Studio BAM! Is a design firm that was established in 2015 by Tom Boroweicki and Rocky Marchant. It is a Peckham based practice working in architecture, furniture, and product design. The studio firmly believes that good design is an agent of positive change and has an enthusiasm for projects with a social agenda. To achieve this the studio engages the client, their interests and accordingly emphasizes honest use of material with precise craftsmanship.
1. Lutwyche Road, Forest Hill, London:
A ‘gap’ home created in a Victorian end-of-terrace garden adjacent to the owner’s house was designed as a light-filled house, with a glass-sided internal courtyard. A skinny house clad in charred cheddar is a dynamic box designed with a sense of warmth to it. The extension included a new kitchen and dining room, along with WC and utility space in the room below. The diverse use of material helps bring out the intimacy and the feel of the space. A quasi-industrial aesthetic look was given to the creation by the use of precise quality lighting. This infill house uses natural material enabling one to access the visually-pleasing panoramic views.
2. Shepherd House, London:
The side and rear extension to the Shepherd’s House were made to add a garden room/office space and a sun terrace, along with the reorganization of the kitchen, utility space, etc. The extension was a somewhat semi-detached space matching the existing language of the design to merge in with the existing fabric.
3. Cardross Street, Hammersmith, London:
This project included the refurbishment of a narrow three-story house along with the construction of a new wooden U-shaped staircase. The staircase constructed formed a space of intimacy within the house using natural light gushing in as rays from the skylight above the stairwell. The wooden staircase is further connected with the wall using tongue and groove joinery with missing riser.
4. Perry Vale, Forest Hill, London:
This interior refurbishment project included a lot of reorganization of spaces to maximize its purpose and utilization thereby transforming the feel and visual aspects of the space as well as increasing its efficiency. Using concrete tile for flooring thereby reducing cost and time and also helping residents avoid cold feet in the morning, Crittall style doors and windows in kitchen space, etc tricks were used to maximize usage and provide a comfortable living.
5. East Dulwich
Another extension and internal reconfiguration project to a terraced house with SE5 architects. This reorganization of existing property brought a new outlook to the house and allowed for more generous living accommodation, with an increase in in-between and circulation spaces. It also allowed for the entrance of maximum natural light within the house making it calm and lively at the same time.
6. Nunhead Grove:
Studio BAM! Was involved in a minor extension and internal reconfiguration of the terraced cottage. The reorganization offered a better kitchen and dining space with the provision of a new shower room as well. A compact space in which every inch was detailed to bring out the essence of the liveliness of the cottage and associate with a relaxing environment with the garden area just outside.
7. Forest Hill, Extension Project:
This terraced house project included an extension of small dining space with a reorganized kitchen, WC, and utility space. Partially including the existing side passage in the extension, it accommodates a courtyard garden, kitchen, and dining space.
8. East Dulwich, Refurbishment Project:
To maximize the efficiency of the internal organization and usage of the design the terraced house was refurbished. It included reorganization and modernization of the ground structure of the property. One of the solutions to increase efficiency and purpose of the place by adding a personal touch to the approach was the incorporation of a continuous wall of joinery designed to reflect the interests of the client and also ease the movement pattern by increasing the new routes to the plan.
9. Dulwich Village, Extension Project:
Another extension project that included an open courtyard space along with a dining and kitchen facility. This semi-public space within the house brings in the maximum amount of light by using a glass curtain-wall system.
10. Gipsy Hill, New House:
An unbuilt project, this infill house is located on a challenging backland site. The design is a compact three-bedroom house. Ample entrance of natural light and good views are the driving factors of the design. The basement of the house is designed not only as a dull dingy space but one with enough natural light entering through two light wells and split levels, thus creating a comfortable environment for functions other than storage.
11. Peckham Rye, Extension Project:
An extension project with an internal reorganization to the larger detached part of the existing house allowed for more efficient and satisfying accommodation. The extended space allowed for a garden space with a breakfast facility.
12. Westminster House Youth Club, Nunhead:
An unbuilt project, designed on the land owned by youth charity. The design consists of three flats, 2BHK each. To the rear of the site, these residential units are being built for the rental market to subsidize the running cost of the charity.
13. Catford, Extension Project:
The project involves a spacious rear extension of the existing house, loft conversion, and reorganization of a semi-detached house with a conservation area. The design proposal incorporates a generously planted light-well with good access to natural light to all parts of the house. The project includes an exposed timber superstructure and a large format glazing framing views to the rear garden.
14. Clapham, Refurbishment:
This refurbishment project included the redesign of the shower space. The interior of the shower space designed gave importance to every inch of the detail, thereby adding a luxurious and fresh feel to it.
15. Clerkenwell Design Week Installation:
Studio BAM! Contributed to a public installation titled ‘behind closed doors’, a 3.2m high, miniature streetscape installation. The installation includes small doors, as inspired by the Dutch home of Hawkwood, these doors reveal a series of miniature interiors inspired by various architects, demonstrating that any interior, any décor is an open door for creative inspiration. Studio BAM! Contributed to one such room design.