We have just returned from four days in Villa Saraceno, a Palladian villa in Italy. Although a change is as good as a rest, I fear we might have got a little too used to the generous proportions of our surroundings.
The scheme provides a series of linked spaces that step down to follow the slope of the site, to provide a new dining room and living room within a light and airy interior of varying height and dimension. The back wall of the existing house, against which a new staircase rises, plays an important part in the overall composition. Exposed timber beams and rafters support a mono-pitch roof that refers back to the timber-framed medieval hall and a continuous glazed roof at the junction with the house brings natural light to the back of the space to ensure decent lighting levels in the original rooms.”
The latest NRAP multi-storey housing scheme, or a grid of pidgeonholes at Corpus Christi College?
The post room is nearing completion at Corpus, shortly to be followed by the disabled set and then on to the main building phase to restore the medieval hall.
NRAP are delighted to announce that we have received planning and listed building consent, on behalf of Christ’s Hospital School, for the development of a 20,000 square foot new catering facility at their campus near Horsham. The new building will provide a food and nutrition department, as well as facilities for the production of over 800,000 meals per year and a much needed new entrance court to the campus.
It is no small achievement to be given permission to demolish a large part of a Grade II* Listed building; made possible not only by the quality of the design, but also by the vision and leadership provided by the School. The facility will replace the original grade II* listed Aston Webb-designed building, which had been much altered, but which Conservation Officers had previously sought to preserve. NRAP’s designs received support from Historic England who said, “The design is articulated in a contemporary way that would provide a fitting first impression of this important school complex. The proposal includes public realm improvements around the new building which represents a substantial improvement on the current situation.”
A beautiful painting called Millennium Icon by the architect David Owers has found a welcoming home and a frame.
So after six years consideration the back garden at The Nook has been completed by the addition of a wall and a fence……. to match the front.
The garden room at Storey’s Way built by Andrew Adams is nearly finished.
We are delighted to announce that we have received Listed Building Consent for the renovation of the Grade I Listed Medieval Hall and Wilkins’ Staircase to the Dining Hall at Corpus Christi College. Work is due to start on the Medieval Hall at the beginning of 2018.
NRAP are seeking to employ architectural assistants with Part I and Part II qualifications, or equivalent.
The successful candidate in each case will be a confident, self-motivated and articulate individual, with good all-round ability and the capacity to work creatively as part of a small team. We would expect prospective designers to have a broad skill-base and to demonstrate a high degree of passion and commitment. Experience of VectorWorks would be an advantage.
We have a track record in providing assistance to Part II employees wishing to take their professional exams and in providing the required range of project and site-based experience. Please send a copy of your CV and a short portfolio (max 10mb) to: