Threefold Architects

We believe buildings need to do more for us. Help us be more productive, happier & inspired.


UNDER CONSTRUCTION:


Our 9no. storey housing scheme for Pocket Living is under construction, and we recently attended the topping out ceremony on site hosted by Contractor Legendre.

This is one of our largest schemes to date and will deliver 149 affordable homes for Harrow’s first time buyers, regenerating a town centre brownfield site. The afternoon was a great celebration of the hard work that has gone into the project to get it to this stage of construction, and all of the project team were in attendance to collectively mark this milestone.


DESIGN GUIDES:


We are collaborating with POHA House to drive their co-working and co-living design guides for their projects throughout Europe.
 
POHA House are invested in creating a better way of living, offering individuals attractive and efficient places to live, work and stay as part of a wider community, and we are providing expertise on the technical standards and the aesthetic value of each of the types of spaces to be provided.

A snapshot of projects that we will be unveiling later this year

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FRAMEWORK:


Threefold have been selected as part of the White Arkitekter consortia team for the Be First Regeneration Ltd New Architecture Framework alongside NOOMA Studio, Civic Engineers, Skelly & Couch Ltd and Atelier Ten. 

Threefold are looking forward to supporting Be First’s ambitious approach to the design and delivery of up to 4,000 new, high quality, affordable homes for lasting communities over the next 4 years. 

Click the image to find out more about the framework.


RETROFIT:


Ideas for the deep retro fit of an outmoded office building; not ‘good enough’ for current modes of working but not ‘bad enough’ to justify demolition and waste of embodied carbon.

Using a recycled steel exoskeleton to create a second more intelligent skin; to moderate light, temper air, improve thermal performance and increase additional floor area, our aim is to extend this building‘s life, create a new identity and facilitate a healthy and happy working environment.


WORKSHOP:


Last week we ran a model making workshop with Acland Burghley Secondary School in the London Borough of Camden as part of their STEAM Education programme, which celebrates the skills and understanding students experience when they actively engage in SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ART and MATHS. Many thanks to the students and staff at Acland Burghley School.


PLANNING:


We are excited to share our recently submitted planning application for a brownfield site in the Hertfordshire greenbelt, which takes a contextual approach to create 9no. modern, sustainable homes.


We formed Threefold to enhance the way in which people live and work.


FRAMEWORK:


We are delighted to have been appointed to the Notting Hill Genesis Architects Development Consultant Framework, which is open to other registered housing providers and local authorities in and around London to procure through. We look forward to working with NHG to support them in delivering high quality homes, in creating successful places & thriving communities across London & the South East.

Well done to our fellow Framework appointees, a list of whom can be found by clicking on the image to the left.


MASTERPLAN:


We are excited to share our concept design for our smart campus visitor centre and wider phase one masterplan.


We consider how people will move, think, behave & feel in & about our buildings. 



ROYAL ACADEMY AWARD:

Our Threefold team won the coveted Royal Academy Award for our project in the South Downs National Park entitled From Forest to Facade, A Woodlands Survey.

"Throughout the display, I have been keen to stress the cyclical nature of sustainability – a careful balancing act that ensures that we use only that which we can replace. One project, by Threefold Architects, stands out in this respect – reforesting a piece of the landscape in South Downs National Park and using the felled timber as raw material for the new building. Hand-drawn illustrations of the project only serve to further elevate it."

Spencer de Grey, Curator of the Architecture Room at the Royal Academy 

From Forest to Facade: A Woodland Survey, 2019

The work which inspired our RA prize-winning drawing: From Forest to Facade: A Woodland Survey, 2019

Field work - Homes for horses in the national park


SUSTAINABILITY:


Threefold are collaborating with The Crown Estate on a pilot fit-out project titled WASTE LESS • DO MORE. Using a vacant office space as the site but also drawing upon the potential of The Crown Estate’s wider portfolio as a materials bank, we are working with a team of industry leaders to create an exemplary modern workspace which does more to waste less. We will be carefully recording the process of surveying, designing and constructing the project and we are looking forward to sharing our progress.


We partner with people who have a point of view & aspire to achieve remarkable designs


INTERNATIONAL:


Threefold are collaborating on a number of sites in Germany with POHA House, a co-living company on a mission to create the most optimal way of living without sacrificing the future of the planet.


COMPLETED:


Our Cloak House project, which involved the extensive remodelling of an Edwardian end of terrace property in Muswell Hill in North London, is featured on Architecture Today.

Click on the image to read the full article.


It’s great to finally be able to reveal the full set of images of our Cloak House project in Muswell Hill, North London.

This project involved extensive works to the rear with a two storey extension, full reconfiguration of internal spaces with the creation of a new basement, and the rebuilding of the existing rendered facade to restore it to the original red brick.


COLLABORATION:


Threefold are happy to announce that we are now part of the London Practice Forum, a collective of London architectural practices which care about the city, its people and its built environment.

Click the image to find out more about the LPF.


COMPLETED:


We are delighted to share the first images of the newly completed London office for the World Bank.

The design respects the traditions of the global institution and importantly provides a safe and flexible workspace focused on wellness and the daily experience of its occupants.


FILM:


Our Cornerstone project has been featured in Episode 1: The House on the Roof of the German TV series 'Above and Below' by Bayerischer Rundfunk which celebrates projects that showcase what the city of the future could look like. 


We harness technology, innovative modes of construction and our clients ambitions to deliver simple elegant and distinctive solutions.


