Contemporary Architecture

Modernism at Dartington

Atkinson Architects is delighted to have received listed building and planning approvals for the renovation of a Modernist landmark at the Dartington Estate. Full client go-ahead for the repair and renovation of a 1930’s iconic dwelling designed by Robert Hening – collaborator with William Lescaze, who between them created Hill House and the group of […]

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Lifetime Materiality and Detailing

Atkinson Architects pursuit of the finest quality detailing seen here on some of our completed projects – for both new build and conservation repair. Working closely with specialist craftsmen and following Historic England technical guidance on how to work with traditional materials. Our hands-on approach means that our buildings improve with age and maximise lifespans.

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conservation repair,tehnical guidance

New Low Energy Contemporary Houses

Atkinson Architects have several projects for new bespoke houses at different stages of the RIBA Plan of Work. Some at concept design and planning stage, others under construction on site. All our jobs have two underlying themes: Firstly, to create a contextual, contemporary dwelling suited to the South West climate throughout Devon and Cornwall. Wet,

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Atkinson Architects Low Energy House Devon Conrwall Crop

Contemporary Low Energy Homes in Devon AONB

Atkinson Architects have recently secured planning approvals for new Eco-Friendly family homes in The Tamar Valley AONB (Calstock) and The South Devon AONB (Totnes). Both jobs are progressing towards construction in the Summer with private clients who are committed to minimising their carbon footprint and energy use. A core value is our approach to sustainable

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New Low Energy House Totnes Devon

Timber Building Design

A selection of Atkinson Architects ongoing projects and completed buildings using timber. Structural frame design with various types of hardwood cladding to create contemporary architecture that sits well alongside historic buildings. The use of structural timber such as – oak, douglas fir and glu-lam frames, provides a low impact modern form of construction with great

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Timber Building Design,Oak,douglas fir,glu-lam frames,contemporary,historic buildings

Steps & Staircase Design

A selection of our recently completed projects focussing on different types of steps. Always a great design opportunity, ranging from contemporary, minimalist through to traditional joinery and metalwork. Whether they are external garden steps or internal staircase, our emphasis will always be on high-quality materials and exquisite detailing. The projects shown here include Plymouth limestone,

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Georgian stairs looking down

Listed building conservation with contemporary development

From January 2021 Atkinson Architects will be progressing on-site with a number of existing properties that are listed buildings in Devon and Cornwall. We are carefully restoring and adding new contemporary architecture – these include a Scheduled Ancient Monument, lock-keepers cottage on the banks of the River Tavy, a farm in Launceston with medieval origins,

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Architects illustration of extension
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