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Commercial Projects Case Studies


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Twickenham Studios Reception


This independent West London Film Studios called for a reception area with a ‘wow’ factor that expressed its individuality. The building’s unashamedly 1960s design challenged us with its low ceiling and lack of natural light due to the canopy in front of the entrance. The interior design blends humour, style and practicality. 

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TW1 Members’ Roof Bar


The design of the newly built Members’ Bar situated on the roof of Twickenham Film Studios’ main building was influenced by the two biggest film industries: British and American. Simple lines and organic finishes were used to create a space that’s open and welcoming irrespective of the weather.

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An independent gym with a variety of classes needed one open space. The idea of using a building crane structure came from the concept of building your body and strengthening your mind. A bespoke designed and built crane frame has become the spine of the space and is utilised in dozens different classes. The result is a studio which is welcoming and functional, with space flowing easily from one fitness style to another without any compromise. While the state of art lighting system creates light settings for different classes.

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Hampton School


The new Sixth Form Study Centre and atrium area are designed to be quiet and comfortable as well as inspirational and exciting at the same time. Different seating areas with bespoke furniture were designed with attention to lighting and acoustics. A living wall and art area for student projects are features of the new space.

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Biddenham School


The New Students’ Parliament Centre will include a School Council Chamber, three discussion rooms, a Sixth Form Study Centre and a dual-purpose dining area. The client wants the chamber to encourage and increase civic participation as well as combining both fun and gravitas: “It should be a space where there is a blurring between working, learning and socialising. A flexible space that combines the ‘sacred and the profane.’” 

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