PRESS:


We're thrilled that the flagship clinic we designed for (med)24 in Central London is featured in Wallpaper* Magazine.

'We strove to create a building that embodied wellness through both the physical journey and the experience of a series of spaces that are human centred, calming and uplifting.' Jack Hosea, Director.

In this time where wellbeing has been brought to the fore in all areas of our lives, we are particularly pleased that our recently completed primary care clinic for (med)24 has been shortlisted in the ‘Caring’ category for the NLA Awards 2021.

Stripping out works have started on our residential retrofit project in Barnes

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PRESS:


Director Matt Driscoll was interviewed by Property Week to discuss hybrid working post-pandemic in relation to our World Bank project.


PRESS:


A live/work hub for Borehamwood:

Our scheme for 9 new homes and 9,500sqft of flexible workspace in the form of small business office units, open plan co-working and café space and a maker mews of workshop studios in the heart of Borehamwood has been featured in BD Online.


PODCAST EPISODE:


With hosts Adam Hinds and Jordan Relfe from the Award Winning LifeProven Wellbeing Property Consultancy, Threefold Directors Renee and Jack dive into the in-between, discussing everything from 50 / 50 live work developments to innovations from developer Pocket Living to the future of the real estate industry clashing sustainability advancements whilst preserving heritage.


PRESS:

Wellness Pavilions:

"Two pavilions designed by Threefold Architects, situated at either end of a south London garden, draw material inspiration from the construction of the original house and bracket a new swimming pool, created as part of the same project. The architect proposed two “simple brick buildings with a shared architectural language”, connected by a stone path running along the garden’s northern boundary."

Architecture Today

Press

Garden Pavilions - Featured in Architects Journal, Archdaily, Dezeen and Architecture Today


EVENT:

Thank you to all those who attended our LFA event 'Who Cares About the In-Between?', both in person at our Paddington Works studio and online via the livestream.

We believe in a holistic approach where focus on the in-between plays a significant role in making successful places and fostering caring communities. Spaces that make us feel healthy, be productive, collaborative and inspired.

We were joined by a panel of guest speakers including Nick Searl from Argent, Jacob Willson from BeFirst, Sophie Thompson from LDA Design, Sarah Douglas from The Liminal Space, Tina John from Pocket Living, Shawn Adams from POoR Collective and Renée Searle from Threefold Architects, to question the role that the in-between can play in creating high quality public realm, enabling community and encouraging diverse developments.


PROGRESS:

Concept model expressing the intricate metal frame wrapping the massing for our mixed-use scheme in Haringey.


REPORT:


We are really pleased to have 2 of our projects for Airbnb and Space Paddington featuring in the New London Architecture WRK/LDN Report: ‘Office Revolution?’

The report is focused on London’s current response to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the capital’s workspaces and wider urban context. Evaluating how workplaces and the city that surrounds them will have to adapt in the long term.


RESEARCH:


Our research into optimising the spaces ‘inbetween’ the net and the gross of developments has been recognised by the Davidson Prize, for which we were shortlisted with our entry ‘Shifting Perspectives: Making Sense of Net to Gross’ in collaboration with The Liminal Space.

Our proposal seeks to rebalance future housing developments to give the spaces ‘in between’ a new purpose. We explored how the areas between the net internal area of a dwelling and the gross internal area of a building can offer up opportunities for a fundamental shift in the way we view working from our home environment. 

Five sensorial viewpoints, choreographed throughout the day. Each threshold designed to enhance both home and work life effectively, encourage collaboration, combat loneliness and foster community.


COMPLETED:

Auditorium View - Paddington Works

Materiality - Paddington Works

View - Paddington Works


We are pleased to announce the completion of a new flexible co-working space for the creative industries in Paddington, London.


HOUSING:


Headley Court North and South are located in New Addington, Croydon. The scheme comprises 25 units of a mix of three and one bedroom affordable rent flats and are split between two steeply sloping sites which straddle Headley Drive. 

View - Headley Court

View - Headley Court


LIVE/ WORK:

A living and working community


HOUSING:

Stitching a Street Together

Facade Studies

A Garden Mews


CONCEPT:


A new concept for canopy structures in Camden Stables Market.

View - Stables Market

View - Stables Market

View - Stables Market


COMPLETED:

Saint Jerome in his Study by Antonella da Messina

Delighted to see our latest Airbnb project published on Dezeen!


WORKSPACE:

“Our new workspace really embodies Pocket Living – elegant and affordable, playful and functional, a design which responds directly to its place in the city. The simple architectural intervention successfully organises the space and has become the backbone of the office, its created a calm and studious atmosphere giving us the perfect balance of lively collaboration and quiet concentration. Threefold were great to work with, they really got us and have delivered a great scheme on time and on budget “ Angharad Palmer - Pocket Living


COMPETITION:

View - A future office for the Crown Estate


RURAL:

‘Threefold undertook one of the most difficult assignments, to design and obtain consent for a new dwelling in the heart of Dartmoor National Park. Now consent has been secured and appreciated, the design has been exceptionally well received. Threefold have proven to be in a league of their own, best in class and a team we will continue to work with at every opportunity’. Charles Godfrey – Dartmoor Farmer

Dartmoor Farmstead receives planning in Dartmoor National Park


HOSPITALITY:

Burgh Island Hotel:

Reconnecting the headland and sea stack, a new standalone hotel suite for the Grade II listed Burgh Island Hotel situated on a remote tidal island in South Devon.