Who we are
Platform 5 is an award winning architectural practice founded in 2006. We have a diverse portfolio of projects in the residential, education, commercial and cultural sectors.
We work closely with our clients to develop the brief into innovative and cost effective designs that respond to their physical and cultural context.
Always striving to create elegant designs with conceptual clarity, our design process is informed by both traditional craft based techniques and the possibilities offered by modern materials and fabrication methods.
25 May 2020
It is a widely-held ambition among architects to design their own home, but the motivations vary. For some it is a chance to pursue an architectural idea or technical innovation without compromise; for others it offers a a route to affordable accomodation, or the opportunity to live in the sort of space or location not offered by conventional developments.
Join us hear to from Patrick Michell from Platform 5 along two other architects who have recently fulfilled that ambition, to learn about the positives and the potential pitfalls of self-building. Patrick will be discussing Backwater, a holiday home on the Norfolk Broads that was developed as a prototype for an architectural holiday let business as well as providing a personal retreat for family and friends.
Subjects covered include the search for a site, managing costs and finance, developing the design as both architect and client, and realising the vision.
27/05/2020, 10AM, UK
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04 May 2020
“ASK AN ARCHITECT” - a small gesture to say thank you and support our heroes!
As many of us have been spending more time at home, you may be considering how to improve the space you live in but are wondering what you can do and how you might do it.
We are offering a 30 minute “Ask An Architect” virtual consultation over Zoom to raise money for our local hospital in Whitechapel, The Royal London – https://bartscharity.org.uk/get-involved/donate/
During our consultation we can discuss:
- How to develop your brief
- The design and construction process from start to finish
- Advice on how the current COVID-19 restrictions will impact on your project
Whilst there is uncertainty at the moment, local councils are still processing planning applications and now is a good time to be getting prepared and progressing the early stages of a project.
Places are limited so please get in touch by email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a booking, once you have confirmed your slot please send us a screenshot confirming your donation, we would recommend a minimum donation of £15.
24 Mar 2020
At a time when we are all being encouraged to stay inside, if you fancy some light entertainment you can see Backwater, our holiday home project on the Norfolk Broads featured as a reference project on tonight’s (25th March) “Building the Dream” on More 4 at 9pm.
Charlie Luxton will follow newly-retired Marisa and Andrew through the build of their own bespoke home on the Suffolk Coast. The couple were given a tour of Backwater so they could experience the house and see how some of the design ideas might apply to their own project.
25/03/2020, 9PM, More4
Follow this link (https://lnkd.in/dRSyWZb) to catch up on the episode later S9 Ep2.