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Shew Valley Update

We thought we’d share with you a couple of sketches of our Para 134 Shew Valley dwelling located in an Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB). Designed to be located within an existing loose knit settlement this new home would be visually separated by a tree belt that extended down an expansive hillside. On top of…

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Ashdown Forest Para 80 approved

Some great news! The Wealden District Council finally approved, with the signing of a s106 agreement, Hawkes Architecture’s 24th Paragraph 80 dwelling set in a 50 acre site within the High Weald AONB on the edge of the Ashdown Forest. 96% of the 50 acre site is located within the Ashdown Forest 400m exclusion zone….

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Talking Para 80 with Kevin McCloud at Grand Designs Live

We had a great time discussing all aspects of a typical Paragraph 80 journey and want to thank everyone who listened. A special thanks also to my esteemed panelists Daniel Gender-Sherry of Axiom planning, Jonathan Braddick from The Design Review Panel, Mike Davies and of course Kevin Mccloud for sharing your pearls of wisdom. We…

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Join us at Grand Designs Live

⁠Get your tickets for the opening day of Grand Designs Live at NEC Birmingham on Wednesday 6th October where Richard Hawkes RIBA will be chairing a panel to discuss Paragraph 80.⁠ On the panel will be Daniel Gender Sherry of Axiom planning, Jonathan Braddick from The Design Review Panel, Mike Davies of Davies Landscape Architects…

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Para 80 Magnificent Model of Lilley Brook

Take a look at our latest model from TPA model makers catching the sun. This is for a Paragraph 80 house in the Cotswolds. For comparison we also have a development diagram we’re working on, showing how the landscape and architecture respond to and elevate one another. The proposals are still under development and have…

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More Amazing Views

Arriving at our View Point Paragraph 55 house at sunset. The low western sunlight shines through the gap in built forms, illuminating the north elevation and sheltered arrival space. The east elevation shows the gable and pines and continues to impress with its magnificent surroundings. View Point was the first Para 80 house in the…

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Stunning structural designs of our Para 79 Water Lane project

It has been huge fun and a great challenge working with HRW Engineers on the structural design for our Paragraph 79 Water Lane project, which received planning last year. At every opportunity, we have been taking measures to reduce embodied energy.

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WE ARE HIRING

Hawkes Architecture is looking for a Part 1 Architectural Assistant, someone with a high aptitude for creative design and practical problem-solving. Someone eager to learn new things with an inquisitive attitude towards architecture and the rich complexities of the landscape. Please submit your CV and key examples of your work to: enquire@hawkesarchitecture.co.uk We will only…

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New interiors from View Point (Para 55)

Take a look at these beautiful interior photographs from our Paragraph 55 View Point house. We love the upstairs landing space being gently bathed in light from the north-facing window. You can also see ahead one of the east-facing double-height bedrooms. Coupled with the window seat overlooking the sedum green roof it really is something…

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Exploring form with Para 80 Hertford Gardens

We always like to explore form as you can see with these abstract cardboard models for our Hertford Garden project. This bold and playful Paragraph 80 design works very hard to provide carefully considered relationships between each space for its busy and ambitious occupants.

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Lake House gets top mark for Energy performance

As we complete our Paragraph 80, Lake House project, we received the EPC for the scheme. We aimed to achieve a “zero-carbon” rating on this project, (100+) and are thrilled to have exceeded this significantly. This is a testament to the high quality of design and building work that has gone into this project by…

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Para 80 Mossie receives full support

We’re delighted to hear that Mossie, our Paragraph 80 house on a former RAF airbase in Cambridgeshire has been validated and received full support from the local parish council.

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