Leicester College of Motor Vehicle Engineering
The project is construction of a new teaching facility for Motor Vehicle Engineering for Leicester College. The construction is steel frame with insulated roof and walls cladding. Challenges are building on fill ground with mains sewers crossing the site.
Moss Architecture Interiors Ltd
The Quest is a replacement dwelling in Swanage. The site is heavily wooded and enjoys a beautiful southerly aspect with a view over the Durlston Country Park.
The sloping site, with protected mature trees, very much dictated the positioning of the dwelling. Access is via the front of the property so we made use of a retaining wall which is faced in local Purbeck stone to define different levels and visually mask the vehicular route thus maintaining a clear view from the living spaces across the valley. The single storey house cantilevers over the retaining wall to deal with the level changes and views. The large cantilever has been achieved through two concrete planes: the floor and roof acting together like a space beam. The concrete structure is then in-filled with simple timber dry-lining, leaving the concrete frame visible externally.
Wind Tunnel, University of Southampton
Wind Tunnel – University of Southampton
Designed by Studio Four Architects Ltd – The R.J.Mitchell wind tunnel is the largest wind tunnel in the UK University sector, built from timber and dating back to the 1920’s, originally donated to the University from Farnborough. The facility is used by many outside organisations and ventures as well as the students including America’s Cup yachts, British Olympic athletes, Cycling and Formula 1 customers.
The 2 storey extension to the facility provides a new entrance, viewing gallery onto the running bed and better welfare facilities. The project was completed at the end of 2013, and opened by Chris Boardman MBE