Knox Bhavan Architects are an award winning Practice with an established reputation for high quality design.
They were awarded the 2006 Manser Medal, the RIBA prize for the best one-off house or major extension designed by an architect in the UK. In addition, Knox Bhavan have won four RIBA awards (2000, 2003, 2006 and 2010), four Wood Awards (2001, 2003, 2006 and 2009), the Aluminium Imagination Award (2003), a Civic Trust Award (2004), two Grand Designs Awards for the best new house (2007 and 2010) as well as numerous other industry awards (see the Awards page for further details).
The unifying thread running through Knox Bhavan's projects is one of carefully considered design at every scale from overall concept right through to the tiniest detail, such as staircase component design, door handles and secret doors. Knox Bhavan are becoming increasingly admired for their handling of materials and their inventive and elegant detailing. The RIBA judges said of their Hodges Place project "immaculate in (its) detail and resolution...Delightful. (This is) what a full architectural appointment can deliver, that alternative forms of procurement cannot dream of."
KBA respond to the special circumstance of brief and location which every project brings. They look at each project from first principles. The brief, developed with their Clients, should respond to careful analysis of the building, the site, and the locale. They take great care to thoughtfully compose the spaces, buildings, and objects they design. Practice principals have, in past projects, taken on the role of builder as well as lead consultant. From this has grown a comprehensive, hands-on understanding of the nature of construction.
KBA make fine, modern buildings that are respectful of their environment. Their work in detailed product and component design and manufacture means that they have worked with precision engineers, cabinet makers, craftsmen, and specialist suppliers. This collaboration has resulted in many beautiful jewelled pieces being integrated into their buildings. This approach to detail and craft gives their buildings considerable added value.