Grange House Transformed

Halvorsen Architects have just finished major works to a house in the Grange, a conservation area on Edinburgh’s south side which was first developed as an early suburb from the 1820s. ...

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Sun trap in Dunbar

Halvorsen Architects recently finished an extension to and remodelling of a 1970s house in Dunbar, East Lothian. A sun room, at the heart of the house, links the principal rooms...

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New playground, Eskbank, Midlothian

New playground, Eskbank, Midlothian

client Genesis (J&T) Ltd (Trading as Happy Days Nurseries) Happy Days acquired a new nursery in Eskbank, Midlothian, a year ago and asked Halvorsen Architects to design an imaginative and original new playground for...

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New classroom

Pre-school pupils recently moved into their new brand classroom at Happy Days nursery, Hardengreen, near Dalkeith. The client wanted an extension to its existing nursery, which could be quickly constructed...

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Woodland to playground

Halvorsen Architects have just completed phase I of a new playground at Happy Days’ Eskbank nursery school. All the oak and larch trees were sourced from nearby woodland – trees...

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Old dairy restoration

45 Main Street is a listed Georgian house in the heart of Gorebridge’s old town. It falls within a conservation area that is part of the Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) funded by...

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DNA sculpture, travelling UK

DNA sculpture, travelling UK

Poet Melissa Bailey asked me to collaborate with her on the design an installation that represents DNA and it’s unchecked mutations that can lead to cancer. She wanted a sculpture related to her...

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Wooploft, Scottish Borders

Wooploft, Scottish Borders

As part of the wood workshops I run with Stephanie Walker, Wooploft was one of the most ambitious. Pupils from Tynewater Primary School’s P7 class designed and built the structure...

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Newbyres Castle, Midlothian

Newbyres Castle, Midlothian

Newbyres castle is one of those hidden gems. Tucked away behind Newbyres Hall on Gorebridge Main Street, you could once have quite easily walked past the ruins, which were covered...

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House extension, London

House extension, London

The clients wanted a new play room and bedroom extension for their listed Georgian terraced house in Marylebone, central London. The challenge for Halvorsen Architects was to provide reasonable accommodation...

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Green roof, Edinburgh

Green roof, Edinburgh

Green Roof Bicycle Shed client private contract value £20,000 area 6 sq. m. Logistical problems of storing bicycles and recycling bins at the bottom of a steep stepped path up...

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House extension, Essex

House extension, Essex

The clients wanted to make their modern 1970s house and outbuildings less fragmented and open up the interior to the garden. The scheme unifies the various elements with a series...

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House extension, Midlothian

House extension, Midlothian

Halvorsen Architects were asked to replace an existing lean-to extension and remodel the interior of part of a Georgian house in Lasswade, Midlothian. All the internal walls in the area...

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Fern roof, East Lothian

Fern roof, East Lothian

client private contract value £20,000 area 8 sq. m. Shepherd House sits in a spectacular Grade B Listed walled garden that is open to the public. All elements of the...

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Timber barn, Midlothian

Timber barn, Midlothian

The clients wanted a large rural barn/shed in which to store agricultural, gardening and leisure equipment. The building is clad in timber and carefully detailed, which means it is a...

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Gorebridge Beacon, Midlothian

client Gorebridge Community Development Trust architect Lee Boyd engineer David Narro Associates mechanical and electrical engineer Irons Foulner Partnership landscape architects Rankin Fraser contract value £2.7 million I joined the...

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House extension, Edinburgh

House extension, Edinburgh

Greenhill Place, Edinburgh client private engineer CRA Ltd. contract value £90,000 area 58 sq. m. The brief was to replace and enlarge an existing poorly built 1970’s extension to a...

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The New House, Buckinghamshire

The New House, Buckinghamshire

The New House, 1992-94, Amersham, Buckinghamshire client private engineer Whitby and Bird Engineers contract value £375,000 area 380 sq m The client asked for a modern house that would benefit...

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ECAN 10 Year Exhibition

ECAN 10 Year Exhibition, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Chartered Architects Network (ECAN), the largest network of small architectural practices in Scotland, held an exhibition at the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) to celebrate its tenth...

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Youde Aviary, Hong Kong

Youde Aviary, Hong Kong

Youde Aviary, Hong Kong 1991 client Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club engineer Ove Arup & Partners landscape architects Wong Tung and Partners contract value £2.05 million area 5,000 sq m...

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