Oli was project Architect of the award-winning Levring House while working at JFA, taking the project from planning through to completion.
The house includes a complex external facade, combining handmade Danish bricks and bespoke bronze cladding, and internally brings together an exposed insitu concrete structure with solid oak floors. In the basement a 14m long marble swimming pool is warmed by a 180m deep bore hole that draws heat from the earth under the site.
The project won both RIBA National and Regional awards and was nominated for the RIBA House of the Year.
George was Project Architect on the Trinidad House while working at JFA, taking the project from concept stage through to completion in 2017.
Set within a tropical garden, and surrounded by lush plants and trees, the house is hidden from its suburban setting. Externally the building is clad in carefully arranged Tuscan marble panels, with unusually large glazed openings connecting the house to its garden. Internally concrete floors, walls and stairs combine with hand craft walnut joinery, horse-hair paneling and brass-work to create a warm and personalised family home.
Oli was Project Architect while working at JFA, starting in 2009 with the early design stages and returning for the complex 2 year construction period on site, prior to the public opening in February 2018.
The project involved substantial changes around the Grade II listed cottages, as well as repairs and upgrades to the wonderful 1970 Sir Leslie Martin & David Owers House Extension. The project includes a new entrance sequence to Kettle’s Yard, two large contemporary galleries, an education suite of three new education rooms and an art store. The new spaces are heated and cooled by two large Air source heat pumps.
Oli was Project Architect while working at JFA, overseeing the project from start to finish. This project involved combining two apartments in an historic listed central London building and linking them with an extraordinary new stair.
The stair is carved from nine solid travertine blocks, self-supporting and stacked on a specially engineered and reinforced floor, and finished with brass handrails. Each block was carefully chosen directly from the Italian quarry and was hand carved by a French master stonemason before being lifted and stacked together in the apartment.
George was Project Architect while working at ESA, from concept, through a complex planning process and to completion in 2008.
Located on the edge of Highgate Cemetery, this 4 storey house, is built from an exposed in-situ concrete structure, clad externally with dark granite and glass. Internally the project includes ‘bog’ oak and lacquer finished joinery, with large glass windows overlooking the cemetery.
The project was awarded an RIBA London award and nominated for the Stephen Lawrence Prize for Architecture in 2008.
George has worked on several prestigious retail projects in London and Venice, where he was Project Architect at Jamie Fobert Architects.
The images here are from Selfridges in London, and include a small selection of the work, including bespoke furniture made from alabaster, pewter and shoe-lasts, as well as fitting-rooms dressed in walnut, brass and velvet.