Category Archives: Built work

Victorian house re-modelled and extended

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, […]

Glass Extension in Cambridge

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.

Garage 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 […]

House in a 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 […]

Private house re-designed

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 […]

Old village pub converted to a New house

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 […]

1930’s house in Cambridge

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 […]

Dilapidated house re-designed

A small terraced house in Derby Street, 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 […]

Central Cambridge house refurbishment

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 […]

Cambridge pool house

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 […]

A farm house re-modernised

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 […]

Modernised house in the 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.

Victorian Town house re-modelled

Artisan studios off Kensington Church Street were converted into a three storey house for a developer 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 doors […]

A terraced house in Cambridge

Major refurbishment of delapidated terraced house- now completed. Transformation into elegant contemporary house with open plan kitchen living space on ground floor and new bedroom and study on second floor. Use of birch faced plywood panelling as an internal wall finish to achieve a sleek contemporary appearance.

Central London apartment re- designed

Ambika House is a fine example of 20th century architecture in an area dominated by 18th and 19th century buildings. Barr architects London office were involved in the transformation of the central London flat into a light-filled high specification contemporary Home. Steel plate door frames with translucent frame less glass doors were used to simplify the […]