Daly Martin Williams Architects

The Thirsty Bird Opens

  ‘The Thirsty Bird’, a new cafe and wine bar located opposite our offices in the centre of historic Wimborne is now open. Offering coffee, cheese and charcuterie and an excellent selection of wine served by our client Georgie and her friendly team. We have had the privilege of sampling the menu, and cannot recommend this venue enough. The final space feels cosy and informal, and successfully delivers on Georgie’s original vision. DMWA assisted in the process, acting as Architects during both the design and construction phase, initially gaining planning and listed buildi
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Bespoke ‘Tree House’ Dwelling approved at Commitee

We are delighted to share the news that our new dwelling design at Cotes Avenue, Poole has been unanimously approved at Committee today. This highly constrained site presented a number of challenges from the offset – A previously unused and overgrown wedge shaped plot, a history of planning refusals, a number of TPO’s and topography that slopes down dramatically from road level. Turning these constraints into opportunities, we have developed this design for a perched ‘tree house’ that nestles into the hillside on a raised deck, floating above the garden floor below. The
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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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