Practice
Michael Hadi Associates is a practice of structural engineers that takes pride in the
design of elegant yet econo...
sliding house,
suffolk
This self-build project presents a modern
reinterpretation of the vernacular longbarns of Suffolk.
...
st catharine’s college,
cambridge
This new building provides post-graduate
and fellows housing and communal
facilities on ...
wedding chapel and restaurant,
blackpool
This new pavilion on the Blackpool
seafront houses a wedding venue, bistro,
outdo...
yew tree lodge,
london
Yew Tree Lodge in Hillingdon is a sheltered housing scheme for 12 special
needs tenants in the grou...
kingsdale school,
dulwich
The
refurbishment
of
this
large
comprehensive school in Dulwich was
completed over a period of f...
classroom of the future,
london
This is a prototype demountable “clip-on”
technology classroom for use throughout
the Lond...
clapham manor school,
london
This extension to a Victorian Board
school adds functionality to a successful
primary school,...
kingsdale school phase II
dulwich
The Music and Sports complex completes
the redevelopment of Kingsdale School
and is the ...
sake no hana restaurant,
london
The sensitive fit-out for Sake no Hana in
the Smithson’s Grade I listed Economist
Building...
moss bros window installation,
regent street, london

MHA worked with Delvendahl Martin
Architects to create an architectu...
camden workshop conversion,
london

MHA worked with Henning Stummel
Architects on the complex conversion of a
joinery work...
eaton place,
london
This scheme involved the partial
refurbishment of a large terrace house
on a garden square and the dem...
smythson, bond street,
london

Smythson’s flagship, grade II listed,
Edwardian retail premises in Mayfair
featured feature...
kingston university,
knights park campus
The project involves structural engineering
design for relocation of the Library ...
private house
petersham
This extension to a previously remodelled
house provides office, archive, master
bedroom,
bathroom...
private house,
marlow
This large new build house on the
bank of the Thames is formed of two
two-story wings containing the...
grace health club, belgravia,
london
Conversion of an upper floor of a Grade
II listed 1830s shopping arcade in the
Belgra...
highbury crescent,
london
This development on a site fronting onto
Highbury Fields in Islington consists of
a four-storey ...
private house, suffolk
A new home and summerhouse replace
the original farmhouse on the site.
The structure of the single-...
private house,
london
This extension to a Georgian house allows
the original layouts to be restored by
decanting bath, sho...
holiday extras headquarters,
folkestone
This new building provides accommodation
for Holiday Extras’ call centre on ground...
aaya restaurant, W1,
london
This Japanese restaurant colonised the
ground and basement floor of a recently
completed mixed...
channel five footbridge,
london
A footbridge and stair to link two of Channel
5’s offices in Covent Garden. A sculptural
b...
private house, kensington
This complex refurbishment of a fivestorey Georgian house on the Phillimore
Kensington conservat...
south camden community school
london nw1
Several new buildings and extensions infill
gaps and mediate between the existing...
a taste of spain 2011,
various uk locations

This project comprises a series of modular
‘Pack and Go’ structures grouped t...
kielder observatory,
northumberland
This building was the winner of an RIBA
competition held in 2005 that attracted
over 2...
lansdowne court,
london w11
A new penthouse has been perched atop
twinned art-deco flat blocks in the heart of
Notting Hil...
old wardour house,
wiltshire
The original Old Wardour House, in the
precincts of Wardour Castle, was build
in the 14th cen...
vitra uk,
london

This project involved the design of scissor
staircase and strengthening works to
the structural frame to...
st michael’s street,
london
This project involved the rehabilitation
and conversion of a Georgian terrace
and warehouse in...
art gallery, prince of wales road,
london
This Grade II former Methodist Chapel
from 1867 had fallen into disrepair and
wa...
dolce & gabbana,
london

These projects involved the refurbishment
of Dolce & Gabbana’s principle London
stores on Old Bon...
chrysan & hkk restaurants,
london
Hakkasan have introduced two new
restaurants under their brand: Chrysan
(Japanese) and H...
awards / prizes
Architects Registration Board Offices, London W1
FX International Interior Design Award: Best small office...
michael hadi associates ltd
consulting structural engineers

