WITH A RECENT VISIT TO BRIGHTON'S PHOENIX STUDIOS + GALLERIES WE SEE HOW WITH THE RIGHT DIRECTION OUR 'BIG' PROJECT COULD START TO GAIN MOMENTUM /
Brighton struggles to offer adaptable and large spaces to make and display art. Phoenix is doing this very well, we should support them however we can. In respect of the on going work we have been carrying out with the cultural sector, we propositioned and designed a mixed economy landmark building ‘BIG’ last year, to showcase the vibrant arts community in which we live.
If you have a project in mind or are simply curious about any aspect of the work we do, please stop by STAND B84 and say hello. Oh and we'll probably have chocolate...
Recent Planning Submission, The Cedar Living House Extension For A Young Family In Cuckfield, Mid-Sussex /
Alter & Company are delighted to announce recent planning consent for a row of four unique carefully crafted terraced mews homes in Hove, East Sussex. Nestled in-between two streets, the development site is currently home to derelict workshops that have been empty since 1986. The new homes and communal gardens will return this decaying site back into active use – a welcome bonus to this thriving family neighbourhood.
In the run up to the winter break, along with Lewes & Co Planning Consultants we have gained planning approval for the BAWA House located in the Hove park district of Sussex. The house reinvigorates a 1960's suburban house, the introduction of courtyard gardens, veranda's and streamlined fenestration creates a unique Sri Lanka Style Garden House.
The completion of this new establishment, Westlands Coffee & Wine, nestled amongst a new theatre delivers a controlled and playful environment. Origins drives the concept for this coffee – wine bar, the essence of making, serving and consuming beans and grapes from around the world – acknowledging the origins of these fine products brings about a clarity for the design and materials furnishing this crafted bar. This a place to dwell and explore deep flavours steeped in textured materials and luxury.
‘Star Villa’ is a brave design for a new five-bedroom house. This new villa works with the landscape to provoke a form of architecture that becomes the landscape and enables experienced views. Living between wilderness and the sanctuary of home.
Nestled on Portugal’s southern coastline Alter & Company have designed a new build five-bedroom house entitled ‘Star Villa’. This is the first look at this naturally striking piece of architecture, the diamond staggered forms are inspired by the site context and defining character of the rocky coastline, the intention is to minimise the impact on the location and surrounding scenery by embedding the structure in its setting.
Alter & Company are please to announce the planning consent to an existing large house located in Muswell Hill London. The design brings about a carefully elegant series of design insertions and extensions to the existing disordered family home. The new house will accommodate, six bedrooms, play room, connected living, dining and kitchen and basement cinema room looking onto the sunken paved landscape.
WITH THE SUMMER DRAWING TO CLOSE, WE FIND OURSELVES DELIVERING A NEW COFFEE-WINE BAR IN CENTRAL PECKHAM /
We are excited to have designed this refined and crafted coffee-wine bar for business owner Paul Murphy. Origins drives the concept for this coffee – wine bar, the essence of making, serving and consuming beans and grapes from around the world – acknowledging the origins of these fine products brings about a clarity for the design and materials furnishing this crafted bar. This a place to dwell and explore deep flavours steeped in textured materials and luxury.
We are thrilled to announce that planning permission has been approved for ‘Tinkers House’, a six bedroom home in the heart of the Sussex countryside, close to Haywards Heath. The house will be transformed, part renovated, part new build, simplifying the original house and adding a series of brick surfaced gabled extensions. The large glazed gabled apertures connect back to the landscape gardens, the separation between the original house and the new extensions are formed as glass ribbon that zigzags between the two buildings, enabling light into the centre of the house.
ALTER & COMPANY SHOWCASE ‘VESSEL HOUSE' A PRESTIGIOUS COURTYARD HOUSE SET IN THE URBAN DISTRICT OF BRIGHTON /
We are delighted to showcase the ‘Vessel House’, a five bedroom home organised over three floors in the historic conservation neighbourhood of Kemp Town, Brighton. Through a vigorous design process, we’ve created a home sympathetic to the current street scape in its shape and scale, but contemporary and dramatic in its spatial design and architectural presence. It’s a dynamic design which can accommodate a variety of family type structures.
ALTER & COMPANY have won the ‘Best Contemporary Architecture Design Practice UK’, & ‘Best London Contemporary Residential Extension’ for our work on ‘Sugar House’. The proposal combines functional design with aesthetic by the creation of staged living platforms surrounding a central stunning staircase.
ALTER & COMPANY were thrilled to be shortlisted for the National arts bid for the creation of a new gateway to the historical heart of Brighton’s North Laine area. 'Voices' is a sculptural gateway that borrows from the Royal Pavilion’s architectural language to create a sense of wonderment and invitation to the future.
Hidden rooms and crazy slides with glass 'diamond” passageways. Stanyards Stables is an invitation to channel your inner playfulness. Photography by Jim Stephenson.
The article sets out four stairs of our time, its great to see that this playful project is getting the attention it deserves. Photographs by Jim Stephenson
Moving forward with the fit out of our latest restaurant, Fatto A Mano in heart of Brighton. For us authentic ideas and a clear process is key to designing beautiful environments. The material choice used to create this little restaurant is tantamount to making a successful place to dwell and connect.
A slide and bright yellow ladder are among the playful interventions employed by Alter & Company in its modernisation of a farm in Surrey, England. Renovating a series of outbuildings situated alongside the 400-year-old Grade II-listed Stanyards Cottage. Photographs by Jim Stephenson
A reworked Surrey cottage by Alter & Company is imbued with a sense of playfulness. Photographs by Jim Stephenson.