Daly Martin Williams Architects

Mike Davies Lecture at AUB

DMWA had the pleasure of attending today’s RSH Partners’ fantastic lecture at the Arts University Bournemouth. Mike Davies, one of the practice’s founders, spoke about the philosphy of Mezotecture, and how this spacial concept has influenced so many of the practice’s high profile buildings, as well as smaller scale, and lower budget projects. The idea that a building is malleable over time is an interesting concept, and works well on large scales, like airports. The demand for evolution is paramount, and so incorporating a design element which shields a project from pla
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DMWA team at Hauser & Wirth, Somerset

DMWA visit Hauser & Wirth in Somerset

This year, DMWA’s annual staff day out took place in Somerset, at the Hauser & Wirth Arts Centre. The gallery and gardens are set within an 18th century former farm complex, originally built with re-appropriated stone from nearby Bruton Abbey. Most recently, Paris studio, Laplace, has added two new wings to the cluster of farm buildings which carefully link to create a continuous internal space and enclosed courtyard. We were taken on a highly informative tour by gallery staff memeber, Dorcas Casey. An artist in her own right, Dorcas took us through the site, informing us of the rece
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New design for Garden Pavillion

New commission for single storey rear extension to a family house, details on location to follow. Our client is seeking to extend their property to form a new kitchen and open plan family space. The proposed structure steps down from the existing floor level to relate to the sloping garden at the rear, creating a dramatic space with generous ceiling height. A semi sheltered rear terrace offers external amenity with solar shading on this south aspect. The building extent projects out from the line of the internal space, creating the appearance of a solid form with a lightweight structure sat wi
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The Thirsty Bird is coming!

We have recently gained planning consent for this sensitive conversion of a listed building in East Street, Wimborne. The building is being converted from offices into ‘The Thirsty Bird’, a new espresso and wine bar. Located in central Wimborne (and directly opposite our offices!), the venue will form a welcome addition to this already thriving corner of the town. Central to the design concept is the introduction of an open mezzanine between ground and first floor; forming a dramatic double height space with gallery seating over. Negotiation with the Conservation Officer of East Do
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Model Village

Whilst we regularly use 3d computer software to visualise and represent our work, we still believe that you can’t improve on a physical model to describe a design. We have recently commissioned this model for a mixed use masterplan that we have been working on. The 900 x 900mm cork and wood model will be displayed as part of a public consultation, and describes our proposal at 1 to 1000 scale within the wider context of the village in which it is to be located. A massive thank you to Matt at www.3d-create.co.uk for his excellent work.  
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