Carisbrooke in Grand Designs Eco-builds Feature

August 21, 2018

Great to see Carisbrooke featured in September's issue of Grand Designs Magazine in a feature looking at 'innovative eco projects'. See more on the project here

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Permission Granted for Contemporary Home in AONB

July 5, 2018

Planning permission has been granted for this replacement dwelling on the outskirts of Bath. The new, single-storey home is decidedly contemporary in its conception, and we are always pleased when a local authority appreciates the benefits that carefully-considered, contemporary design can bring to Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Now to work up the Technical Design package so we can get this home built! 

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Local winners up for regional award

May 21, 2018

After both winning local LABC Awards, Hayesbrow has joined Carisbrooke on the shortlist for the LABC Southwest Awards for 2018. It sits in the 'Best Extension or Alteration' category alongside Carisbrooke in the 'Best New Home category'.

We like to think our commitment to quality design is worth it at any scale of project - it therefore means a lot that Hayesbrow, an extension and refurbishment project, has received recognition alongside our new house projects such as Carisbrooke. Fingers crossed for the awards night in July!     

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Carisbrooke shortlisted for Best Individual New Home

May 11, 2018

Fresh after winning a B&NES LABC Award for Building Quality, Carisbrooke is now a finalist for the 'West of England LABC Building Excellence Awards 2018' in the category of 'Best Individual New Home'. Winner to be announced on 13th July. See more about this canal-side, contemporary, new build home here.

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Carisbrooke Wins LABC Award

April 20, 2018

We are happy to announce that Carisbrooke has won the Bath & North East Somerset Council Building Control Award in the 'Building Quality' category. Good to see the combined efforts of CaSA and Donovan Construction getting some recognition for this contemporary new house on the outskirts of Bath. 

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Good Start to 2018 | Broomwood Granted Planning

January 3, 2018

Planning permission has been granted for this extension and refurbishment project within the conservation area of Bath. The proposal transforms an aging 1960s property; providing additional bedrooms and living space as well as thermally upgrading and re-cladding the exterior walls and roof. Overall it remodels the existing house to create a sustainable, contemporary home suited to 21st Century living, all within the historic city of Bath. 

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Merry Christmas from the CaSA Team

December 18, 2017

2017 has been a busy year for CaSA with a number of exciting projects on site and a couple of new additions to the team. This new house in Gloucestershire is experiencing the best of the recent Christmas weather and making us even more enthused about what is to come in 2018. For more info on in the project click here.

From the whole team at CaSA, we wish our friends and collaborators a Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year!

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CaSA turns 10!

June 23, 2017

2017 marks a milestone for CaSA Architects as we celebrate our 10th Anniversary!  We greeted our longstanding and new clients at one of our most recent houses in Bath, Carisbrooke, which sits in the idyllic location alongside the Avon and Kennet Canal.

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Grand Designs London 2017

April 17, 2017

Grand Designs London 2017 runs from 29 April – 7 May at Excel

Look out for CaSA Architects at Grand Designs London this year. Do pop by the stand (B105) and say hello.

Turn left as soon you enter the Grand Build section. You’ll find us four stands down on the left opposite ID Systems.

We’d love to see you.

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New spring exhibition

April 5, 2017

The Architecture Centre’s new spring exhibition is about to start, featuring 20 shortlisted projects from The AJ Small Projects Awards.

"The AJ Small Projects Awards, launched in 1996, celebrate completed projects with a contract value of £250,000 and under. It recognises smaller schemes that have been completed by a UK-based architect either in the UK or abroad."

Exhibition runs  from  5 April to 14 May 2017

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A date for your diary

March 29, 2017

Come and join us in Queen Square for “possibly the best summer event in Bath”… Bath Boules.

The CaSA team will be playing on Saturday 10th June (exact time to be confirmed in May).  We’d love to see you there to cheer us on. Bring the kids, it’s a real family event.

There will be plenty of stalls selling food and drink, and of course we’ll be providing the entertainment! It’s also a fun way of raising money for worthy local causes. The event raised a staggering £41,424.58 in 2016 thanks to the generosity of Sponsors and partners. 

See you there.

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Delighted clients move in

March 15, 2017

Carisbrooke has been a joy to design. Sitting on the edge of the breathtakingly beautiful Kennet and Avon Canal just on the fringes of Bath, this brand new 365sqm house is an excellent example of great contemporary architecture that works hard in a sustainable way - something that every architect at CaSA is passionate about. 

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‘Client of the Year'

February 23, 2017

Architecture is all about people; the end user; the changed lives. No one understands that more than our clients.

We are thrilled that this year's BD Architect of the Year Awards (AYA)have included a new category; 'Client of the Year'. We were extremely keen to enter our very deserving clients The Lantern Community and pleased to announce they have made the shortlist.

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AJ Small Projects Awards 2017

February 6, 2017

You can 'hardly see the wood for the trees', and rightly so... never has an agricultural storage building had to be so discrete and sit so lightly on the ground. It's not often you have to resort to an air spade to excavate a plot.

Find out here why we felt it merits an award...

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A UK First

January 30, 2017

CaSA’s stunning NPPF 55 passive house project, The Lighthouse, has opted for using a Batimet window system, making The Lighthouse the first residential project in the UK to use this high-quality wood-aluminium window system made and designed in Germany.

These frames offer excellent passive house credentials together with a flexible design that can be incorporated effectively into this elegant and minimal architecture. Not all passive house windows can offer this at such a competitive price. We look forward to seeing the results in the months to come.

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The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes : BBC 2 : 9.00pm : Friday 6th-27th January

January 11, 2017

A new 4-part series began last week on BBC2 and is definitely worth a watch. ‘The World's Most Extraordinary Homes’ is a chance to take a rare look inside some truly extraordinary homes built in mountain, forest, coast and underground locations around the world.

Just finding out how they did it is worth tuning in for. It’s not every day you need to use a helicopter to build a house.

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A truly magical place

November 25, 2016

Four finalists have been announced for the recent live competition being run by Colander Associates Ltd. We entered the competition (yes the cartoon was part of it) because the brief seemed like such a worthwhile one - to design a light, spacious and barrier-free home for the Taussig family and their two children, Theo and Oskar, who both suffer from Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

We look forward to watching the design unfold in the months to come and wish everyone the very best of luck in coming up with “a magical place with a wonderful garden that will nurture the boys' hearts and spirits in spite of their life-limiting disease”.

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Rothschild’s grotto (…and a lovely pub!)

October 24, 2016

This month the CaSA team made time to visit The Flint House and Windmill Hill on the Rothschild’s family estate at Waddesdon Manor, in Buckinghamshire.

The Flint House, designed by architect Charlotte Skene Catling, is famed for winning the RIBA House of the Year award 2015.  To get a real flavour for this magical and truly unique piece of architecture from your armchair, try reading The Guardian’s article from July 2015.

The Hundred pub was pretty exceptional too – delicious food, tasteful surroundings and of course fabulous company. 

An inspiring day all round.

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