Royal Military Canal Development Under Construction
Our Royal Military Canal Development scheme at Appledore consisting of four new dwellings and a refurbishment of an existing Victorian mill are well under construction.
The scheme overlooks The Royal Military Canal and the surrounding National Trust land.
The houses have large open plan ground floors, with a kitchen dining space overlooking the private gardens. On the first floor there are 2 double bedrooms, one with en suite along with one single bedroom and on the second floor there is a large master suite with walk in wardrobe, en suite and a balcony terrace overlooking the canal.
The houses have been designed using traditional materials executed in a very contemporary method. External materials will include brick, clay tiles and Kebony cladding boards. The houses will each be heated via an air source heat pump and be highly insulated.
At the entrance to the site there is also a Victorian mill which is a key part of the scheme, facing the main road frontage. The proposals include a full restoration, refurbishment and extension of the mill to provide a commercial premises with café on the ground floor and office space above.
West Sussex Winery Accomodation Nears Completion
Our accomodation building at a West Sussex Winery, which has red corrugated metal roofing is nearing completion.
The building provides new accomodation for staff at the vineyard who look after the everyday running of the estate.
The timber frame structure was pre-fabricated and insulated in a local workshop to minimise disruption around the vines.
Natural larch cladding will complement the rusty red metal and when complete the houses will run off air source heat pumps combined with an MVHR system.
The Street, Appledore Gains Planning Permission
The Street is a collection of 3 and 4 bedroom contemporary houses to be built in Appledore, Kent.
The site consists of 5 x 3 bedroom social houses, which will be built to Passiv plus standards, along with 1 x 3 bed private dwelling, 2 x 4 bed pair of semi- detached houses and 4 x detached 4 bedroom houses.
The houses will all be heated and cooled using air source heat pumps.
Each property combines a vernacular material palette of fair faced bricks, render, dark stained timber cladding and zinc seamed roofs. The forms are influenced by traditional buildings within the adjacent conservation area yet detailed in a contemporary way.
Some of the larger properties have double height spaces with large high level glazed top light over the dining room areas and entrance hallways. Each property will be fitted with bespoke joinery, and locally sourced handmade kitchens.
The houses have been designed individually to suit the sloping site context and to maximise the views of the surrounding countryside.
The private houses all then have shared access and views over a communal nature area with a lake which will also be used as an attenuation pond. Pockets of landscaping have been designed to create the sense of smaller clusters of houses rather than a single large expanse of housing, as well as providing privacy.
New beach house, Camber gains planning permission
We are pleased to announce that planning permission has been granted for our latest beach house project located at Camber Sands, East Sussex.
The project involves the construction of a new build three storey beach house directly on the beach, taking advantage of the views of the English Channel.
The exterior of the house will be cladded in charred timber and patinated brass panels and at ground floor level Dutch linear bricks.
Seabreeze Construction Progress
Construction is progressing well at Seabreeze, a new build two storey beach house at Camber Sands.
The design of the house focuses on creating a robust building to cope with the weather conditions.
The building will be externally finished in pink micro concrete finish to create a monolithic appearance.
The house will include a wellness including a steam room and sauna, along with open plan living accommodation with large expanses of glazing looking across the beach.
The site is isolated requiring all construction vehicles to drive along the beach to reach the house.
Completion is anticipated for Spring 2021.
Bridge Point gains planning consent
We are pleased to announce that our scheme at Bridge Point, Rye, received planning permission. Our design for Martello Developments sees the conversion of a series of warehouses into artist workshops, performance space, gallery, riverfront restaurant and housing. The scheme includes a riverside footpath running the length of the site with wildflower planting and new boat moorings. An outdoor amphitheatre carved into the riverbank forms the centre point of this exciting new public landscaping proposal that transforms a former lorry park into a rich and biodiverse space. RX Architects in collaboration with sustainability engineering experts Price & Myers and P3R have developed the scheme to aim for the highest environmental standards through the use of on-site renewables and passive design methods. The project aims to open up and reconnect Rye to a historically important part of the town to revive and reconnect this riverside area for all.
Pett Level Beach Club submitted for outline planning
Planning has been submitted for a new contemporary beach club at Pett Level, East Sussex. The project involves replacing the existing building with a new two storey members club, offering sea views and a new dwelling adjacent. The Site is directly located off the beach, with the Royal Military Canal to the rear.
New house submitted for full planning
Planning has been submitted for a contemporary house in the High Weald AONB near Wadhurst, East Sussex. The design combines charred timber cladding and zinc seamed roofing. It will be sustainably heated via a ground source heat loop. The scheme also includes extensive landscaping works and several outbuildings, along with a new natural swimming pool lake.
Druim Featured in Architecture Journals
One of our latest beach houses Druim has been featured in online architecture journals such as Archello, Archdaily, Architecture Today and E-Architect.
The project involved the remodelling of an existing unfinished detached house. The design expanded the living accommodation and improved the internal layout, maximising the light and open views across the adjacent nature reserve and beyond to the sea.
