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Architecture Today

Architecture Today, March 2017 – Article by Sasha Bhavan

Sasha Bhavan writes on her experience of working with Ted Cullinan.

“So much of what I learnt in his office stays with me … I learnt that to build cannot be bettered as a way to learn. I learnt that your workplace and collaborators are as important as you, and that real success is making good buildings for real people while enjoying and sharing the experience.”

Blueprint

Blueprint #345, March 2016 – The Level

‘Knox Bhavan’s characteristic attention to detail with materials, light, finishes […] scores points every time.’

‘The sharing of sensibilities and objectives between the two practices has undoubtedly contributed to the quality of the resulting schemes.’

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Blueprint

Blueprint #344, February 2016 – London Brownstones

‘Brownstones is something of a minor mircale – a haven of space and light, despite its long, awkward and narrow footprint – and possibly one of the practice’s most challenging projects to date.’

‘There’s something about the work of Knox Bhavan that stands out from the hard geometries and stripped-back industrial palette of the usual 21st-century aspirational domestic aesthetic. It embraces curves and strange angles, natural materials and, above all, craftsmanship. Yet the team, led by founding directors Sasha Bhavan and Simon Knox, combines this sensibility with a true modernist’s understanding of ergonomics and light, flexibility and functionality. Which is probably why it is one of the most award-festooned small practices in the UK.’

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RIBA Journal, 2015 – London Brownstones

‘Knox Bhavan has made an Edwardian terrace whole again, adding a contemporary New York twist’

‘Modernism and systems building seem to have excluded curves in many buildings today (bar, of course, the planner-designed corner rotunda). 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.’

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Inhabit – Architecture Today, 2015 – London Brownstones

‘The townhouse and terraced house are among London’s most enduring and ubiquitous dwelling types […] Knox Bhavan’s London Brownstones draw inspiration from the latter, ‘fitting in’ with their context, while remaining unashamedly contemporary both inside and out.’

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Architects’ Journal, 2015 – Knox Bhavan

Knox Bhavan feature as one of the top RIBA National Award winning practices of the past 10 years in the list of 64 practices featured in the Architects’ Journal.

RIBA Housing 2014 – Crowbrook

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Architects’ Journal June 2013 – Crowbrook

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Architect’s Journal September 2013 – Crowbrook

‘a design that considers the house and garden as a world of its own: a place in which it is easy to spend time without feeling the need to escape.’

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Inhabit; Architecture Today Spring 2013- Rigg Beck

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In Touch With Timber Spring 2011 – College Road

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Detail in Contemporary Architecture March 2010 – Holly Barn

‘Featuring the work of internationally renowned architects, this book presents 50 of the most recent and influential designs for residential and commercial timber architecture.’

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Architecture Today (AT208) 2010 – College Road

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Building Design October 2009 – Carson Road

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The Wood Awards 2009 – Carson Road

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100 Houses April 2009 – Hodges Place

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100 Houses April 2009 – Holly Barn

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100 Houses April 2009 – New Maltings

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Architecture Today June 2006 – Holly Barn

‘This architecture comes not from abstract theory but out of visceral experience; from the scale of the landscape, through the minutiae of everyday life, to the scale of the detail, carried through with great intensity and assurance.’

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The Wood Awards 2006 – Holly Barn

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Grand Designs August 2004 – Holly Barn

‘Holly Barn is the kind of stylish and effective architecture that co-exists with its rural surrounds but is firmly of its time; there’s not a mock barn door or rustic element in sight.’

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Architects Datafile Febuary 2004 – New Maltings

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Plan A Home 2003 – New Maltings

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The Wood Awards 2003 – New Maltings

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Elle Decoration March 2001 – Hodges Place

‘Knox Bhavan Architects’ slim extension blends seamlessly into the surrounding landscape.’

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Country Life October 2000- Hodges Place

‘There is no doubt that their brave addition to this much loved home has had dramatic effect on Hodges Place, without detracting from its idiosyncratic, historic charm.’

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PRESS: FULL LIST

ARCHITECTURE JOURNALS

Dezeen, 2nd May 2016 – The Lycée
Blueprint #345, ‘The Bigger Picture’, Veronica Simpson, March 2016 – The Level
Blueprint #344, ‘Angle poise’, Veronica Simpson, January 2016 – The London Brownstones
Dezeen, 26th January 2016 – The London Brownstones
Inhabit: Architecture Today, Autumn 2015 – The London Brownstones
The RIBA Journal, 2015 – The London Brownstones
RIBA Housing, 2014 – Crowbrook
The RIBA Journal, October 2013 – Crowbrook
The Architects’ Journal, 5 September 2013 – Crowbrook
The Architects’ Journal, 13 June 2013 – Crowbrook
The RIBA Journal, June 2013 – Crowbrook
Inhabit: Architecture Today, Spring 2013 – Rigg Beck
The Architects’ Journal, November 2010
Architecture Today, May 2010 – College Road
Building Design, 9 October 2009 – Carson Road
Building Design, 5 December 2008- Rigg Beck
RIBA Journal, November 2006 – Knox Bhavan profile
Architectural Record, June 2006 – Holly Barn
Architecture Today, June 2006 – Holly Barn
adf – architects datafile, February 2004 – New Maltings Suffolk
The Architects’ Journal, July 2003 – Guernsey
Architecture Today, July 2003 – New Maltings
Architecture Today, July 2003
The Architects’ Journal, 19 June 2003 – New Maltings
Architecture Today, November 2000 – Hodges Place

