Planning Permission Granted
19th November 2018
Delighted to have received planning permission for a new house on a triangular site in Richmond Upon Thames.
Cassiobury Hub wins two Building Futures Awards
5th October 2018
Cassiobury Hub Building wins both the award for ‘Project of the Year’ and ‘Most Sustainable Construction’ at the Hertfordshire Building Futures Awards.
‘This public building has had a significant positive impact on the Park. People love it. Good design and some clever thinking has created a park with its own distinctive character.’
– Jury quote
KBA Studio wins AJ Retrofit Award
13th September 2018
We are delighted to have won the AJ Retrofit Award in the category Offices: Under 2000 sqm.
‘A skilful reinterpretation of a familiar London typology which marries aesthetics with technical considerations to create a variety of stunning spaces for different types of working. The project shows an impressive approach to fabric-first passive design, with clever integration of renewables. A clear winner. ‘
– Jury quote
KBA Studio part of Open House 2018
21st August 2018
KBA Studio will be opening its doors for Open House London 2018, running tours from 12-4pm on both Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September. Come and join us! No need to book , tours will run very 15 minutes.
KBA Studio wins an RIBA National Award
21st June 2018
Following our RIBA London award win, we are delighted to have also been awarded an RIBA National Award for the KBA Studio.
KBA Studio wins an RIBA London Award
16th May 2018
Over the moon that our new Peckham studio has been honoured with an RIBA London Award.
Absolutely every aspect of this office design has been thought through with exquisite craftsmanship and detailing. RIBA London Jury, 2018
Extension to J.M. Barrie’s House
20th December 2017
We are very excited to have been granted planning permission for a sensitive extension to the house once owned occupied by J.M. Barrie. A historic Grade II* listed home set within magnificent gardens and grounds.
AJ Retrofit Awards 2017
12th July 2017
We are delighted that our recently completed project ‘Oak Lined House’ has been nominated for a 2017 AJ Retrofit Award. The completely reconfigured central London, end of Terrace Victorian home will be coming to our website soon.
Knox Bhavan show two drawings at the RA Summer Exhibition 2017
13th June 2017
The annual RA Summer Exhibition showcases a panorama of the art of today from painting, printmaking, film and photography to sculpture, architectural works and performance art.
Knox Bhavan are delighted to have two works showing in the Architecture Room, this year curated by Farshid Moussaka. The exhibition is now open yo the public and tickets are on sale here
Sasha Bhavan joins the Creative Education Trust
16th March 2017
Sasha Bhavan has joined the educational charity The Creative Education Trust as a Trustee & Non-Executive Director. The CET is a charity with eight schools and four primaries with a central focus on design.
CRAFT MATERIAL DETAIL out now!
24th February 2017
Our first book, CRAFT MATERIAL DETAIL is a series of essays, which describe just some of the work to have come out of the studio of Knox Bhavan over the past 20 years, with a forward from Ted Cullinan and Introduction by Eleanor Young.
Available to buy on our website now.
Knox Bhavan Book Launch
24th February 2017
Thank you to all who came to our book launch last night! A great evening and hopefully the first of many events to come at our new studio.
KBA takes part in the RIBA Mentoring Scheme
22nd February 2017
For the past term Knox Bhavan have been working with students from the University of East London as part of the RIBA London Student Mentoring Scheme.
Katherine and Ana have been working with two third year, Part I UEL students to provide an insight into the profession by offering them the opportunity to take part in site visits, design meetings and also offering CV tutorials.
RIBA House of the Year Nomination
7th December 2016
We are proud to have worked as the enabling architect on Covert House, which has been shortlisted for the RIBA House of the Year Award with DSDHA.
As seen on Grand Designs.
Read more about Covert House, here
Permission granted for new house in Dulwich
20th October 2016
We are delighted to have just received Planning Approval for a new house, within the curtilage of a listed building in Dulwich Village. The Southwark planners stated: “the house within this garden have been sensitively designed to respond to the setting of the house”
The house is scheduled to go on site in 2017.
Article on Regent Street Online
27th September 2016
Head over to the Regent Street website to read an interview with Sasha Bhavan about our RIBA Window installation for Molton Brown, with Susie MacMurray.
RIBA Windows People’s Choice Award Winners
21st September 2016
We are delighted and so proud to have won the People’s Choice Award with our RIBA Regent Street Window installation for Molton Brown, a collaboration with artist Susie MacMurray. Thank you to everyone who voted!
We will be taking part in the RIBA organised talk & tour with Royal Academy Curator Owen Hopkins this evening. Register for the tour here.
