Why extend my house? The main benefit of deciding to extend a house in London is that it provides an opportunity…Read more
Work starts on Grade II* Listed Building
Work has started onsite with the refurbishment and alteration of a Grade II* listed building originally design by the Adams Brothers. The building is being fully restored with original features being reinstated along with the new services and high quality finishes for its continued use as an office.
5/6 What makes one extension different from another? Fifth in this series is our ongoing project on the island of Alderney. Found were appointed to carefully restore and extended an existing Georgian House on the island. The property had been unoccupied for several years and its condition was deteriorating with many of its original features requiring repair and refurbishment. Unsympathetic extensions had also been made to the property over the years and these were to be removed. The approach Found have taken to the design is to ensure that both the internal and exterior character of the Georgian House is reinstated in a sensitive and sympathetic manner, while any new extensions are clean, contemporary and complementary to the host building and its surroundings. The choice of materials is a key element of the design which has been informed by the study of the site, surrounding island and weather conditions. The Georgian stucco facade has been repaired and kept as original. The ground floor extension is clad in Portland Stone, Grove Whitbed, the texture of which has been chosen to provide an intermediate texture between the stucco and local stone at basement level which links to the surrounding gardens existing stone walls. . There are many different approaches to adding an extension to a property and how that manifests itself is determined by numerous factors; size and typology of the host building, property location, budget and, most importantly, the client brief. We have carried out numerous projects to extend homes across London, the UK and Europe and while the outcome is often different we always look to respect the existing building and play upon the juxtaposition between old and new. . If you are about to embark on a project and are looking to explore its potential, or obtain some early advice, we offer a free consultation and would be delighted to talk to you
Over the last few years, pop-up shops have been literally popping up all over the UK. This increasingly popular retail…Read more
Works begins on Alderney
Work has begun on the island of Alderney to extensively refurbish the historic interior and exterior of an existing Georgian House while also adding a new contemporary extension that replaces the previous unsympathetic additions.
4/6 What makes one extension different from another? Fourth in this series is our Brecon Beacons project. Working closely with the client the extension has been planned to complement the existing cottage while also providing specific framed views of the surrounding countryside that enhances the client’s relationship with the landscape. So as not to completely cover the rear elevation of the cottage the extension has been broken into two blocks; the block to the west extends the existing living space and provides views of the sunset, the block to the east contains storage, utility and the master suite. The master suite has a view to hills and sun rise in the east and a view north over the Wye valley. The space between the two blocks contains a glass link, allowing you to read the rear elevation of the cottage, and a courtyard that is protected from the prevailing westerly wind to create a sheltered sun trap. The cladding to the extension is larch stained grey to match the welsh slate roof of the cottage. The choice of timber as the cladding is in response to cladding seen on agricultural barns in the area and provides a contemporary contrast to the existing white painted stone of the cottage. . There are many different approaches to adding an extension to a property and how that manifests itself is determined by numerous factors; size and typology of the host building, property location, budget and, most importantly, the client brief. We have carried out numerous projects to extend homes across London, the UK and Europe and while the outcome is often different we always look to respect the existing building and play upon the juxtaposition between old and new. . If you are about to embark on a project and are looking to explore its potential, or obtain some early advice, we offer a free consultation and would be delighted to talk to you
Pop-up retail, otherwise known as temporary retail or flash retail, is an increasingly popular phenomenon in the UK and beyond.…Read more
Found. granted planning consent within Brecon Beacons National Park
Found are delighted to have been granted planning consent for the extension to an existing farmers cottage within the Brecon Beacons National Park allowing the property to meet the needs of the clients growing family.
