The Plaice team visited Superstructures: The New Architecture 1960 - 1990 exhibition held at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich.

The exhibition marks the 40th anniversary of the opening of the centre and featured developments in Architecture from 1960 - 1990. A wide variety of displays including drawings, paintings, photographs and scale models provided the team with an opportunity to experience the works of Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, Renzo Piano and Nicholas Grimshaw to name a few.

The exhibition runs until 2 September 2018 and you can visit the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts website to find out more.

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AuthorGlen Read
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Yesterday saw the project team and owners of Harefield House along with representatives of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists convene to celebrate the Commended Alan King award for Excellence in Technology.

Plaice and the owners of Harefield House were presented with commemorative plaques from Alex Naraian PCIAT President, along with Kevin Crawford MCIAT Vice President Technical, Francesca Berriman MBE CIAT CEO and Adrian Fleet MCIAT East Anglia Region Secretary.

The presentation was an opportunity for CIAT and the project team to be given a guided tour of the sustainable home, hearing first hand how the owners have settled into the property and how the materials and technology combine to provide a calm and functional family home.

Kevin Crawford MCIAT, Vice-President Technical at CIAT said “I always enjoy visiting our Award winning projects, it is a chance to see the actual building and find out how it is being utilised by the end user. Harefield House is no exception and it is great to see in practice this bespoke, contemporary home created from a prefabricated timber kit. Congratulations once again to Plaice Design.”

Chris Game MCIAT, Co-founder and Director at Plaice said “It really has been the perfect day to invite all who were involved to revisit the home and celebrate the award with the owners, and for them to see their new home being recognised at this level.”

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AuthorChris Game
Categories2018, Awards

We are pleased to announce Emily White and Angus Clogg have joined our team.

Emily joins us as an Architectural and Interior Designer and has gained over 4 years experience working with clients locally, in London and also producing conceptual designs for global companies.

Angus has arrived at Plaice having completed his Masters Degree in Architecture at Oxford Brookes University, having previously worked in a London practice prior to his studies. 

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AuthorGlen Read

Following successfully achieving planning consent for the extension and conversion of Dorincourt Guest House in Felixstowe, Plaice are pleased to have received the commission to develop detailed designs for these new contemporary apartments. The construction works are planned to commence in July 2018 with view to welcoming the first residents in the spring 2019.

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AuthorGlen Read
Categories2018

Planning permission has been granted for new bespoke dwelling located along the cliff top in Felixstowe, Suffolk. The home will enjoy commanding views of the sea with private access down on to the beach.

The project also involves the construction of a new swimming pool, pool house and new landscaped gardens. Plaice are currently progressing detailed designs with a view to constructing the property in the summer.

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AuthorNick Loomes
Categories2018

Works have been progressing well on site to remodel and extend a Victorian property in Woodbridge, Suffolk. 

The building was made watertight, following the install of the feature three meter roof light and slimline sliding pivot doors in the open plan Kitchen area.

The new boundary walls are now complete, enclosing the courtyard space where a new braai is being constructed. Next stages are first fix electrics and plumbing along with commencement of internal finishes.

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The members of the Wickham Market Village Hall New Build Group and Plaice Design carried out a very well attended public consultation with the residents of Wickham Market and surrounding areas to gauge their opinions on the design of their new Village Hall.

The meeting on Saturday 27th January asked residents to give views on two schemes produced by Plaice Design, which varied on whether the Wickham Market archive centre is located on the ground or first floor, the size of the hall’s footprint and available space for car parking.

Margaret Holland Group Chairman said 120 people gave their views. “Generally, they’ve been really impressed by the work that has been done so far. We want to provide a ‘hall for all’ to bring in as many different users as possible. We are trying to improve the facilities to get the bookings back again. And we also want to encourage the artistic side of the village by having display areas with the appropriate lighting.”

Plaice will now assist with the collation of the comments and finalise designs ready to submit for Planning in due course for the proposed £1.6m project.

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AuthorGlen Read
Categories2018

An existing three bedroom dwelling in Ipswich, Suffolk which was refurbished and extended to provide a modern five bedroom family home for its new owners is now complete.

The brief, was to provide a side and rear extension to cater for a new Utility, Study, open plan Living Room and Kitchen to open up and engage with the garden, along with two new first floor Bedrooms and En-suite. The existing dwelling was extensively refurbished to provide a re-modeled Family Bathroom, Dining Room and Sitting Room.

The project also consisted of upgrading the existing timber windows, and installing a striking green roof to the new rear extension.

The scheme was recently acknowledged by Ipswich Borough Council Building Control as an exemplary example of successfully extending a domestic property, and was put forward as an entry to the LABC East Anglia Building Excellence awards.

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AuthorNick Loomes
Categories2018