2-6 Northburgh Street
London
EC1V 0AY
020 7375 6340

www.mha-...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

MHA Brochure 2013

849

Published on

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
849
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
2
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
686
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

MHA Brochure 2013

  1. 1. Practice Michael Hadi Associates is a practice of structural engineers that takes pride in the design of elegant yet economic and robust structures that are appropriate to the project brief. Finding for each scheme the correct balance between quality, cost, sustainability, innovation and programme is an activity that genuinely informs every aspect of our working methods. Our holistic approach is based on close liaison with the design team to ensure a complete understanding of the needs of each project and to see that the structure is fully integrated within the scheme. The practice’s standard service extends beyond principle structural elements to include those tertiary structures that are often neglected by others but which have a strong influence on the appearance, functionality, buildability and cost of a scheme. The practice employs state-of-the-art software for structural analysis. We are careful, however, not to allow complex analyses obscure our subjective understanding of structural behaviour and all analyses are checked with simple, often ‘rule of thumb’, hand analyses. Successful communication of ideas and principles is fundamental to the success of every project. During the early stages of projects we illustrate the structural options with lucid sketches; this allows for the rapid review of a wide range of options. Thereafter, working drawings are produced using our CAD systems. The success of our approach is reflected in the many prizes and awards received for our work. The practice works with all construction materials and in all building sectors. Project values range from £25K to £60M.
  2. 2. sliding house, suffolk This self-build project presents a modern reinterpretation of the vernacular longbarns of Suffolk. This extraordinary piece of experimental architecture features a wheeled outer carapace that rolls on tracks over an inner structure to provide infinitely variable insulation, shading, light and mood for the house. The 16 tonne outer carapace comprises a steel portal frame with larch cladding and insulation and is driven by car battery powered electric motors hidden within the carapace. The inner enclosure is formed with timber stud and joist cassette and industrial-scale greenhouse construction. A piled foundation was specified to provide sufficient stiffness to ensure the correct functioning of the sliding carapace. A ground source loop provides heating and cooling via heat exchangers. Client: Private Architect: dRMM Project Value: Undisclosed Winner: RIBA Regional Award 2009 Winner: Grand Designs Awards 2009; Best New-build Home and Best Home of the Year
  3. 3. st catharine’s college, cambridge This new building provides post-graduate and fellows housing and communal facilities on a backlands site behind existing college buildings. The structure comprises a reinforced concrete plateau, part at grade and part at first floor level, supporting a cross– laminated timber structure. Cross-laminated timber was selected because of rapid erection periods, sustainability, omission of wet trades, inherent fire rating and factory quality selffinishes. The scheme featured structural modifications and refurbishment of the existing building at the abutment with the new structure. The project features rainwater harvesting and solar thermal collectors. Client: St Catharine’s College Architect: 5th Studio Project Value: £2.95M Winner: RIBA Spirit of Ingenuity Residential and Sustainability Awards 2010
  4. 4. wedding chapel and restaurant, blackpool This new pavilion on the Blackpool seafront houses a wedding venue, bistro, outdoor dining terraces overlooking the sea, a tourist information centre and auxiliary office spaces. Complex groundworks featuring a raft foundation and sheet piles were required to mediate between historical and new sea and retaining walls and to avoid surcharge to a 3m diameter sewer beneath the building. A cross-laminated timber superstructure was selected for rapid erection periods, sustainability, absence of wet trades, inherent fire resistance and factory quality finish. The structure features posttensioned timber walls to deal with creep and to permit construction of the large cantilevered ceremony hall. The proposals achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating during the design stage, with post-construction evaluation yet to be carried out. Client: Blackpool Council Architect: dRMM Project Value: £2.9M Winner: RIBA Regional Award 2012 Top photograph by Alex de Rijke