3/6 What makes one extension different from another? Third in this series is our Chiswick project. Unsympathetic additions to the back of this Edwardian property had been added over time and these were removed and replaced with a single storey extension that wraps around the villa. Cleary delineating the transition from the existing villa to the new extension was achieved by the introduction of a skylight that physically separates the two entities. The villa has been beautifully restored to provide reception, bedroom and bathrooms space while the contemporary, open plan extension hosts family living space, including the kitchen, and has become the new hub of the home. . There are many different approaches to adding an extension to a property and how that manifests itself is determined by numerous factors; size and typology of the host building, property location, budget and, most importantly, the client brief. We have carried out numerous projects to extend homes across London, the UK and Europe and while the outcome is often different we always look to respect the existing building and play upon the juxtaposition between old and new. . If you are about to embark on a project and are looking to explore its potential, or obtain some early advice, we offer a free consultation and would be delighted to talk to you
What’s the most important aspect of a successful working environment? While many elements contribute to a great team dynamic, trust…Read more
Ride to MIPIM
Company Directors Kieran Morgan and Rhona Waugh will be attending MIPIM this year, if you’d like to meet please contact [email protected]
Kieran will be undertaking the gruelling cycle to MIPIM this year with Club Peloton raising money for Coram Children’s Charity. If you’d like to sponsor Kieran click Here
2/6 What makes one extension different from another? Second in this series is our ongoing project in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France. The client asked us to create “a bold, modern and minimalist addition to this old farm in order to create a centre and gathering place with views. It should completely change the house and contrast with its old parts but at the same time be part of the wild environment of the nearby forest”. Our response was to create two storey extension which harnessed the far-reaching views and provided the central gathering space that the family required. The first floor of the extension is wrapped in expanded copper mesh that, as well as helping control the temperature throughout the year, ties the extension to the old farms terracotta roof tiles. The ground floor extension is built in the local stone of the existing house allowing the copper on the first floor to be the most prominent feature. . There are many different approaches to adding an extension to a property and how that manifests itself is determined by numerous factors; size and typology of the host building, property location, budget and, most importantly, the client brief. We have carried out numerous projects to extend homes across London, the UK and Europe and while the outcome is often different we always look to respect the existing building and play upon the juxtaposition between old and new. . If you are about to embark on a project and are looking to explore its potential, or obtain some early advice, we offer a free consultation and would be delighted to talk to you
Fundamentally, the property industry is about designing and creating beautiful, comfortable and functional places for people to live and work.…Read more
Found named Honoree in Interior Design 2017 Awards
Found Associates was named an Honoree in Interior Design’s 12th annual Best of Year Awards announced on the 2nd December 2017 for its Saks Fifth Avenue Brookfield Place store in downtown Manhattan, New York
1/6 What makes one extension different from another? First in this series is our Cotswold project. Having a contemporary interpretation of the stone that defines architecture in the area was key to this project and, this is most apparent in the external treatment. A much subtler reference though is in the polished concrete floor, fair faced concrete walls and ceiling. Great care was taken to ensure that the concrete retained the warmth and luminosity associated with the stone and this attention to detail played a big part in this project winning an regional award. There are many different approaches to adding an extension to a property and how that manifests itself is determined by numerous factors; size and typology of the host building, property location, budget and, most importantly, the client brief. We have carried out numerous projects to extend homes across London, the UK and Europe and while the outcome is often different we always look to respect the existing building and play upon the juxtaposition between old and new
What is a Pop Up Shop? Pop up shops, a trend started in LA in the 1990’s show no signs…Read more
Richard Found talks at The FCD Unconference
On June 16th 2017 at The Fashion Culture Design Unconference in New York City, Richard Found joined Ian Schrager on a panel, as he opened his new hotel Public, to discuss whether exclusivity was dead.
We’re delighted to have been added to the @aucoot design directory
Found. at FT Luxury Summit
We are attending the FT Luxury Summit 2017 in Lisbon this week to discuss craftsmanship, manufacture and the markets of the future – the explosion of experiential luxury and where brands are investing.
@appearherehq with @get_repost with @couriermedia where we showcased our new collaboration with @foundassociates alongside some of our favourite makers and creatives in London. 👋 @punchydrinks @karmacolauk @goodandpropertea @uglydrinks @thecurators_jerky @mallowandmarsh @pollenandgrace @Im_Ohne @mdmflow @lihabeauty @discipleskincare @anatomehealth @desmondanddempsey @polkapants_ @Arkitaip @dawsondenim @ishkarartisans @earlofeastlondon @patchplants @cocoarunners
Condé Nast International Luxury Conference
Found. attended the third Condé Nast International Luxury Conference in Muscat, Oman on 5-6th April 2017, where attendees explored how new wealth and untapped markets are the next great source of growth .
