I was commissioned by a+j burridge architects to create images for competing for a plot at Scotland's Housing Expo. The design consists of a simple house form, clad by timber board arranged decoratively in a "flower" pattern. I used a combination of computer modelling, rendering and montage to create the images for the competition and subsequent marketing.
As an architectural assistant to Andrew Burridge in Edinburgh, Tom helped model and deal with the technical aspects of the structural glass extension.
A RIBA competition was held to design a new footbridge in Rotherham, outside Sheffield, for which I was commissioned to create attractive images by a+j burridge architects.
This student project explored the numerous theories concerning 'sustainable architecture', culminating in a design strategy that reflected an understanding of the current environment. The designated site was an open area on the edge of Dunbar, above the cliffs overlooking the Firth of Forth
The masterplan sets out high density housing to the West, protecting the remainder of the site from the harsh prevailing winds. In later design stages, the high density housing was further elaborated, leading to a block of tenenment houses separated by sandstone walls, or 'spines'. A timber structure would be put in place between these spines to form the habitable enclosure.
3D models were used extensively for experimenting with form, and producing presentation images.
The domestic clients for this small project required more storage space for keeping their gardening equipment. Their existing attractive brick garage required urgent repair, and extending it during this necessary process appeared to be the logical solution. The extension is oak-framed with red cedar cladding. A copper-lined roofing fascia completes the elevation.
The principle for the design of the exterior aesthetics was to produce an extension that would settle into the beautiful garden, while gently asserting its future. In two more years, the timber cladding will fade to a silvery colour, and the copper will turn to a dark brown, and eventually to green.
Tom and Vic's Victorian terrace house had awkwardly sized rooms, in which cooking was lonely and a chore, and the relationship with the garden poor.
The proposal to add an extension and alter the arrangement of rooms on the ground floor brings light into the living space. A downstairs WC is added as well as ample storage space. The curved exterior walls are proposed in reaction to the end-of-terrace situation. Since the amount of space created by the extension is limited, no space is wasted. The interior curved walls help to create a smooth flow of circulation through the efficiently woven spaces, as well as provide an aesthetically pleasing feature.
The site is atop a ridge overlooking the sea, with stunning views along the coast and public forest. The current design takes full advantage of the views, with buildings nested naturally into the sloping, partially wooded landscape.
The fully managed resort will comprise of hotel, six villas and six self contained suites, along with restaurant and pool area, spa and Hamam as well as reception and staff quarters.
Tom Kaneko with Jemima Garthwaite
This project proves how a modest budget needn't mean small ambitions when it comes to domestic architecture. With just £70,000, Tom Kaneko introduced natural light and air to a typical terraced house.
The old house was a beautiful place in winter, when one is more concerned with looking inward, but when the days become longer, the thick walls kept the light and life of summer out, and the garden was a separate entity to the rhythm of life within the house.
Steve and Alex wished for a better relationship with their garden and the natural light, at their Victorian Terraced house, which was in need of upgrading.
Tom Kaneko was commissioned to extend the ground floor, renovate the interiors and extend and alter the existing loft extension.
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