RIBA Regent Street Windows Awards
15th September 2016
We’re really pleased to have received the Highly Commended prize at last nights RIBA Regent Street Windows awards for our Molton Brown installation, a collaboration with artist Susie MacMurray.
There’s still time to vote for us in the People’s Choice Awards on the Regent Street Website.
RIBA Regent Street Windows 2016
5th September 2016
5,500 bottles, 3,300 metres of ribbon, 1,250 stainless steel rose leaves, 50 paper roses and 6,500 hand-tied knots later and we’re up! Our collaboration wth artist Susie MacMurray for RIBA Regent Street Windows 2016 is now complete and on display at Molton Brown until Sunday 25th September.
You can vote for us in the RIBA People’s Choice Award here.
Find out more about upcoming RIBA events around the exhibition here.
Photo credit: Nick Woodford
Knox Bhavan & Molton Brown
10th August 2016
Knox Bhavan are collaborating with artist Susie MacMurray to create an architectural installation for Molton Brown’s flagship store as part of RIBA Regent Street Windows 2016.
The installations will be up for three weeks from 5-25 September 2016, coinciding with both the London Design Festival and London Fashion Week.
Photo credit: Claudia Moroni
Knox Bhavan in Elle Decoration
11th July 2016
London Brownstones feature in the August issue of Elle Decoration – out now!
‘Built by London practice Knox Bhavan Architects, they take the best elements of grand Edwardian architecture and add some contemporary thinking.’
See more pics here
Swedish Wood Study Tour
14th June 2016
Simon Knox is in Sweden this week as a guest of Swedish Wood (part of the Swedish Forest Industries Federation).
Covert House wins RIBA Award
9th May 2016
Together with DSDHA, we are delighted to announce that Covert House has received an RIBA London Award.
Click here to read more about the project.
The Lycée on Dezeen
3rd May 2016
Knox Bhavan features on Dezeen again, this time with The Lycée.
Read the full post here
The Essentials of Starting a Practice at RIBA
28th April 2016
Sasha Bhavan will be speaking this coming Tuesday as part of the Essentials of Starting a Practice seminar, organised by RIBA.
Visit RIBA to find out more and book tickets. We hope to see you there!
London Brownstones in Grand Designs Magazine
28th April 2016
Knox Bhavan’s London Brownstones project is featured in the May edition of Grand Designs Magazine.
‘Planning a new-build between period homes can be tricky when planners want it to blend with the local vernacular, but Knox Bhavan has effectively contemporised this Edwardian terrace’
The Level in Blueprint Magazine
21st March 2016
Knox Bhavan’s Parks projects, including The Level, are featured in the latest edition of Blueprint Magazine (#345).
Blueprint interviews Knox Bhavan and Land Use Consultants (LUC) for ‘The Bigger Picture’, an article exploring the way in which landscape and architecture professionals are collaborating.
London Brownstones in Blueprint Magazine
4th February 2016
Knox Bhavan’s London Brownstones project is featured in the latest edition of Blueprint Magazine (#344).
‘Brownstones is something of a minor mircale – a haven of space and light’
London Brownstones on Dezeen
26th January 2016
Knox Bhavan’s London Brownstones project is featured today on Dezeen, one of the world’s most popular architecture and design magazines.
Read the article here.
New Sagar Restaurant now open
4th December 2015
We’ve just completed a new branch in North Harrow for the South Indian restaurant chain Sagar. The interior features a frieze of hand drawn murals by Celia Knox & Poppy Newman.
Feature in Architecture Today’s Inhabit Magazine
3rd December 2015
Knox Bhavan’s London Brownstones project is featured in the Autumn 2015 issue of Inhabit Magazine, Architecture Today’s publication on exceptional, one-off, recent houses.
Holly Barn on Channel 4’s House of the Year
12th November 2015
Knox Bhavan’s Holly Barn was on Channel 4’s Grand Designs: House of the Year last night!
If you missed last night’s episode you can catch it on the Channel 4 website here. Holly Barn features on screen in episode two, 22 minutes in.
London Brownstones is a Civic Trust Regional Finalist
6th November 2015
We’re delighted to learn that The London Brownstones is a Regional Finalist in the prestigious Civic Trust Awards!
Guerrilla Tactics 2015: Client Perspectives
5th November 2015
10th-11th November 2015
9am – 5pm
Royal Institute of British Architects
66 Portland Place
London W1B 1NR
Sasha Bhavan will be speaking about the inside workings of the competition process at this event organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects. This two-day conference is the RIBA’s flagship professional event for small practices.
Book tickets and find out more about the event here.
Study trip to Dublin
5th November 2015
Sasha Bhavan joined her architecture students from Bath University on a study trip to Dublin this week. Here they are looking at ABK’s Berkeley Library, Trinity College.
