April 22, 2020

Designed with Brendan Woods Architect, 4orm have successfully negotiated a planning consent for a new house in the Thames floodplain in West London. The house, which replaces a very time-worn cottage is raised to a level that will ensure it remains safe and dry from 100 year predicted flood levels and will be constructed to Passivhaus principles. The form of the dwelling and choice of materials supports the idea of a house amongst trees and by the river, recalling the language of boathouses and pavilions. The house will touch the ground lightly and integrate with the garden. Impermeable hard surfaces will be replaced with better-draining materials. The capacity of the flood plain to store water is enhanced and SuDS surface water drainage will reduce flood risk elsewhere. A sub-standard and very energy-inefficient dwelling will be replaced with a contemporary home that will play its own part in reducing direct sources of carbon emissions.

April 6, 2020

Planning Permission has been granted at Appeal on 27 March for our proposals for the development of two sites in North London to provide 2,000 sq.m of commercial space and 16 apartments.

June 5, 2019

Completion of basement structure. 4orm and construction team celebrate milestone at Hampstead project. Well done everyone!

March 18, 2019

We have recently been appointed to design a passive house on stilts in a highly vulnerable to flooding area by the Thames.

Norfolk house looking good in early spring. Designed in collaboration with our clients, Marie Clarke and Alan Conisbee, and our friends Jeremy Stacey architects.

December 7, 2018

Director Richard Gooden has written a chapter on 4orm's competition winning entry for revival of The River Fleet as it runs through St Pancras. Currently stocked in RIBA Bookshop:

https://www.ribabookshops.com/item/riverine-architecture-and-rivers/90682/

November 16, 2018

Topping out ceremony with our German, timber sub-contractors on top of prefabricated apartment building. Hoch-Hoch-Hoch

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