Artichoke Architectural Consultancy

We ❤ Design & Architecture!

71 Clewer Hill Rd, Windsor, SL4 4DE Directions

   Open today 09:00 - 17:30

Why Choose Us?

First Class Service
References Available
Enviable Reputation

Business overview

We love design! We like being given the opportunity to consider the problems and to come up with ideas, which will be both functional and beautiful.

Trust is probably the most essential parts of any relationship. Aside from the obvious mission to create beautiful things that fix a problem our basic business mission is to do a good job at a fair price and that the rest will (with some help from the team) take care of its self.

Our team are good at different things. This works incredibly well as we will always be looking over each other's shoulders and chipping in with comments, which consider different viewpoints and results in a much better design than with just one persons' creativity and experience.

Our approach to design is neither to do as we think is best nor to do what our clients think is best but to explore a range of alternatives (sometimes radical), so that our clients can (with our advice) guide the project and design towards what will ultimately suit them the best. The key ingredients here are to look at the site and its surroundings and to listen and understand what the client needs and how they are likely to get the most value out of the building in the future.

Although each of the team have their own design & stylistic preferences, as a practice we understand that our role is not to try and push any of our ideals; proportion, rhythm, scale, colour and texture apply whatever style you want to achieve. It is always a huge balancing act trying to avoid 'trends' in architecture, so our aim is always to try and design with how the building may be viewed in years to come.

Conservation

Don’t fear the old and wonky! A historic building can often add value to your project rather than tying your hands. It's important to understand what makes it special and how to deal with the level of care and respect that it deserves. We can help you with realising the potential of your building or site, guiding you through the black art of dealing with historic buildings.

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Products & Services

architectural surveys

residential architects

property development

planning applications

planning

listed buildings

house extensions

building space planning

building plans

building design

building conversions

building refurbishments

architecture design

architectural services

Credentials

Accreditations

  • Architects Registration Board

Associations

  • RIBA

Reviews

Contemporary house extension

5
Chris encouraged us to consider a more contemporary look for our extension, and although we were hesitant at first, when he showed us some images on Pinterest of some old buildings with new additions we were happy to go in that direction. The finished look is even better than we had thought it would be based on the designs, and we are really glad we had faith in Chris’s ideas. Right from the beginning, he helped to make the process very straightforward, and was very clear about how things would work at every stage. We would definitely recommend any of our friends who needed an architect to talk to Chris first.
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Very talented Architectural Consultancy

5
An engineer we’d used in the past, who works with a lot of Architects suggested that we give Artichoke a call as he knew we would need quite a creative solution for our Edwardian cottage. When we first saw Chris’s concept sketches it put the fear of God into us as there were such drastic changes to so much of the existing house. After having given it a lot of thought though, we realised that to turn our little house into a big house, we did actually need to do something substantial. It’s built now and everyone that walks in just says ‘Wow!’ and can’t believe it’s the same house! We absolutely love it, thank you SO much Artichoke.
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