  5. 5. yew tree lodge, london Yew Tree Lodge in Hillingdon is a sheltered housing scheme for 12 special needs tenants in the grounds of a Grade II listed Arts and Crafts building design by Edward Prior. The structure utilises a very conventional, even prosaic, palette of materials (trussed rafter roof with terracotta tiles, load-bearing masonry walls, pre-cast concrete floors and reinforced concrete ground beams supported on CFA piles) carefully detailed to produce a building of quality, robustness and flexibility for future use. Due to high levels of CO2 found during the soil investigation, a gas membrane was provided under the ground floor finishes along with a suspended floor and appropriate venting. Client: Look Ahead Housing Architect: Duggan Morris Project Value: £2.6M Winner: RIBA Regional Award 2010 Winner: Building Better Healthcare Awards, 2009 Winner: Building for Life Standard 2009, CABE Silver Standard Winner: British Home Awards, 2009 Shortlisted: Housing Design Awards, 2009
  6. 6. kingsdale school, dulwich The refurbishment of this large comprehensive school in Dulwich was completed over a period of five years and 30 phases of work. We participated with the design team, pupils and staff at the school together with the local community to develop the brief. A key element of the project was the colonisation of the existing courtyard to provide circulation, an assembly area, dining hall and auditorium beneath a variable opacity inflated ETFE (ethyl tetra fluoro ethylene) roof. The 300-seat auditorium superstructure comprises a geodesic shell of 150mm diameter larch poles with bespoke aluminium and steel nodes. The shell is supported on a steel chassis with precast concrete seating. The main school library occupies the space beneath the seating. Client: London Borough of Southwark Architect: dRMM Project Value: £24M Winner: 2004 Wood Awards Winner: M41 Demonstration Award Winner: Royal Fine Art Commission Building of the Year Awards 2006
  7. 7. classroom of the future, london This is a prototype demountable “clip-on” technology classroom for use throughout the London Borough of Camden. The classroom is delivered to a school on the back of a lorry; raises itself off the lorry; lowers itself once the lorry has departed; and then expands to it’s operating width. A side door lowers to provide a stage. It is designed to adapt and change to suit future requirements and is robust in both technology and form. “A literal and metaphorical vehicle for learning, disseminating new technology and stimulating learning across the borough - container for ideas- wirefree, web and satellite connected, linking easily to the resources of local, UK and worldwide institutions”. The structure comprises a hybrid steel chassis and space frame. Hydraulic actuators operate the moving parts. Client: London Borough of Camden Architect: Gollifer Langston Project Value: £0.50M Winner: RIBA Regional Award 2008 Winner: Camden Design Award 2002
  8. 8. clapham manor school, london This extension to a Victorian Board school adds functionality to a successful primary school, rated as outstanding in the most recent Ofsted review. The main block of the extension, wrapped in a vibrant and continuously varying polychromatic skin, provides additional learning spaces and offices. The liminal space between the main block and original board school creates a formal entrance and vertical circulation that provides full DDA access to the original and new building. In response to the sensitivity of the site, in a conservation area and adjacent to a listed building, the 4-storey extension is contained within the height of the original 3-storey Victorian building. The structure comprises attenuated reinforced concrete flat slabs supported on concrete-filled circular hollow steel columns with a reinforced concrete stair core. Client: London Borough of Lambeth Architect: dRMM Project Value: £3.0M. Winner: RIBA Regional Award 2010 Winner: Civic Trust Award 2010 Highly Commended: World Architecture Festival Awards 2009. ‘Learning’ category Shortlisted: Architectural Review Awards for Emerging Architecture 2009 Shortlisted: RIBA Stirling Prize 2010
  9. 9. kingsdale school phase II dulwich The Music and Sports complex completes the redevelopment of Kingsdale School and is the largest example of a crosslaminated solid timber prefabricated building for schools realised in the UK. Cross-laminated timber was selected for the superstructure in preference to a steel frame based on improved on-site erection periods, sustainability, omission of wet trades, factory quality finishes and the good health connotations of using timber. The solid timber system offered structure and internal finish in one sustainable, economic package. The sports hall provides the large functional volume as required by Sports England and the DfES with maximum flexibility for different user-groups. In order to provide the necessary acoustic separation, the music building comprises several free-standing structures; this proved to be a more economic solution than providing a single structure with acoustic linings. Music and Sport may be seen as a demonstration project for the future delivery of fast and ecologically sound education buildings. Client: London Borough of Southwark Architect: de Rijke Marsh Morgan Project Value: £4.5M