The design included a replacement first floor to provide extra sleeping accommodation. The first floor cantilevers over the western elevation, to create a covered entrance canopy below to shelter the entrance from the exposed prevailing winds.
The Ground floor layout opens up on all elevations to the nature reserve and sea views, as well as the shingle ridges to the north. The layout provides a large open plan kitchen, living and dining space with a staircase which runs up and around the central brick chimney with slot views to the rear. There is a library snug with a balcony on the first floor with views of the sea.
There is also a detached single storey games room and annex studio with log burner.
New house submitted for full planning
The house is within the High Weald AONB with fantastic countryside views near Tenterden, Kent. The design aims to create a highly sustainable new home using a ground source heat pump below the surrounding paddock along with solar and a water harvesting system.
Fostum Submitted for Planning
We have submitted Fostum for planning which involves remodelling of the existing house, construction of a studio outbuilding, swimming pool and landscaping works. The house and studio exterior will have a render and black stained timber finish.
Trees For Life
To start 2020, RX Architects have partnered with “Trees For Life,” to enable us to offset all our annual carbon emissions. Trees For Life is a certified UK Reforestation Project dedicated to rewilding the Scottish Highlands. https://treesforlife.org.uk/
2019 saw the vast majority of our clients switch from fossil fuels and embrace on site renewables such as air source or ground source heat pumps and we are excited to say that currently all our residential projects scheduled to break ground in 2020 have adopted on site renewables as the primary energy source.
We fully support our clients in this regard and RX Architects will continue to adopt low carbon technology wherever possible in our construction projects.
Gristmill Gains Planning Consent
We are delighted that Gristmill has been granted planning permission. The scheme is a mixed use development along the embankment of River Brede in Rye. The project involves the design of an open commercial space at ground floor level and apartments at first floor level. Large fenestration provide views of the waterway and the town of Rye.
Proposed materials include black brick at ground floor level, natural timber cladding and dark seamed zinc panelling for the roof.
The Cabin gains planning consent
We are delighted that The Cabin has been granted planning permission. The project involves the construction of a new build contemporary house overlooking the River Brede.
The Line Featured in Architecture Journals
Our latest beach front development 'The Line' has been featured in numerous online architecture journals such as Architecture Today, Dwell Magazine and E-Architect.
The Line is a new build development of two detached beach houses on the sea front at Winchelsea Beach, East Sussex. The pair of houses are three stories and arranged with the living accommodation on the top floor to maximise the incredible views out across the beach. The top floor has floor to ceiling sliding glass doors leading out onto a large terrace looking out to sea.
The properties are each named Mavericks and Cloudbreak, after well know surf’s in California and Fiji with the two being referred to collectively as The Line.
Winchelsea Beach is mainly a shingle beach with views across Rye & Winchelsea Nature reserve and to Dungeness beyond. The area is designated as a highly protected SSSI which attracts a vast range of migrating birds to the unique shingle ridged wetlands.
7 The Suttons, Camber Sands Gains Planning Consent
We are delighted that 7 The Suttons, Camber Sands has been granted planning permission. The project involves the construction of a new build two storey beach house, a two storey outbuilding and new garden. The external appearance of the dwelling and outbuilding will include white render and stained timber cladding. Large fenestration will provide grand views of Camber Sands and the English Channel.
Court Lodge gains planning consent
We are delighted that Court Lodge has been granted planning permission. The project involves the construction of a new build contemporary farm house in Old Romney, near Rye. The house combines natural and black stained timber cladding with a dark seamed zinc roof. The dwelling provides very good views in all directions across the marsh and surrounding farm land. The house has been designed to include a high level of insulation and make use of renewable energy sources.
Druim featured in Grand Designs Magazine, October 2019 issue
Our latest built beach house has been featured in the latest Grand Designs Magazine, October 2019 issue. Druim sits within the Rye Nature Reserve, which is a designated SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and is surrounded by a shingle landscape.
The project involved the reconfiguration of an existing detached dwelling. A replacement first floor provides extra sleeping accommodation and improved views towards the sea. The first floor cantilevers over the western elevation, to create a covered entrance canopy below to shelter the entrance from the exposed prevailing winds.
The Ground floor layout opens up on all elevations to the nature reserve and sea views, as well as the shingle ridges to the north.
RX Architects win The Sunday Times small house of the year award 2019
We are delighted to announce that RX Architects won the The Sunday Times small house of the year award 2019. The award was received at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square with our client. RX Architects were up against some very strong competition including the RIBA Sterling Prize shortlisted Cork House. To find out more follow the link to the Sunday Times British Homes Awards
Old Redford Cottage construction progress
Our extension project to Old Redford Cottage in Peasmarsh near Rye is progressing well. The build started 9 weeks ago and the timber frame for the extension is already up. The design is for a contemporary extension to the 16th century original thatched cottage. The new extension will provide a large open plan kitchen, living dining space with sliding doors onto the terrace and garden. There is also a new master suite to the first floor with en suite, dressing room and bedroom with large glazed openings looking across the fantastic gardens. The project is due to complete in early 2020.
Tillingham Winery Featured in Vineyard Magazine
What a corker! Tillingham Winery (phase 1) designed by RX Architects has been featured in Vineyard magazine.
