RA have just launched an application submitted for a 4 bed dwelling in Harbury.
Rickett Architects is delighted to be one of the sponsors of the forthcoming RTPI West Midlands Planning Summit ‘Major Events: Securing a Planning and Regeneration Legacy’ that will be held in central Birmingham on 4th December 2018. More info found on:
Work has now started on the South Worcestershire Development Plan Review. This will direct development across the three South Worcestershire Councils (Malvern Hills, Worcester City and Wychavon) until 2041. It will allocate land for housing and jobs for the next 20 years.
The Councils are now consulting and seeking views on the initial Issues and Options and are inviting people to submit development sites for consideration. As such, it is vital that any landowners or developers who want to promote land for development do so now before the Consultation Period finishes on 17th December 2018.
Rickett Architects can assist in assessing and submitting any sites for consideration and would be delighted to advise on any sites.
Visit the SWDPR website for more info:
At RA we are pleased to release the images for our recently designed bespoke home.
The site for this project is situated in the village of Napton-on-the-Hill with beautiful views across the country side and down towards the Oxford Canal.
To maximise the views, we produced an upside-down living design with an open plan living/kitchen/dining stretching across the length of the first floor whilst the bedrooms are nestled into the banked site. Deep cuts into the landscape and changes in floor level give increased daylight and an open feel to the downstairs accommodation.
Our client had a vision for a ‘home’ a comfortable place to live and relax, our material consideration caters itself to this concept, emphasised with a glazed entrance visually drawing you into the home between a warm stone & wooden façade. A vaulted ceiling shows off an exposed oak frame bringing all the elements together, giving a traditional feel to this innovative design to make a beautiful space to live, relax and enjoy.
At RA we listen to our clients needs and aim to beat all expectations by producing designs which go above & beyond the needs of our clients.
If you have a project you would like to discuss with us please call us on 01926291010 or contact us via our online form
RA Award by The Leamington Society
We have been awarded a certificate by the The Leamington Society in recognition of the significant contribution made to the quality of Royal Leamington Spa.
We are proud to work in Leamington Spa and when an opportunity arises to improve the quality of the built environment around us we tackle the design not only as architects and planners but as residents who are proud to call Leamington Spa home.
Our design approach in Leamington has orientated around being sensitive to the surrounding heritage whilst protecting future generations with innovative designs that have an elegant longevity. With this approach we hope to help continue building a better Leamington Spa and thank those who have voted for us.
Our Planning Associate Charles Robinson explains the planning process at Rickett Architects and provides an insight into the impact of the introduction of Nationally Described Space Standards [NDSS] to developers.
We are pleased to showcase our new office signage, displaying internally & externally our 2018 branding.
A few words from our latest work experience student
I sat down on my first day of work experience, entirely unsure what to expect, having only ever worked in the inconsequential environment of the university studio, and I completed the experience with a new appreciation for the role of the architect. There were many aspects to the role which really became apparent outside of the academic environment.
The first, and perhaps most important, difference between the two settings is that the professional environment is set up to serve the needs of the client whereas the academic is more about your own personal aesthetic style and ideology. During my time at Rickett Architects I observed the importance of keeping people happy whilst also having to tell them something they may not wish to hear. I have developed a new level of appreciation for the patience of architects and how much of the profession is about interacting with clients.
The second eye opener for me was the reality of what is actually simple to construct. Whilst at university we are encouraged to be creative and come up with interesting and often complex designs. Some of these I believed would be fairly simple and inexpensive to construct but would, in reality, be complex and therefore expensive to build.
My time at Rickett Architects has also emphasised the importance of CAD and digital work which is not as well used in the studio environment. We are not taught what to do in the sense that we can present and create work in any format we wish; be that hand or computer drawn. This does not necessarily make sense and I personally feel there should be more time spent teaching students how to use the software available to them to create clear and concise work. However, I understand why this is not done as students may then become reliant upon and restricted by what they can get a computer to do rather than fully exploring the possibilities of their ideas.
We are happy to introduce our new office video
At Rickett Architects we wanted to give everyone a little insight into our approach and motivation with key members of the team introducing what we do as a practice.