  10. 10. sake no hana restaurant, london The sensitive fit-out for Sake no Hana in the Smithson’s Grade I listed Economist Building in St James’ provides a modern take on Japanese kaiseki style dining in the original banking hall and a sushi bar at ground floor. We have acted as structural engineers for several projects on behalf of the Hakkasan Group. Our involvement has ranged from furniture items, minor structural inerventions including builders work to major refurbishments. Client: Hakkasan Group Ltd Architect: Kengo Kuma Architects with Denton Corker Marshall Project Value: £3M
  11. 11. moss bros window installation, regent street, london MHA worked with Delvendahl Martin Architects to create an architectural window installation for menswear brand Moss Bros, as part of the RIBA Regent Street Windows Project. Practices were tasked with creating a spatial installation to reflect the retailer’s brand whilst also responding to the theme of ‘play’. The design distorts the perception of depth and perspective as viewed from the street using hundreds of cotton strings stitched the edges of the window space to form a series of seemingly floating voids in which Moss Bros products are be displayed. The material expression of the cotton strings recalls the raw materials of garments, the loom-based manufacturing process of cloth, and the craftsmanship of the Moss Bespoke service. Client: Moss Bros Architect: Delvendahl Martin Architects Project Value: Undisclosed
  12. 12. camden workshop conversion, london MHA worked with Henning Stummel Architects on the complex conversion of a joinery workshop in Camden. Careful sequencing of the ground works, temporary works and steel frame was required to maintain restraint to the historic party walls throughout construction. The recently-completed project featured on Grand Designs. was Client: Private Designert: Henning Stummel Architects Project Value: Undisclosed AS FEATURED ON:
  13. 13. eaton place, london This scheme involved the partial refurbishment of a large terrace house on a garden square and the demolition and reconstruction of the mews house to the rear with a new basement behind a retained façade. The courtyard between the main and mews houses was infilled to create a large terrace and a 4 storey hall containing astone and steel stair. The rebuilt mews house features exposed fair-faced concrete slabs and walls. The concrete uses a recycled material to form the aggregate, ground granulated blast furnace slag, so as to minimise the embodied energy of the construction and also to provide a visually paler concrete than a standard mix. The building has an open loop ground source heat pump & exposed concrete surfaces to control the internal environment. Client: Private Architect: Eric Parry Architects Project Value: Undisclosed
  14. 14. smythson, bond street, london Smythson’s flagship, grade II listed, Edwardian retail premises in Mayfair featured featured unique Italianate interiors by noted designer Raymond Erith dating from from the early 1960s. MHA worked with the architects to deliver a sensitive yet contemporary refurbishment aimed at revitalising the numerous spaces within the existing store. Our input included advice on stability and reconfiguration of decorative vaulted ceilings and partitions, load testing of supports to a feature light installation, potential removal of an original lift shaft, formation of openings within the historic floors to allow service distribution and construction of new marble floors over the existing structure. MHA also designed a new curved feature stair. However this was eventually omitted during project streamlining. Client: Smythson Designert: Waldo Works Project Value: £1.6M
  15. 15. kingston university, knights park campus The project involves structural engineering design for relocation of the Library and Learning Resource Centre (LRC) to ground floor level of a 1930s building. Key features of the project include: colonistation of an existing external court beneath a glazed roof supported on the external walls of the original building; modifications to the internal layout of the original building achieved by reframing works; assessment and strengthening of existing structures to correct inherent defects and to allow for new air conditioning equipment. The building has been extended into the external courtyard beneath a glazed roof. The interface between the courtyard extension and existing building has been made “more permeable” with major and minor openings in the original external wall. The roof utilises lightweight tied steel arches with cable bottom chords bearing onto the existing masonry piers at the perimeter of the courtyard. Client: Kingston University Pascal + Watson framework) Architect: Pascall + Watson Project Value: £4,400 (through Highly Commended: SCONUL Library Design Awards 2013
