Luxury house architecture is not about quantity, or cost. It’s not gold-plated taps or a TV in every room. That’s a high-end hotel. To us, a residential home should be designed for living. Luxury means using quality materials to create beautiful yet functional buildings. It’s equally important to us to use quality sustainable materials too.
Luxury means creating light and space. We often talk about the ‘luxury of space’ because creating the right space to live in, work in, raise our families in and to grow old in together is key to our happiness. Architects often talk about inspiring, innovative architectural designs, but what we find inspiring is your space and your ideas.
What makes us different at Ashleigh Clarke is that we believe that the secret of great architectural design is simply understanding the client inside out.
It’s your aspirations for your home that are our inspiration. Often, the solution to a tricky design challenge is cracked by our clients themselves. If you listen to peoples’ ideas and give them time to absorb the challenge and think about things, they may well kickstart the solution. Which is why our approach is highly collaborative and our costings 100% transparent right from the start.
Most clients come with a clear vision of what they want, from a new build to a home office extension. And why they want it.
Sometimes however, it’s harder to visualise your idea in 3 dimensions. The second secret to great architecture design is the ability to think in 4 dimensions, not just 3. Height, depth and time. Time changes everything. Spaces change with what time of day it is, or which season it is.
A perfect architectural design works in all 4 dimensions.
Ashleigh Clarke Architects was involved in the early concept and detailed design stages for a planned residential build on a new plot of land. In order to visualise the project, we commissioned rendered images to accompany the architectural drawings and submitted these to the Planning Authority in order to secure permission for an ambitious new contemporary build. Being a Cotswold architectural practice, we understand the planning considerations in the locality and have experience in steering applications through the permissions process. Permission was granted and the land was quickly sold.
As Cotswold-based architects, we specialise in renovations and extensions to Listed Buildings Grades I and II. Many of our projects are either Listed or Heritage sites and we offer expert professional advice on sympathetic, architectural alterations to traditional Cotswold buildings.
Ashleigh Clarke works in close collaboration with The Heritage Advisory and is committed to responsible architectural design for historic buildings.