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Flat on the Common

This flat is situated on a popular road within a Wandsworth Conservation area. The proposal is for the radical refurbishment of a ground and lower ground floor flat, including the addition of a large extension to the rear, creating an improved relationship to the garden, on a budget of under £250k. The focus of the design process looked beyond adding square footage, but considered creating a property of volume, light and character. Two pitched pyramidal roof structures harness natural daylight, bringing light deep into the home within the new extensions, whilst retaining much of the existing fabric to create a dynamic interior.

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meet the directors

David McGahon

David studied at the Welsh School of Architect in Cardiff, and completed his studies at the University of Westminster, London. His hands on approach to learning has lead him to work in both award winning design practices, as well as construction companies in the UK and as a Construction Co-Ordinator for an NGO in Haiti whilst rebuilding schools following the earthquake of 2010. 
David seeks to produce conceptual and detailed design that strongly portray and encourage the element of craftsmanship. Robustly testing ideas and material compositions to create thoughtful, ambitious solutions to architectural problems.


Greg Walton

Greg graduated from Newcastle University with Distinction. His thesis project was shortlisted for the RIBA Presidents Silver Medal, as well as winning the HB Saint William Bell Memorial Prize for best major design project and the APL Travelling Award in the same year. He has worked in a number of start-up and established architecture studios across London, as well as spending time undertaking research in Paris, Los Angeles and New York. 
Greg is motivated to create highly unique architecture that is designed and developed, not in isolation, but through mindful responses to particular conditions of the site, context and client. Greg believes that the greatest value added to buildings is through considered design.