@appearherehq with @get_repost ・・・ Our furniture collection is designed with quick and easy assembly in mind. Forget about flatpack Ikea nightmares, each piece from our core collection can be assembled in minutes: no tools, nuts or bolts required. Head over to appearhere.co.uk/foundxappearhere to find out more 👈 @foundassociates
Found. completes first wave for Grainger plc
Working closely with Grainger plc, Found Associates has completed the full design and renovation of four Grade II Listed residential properties in Chelsea, London. Planning consent has been granted for a further 4 properties.
We’re always on the same page in the office but this is exceptional retail
Found. at MIPIM 2017
Kieran Morgan, Design Director at Found Associates, will be putting down his pen and making the short hop to Cannes for MIPIM from 14-17 March 2017. If you would like to arrange a meeting and catch up please do not hesitate to get in touch here.
@appearherehq with @get_repost on the Found x Appear Here photoshoot. Find out more about renting furniture for your store at appearhere.co.uk/foundxappearhere @foundassociates foundassociates.com
Architect’s Choice talks to Richard Found
Jade Tilley of Architect’s Choice talks to Richard Found about what the expansion of internet research for architecture means, the immersive design practices employed for Saks Fifth Avenue and what he might be doing if not working in architecture and interior design. Read article here.
@imaginary with @get_repost ・・・ Let’s say you’ve booked the perfect retail space to open your pop-up shop thanks to @AppearHereHQ and @foundassociates Now how do you build it out of thin air? is the answer. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With Additions, an Appear Here Concierge will source the best services for your store: staffing, point of sale, even plants! And the Found x Appear Here (rentable!) furniture collection (simulated above) eliminates the need to buy and waste expensive furniture. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When innovators continue to innovate, the sky’s the limit. @RossABailey continues to make a pop-up one-stop shop @FoundAssociates @AirtaskerUK @SquareUK @PatchPlants @Wannerstedt
Richard Found speaks at BoF VOICES
Richard speaking on a panel about “The Store of the Future” at The Business of Fashion presents VOICES 2016 event held 1-3 December in Oxfordshire. The event brought together senior figures from the fashion industry with entrepreneurs who are shaping the wider world to discuss the fashion and luxury business. Read more about Voices.
Creating our very own on the island as the extensive work at our residential project continues
Alsterhaus department store Phase one opens
The opening of the new Luxury Hall last week, marked the end of the first conversion stage of the iconic Alsterhaus Department Store in Hamburg and completion of the first phase of Found’s retail design remit. Found’s design concept took inspiration from the climate, architecture and lake front setting of Hamburg.
A massive thank you to @jellison22 at the FT for writing this article on our collaboration with Appear Here, the leading market place for short-term rental. Found have designed a collection of furniture that you can rent on a weekly/monthly basis for retail spaces. @foundassociates @appearherehq 📷angela moore
Richard Found talks to The Resident
Mark Kebble talks to Richard Found for The Resident’s December 2016 issue (print copy out this week) about Found’s most recent retail project in lower Manhattan, New York for Saks Fifth Avenue and his approach to working on residential projects underway across the globe.
Some exciting news about this project…coming soon @appearherehq 📷 Angela Moore
Found undertakes programme for Grainger plc
The current programme sees the refurbishment and extension of seven Grade II listed freehold properties within the Chelsea Conservation Area of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The Ovington Street properties were bought as part of the larger Chelsea Portfolio of 61 freehold houses acquired by Grainger plc in 2014.
Bathroom inspiration taken from our Cotswold project
City A.M. – My Inspiration
Award-winning designer Richard Found talks to Steve Dinneen, the Editor of City A.M’s Life & Style section, about his unlikely love affair with the chaos and colour in the paintings of Barry Reigate. Richard talks about the overlap between his professional life, which involves a lot of retail design and art.