  16. 16. private house petersham This extension to a previously remodelled house provides office, archive, master bedroom, bathroom and laundry accomodation. The two-storey extension features internal and external fair-faced concrete finishes and a large gable window that retracts Tugendhat-like into a slot in the floor. The main portion of the extension has, at the insistence of the planners, a pitched roof; a flat-roofed link block, clad with translucent fiberglass panels, mediates between the new extension and the original house. Client: Private Architects: David Chipperfield Architects Project Value: £1m
  17. 17. private house, marlow This large new build house on the bank of the Thames is formed of two two-story wings containing the main accommodation, and a single story wing containing an indoor pool and gym with a large basement plant room. It achieves high levels of insulation and air tightness through the use of prefabricated load bearing timber cassettes. These arrived on site with the air barrier and insulation in place simplifying erection and ensuring high quality with few leaks. This highly efficient system was combined with a ground source heat pump to provide heating and cooling as required, further reducing energy demand of the house. The site is within the functional flood plain of the Thames so a micro piled, flat slab foundation was chosen to resist uplift due to regular flooding of the site while minimising disturbance during construction on the quiet rural site. The project also involved the refit of an existing boathouse, including enlarging window openings and adding insulation to the walls to create an apartment for guests on the upper floor. Client: Private Architect: ORMS Project Value: Undisclosed
  18. 18. grace health club, belgravia, london Conversion of an upper floor of a Grade II listed 1830s shopping arcade in the Belgravia Conservation Area. The space accommodates an exclusive health club, spa, gym and restaurant. MHA designed two new mezzanine floors, which due to headroom constraints were detailed to very slender structural depths. New works had to be integrated with the historic cast iron, timber and masonry structure as well as extensive alterations and strengthening carried out in the early 2000s. Due to the long spans, lightweight construction and sensitive use of the floors, assessing and controlling footfall induced vibration was a key consideration. Other structural modifications included strengthening of existing floors to enable installation of numerous heavyweight items of spa and gym equipment. Due to the presence of a supermarket below and offices above, access for the works was only available from within the clients immediate demise. Low level strengthening works had to be located within false floors. When these were removed as part of the soft-strip, vigilant oversight of health and safety practice was necessary to minimise the risk of steelwork, plant or debris falling through plaster ceilings and injuring building users below. The building was situated within the Grosvenor Estate, with whom MHA liaised to agree consent for the structural works. Client: Naturally Healthy Women Ltd. Architect: Studio RHE Project Value: £2.9 5M Images courtesy of Tom Sullam.
  19. 19. highbury crescent, london This development on a site fronting onto Highbury Fields in Islington consists of a four-storey block of thirteen flats, two three-storey blocks of six flats and ten detached three-storey houses. The site had remained undeveloped since WW2, primarily due to the presence of five railway tunnels under the site. In particular the crown of the large brick Canonbury Tunnel is only 7m below ground level and is therefore highly sensitive to both additional load and the removal of exting loads; the tunnel is also too close to the site boundary to allow space for conventional piling. The foundation system adopted for part of the four-storey block and which unlocked the value of the site for development comprises hand-dug large diameter sleeved and under-reamed piles on both sides of the Canonbury Tunnel along with burried steel bridging transfer trusses: Network Rail permitted hand-dug piles within a piling exclusion zone on the basis that the hand digging and sleeving would not damage the tunnel. Other foundations comprise balanced raft foundations that maintain the load on the tunnels at historic levels. Deflections of the tunnel walls were monitored throughout construction. The superstructures comprise load bearing masonry walls, in-situ reinforced concrete floors and carpentered timber roofs. The detached houses feature a hot-rolled steel frame with cold-formed steel joist floors and a timber trussed rafter roof. Client: Murphy Group Architect: Brady Mallalieu Project Value: £12M