BOOKS

CRAFT MATERIAL DETAIL, Knox Bhavan, Artifice Books, 2016
Perspectives On Design, London, 2011
Architecture 10: RIBA Buildings of the Year, Merrell Publishers Ltd, 2010
The Country House Revealed, BBC Books, 2012 – South Wraxall Manor
Detail in Contemporary Timber Architecture , Laurence King Publishing Ltd, 2010
100 Houses: Modern Designs for Contemporary Living, Merrell Publishers Ltd, 2009 – Hodges Place // Holly Barn // New Maltings
Architecture 06 – The RIBA Awards, Merrell Publishers Ltd, 2006
Waterfront Retreats, Harper Collins Publishers , 2003
Architecture 03 – The RIBA Awards, Merrell Publishers Ltd, 2003

MAGAZINE FEATURES

Elle Decoration, ‘The New House Style: Modern Edwardian’, August 2016 – The London Brownstones
Grand Designs Magazine, May Issue, 2015 – London Brownstones
Grand Designs Magazine, Special-Edition Magazine: The Extensions Issue, 2015 – Idmiston Road
Design Buy Build, Issue 15, 2015 – Covert House
Concept for Living, 2009 – Architect’s Delight
Suffolk, May 2009
Grand Designs Magazine, August 2006 – Holly Barn
Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms, August 2004
Select , November 2001
Elle Decoration, March 2001 – Grassed-roofed annexe
Country Life, October 2000 – Hodges Place, Kent

TELEVISION/FILM

Channel 4, Grand Designs: House of the Year Shortlist, 2016 – Covert House
Channel 4, Grand Designs: House of the Year, 2015 – Holly Barn
BBC 2, The Country House Revealed, 2012 – South Wraxall ManorBBC 2, The Country House Revealed, 2012 – South Wraxall Manor
More 4, Grand Designs Trade Secrets, 2008 – Holly Barn
More 4, Grand Designs Trade Secrets, 2008 – Hodges Place
RIBA, Royal Gold Medal 2008: Ted Cullinan, 2008 – A life in Architecture

NEWSPAPERS

The Sunday Times, 16 June 2013 – Crowbrook
The Sunday Times, 1 April 2007 – Holly Barn
The Guardian, 27 January 2007 – Holly Barn
The Sunday Times, 25 June 2006 – Holly Barn
Eastern Daily Press, 22 June 2006 – Holly Barn
The Independent, 21 June 2006 – Holly Barn
The Times, 12 November 2004 – Love Walk
Financial Times , 27 October 2004 – New Maltings
The Daily Telegraph,16 October 2004 – Hodges Place
The Evening Standard, 27 August 2003 – New Maltings
The Evening Standard, 20 August 2003 – Hodges Place
The Independent , June 2003
The Sunday Times, 22 June 2003 – New Maltings
Evening Standard, 20 March 2002
Daily News, Columbo, 11 September 2000 – Hodges Place
The Independent, May 2000

INDUSTRY JOURNALS

In Touch with Timber (TRADA), Autumn 2013 – Holly Barn
Natural Stone Specialist, 2012
The Wood Awards , October 2010 – College Road
In Touch with Timber (TRADA), Autumn 2010 – Carson Road
The Wood Awards, October 2009 – Carson Road, London
A – Architecture and the Built Environment, Spring 2009 – Rigg Beck
The Civic Trust Awards, 2007 – Holly Barn
Timber in Construction, Winter 2006
The Wood Awards, October 2006 – Holly Barn
The Civic Trust Awards, 2004 – Russell Square Gardens and Café
Wood for good interiors, 2004 – Hodges Place
Design with wood, November 2003
Timber Trades Journal, October 2003
The Wood Awards, October 2003 – New Maltings
Planahome – The book of home plans, 2003 – New Maltings
The Timber Industry Awards, 2001
RIBA Building of the year, 2000 Southern / South East

BEST PRACTICE DESIGN EXEMPLARS

Lake District National Park Authority, 2011
TRADA Technology, 2011 – College Road
TRADA Technology, 2010 – Carson Road
TRADA Technology, 2009
TRADA Technology , 2008 – Holly Barn
TRADA Technology, 2007, External Timber Cladding