, this Victorian terraced property was significantly short of kitchen and dining space. As a five-bedroom house over 3 storeys the existing kitchen was smaller than many modern one bedroom apartments. The original building and subsequent conversion for storage was disjointed, and the client required an new open plan kitchen and dining space, and a lot of clever, yet aesthetically pleasing storage.
The design comprised of a new space with large rooflights to maximise its northern aspect, and in opening the corner of the connection between new and old, we created a secluded and protected external space with corner bi fold doors.
Increasing the size of the downstairs living accommodation has provided the client with a space they now live out of. A circulation space now provides a calm reading space which also acts as a transition between the old and new, in which is a well-designed wall of doors which blend into the spaces interior atmosphere, behind which is a most important and fundamental storage system.
"33 Architecture were excellent at delivering our vision for this development. Professional in all aspects, from the numerous and constant planning issues to the overall design and layout, the scheme, with their input, was a refined offer for the residential market. The show home was a great success which Ollie helped co-ordinate and we would definitely recommend Ollie and his team for residential developments whether at feasibility, planning or on-site during construction "
Director, Gatsby Homes
Barley Croft was an introduction for us to a new emerging developer in the North East, Gatsby Homes. The development was brought to us with planning and the client was seeking to alter the designs to reflect their own personal style. We were tasked with taking a standard layout and series of typical designs to become more individual and enhance the development, comprising 14 new homes on the western outskirts of Bedlington.
The proposals were for 2, 3 and 4 bedroom dwellings and acting as project architects, lead consultant and co-ordinating interior design we were to pay attention to detail that other larger volume house builders do not and also use quality materials. Our designs and interiors will provide the homeowners with stylish, individual properties comprising a modern and comfortable, crafted way of living.
"We employed Ollie and his team to offer their input from the very outset of feasibility on this exciting site moving onto the planning process which consisted of a bespoke and site specific layout we are really happy with. As we move onto construction we are confident 33 Architecture will look after all the architectural matters professionally as ever and are excited for their input along the way, which will also consist of designing the interiors and fitting out the show home. With numerous other development sites on the horizon we are excited to work with this young, enthusiastic and capable team into the future."
David Charlton, Director, Amicis Homes Ltd
Heralded as a ‘residential gem’ in the market town of Hexham, this exciting development will see the delivery of 8 luxury dwellings which we have taken from feasibility and concept designs and will see all the way through to completion on site.
Set behind Grade II Listed buildings, we adopted a sympathetic design approach for this infill site, set just below a woodland with a host of natural features for retention and incorporation into the bespoke scheme. The scheme will at completion provide new and exciting 4 and 5 bedroom family homes of high quality living on this excellent semi-rural site. The properties will be of stone, brick and slate externally to reflect the context and local palette but are designed with a more modern approach.
Having nurtured through the planning process, designing four bespoke housetypes to suit the site and its opportunities and constraints, we are also undertaking the full architectural and interior design services for the client. Our role extends beyond this in providing support to the developer and contractor during construction.
"We previously instructed 33 to provide their professional services for a business of ours (for which they were excellent!). Having seen their understanding of the design and planning process on that project, we knew they would be the right choice for our home – and they did not disappoint. Professional. Efficient. Committed to good design. We recommend them to anyone looking to realise the dream of a new home or business venture"
Set within the grounds of a substantial dwelling on the North side of the Tyne Valley, this new build detached dwelling was subject to a thorough design review process due to the steep topography of the site. It sits in its location, secluded by trees but maximising views several miles to the east and south down the Tyne Valley. The building was required to be subservient to its host and therefore was arranged over split levels, with a light filled glazed atrium circulation space connecting the accommodation areas.
Located in the conservation area of the village settlement, the palette of materials reflected high quality stone and timber cladding, with a more contemporary approach to the overall style and design.