  20. 20. private house, suffolk A new home and summerhouse replace the original farmhouse on the site. The structure of the single-storey house is of prefabricated Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS) and engineered roof joists. The SIP Panels and roof ply diaphragm provide stability. Flush ceilings, large unhindered glazed elevations and cantilevered canopies are created working with the inherent properties of these products, assisted by two steel portal frames and an upstand glulam beam. The substucture consists trench fill footings with a beam and block floor. A loft has been created above a summerhouse to provide alternative accommodation for the existing bat colony. A deep storey-high plywood beam was used in the loft to transfer the roof load back to a triangulated truss. The house employs ground source heating, photovoltaics and is oriented to take advantage of passive heating in autumn, winter and spring. Post occupation monitoring of energy consumption is ongoing. Client: Private Architect: Charles Barclay Architects Project Value: Undisclosed Winner: RIBA Regional Award 2013 Photographs courtesy of Charles Barclay Architects
  21. 21. private house, london This extension to a Georgian house allows the original layouts to be restored by decanting bath, shower and utility rooms into a separate structure to the rear of the house, accessed via enlarged openings through the chimney breast. The simple carpentered timber structure is clad in ship-lap boards. Translucent perspex strips were incorporated into the cladding to let in natural light during the day and to act as a multi-storey garden lantern at night. Client: Private Architect: Henning Stummel Architects Project Value: Undisclosed Winner: RIBA Building of the Year, London Region, 2005
  22. 22. holiday extras headquarters, folkestone This new building provides accommodation for Holiday Extras’ call centre on ground and mezzanine floors beneath an arched roof. The roof structure comprises paired glulaminated timber beams supporting steel and timber secondary and tertiary beams. The roof features 6m diameter ETFE pillow rooflights which employ ETFE netting to suppress noise from rain – the first UK application of this technology. The location and orientation of the building were set to take advantage of passive solar heating and the undulating site topography. Other key elements of the structure include fair-faced concrete pilotis to support the glulaminated timber beams and multistorey basements to accommodate plant. Client: Holiday Extras Architects: Walker and Martin Project Value: £3.5M Winner: Kent Building Design Award 2003
  23. 23. aaya restaurant, W1, london This Japanese restaurant colonised the ground and basement floor of a recently completed mixed use development behind a retained façade. The structural works included modifications to the reinforced concrete structure to allow for a new customer stair, dumb waiters and extensive builder’s work to facilitate the highly serviced environment of the restaurant, cocktail bar and sushi bar. Our work also extended to providing support for the rich but heavy finishes and large built-in furniture elements. Client: Aaya Group Architect: David Archer and Spaced Out Project Value: Undisclosed
  24. 24. channel five footbridge, london A footbridge and stair to link two of Channel 5’s offices in Covent Garden. A sculptural bridge mediates between different levels and door locations in the two buildings. The materials used were polished stainless steel, acid washed steel and fritted glass for the floor and stair treads. The polished stainless steel was selected in order that the bridge might reflect its surroundings, making it almost disappear. Client: Channel Five Architect: Buckley Gray Yeoman Project Value: £500,000
  25. 25. private house, kensington This complex refurbishment of a fivestorey Georgian house on the Phillimore Kensington conservation estate involved removal of large sections of external and internal structural masonry walls. The rear elevation was almost entirely reconfigured and includes a new modern glazed extension on the lower ground floor, and brick-arched windows in keeping with the conservation requirements on the upper floors. Client: Private Architect: MUMA Project Value: £1.4M