Illuminating evening with a couple of our favourites
Saks Fifth Avenue opens Downtown store
Luxury department store Saks Fifth Avenue has opened close to the World Trade Center site in New York, designed by London architecture and interior design studio Found. The 85,000-square-foot store invited customers through its doors for the first time during New York Fashion Week on the 9th September 2016. See images here.
Poured terrazzo floor for our Grade II* project that’s currently onsite
Richard Found on Design & Retail Projects
WWD sat down with Richard Found, Director and Founder of London-based architecture and interior design design practice, Found Associates, to talk about his latest projects designing Saks Fifth Avenue in Brookfield Place and the redesign of photographer Mario Testino’s London offices. For more information on Found’s retail clients see here.
It’s today so we’ve looked back through our portfolio to find the project with the most stunning views of the worlds oceans. We settled on this one in South Africa, with its spectacular views over the point where the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet and the chance to catch rare sightings of southern right and humpback whales it was an easy winner
Saturday Times – Interiors: our secret house
Carolyn Asome of the Saturday Times talks to Richard Found about his contemporary extension to a period Cottage in the Cotswolds. When he was told he could not demolish the gamekeeper’s cottage on his Cotswolds land, he simply built a modernist extension to blend seamlessly with the surroundings (Photo by Romas Foord). Read article here.
Stripped Out 🔨 🏗 Work is well under way at our residential project on Alderney
Private villa project in Corsica
Found has designed a new build concept for a private villa that maximises the potential for outdoor living. A cluster of small buildings are arranged around the pool, with the terraces incorporating the spectacular Mediterranean views and two large pavilions housing living spaces and a master suite, with the glazed elevations opening onto the landscape.
In progress design for a holiday home in France
MarioTestino+ appoints Found
MarioTestino+ has appointed Found to oversee the redesign of its studio and offices, situated in a striking black warehouse building in West London. Found has been commissioned to reshape the workspaces, studios and courtyard: styling the interiors and creating bespoke furniture pieces alongside managing all architectural elements of the scheme.
Looking forward to the bank holiday weekend ☀️ and hopefully spending it, with a drink in hand, in a garden much like the one we completed in Chelsea . . . 📷 @rafal_klos
Found appointed by Alsterhaus store
Found has been appointed by the KaDeWe Group to redesign departments at their Alsterhaus Store in Hamburg. The store is being fully refurbished in phases over the next five years. Found’s new Access to Luxury department creates a serviced boutique environment and will open in Autumn 2016. The beauty department with bespoke fragrance library will open in 2017.
Our favourite new (old) material we found in Milan this year: “Silipol was invented in the Fifties. It was then a new product with a revolutionary destiny: a material obtained from an almost magical combination of marble, granite and cement powders, whose diffusion and wide use for both industrial and residential purposes, in the following decades, earned the company an undeniable success
Saturday Telegraph – “Don’t Move, improve”
Richard Found talks to Isabelle Fraser of the Saturday Telegraph about how to add a creative extension to a period home, with Found Associates’ RIBA award-winning new build and extension to a cottage in the Cotswolds and a contemporary extension in Chiswick, West London. Read article here.
Our colleague @halina @ask_the_hoff is representing Found at showing us what we’re missing this year
New build residential project in Derbyshire
Found have been appointed for a 6,000 sq.ft new build residential property in the picturesque setting of Derbyshire. The 1.6 acre site with lush gardens, banks onto the Trent and Mersey Canal and has far reaching views towards the River Trent. We are currently developing the design and exploring material solutions and the contextual setting within the surrounding landscape.
Feeling like spring now
Dreaming of spending the Easter weekend at the Corsican villa we’ve been working on recently
Thanks to our friends at @opumo and @thegentsjournal for featuring our work this week . . . 📷 @huftonandcrow
Fantastic launch last night for @minotticucinelondon with the wonderful @albertominotti great to have them back in London
Absolutely delighted to have received planning permission today for the extension to a farmers cottage on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park that we have been working on for @finn by @rafal_klos