Local Architect Alice Poole Scoops Two Awards
Including designer of the year award for a Bedford Park house
Local architects, Alice Poole Architects, scooped two awards at The National Building and Construction 2020/2021 Awards ceremony which finally took place last Wednesday after several delays due to Covid 19.
The Architectural Designer of the Year Award featured a Listed Building in Bedford Park, originally designed by Arts and Crafts architect, EW Godwin, which was converted back from five flats into its original use as a family house. Unsympathetic later extensions were removed and replaced with new extensions in keeping with the architectural heritage of the building. This Award encapsulates Alice Poole's design ethos which is to combine architecture and interior design to achieve a unified scheme with great attention to detail, using the interplay of light, shapes, colours and textures to create imaginative, stimulating and high quality environments. Alice Poole Architects do not have a ‘house' style but treats every project as unique, with an emphasis on achieving the best spatial and design solutions to meet each client's individual requirements.
Alice Poole Architects also won Architect of the Year for a Small Project which featured the conversion of stables in East Anglia into holiday lets using sustainable energy. An air source heat pump absorbs heat from the air which is transferred into a fluid. The fluid passes through a compressor which increases its temperature and the heat is transferred to the heating system The hot water is also fed from the air source heat pump with a solar thermal coil providing additional heat to the immersion heater in the cylinder. To minimise heat loss all surfaces are very well insulated. This has worked very well, with low running costs, and comfort levels internally are the same as a house. Original features, such as hay racks and saddle mounts have been refitted to allow for the original use of the building to be recorded for posterity and appreciated by the users.
Alice Poole was also a finalist for the Women in Construction Award.
July 27, 2021