Tillingham Winery is situated in Peasmarsh off a winding lane, amidst fields and copses with panoramic views across the Tillingham Valley toward the Cinque Port town of Rye. The brief required a creative approach to reuse the existing buildings, draw in the stunning surrounding landscape, and reference the rich heritage of the site.
Manorhouse at Nyetimber gains planning consent
We're delighted that our Manorhouse scheme at Nyetimber Winery has been granted planning consent. Construction work is due to begin in October 2019 and complete in 2020.
The project involves the construction of a large extension set within a hill, a glazed link from the extension to the existing house and landscaping works. The scheme will provide additional family accommodation with a new family room, providing views across the garden, a kitchen and three new bedrooms all with access to the new garden. Large skylights and fenestration to the front elevation will bring natural daylight into the building.
The building will have an intensive green roof making the structure mostly hidden and blend within the hill.
The front elevation will be made of natural stone and the glazed link roof will have patinated brass panels.
The Manorhouse is one of four projects as part of a redevelopment plan RX Architects are involved with at Nyetimber.
Medieval Barn at Nyetimber granted planning permision
We're delighted that our scheme at the Medieval Barn at Nyetimber Winery has been granted planning consent, which will primarily be used as an events space. Construction work is due to begin in October 2019 and finish in 2020.
The proposal includes the repair and conversion of a 15th century oak framed barn within the estate of the large Sussex vineyard. Much of the original 15th century fabric remains. Works to be carried out include the reinstatement of the original thatched roof, careful repair work to all the oak beams, stone walls and replacement green oak cladding. The conversion work will bring the building back into use to form a central part in the activities of the vineyard.
T20 Blast at Lord's cricket ground
RX Architects were invited by Kingspan, a sponsor of the T20 Blast cricket series to watch Middlesex vs Surrey at Lord's cricket ground. We were joined by Myriad Construction and members of the Kingspan team at a packed out Lord's ground. We had a tour of the prestigious Pavilion and the new contemporary wing before the match got underway. Middlesex went on to win by 64 runs. The match was a thoroughly enjoyable experience for all who attended.
Phase 1 of Tillingham Winery Completes
Phase one of Tillingham Winery has completed, which includes the wine production space, bar & restaurant, wine shop, hotel and landscaping.
Tillingham Winery is situated in Peasmarsh off a winding lane, amidst fields with panoramic views across the Tillingham Valley toward the Cinque Port town of Rye. Our client’s vision is to produce fine organic artisan wines. The brief required a creative approach to reuse the existing buildings, draw in the stunning surrounding landscape, and reference the rich heritage of the site.
RX Architects win Sussex Heritage Awards
We're delighted to have received awards at the Sussex Heritage Awards ceremony. Our Watcombe Cottage and The Suttons houses received recognition. Watcombe Cottage, a highly sustainable timber framed and timber cladded dwelling, located next to Flatropers Wood Nature reserve completed at the end of December 2018. The Suttons, a new build three storey beach house based at Camber Sands completed in Summer 2018.
The Suttons, Shortlisted for Sunday Times British Homes Awards
We're delighted that ''The Suttons'', a beach house in Camber, East Sussex has been shorlisted as one of the final six homes for The Sunday Times British Homes Awards.The ceremony will take place on the 19th of September 2019.
To read more about the project click the link below.
Grist Mill submited for plannning
Planning has been submitted for a mixed use development at Gristmall along the embankment of River Brede in Rye. The scheme involves the design of an open commercial space at ground floor level and apartments at first floor level. Large fenestration provide views of the waterway and the town of Rye.
Proposed materials include black brick at ground floor level, natural timber cladding and dark seamed zinc panelling for the roof.
Cross Channel Paddle
In July 2019 Derek Rankin and Simon Pack completed the cross channel paddle to raise money for the Marine Conservation Society. The paddle started from Dungeness Point before sunrise and ended in Bolulogne, France within 7 hours.
The Marine Conservation Society helps to protect and raise awareness of our coastline and to tackle plastic pollution in the sea. To find out more and how to donate please visit the following link https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/derekandsimonpaddle
RX Dover scheme features in lastest edition of Riba Journal
RX & Appledore Parish Council Host public consultation on masterplan scheme
RXA along side Appledore Parish council will be hosting 3 open events for members of the public to view the new proposals for the village in Appledore, Kent. The plans include the construction of 12 new houses, 4 of which will be affordable houses and all will be made available as as a first option to local families.
The open days will be held on April 14th, 15thand 17th in the Village hall
Winchelsea Beachfront Development Completes
Our latest beachfront development has now completed. The office spent time checking out the finished three storey houses on a sunny and warm February morning at Winchelsea beach. Each dwelling has been built out of a timber and steel structure with Wienerberger bricks at ground level and clad with charred timber boards at first and second floors. The terraces provide outstanding views across the shingle beach.
We have recently submitted planning permission for a further three beach houses on the adjacent plot.
Suttons Beach House Featured on Archdaily
Great to see our beach house project feature on ArchDaily,
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