Knightsbridge and Belgravia form a swath of London’s most gracious and historic residential architecture. Bracketed by Buckingham Palace and London’s “museum quarter”, their properties attract top prices and demand innovative solutions for their renovation and extension, both above- and below-ground. With an extensive portfolio of residential projects throughout London, Scenario sees the city’s most historic residential neighbourhoods as the firm’s backyard.
Scenario Architecture is a RIBA chartered practice on top of the latest methods and technology. Founders Ran Ankory and Maya Carni, graduates of London’s Architectural Association, take a fresh, inventive approach to expanding and revamping period properties.
With more than a decade’s experience adding vaulted spaces and graceful curves to classic Georgian, Regency and Victorian homes, Ran and Maya have earned their place as London architects of choice: changing the architectural landscape house by house. Their work has featured in such magazines as Elle Decoration, Dezeen, Houzz and Ideal Home.
The team established Scenario in 2007 with a vision to develop a uniquely collaborative architecture. They take a considered approach to our clients’ desires, placing their aspirations for a new, architect-designed home in high definition. A beautiful, highly functional home is the product of a deep understanding and precise analysis of each client’s unique lifestyle – and this shows in Scenario’s work. Tailor-made homes by Scenario tell the story of the homeowners – not the architects.
The team’s landmark project Scenario House, was covered widely and shortlisted for several prestigious architecture awards – including the 2018 RIBA London Awards. It demonstrates our successful approach to domestic architecture projects.
Starting your project in Knightsbridge or Belgravia
If you’re considering a residential architectural project in Knightsbridge or Belgravia, we’re here to help, whether it’s a renovation, extension or new-build.
We’ve created a brief illustrated overview to help you understand each stage of the process, whether you’re planning a home extension, renovation or new-build in Knightsbridge or Belgravia.
Most architecture projects in Knightsbridge and Belgravia require planning permission from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) or from the City of Westminster. With our successful record securing planning permission on behalf of our clients, we can claim home advantage in these areas.
To help you understand what it takes to obtain planning permission in London, we’ve created this helpful guide you can download, below.
This guide suits anyone requiring consent from the local council to alter a home. It reviews the nuts and bolts of UK planning and strategies for successfully navigating it, based on our own extensive experience.
Working with Scenario Architecture on your project in Knightsbridge or Belgravia
Scenario Architecture is a boutique architecture studio focused on high-end residential projects across London. We tackle projects of every scale and complexity, from interior alterations and refurbishments to full renovations and new-builds, through our bespoke architecture service.
Our friendly, highly skilled team can take you step-by-step through the challenge of designing your space. We’ll collaborate closely with you from the initial design and planning through tender and construction to the successful completion of your project. On time and on budget.
Scenario Architecture is a RIBA Chartered Practice. We comply with the strict criteria of the Royal Institute of Chartered Architects, covering insurance, health and safety and quality-management.
Early adopters of the most recent technology, we use innovative 3D design and visualisation tools as a standard for all projects. Our experience shows that real-time visualisations and virtual reality are extremely efficient tools for choosing finishes, fixtures and fittings, and simulating natural light.
We use 3D building information modelling (BIM) technology to produce reliable construction information, so all our project data comes from accurate 3D models. Using this cutting-edge technology collaboratively with consultants and contractors is proven to save our clients time and money. This Chartered Institute of Building case study featuring a Scenario project demonstrates the great benefits of this advanced technology for domestic architecture.
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We wanted to renovate our house in a conservation area in central London. Given this involved a complete demolition and new build with an extra floor on top, getting planning approval was always going to be tricky. Scenario did an amazing job on the new house ‘envelope’ and throughout the planning phase. We couldn’t have wished for better from them and having succeeded in gaining planning approval owe them a very big ‘thank you’.
Scenario designed a kitchen extension for us, and we are delighted with the results. The process was well organised, planned and delivered, and the whole team were a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend them for their design, planning and project management skills.
Worked with these guys on the internal development of our office. From start to finish they were great. They got what we wanted first time and really made working with them very easy. Their aftercare has been great too helping us deal with something that they were not involved with in the first place. Will highly recommend them to anyone.