We are an award-winning and innovative practice that create buildings and put place-making at the heart of our process. We achieve this through our Design Ethos: Design-led, Commercially-minded, Innovation, and Sustainability.
As experts in the residential sector, our analytical approach allows each project to respond uniquely to its own context; creating places & developments that deliver added-value for our clients; and experiences (through buildings and places) that enrich, empower, and connect lives.
We put place-making at the heart of our projects: starting with engaging and understanding existing communities, in order to develop new ones. From socio-economic analysis to local vernacular, historic contexts to innovative narratives - we embed social, economic, and environmental Sustainability as standard. Our care for our planet and embedded health and wellbeing ensures competitive advantage to our clients.
Student accommodation & pavilion
Gbolade Design Studio have been appointed to extend this 300no. bed student accommodation with a mature student block. We will also be providing a student pavilion to accommodate over 300no. students. We adopted an approach were we saw the existing students as experts. Following our consultation process, the pavilion looks to be complete with flexible spaces, rooftop loungers, and, you guessed it, sound-proof party hub! - not really, but close enough!
West London Living
We love it when clients become friends! Our client extended their home including a vaulted ceiling to the rear where they could borrow additional daylight thrown into their existing home.
Luxurious living in Conservation Areas
This project saw Gbolade Design Studio re-purpose this existing historic commercial building for 9no. stunning apartments - while retaining the retail space to the ground floor. Being in a Conservation Area, and right on the doorstep of the high-street meant we needed to respond to this building with care.
New Housing in Rotherhide
Gbolade Design Studio were asked to explore the redevelopment of an underused site in London. Our proposal looks to provide 30no. new apartments with a mix of market sale and affordable housing. The scheme comprises mainly of 1 & 2 bed units.
Dine underneath the stars
Gbolade Design Studio have undertaken our own R&D project: the r-Home. This directly translate to ‘Garden House’. We were inspired by the ‘riads’ (interior garden/courtyard houses) through our travels to Morocco, and felt the UK market could adopt the best of both worlds! This product uses modular construction to create standard homes that can be customised by the end user to reflect their needs. These are being designed to Passivhaus standards in a BIM environment.