Commended at the Blueprint Awards 2015
23rd October 2015
We’re delighted that the Covert House was commended in the ‘Best Non-public project – Residential’ category at the Blueprint Awards last night.
Read more about the project here.
Teaching Fellowship at the University of Bath
14th October 2015
Sasha Bhavan is delighted to be taking a part time teaching fellowhship at the School of Architecture at the University of Bath this semester.
London Brownstones features in The RIBA Journal
24th September 2015
The London Brownstones features in today’s RIBA Journal.
“Here, as with Knox Bhavan’s more organic projects, those curves mark out the London Brownstones as product of a different sort of thinking in British architecture and a practice that is dedicated to make its details work in special, unshowy ways.”
Read the full article here.
Buy a Knox Bhavan House
21st September 2015
One of the London Brownstone houses is for sale.
Visit The Modern House website for more information.
Shortlisted for AJ Retrofit Award
26th June 2015
We are delighted to announce that The Lycee has been shortlisted for an Architects’ Journal Retrofit Award.
The winner will be announced in September.
Top RIBA Award winning practice
19th June 2015
We’re one of the top RIBA National Award winning practices of the past 10 years.
The full list of 64 practices is featured in this week’s Architects’ Journal.
Winner announced for Centenary Square Competition
17th June 2015
Congratulations to Graeme Massie Architects who were chosen from the shortlisted five entries. Sasha Bhavan, RIBA adviser for the Centenary Square Competition says:
“The winning practice and scheme were chosen for their bold, brave and unique approach, backed by rigorous thought and a practical, pragmatic approach.
Graeme Massie Architects stood out and apart, for demonstrating an ability to inventively and successfully respond to the brief and client feedback, and for describing an iconic yet realisable proposal in the spirit of Birmingham’s tradition of ground breaking architectural commissions.”
Follow our journey as we build our new studio!
24th March 2015
Knox Bhavan will be re-locating to a new studio on Choumert Road in Peckham. Visit our Knox Bhavan Tumblr page to follow our journey as we design and construct our new studio.
London Brownstones shortlisted for RIBA Award
9th March 2015
Our London Brownstones project has been shortlisted for the 2015 RIBA London Awards. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 18 May.
The London Brownstone houses are a pair of beautifully crafted new 5 bedroom houses set within an Edwardian terrace in North Dulwich. Click here to read more about the project.
Covert House shortlisted for RIBA Award
9th March 2015
We are delighted that Covert House has been shortlisted for the 2015 RIBA London Awards. We were commissioned to help detail and deliver this project by and with DSDHA. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 18th May.
Click here to read more about Covert House.
The Level wins a Civic Trust Award
6th March 2015
We are delighted to announce that The Level won a Civic Trust Award on Friday night.
The Civic Trust Awards are given to projects that demonstrate high quality architecture or design, have demonstrated sustainability, are accessible to all users and have made a positive cultural, social or economic contribution to the local community.
12th December 2014
Sasha has just returned from shortlisting exciting entries for the RIBA Centenary Square competition in Birmingham. We are looking forward the next round!
12th December 2014
Simon was very impressed by the quality of the 3rd year Architecture students’ work at Bath University on Tuesday, well done!
7th November 2014
We are very excited to be taking the final pieces of plastic off the joinery at our Lycée project.
7th November 2014
The Knox Bhavan office took an exciting trip to the Maison de Verre in Paris last week.
22nd September 2014
There was a great turnout for Open House on Saturday. Thanks to everyone who came along.
15th August 2014
We are participating in this year’s Open House event, with two of our projects open for visits on Saturday 20th September.
One of our recently completed houses at Elmwood Road in Herne Hill will also be open from 10am to 5pm. For more information visit the Open House website.
14th February 2014
Sasha has been quoted in The Architect’s Journal this week on why the AJ’s women in Architecture Campaign is important.
2nd December 2013
Sasha Bhavan and Simon Knox will be presenting a lecture on Knox Bhavan’s work at the University of Portsmouth School of Architecture.
2nd December 2013
Sasha has joined the RIBA task force to review RIBA competitions procedure.
2nd September 2013
Sasha has joined the competition panel to select an architect-led design team for RIBA’s new offices at 75 Portland Place, London W1. The winner will be unveiled in November 2013.
5th September 2013
Crowbrook has been nominated for the RIBA Manser Medal 2013, awarded to the best new house or major extension in the UK. The winner will be announced at the 2013 Stirling Prize party on November 26, 2013 at Central Saint Martins in London’s King’s Cross. You can read more about Crowbrook in this week’s Architect’s Journal.