Based in York and Newcastle, Carve architecture is a practice that creates thoughtful, cleverly detailed designs that are also pleasurable to look at and experience. It specializes in renovation, extensions, and remodeling of property. The practice focuses on modernizing and restoring old buildings, as well as expansion and construction. It also focuses on energy-efficient and context-specific design for clients. The practice was started in 2011; Partners Tim Hatton, Kate Mortland, and David Mortland together have experience in various fields of planning, construction, and development. They also have experience in all aspects of sustainable design, including BREEAM, Code for Sustainable Homes, and Passivhaus.
Below is the list of 15 projects by Carve Architecture:
1. Alpha cottage
Completed in 2016, Alpha cottage is a contemporary extension to a traditional house in Heworth. Made with reclaimed bricks, the project complements the original design while simultaneously adding a character of its own. It links the external spaces to the gardens in an elegant, yet unobtrusive way. In 2017, the project won a York design award in the small extension category.
2. Darnborough Street
Completed in 2012, this design modernized a 19th-century Victorian house by creating a bathroom and kitchen extension. The design added roof space and thermally upgraded the dwelling. The project is beautifully designed with reclaimed brick and zinc. This project won a York design award in 2014.
3. Howard Street
With plenty of storage space and flat, green roofs Howard Street is an extension to a 19th-century property. It has large glass doors and roof windows that allow for plenty of natural light and ventilation. Completed in 2017, this design is located in York and is created by the seamless integration of cuboidal shapes.
4. Kilburn road
An extension and conversion of the loft and kitchen area of a house in York as well as the addition of a music studio/garden office; this is cleverly designed with a contemporary and slightly industrial style. It uses reclaimed timber to clad both the spaces, giving them a similar language. It was completed in 2018.
5. Spring cottage
This charming cottage in Kelfield was remodeled and modernized to create open space for the family and make it more appealing and spacious. The property was reoriented towards the gardens and roof lights installed for natural light. The same materials as the original were used and the project was completed in 2018.
6. Carr Lane
Carve architecture added an extension to the front and the back of a 1930’s property in Acomb. Completed in 2015, the features added were a bedroom, study, and kitchen. Consistent with their style, these additions were spacious and airy with large windows overlooking the garden, sloping ceiling, roof lights, and a balcony.
7. Bradgate Road
This was a rebuilding and landscaping project, after the demolition of a property in Altrincham and redesigning it to suit the space. The newly designed dwelling was traditionally structured, using local materials and efficient utilization of light. It had four bedrooms, a central hallway, and a loft.
8. Moorland Road
This was an extension added to a property in Fulford, the space to eat breakfast as well as a utility room. Both these were created overlooking the garden. The breakfast room was more of a traditional extension while the utility room was made of wood and added a contemporary feel to the place. The ground floor of the property was renovated and glazing was added.
9. Baile Hill Terrace
This kitchen extension in York gives the house plenty of extra light and space. The addition of a parapet wall on the outside completes the look and electrically operated roof windows make space well ventilated with good access to natural light. With its light colors and smooth finish, the kitchen has a clean, spacious look that makes it a delight to experience.
10. The Coach House
Completed in 2012, this project converted an outbuilding into a small accommodation with one bedroom, living room, bathroom, and garage space. The house is well insulated, and the provision of a radiator inside makes it warm and cozy. With a traditional brick exterior and sloping roofs, the house is quiet to look at; while the white interiors flooded with light make it a joy to experience.
11. Huntriss Row
The development of residential flats in a previously unoccupied retail unit; the area was extended to make it similar to the surrounding buildings, and seven flats were added. The design focused on making the accommodations spacious and comfortable, as well as enjoyable to look at.
12. Main Street
Completed in 2017, this project transformed a Victorian house into a modern home with the addition of a bedroom in the loft space. By internally reconfiguring the house, a stylish space was created with an ample amount of space. With vaulted ceilings and roof lights, the bedroom is sleek and generously lit.
13. Isle of Eigg
The project involved the conversion of Stone Byre into living accommodation. The design proposed was a multi-use space, with efficient use of floor area and timber-framed structure. Unfortunately, the project could not be completed due to planning restrictions and the structure remains unbuilt.
14. Huntington Road
Carve Architecture worked along with CG building and restoration to add extensions and interior reconfigurations to a property on Huntington road; this project, single-storey, rear extension, internal reconfiguration, strengthening of a retaining wall, and associated external works. Historic bungalow oak trusses added to the beauty of the space.
15. Master Planning of Tyneside
In partnership with plusUD, Carve architecture has worked on many settlement expansions and strategic master planning specifically on Tyneside; due to their experience in planning, housing development, and construction.