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 Creative Educational Trust

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.


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.

RIBA Mentoring Scheme

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.

Covert House Stair

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.

London Brownstones

Shortlisted for the Blueprint Awards

26th August 2015

Excellent news! Both the London Brownstones and Covert House projects have been shortlisted as finalists in the Best Non-Public Use (residential) category of the 2015 Blueprint Awards.

The winner will be announced in on Thursday 22nd October.

The Level Velo Cafe

Shortlisted for a Wood Award

24th July 2015

We are delighted to have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Education & Public Sector category of the 2015 Wood Awards.

The winner will be announced in November.

The Level Velo Cafe

Shortlisted for Architect of the Year

1st July 2015

We are delighted to have been shortlisted as a finalist for the Architect of the Year category of the Structural Timber Awards.

The winner will be announced in October.

AJ Retrofit

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

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.

RIBA Centenary Square

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.”

Knox Bhavan's New Studio in Peckham

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 RIBA London Awards Shortlist 2015

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 DSDHA Knox Bhavan

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 Velo Cafe

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.

RIBA Centenary Square Competition

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!

Bath University Crit

12th December 2014

Simon was very impressed by the quality of the 3rd year Architecture students’ work at Bath University on Tuesday, well done!

Unveiling the Lycée

7th November 2014

We are very excited to be taking the final pieces of plastic off the joinery at our Lycée project.

Office trip to Paris

7th November 2014

The Knox Bhavan office took an exciting trip to the Maison de Verre in Paris last week.

London Open House

22nd September 2014

There was a great turnout for Open House on Saturday. Thanks to everyone who came along.

Open House 2014

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.

The Mulberry Centre in Myatt’s Fields Park will be open from 10am-1pm. For more information visit the Open House website.

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.

Winchester 2014 RIBA Lecture

10th June 2014

We’ll be speaking about our work and influences at the RIBA Hampshire Winchester Lecture Series at Winchester Discovery Centre on Wednesday 2nd of July. Visit the RIBA website for information and tickets. We hope to see you there!

Sasha Bhavan is in The Architect’s Journal

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.

RIBA Great British Buildings Programme

21st February 2014

We’ll be giving a talk and guided tour of our Crowbrook project as part of the RIBA Great British Buildings programme 2013. Visit the RIBA website for more information and tickets.

university portsmouth

Lecture at the University of Portsmouth

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.

Sasha Bhavan joins the RIBA competitions task force

2nd December 2013

Sasha has joined the RIBA task force to review RIBA competitions procedure.

Sasha Bhavan Joins the RIBA premises competitions panel

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.

Crowbrook is nominated for the RIBA Manser Medal

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.

AJ Front Cover – Crowbrook

13th June 2013

Crowbrook features on the front cover of The Architect’s Journal this week and makes the longlist for the Stirling Prize.