This scheme involved the refurbishment of an existing warehouse building in east Manchester and proposals for new commercial units on the same site.
Rather than proposing a typical large scale warehouse building, a scheme was proposed with an apparent reduced scale by offsetting the units along the main street frontage. A considered lighting design and material palette creates elevational interest, removing the scheme from the standard dull typology.
Joseph worked on the concept and detailed design and planning applications as part of a team whilst at AEW Architects Ltd.
An elevational refurbishment and internal alterations were required for this small existing office building on a business park in Manchester. Coloured, semi-translucent fins are suspended in front of the existing building which was itself remodelled and rendered to give the building a greater presence on the street.
A new landscape strategy was also incorporated into the proposals as the building lay immediately adjacent the main entrance to the business park.
Joseph worked on this scheme during the concept design stages whilst at AEW Architects Ltd.
A Feasibility Study and concept proposals were developed by JBA for this domestic scheme in Lancashire which incorporated a dis-used listed coach house.
In order not to create a weak pastiche of the existing architecture and disneyfying the proposals, a new addition was developed using simple zinc cladding and glazing maximising the views of the garden whilst retaining the proportions and scale of the existing coach house.
This existing five bedroom house had remained largely untouched for decades. JBA has worked closely with the Client in creating a modern, open-plan family home with additional floor space housed in two separate simple timber-clad blocks. One forming a new entrance befitting of the existing house and another forming additional living and bedroom space.
A Feasibility and concept scheme for a five bedroom family home was developed to explore the possibilities for a site in Lancashire which overlooked the countryside.
The Client was keen to retain the spectacular views and create an environmentally friendly building. Thermal mass and ground source heat pump technology was incorporated into the design to achieve the Client's brief objectives.
Working with Habitat Systems, a scheme for fifteen one, two and three bedroom apartments was developed up to detailed design for a site in Blackpool.
Working with the local authority and Places Matter!, a simple form was used broken up with large picture windows to make the most of the views of Blackpool Tower. Using a simple red and blue brick material palette will help to withstand the seaside climate.
Each apartment has its own external garden space or balcony with bespoke polished metal balustrades to reflect the historical significance of the site. The boundary of the site is softened with the garden spaces. Off street parking and bicycle storage is located at the rear of the site with further soft landscaping.
In 2007, Urban Splash launched a competition to design one of twenty four houses forming a terrace as part of the New Islington master plan in east Manchester.
Working in a team of two, the concept and detailed design stages were undertaken to create a home on a split level with central stair core and roof garden to maximise space on a 4 x 15m footprint. Two separate facade strategies were used, one in a metal mesh to reflect the canal-side setting punched with openings for the windows and bi-folding doors to the kitchen and dining space. The opposite facade faced a park and was clad in a timber panel system. Working with the manufacturer, a shutter system using the timber panels was designed enabling the property to be completely closed off to the street at night.
The house also achieved a Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 rating.
In 2008, the Mersey Basin Campaign launched a competition to design an observation tower at the mouth of the river Mersey at Crosby, adjacent Anthony Gormley's Another Place art installation.
Working as part of a team, a conical tower was proposed clad in a hammered, polished metal finish. The tower was designed to allow 360 degree views from Liverpool to the Welsh hills to Liverpool Bay and beyond all the way up the height of the building. Internal accommodation included a cafe, ancillary and educational spaces.
The Thomas Danby Sports Pavillion in Leeds is a 500sqm single storey building accommodating reception, changing facilities and multi-purpose community space with a full size outdoor synthetic astroturf pitch with multi-use games area. The project was designed on a sloping site. Access is via a metal mesh walk way suspended from the side of the building alongside the canopy of trees adjacent.
Working alongside the Project Architect at Hawkins\Brown Architects Ltd in London, Joseph was involved from the inception of the scheme through the design stages and gaining statutory approvals.