Bright and Bold Extension

Modern studio space addition
for artist’s home

Location: North Oxford

Bright and Bold Extension

Modern studio space addition for artist’s home

Location: North Oxford

Bristi wanted to create a more usable space in her 1930’s semi-detached property in Oxford. The extension that already existed did not perform the function that Bristi wanted from it, so she engaged lapd Architects to create a hobby room that was not only functional but which matched her personality and way of living.

We worked with Bristi to create a design that would suit the context, not overbearing on neighbours or overworking the project in terms of budget and scope. She wanted the extension to become a true focal point of the property. This is where her passions and personality would shine through, being a perfect space for guests and for those quieter moments of living as well.

We decided to extend to the rear with a powder coated aluminium full height glazed opening providing the visual and physical link to the garden. Natural light now floods this unique space not only through the main rear entrance but also through further windows and skylights higher up. With its bold colours and exposed steel beam/ timber rafters the space is definitely an expression of Bristi’s personality as well as a beautiful new space in which she can enjoy her home.

Find out more about lapd and how we can make your dream home a reality.

Find out more about lapd and how we can make your dream home a reality.

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Main Office
The studio, Building F5 (north),
Culham Science Centre,
Abingdon, Oxford
OX14 3EB

Summertown Office
Prama House,
267 Banbury Road,

Henley Office
45 Station Road,
Henley On Thames

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Monday 9.00 - 17.00
Tuesday 9.00 - 17.00
Wednesday 9.00 - 17.00
Thursday 9.00 - 17.00
Friday 9.00 - 17.00

Recent awards

We are proud to have achieved the following awards for recent projects:

2019 Build It Readers’ Choice award - Best Architect for a renovation or extension
2018 Build It – shortlisted for 4 awards including best self-build and best renovation
2017 Build It – shortlisted Best Self Build and Best Renovation
2014 Build It - Highly commended
2013 Corporate Green Award
2012 Build It – Best Self Build Architect
2011 RICS grand award - shortlisted sustainability

2011 RICS south east award winner – sustainability
2011 RICS south east shortlisted – conservation
2010 LABC national building excellence awards winner - technical innovation
2010 LABC central building excellence awards - best overall project | best small housing development | best sustainable project | best technical innovation
2009 RIBA download prize Highly commended – sustainability


lapd Limited (trading as lapd architects) is a private company registered in England and Wales no. 5324993. VAT Registration no. 879282958. The Directors are Opinder Liddar RIBA and Trevor Avery RIBA.

The company is a Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Membership No. 3202164P

As a Chartered Member of RIBA, lapd architects must comply with the Architects Registration Board's 'Architects Code: Standards of Conduct and Practice 2017 version'.

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