  26. 26. south camden community school london nw1 Several new buildings and extensions infill gaps and mediate between the existing buildings on the congested inner city site of this large secondary school in the London Borough of Camden. The new works, the main elements of which were built in three phases over a period of five years, provide science, technology and language classrooms; a sixth form centre; a dining hall; a new entrance and reception; and a ‘City Learning Centre’ for use by both the school and local community. The new classroom structures are generally of reinforced concrete flat slab construction in order to “line through” with the attenuated structural depths of the floors of the existing buildings and also to provide thermal mass to moderate temperatures as part of the environmental strategy. The school has remained in occupation for the duration of the works. Client: Camden Local Education Authority Architect: Gollifer Langston Architects Project Value: £5.0M
  27. 27. a taste of spain 2011, various uk locations This project comprises a series of modular ‘Pack and Go’ structures grouped together to form colourful outdoor displays as part of a country-wide event advertising Spanish culture. Locations included London, Liverpool, Leeds and Edinburgh. The pavilions were required to be light enough to be erected quickly by hand while still being robust enough to resist seasonal wind loads without fixings down to the pavement. Loose fit connections were made between prefabricated cassettes to speed up erection while avoiding the need for intrusive bracing. Client: Spanish Tourist Office (via Binom Architects) Architect: Binom Architects Project Value: Undisclosed
  28. 28. kielder observatory, northumberland This building was the winner of an RIBA competition held in 2005 that attracted over 230 entries. The site, on Black Fell in the Kielder Forest, was chosen for its remoteness and consequent lack of light pollution. The building is a physical manifestation of an absolute commitment to sustainable construction and technologies. Accommodation includes two rotating telescope enclosures with manual rack and pinion drive mechanisms, a warm room and an observation deck. Site conditions were challenging; delivery of materials to the site was via a crude un-made track; the slope of the site was too steep for a piling rig, which ruled out the preferred foundation solution of driven timber piles; and there were no existing services to the site. The all timber structure comprises a braced frame beneath floor level. The super-structure incorporates stressed-skin panels to achieve large roof overhangs and cantilever portions of the rotating turrets. The building is autonomous for all servicing needs: power is generated by a wind turbine and photo-voltaics; there is a wood-burning stove to provide heat; and the toilet is composting. Client: Kielder Partnerships / The Forestry Commission Architect: Charles Barclay Architects Winner: RIBA Regional Award 2009 Winner: Civic Trust Award 2009
  29. 29. lansdowne court, london w11 A new penthouse has been perched atop twinned art-deco flat blocks in the heart of Notting Hill. The glass mansard of the penthouse features singly and doubly curved double glazed units supported on laser cut fabricated steel hockey stick profile mullions and hydraulically operated gullwing opening windows. Lightweight roof structures cantilever from the centre of the plan to support the mansard. The halves of the penthouse are linked by a two-storey structural glass bridge. Client: Private Architect: Richard Hywel Evans Project Value: Undisclosed
  30. 30. old wardour house, wiltshire The original Old Wardour House, in the precincts of Wardour Castle, was build in the 14th century and has been much altered or extended in the following centuries. This two-storey extension with basement is designed to bring light into the house and features crisp steel and glass detailing juxtaposed against rough hewn and finely honed stonework. The basement was waterproofed using Everdure Caltite concrete admixtures. Client: Private Architects: Eric Parry Architects Project Value: £200k Winner: Natural Stone Awards 2006
  31. 31. vitra uk, london This project involved the design of scissor staircase and strengthening works to the structural frame to incorporate large ‘Vitra’ letters, cantilever balustrades and oversized doors. The stair comprises a slender steel truss concealed within the breadth of the balustrades. Client: Vitra UK Architect: David Chipperfield Architects
  32. 32. st michael’s street, london This project involved the rehabilitation and conversion of a Georgian terrace and warehouse into a three-bedroom apartment with a separate studio. The existing fabric was in poor condition as a result of years of neglect. Painstaking repairs and augmentations allowed the historic fabric to be retained and featured in the complete work. New load-bearing partitions were formed using mechanically laminated oak and polycarbonate staves, a legible modern intervention. Winner: Grand Designs Best Conversion 2009 Client: Private Architect: Henning Stummel Architects Project Value: Undisclosed
