floating house studiosda northern design awards winner 2017

History Makers |Northern Design Awards 2017 Winners for Best Residential Concept Design – Floating House

The Northern Design Awards 2017 proved to be a very rewarding night for StudioSDA. Not only did the architects studio receive the award for Best Residential Architectural Practice we were also awarded Best Architectural Concept Design for Floating House in Bolton, Lancashire. The awards were presented by Wayne Hemingway  http://www.hemingwaydesign.co.uk and Alan West (Managing Director) http://www.trombe.co.uk

The Northern Design Awards are one of the most sought after awards in the industry and to be named winners of Best Architectural Concept Design demonstrates that StudioSDA are at the forefront for creative forward-thinking architecture. The judging panel was made up of some of the UKs leading architects, interior designers, engineers and creative designers who agreed that Floating House was an exceptional piece of modern architecture.

The concept design category draws nominations for designs that are truly unique, ground-breaking and are not restricted by budget or material constraints. The designs are so cutting edge they are usually conceptual in nature as what can be designed in the mind’s eye is sometimes not achievable in reality. However our nomination and winning design was not conceptual it is an actual design for a private client that is due to commence on site in Summer 2018, which demonstrates that our work is truly pushing the boundaries of architecture and allowing our amazing clients the opportunity to enjoy a home that is truly outstanding and unique.

With all our client commissions we start with a project brief, with Floating House this brief was determined wholly by its setting within an ancient quarry, a conservation area and close to main road in Bolton. The design needed to respond sensitively to the surroundings to even be considered a possibility. The judges praised how the home nestled within the landscape and created a home that was sustainable and self-sufficient without causing damage to the site and wider area (to read more and see the images of Floating House please see https://studiosda.co.uk/portfolio/floating-house-bolton/

“We are so very proud to have won this prestigious award for a second time. This particular site provided so many constraints that it was seemingly impossible to be able to have home approved. However once the design was created I knew it was something very special that responded perfectly with the landscape in which it sits. The positive feedback we have had regarding this design has been overwhelming and now to receive this level of recognition in the form of this award is beyond words. We are delighted – Katie Lewis-Pierpoint – Director at SDA Architecture Ltd.”

If you have a site or design idea that you would like us to assist you with please just pick up the phone and give us a call at our design studio on 01257 441 512 or email us on contact@studiosda.co.uk.