Category Archives: Built work

CB3 House

A New-Build house for a single person whose children and grandchildren still visit but who currently lives on their own.For this exciting project we persuaded our client to build a new, efficient house immediately adjacent to her existing house that she and her family had occupied for many years. Much of the consulting process was […]

B12 Barn

Barr architects were commissioned by the owners of a thatched barn in the village of Grantchester outside Cambridge to design a new wing. This needed to be sensitively done to avoid having any detrimental effect on the handsome, stand-alone thatched barn. The relationship of the new wing, containing new entry lobby, bathroom and kitchen/dining/garden room, […]

CB1 Khouse

This house in Cambridge was doubled in size with a new master bedroom, bathrooms and utility room and a new open plan living room and kitchen on the ground floor with large glazed opening to courtyard and rear garden. The new rear elevation is detailed with distinctive areas of hit and miss brickwork for privacy, […]

CB1 Deco

Restoration and carefully extending this family home to include new master bedroom, a shower room and a large family dining room. Natural finish lime render, lead and powder coated steel framed windows enhanced the new wing of the house with simple and elegant details transforming the appearance of the existing house.

CB3 Studio

Barr architects garage studio is a conversion of a disused mechanic garage. A mechanic’s pit is responsible for controlling the air quality in the building which has 0 rated energy use. A north facing Rooflight and front glazing allow soft light for working conditions .The building is well insulated with external brick walls and internally […]

W11 Mews

Barr architects,Cambridge based architects have designed a new build residential property located in the heart of Notting Hill Gate.The project required the demolition of an existing studio and garage on the site and construction of a new mews house with a lower ground, ground, first and second floor. The house has two bedrooms; on the […]


Barr architects were appointed to develop a design for a new youth centre in Cambridge. Liaison and consultation with the youth club members and other potential users of the new building, the trustees, the Parish council, and the local planning authority, were important to ensure the building would serve the community in a growing city […]

CB3 Mill

Refurbishment of a three storey house in Cambridge. The side garage was transformed to create a new kitchen and utility room on the ground floor and a new bedroom, a bathroom and a family room on the first floor. A feature stair has replaced the original awkward dog-legged stair and it now connects a light […]

H2O Co2

The property in Coton village, near Cambridge was originally built in the 1870s and was part of an agricultural small holding. Later it became a public house. Existing dilapidated out-buildings and extensions were demolished as part of Barr architects plan, leaving the original house as a shell. The house has been sensitively restored with a […]

CB3 Mod

A sensitive and subtle intervention was made to this 1930’s, modernist, grade two listed house in Cambridge. A run-down external loggia and patio area have been transformed into a beautiful living space with large sliding glass screens with sun shading panels providing the external enclosure. Internal sliding screens incorporating shelving units form a visual filter between […]

CB3 Kabin

A small terraced house in Cambridge has been magically enlarged. Clever interventions have resulted in the transformation of two pokey bedrooms into double height galleried rooms, with a new contemporary ensuite bathroom extension on the first floor. A new living room with large timber-framed glazed windows and a new door open onto the brick walled […]


What started out as a major refurbishment of a terraced house, was altered by changing client desires into a complete re-build. (The fact that new build is not subject to VAT ended up making a  complete new build cost effective whilst ensuring the house fully complied with building regulations.) A second floor of accommodation was […]

Saffron 1

A new pool house with roof of exposed timber structure with birch ply panelling with stainless steel fixings internally and natural slate roof externally. Large timber framed doors open out onto a terrace. The pool house walls drop directly into pool on two sides with pale cream mosaic tiles giving the pool water a soft […]

Saffron 2

Refurbishment of a large period house and grounds. The construction of a new extension with a family living room and shower room on ground floor and a new bedroom and two bathrooms on the first floor. The new accommodation links through to the main house. Traditional materials were used including brick, timber, natural slates, lead […]

NW 1 Woods

Remodelling and refurbishment of a 20th century house surrounded by Highgate Woods. New glazed openings provided strong relationships between the interior and the landscape. High quality materials and fittings were specified for this project including solid oak windows, frames and natural stone finishes.

W11 Mews 2

Artist studios off Kensington Church Street were converted into a live and work premises for a private client. A beautiful and innovative structural glass stair links the floors allowing daylight to reach deep into the building. The basement was extended to provide the kitchen and dining space which connects to the living room with glazed […]