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Airspace Pod

This “workpod” is a response to the new working at home phenomenon, brought about by Covid 19. It does not require planning consent or foundations.

Project Update: The Cowshed

A new house to be built near the centre of the ancient town of Bradford on Avon. The house is set in a large garden, which was formerly part of the kitchen garden for Grade I listed The Hall, an Elizabethan Manor built in 1610.

Project Update: School Masterplan

Designscape have teamed up with Greenhalgh Landscape Architecture to deliver a Vision Document and Masterplan for the future of Westonbirt Schools.

We’re hiring

We are currently seeking an ambitious and talented Project Architect with at least 5 years post qualification experience to join our busy studio in Bath to work on a wide variety of high quality projects – residential, education and commercial buildings, often including listed buildings and sensitive settings.

The Cowshed – Planning Approval

We are delighted to have obtained Planning Approval for a new home in Bradford-on-Avon, positioned within the conservation area and situated adjacent to a Grade II Registered Park and Garden.

2020 in review

It seems fitting to review 2020 a couple of months into 2021, but despite it being a challenging year all round, Designscape have still worked on some great projects – from attaining new and exciting clients, to seeing a number of projects progress onsite. A collection of these are summarised below.

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Our journey to Zero Carbon

The biggest impacts of Climate Change are being felt most by the poorest people in the world – those who have the smallest carbon footprint, the least resilience to deal with the consequences, and who have done the least in the past to create the problem.

Choosing an architect

Clients often approach us with only an outline idea of their project – for example they need more space or feel there is a disconnect between their house and garden – and can’t see how best to find a solution. They feel a need for architectural insight and advice to bring a project to life; This is where we begin to add significant value. We help our clients to explore and refine their needs before responding with concept designs, often introducing ideas beyond what they had imagined possible. Not only does this help both parties ensure they are on the right path to a viable solution, but also that the solution has an expert’s insight to make an elegant proposal that gets the absolute maximum benefit for the money spent.

The BIG C

The case for making the assessment of embodied carbon in buildings a mandatory requirement. The really big “C” this year is not Covid or Cancer, or even Christmas…but of course it is Carbon. Strange that it is one of the most common elements on the planet and makes up about 12% of the human body and the fourth most common element in the universe. The amount of carbon on the planet has not changed since the planet was formed 4.5 Years billion years ago, but the problem is that we keep taking it out of the earth and putting it into the atmosphere in the form of CO2, causing a warming of the climate.

Architects Declare at Battersea Arts Centre

Architects Declare Conference 2019

As part of our commitment to respond to the Climate Change Emergency, Spencer Back of Designscape Architects reports from the first Architects Declare Conference.

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Study Trip 2019

Designscape on tour. A roundup of our low carbon Study Trip to the Midlands where we were inspired by Industrial, Gothic Revival and modern architecture.

Big Shed

Big Sheds

Big Sheds can be a commercially viable business asset if well considered and designed. Here we share out insights on key drivers of Big Shed design and you can download our recent Big Sheds publication

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Our Approach

From residential homes and commercial housing schemes, to art galleries, offices, agricultural and high-tech manufacturing buildings, we have extensive experience of designing architectural solutions for all environments.

Carbon and our work

The biggest impacts of Climate Change are being felt most by the poorest people in the world – those who have the smallest carbon footprint, the least resilience to deal with the consequences, and who have done the least in the past to create the problem.

Big Sheds

View on ISSUU Used to cover a number of diverse building uses from manufacturing and storage/distribution to data centres or sports, our thinking on Big

Neros Foundation Report

View on ISSUU We are proud to support the Neros Foundation through our links to one of the trustees, Cara Sykes. The Neros Foundation is

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