We collaboratively develop a brief with our clients, starting with them completing an activity worksheet.
These sheets are developed by us and prove to be a very useful tool to uncover the client's needs and lifestyle requirements. When analysing the activity sheet, we discovered that our client felt their house was crowded and dark. This feeling was a direct result of spending almost all their time in the basement level. Surprisingly they spent virtually no time on the ground floor level, which had beautiful brightly sunlit spaces. This called for some radical action of finding a way of bringing the two spaces together.
During the day
The family rarely uses the two reception rooms at the ground floor above; these spaces were the only ones enjoying great sun and natural light while the basement was the darkest in the whole house.
When Joe gets home, the couple spends more time at the lower ground floor reading or watching TV before going to bed; as they would like to be together rather than one of them sitting at the ground floor and the other at the one bellow.
The Visualization vs. the Outcome
In our clients own words
‘The project was extremely collaborative, we always felt listened to, but they (scenario) gently nudged us to take some brave decisions and we are so pleased they did. We wanted a beautiful house but more than that we needed it to be a functional family home - the end result is just that beautiful and functional.’
This project was shortlisted for:
Photographer: Amy Scaife
Architects and lead consultants: Scenario Architecture
Structural engineer: Croft Structural Engineers
M&E: Grahm Powell Consultants
Kitchen Company: Bulthaup
AV Consultant: Progressive Home Technology
Lighting Consultants: Tal Technical Architectural Lighting