A Sense of Arrival

We have been developing ideas around how to create a sense of arrival for a popular visitor attraction recently and it’s been a hugely  interesting process… Here is a developmental sketch image that starts to look at scale, visibility and degrees of enclosure.

Doneraile Street, London

Understanding the sun’s path over a given site and considering how best to draw daylight into spaces and offer views out is an abiding  pleasure in the design process! Here is Sam’s photo from his visit earlier this week to our Doneraile Street House project providing a great example of both.

National Gallery

3|10 Studio are currently working with the National Gallery in London as part of their NG 200 anniversary works programme. Jayson’s view from his site desk last week was rather spectacular..

Howell’s School Nearing Completion in Cardiff

Nearly two years in the works but the extensive external renewal of the Grade 2* Listed Howell’s School in Cardiff is finally coming to a close and looking very well indeed. Sincere thanks to principal contractors Eden London, Vaultstone Masonry, Camilleri Roofing and MDP Heritage Plastering, for their exceptional expertise.  

East Street On Site

Preliminary works have begun on site at the Studio’s mixed use development on East Street in Bristol, a hop skip and jump from the 3|10’s offices! Exciting plans are afoot including a new home for the wonderful Bedminster Pharmacy. 

Work in Progress

A simple point of arrival to a family home that visually connects the person arriving to the living space and right through the house to the garden beyond also. The old stone arch that can be seen over the opening was dug up on site when the foundations were being excavated and was thought too nice not to incorporate somehow!

Midland Road Housing

3|10 Studio’s Designs for a 71 Unit, 100% Affordable Housing Competition on Midland Road, Bristol. The scheme seeks to wrap the units around a shared landscape that has a large childrens playspace at its centre, a community space that opens onto this playspace and wide access decks that encourage neighbourliness. The tall volumes were pulled away from the existing residential neighbours to be a good neighbour and avoid blocking out their light ! 

A Handsome Handrail Extension

A rather special project for the Wellcome Collection Gallery in London to ensure that the staircase within their historic building complied with modern standards. The extension to the existing brass handrail has no permanent fixings into the historic fabric and the whole installation, in steel and brass, is entirely removable without leaving a trace.  

A Flint Stone Wall in a Green Belt

Nice to visit site of 310 Studio’s wholesale remodelling of Hanham Lock Cottage on the River Avon and see the flint block wall of the South Side extension taking shape. The principal contractor can be seen inspecting the works to the right of the photo! 

Everything’s big in Texas

It was hugely rewarding to visit the site of 3|10 Studio’s recently completed Lake House at Cedar Creek Lake, just south of Dallas, Texas. Our thanks to our extraordinary clients and Hosts, Chris and Chrissy, and our immeasurably talented photographer Conor Doherty (@conordohertyphoto)

Brightbow Workspace Photoshoot

We had the wonderful Pete Helme in last week to shoot 310 studio’s new office’s at Brightbow Workspace in Bristol - a few details of our lovely handrail below and more to follow on the project page soon!  hat’s off to Madden and Rose Contractors and Mark Wilson Metalwork.

Dallas Lake House

310 Studio’s Lakehouse at Cedar Creek Lake, just south of Dallas, Texas is nearing completion on site - very exciting to see the site photos and looking forward to the next visit! 

A Bespoke Bookshelf for a Library

310 Studio were comissioned to find a solution to protect the void beneath an existing stair at the Wellcome Gallery Library. The chalenge was to avoid ‘filling in’ the space below the stair thereby losing the stairs perceived lightness. It all worked out rather well!

Wellcome Collection Gallery

The Studio’s carefully-crafted, bespoke handrail extensions for the Wellcome Collection Gallery have completed ensuring that the historic staircase is compliant with modern safety regulations without compromising its character and beauty. The entire installation, manufactured by West Country Blacksmiths, relies on bespoke clamping mechanisms and no mechanical fixings into the sensitive existing stonework. 

Bespoke Handrail Samples Approved

Impact Testing of the existing fixtures has taken place at the Wellcome Collection Gallery to ensure that 310 Studio’s proposed handrail extensions are technically achievable - thankfully the proposals passed with flying colours! 

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