  33. 33. art gallery, prince of wales road, london This Grade II former Methodist Chapel from 1867 had fallen into disrepair and was on English Heritage’s Register of Buildings at Risk. The recent refurbishment to create a gallery for modern art involved extensive repairs to the fabric to assure the longterm future of the building together with works to improve safety and accessibility. MHA worked with English Heritage to devise appropriate solutions to the problems which were sympathetic to the original fabric. Cintec ties were cored into the original fabric and grouted into position to stitch across the masonry cracks. The gable wall was humoured back into line with the wall rebuilt where necessary reusing the existing bricks set in lime mortar. The most difficult problem to resolve was the balustrade; rather than rebuilding the balustrade to comply with modern day codes, a solution was devised that worked with the existing fabric whilst quite evidently being legible asaa modern day intervention. Although the final solution did not comply with modern strength requirements, it provided significantly greater restraint than the original. Client: The Zabludowicz Arts Trust Architect: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Project Value: £1.6M Photos. Tim Soar and James Santer/ Allford Hall Monaghan Morris.
  34. 34. dolce & gabbana, london These projects involved the refurbishment of Dolce & Gabbana’s principle London stores on Old Bond Street and Sloane Street. The formation of new openings for basalt clad ‘feature’ stairs was a key element of the works for both stores. The scheme at Old Bond Street also involved the relocation of facade columns at ground floor level; this required complex jacking and monitoring operations. Client: Dolce & Gabbana Architects: David Chipperfield Architects Project Value: £3.5M
  35. 35. chrysan & hkk restaurants, london Hakkasan have introduced two new restaurants under their brand: Chrysan (Japanese) and HKK (Chinese). The restaurants are located on the ground floor of a building on the fridges of the City that had originally been designed for office use. Challenges presented by these highly serviced restaurants included the support of significant amounts of air-handling plant, their structured access, and its acoustic treatment. In one instance the acoustic treatment had to battle noise equivalent to that produced by a jet engine. Some 100 service holes, up to 600 x 300mm, also had to be diamond cored through the existing 400mm thick ground floor structure. The serenity of the simple interiors is testimony to the success of the intervention. The interior of Chrysan is elegant and simple and displays the craftsmanship of Yoshiaki Nakamura, whereas the interior of HKK has been completely designed by Hakkasan’s talented in-house design team. Client: Hakkasan Group Project Value: Undisclosed
  36. 36. awards / prizes Architects Registration Board Offices, London W1 FX International Interior Design Award: Best small office National Glass Centre, Sunderland Millennium Product 2000 Blackpool Wedding Chapel & Restaurant RIBA Regional Award 2013 Glass and Glazing Federation (Glassex) Building in Glass Project of the Year 1998 Broadwater Farm Nursery RIBA Regional Award 2007 New Islington Bridge Competition Win 2007 Cha Cha Moon, London W1 Runner Up: Best Design, Time Out Eating & Drinking Awards 2008 Princi, London W1 National Association of Shopfitters Design Partnership Award 2009 Clapham Manor School RIBA Regional Award 2010 Civic Trust Award 2010 Sake No Hana, London SW1 Time Out Eating and Drinking Awards 2008: Best Design Classroom of the Future RIBA Regional Award 2008 Hilltop Nursery RIBA Regional & National Awards 2007 Holiday Extras Headquarters Kent Building Design Award 2003 Kielder Observatory Competition Win 2005 RIBA Award 2009 Civic Trust Award 2009 Kingsdale School, London SE16 The 2004 Wood Awards: Structural Category. Royal Fine Art Commission Building of the Year Awards 2006: Inspiration through Architecture M4I Demonstration Award Short Listed: Mies van der Rohe Awards 2005 Highly Commended: World Architecture Festival 2008 Moshi Moshi Sushi, Brighton Commended: Civic Trust Award Shouldham Street, London W1 RIBA Regional Award 2005. RIBA London Region Building of the Year Award 2005 Sliding House, Suffolk Grand Designs Award 2009; Best New-build Home and Best Home of the Year RIBA Regional Award 2009 South Camden Community School, London N1 Camden Design Award 2002. Camden Design Award 2004 Visitors Centre, Sellafield D & AD Annual and Silver Award 2003. Art Directors Club of Europe Gold Award for Exhibition Design Walkbarn Farm RIBA Regional Award 2013 Yew Tree Lodge RIBA Regional Award 2010 Young House, London W11 RIBA Regional Award 2003
  37. 37. michael hadi associates ltd consulting structural engineers 2-6 Northburgh Street London EC1V 0AY 020 7375 6340 www.mha-consult.co.uk

×