a house in gardens

Our 'a house in gardens' project receives Planning Approval from Southwark - The roof pitch is raised on all sides to transform a previously unused loft space into a master bedroom, study and shower room. Large rooflights provide long views of the surrounding treetops and are used to ventilate and passively cool the space.

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Elle Decoration selects nimtim as one of the top 25 architecture firms in the UK

Pleased to be included in Elle Decoration's Architecture Edition. They select nimtim as one of the Top 25 firms to help achieve the best results.

"Combining bright colours and honest materials, projects like Cork House and Slot House come with bags of character."

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nimtim included in the  upcoming book: New Architects 4

We are honoured to be included in the forthcoming Architecture Foundation book 'New Architects 4' - the publication will be a showcase of about 100 of the best British emerging practices established in the past ten years.

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Nimi will be taking part in the AJ Small Projects Launch tomorrow

The way we work has changed dramatically - in the short-term but possibly forever. Whether in the home, in the office, shops, cafes, restaurants etc everyone is having to reassess how they carry out their work and collaborate/ share with others. We’ve been thinking about this a lot and keen to work with individuals and businesses to help them find the best solutions for this new world.

We are offering hour-long consultations on workspaces to help people with space planning, distancing and safeguarding measures or even just a bit of inspiration to help us work better in the short and long term. First 5 will be free while we test things out then we’ll charge them at cost. Email contact@nimtim.co.uk if interested.

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nimtim takes part in Museum of Architecture's Gingerbread City 2019

We have been hard at work designing, experimenting, building and sometimes breaking our creation for this year's Gingerbread City which will be on show at Somerset House from Saturday 7th December. 'Watermelon Peaks' will be a beacon to the city as well as being a destination for entertainment. It will be a place to interact in a number of indoor and outdoor social activities such as dancing, skiing, climbing and cycling. Twinkly cavernous interiors create monumental spaces for getting your gingerbread groove on. Triangular green roofscapes become a mode of transport for the active gingerbread person. Dropping in for a drink or dinner has never been so easy.

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nimtim included on The AJ's 40 under 40 list

We are very excited to be included on The Architects' Journal's 40 under 40 list alongside some we've worked with before, and lots of others we haven't yet had the chance to.

 

It's been a crazy year, with lots of uncertainty but this is a fantastic way to finish the year with some very exciting projects starting in the new year as well.

 

Thanks to everyone who has supported, invested and collaborated with us over the last 6 years.

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Green House featured in Real Homes September Issue

The current edition of real Homes is out and features Green House. A hyper-low budget extension to an Edwardian mid terraced house in Beckenham, South London, that through careful consideration and use of inexpensive materials radically alters how existing ground floor spaces are used for this creative family who love to cook.

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10 years of Don't Move, improve! PechaKucha

The NLA invited Nimi and Allie to present Pitch Perfect as part of this evening of quick-fire presentations (20 images x 20 seconds) looking back at some of the most memorable homes featured since the competition began. All speakers gave an insight into the journey from idea to completion. The presentation can be viewed from the NLA website.

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Fruit Box shortlisted for NLA: DMI 2021

So proud that our Fruit Box project has been shortlisted for the NLA: Don't Move improve! awards 2021 alongside 22 other exceptional projects. More information and photos can be found on our Fruit Box project page.

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A luxurious take on studio living

So pleased that our Westbourne Gardens project is included in Gestalten's new book Petite Places.

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Cork House featured on Archello homepage

nimtim's Cork House features as one of today's staff picks on the Archello website. Providing a little bit of colour to brighten everyone's day.

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Good Homes features Generation Game

nimtim's Generation Game project is featured in the August issue of Good Homes magazine.

 

"nimtim came up with a fantastic angular design that juts into the garden. They invited us to contribute ideas about colours and materials, and we even went to the factory to choose the place the marble pieces set into our terrazzo worktop"

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Becontree Centenary: Squaring the Corners

We are so so excited that we can finally show our winning proposal for the public realm works as part of the Beacontree Centenary. We worked with the artist Katie Schwab on our ‘Squaring the Corners’ project which looks at joining four corner plots to recreate a new Civic Square. Each square suggests new activities and performs new functions by inviting residents to take ownership of them. The competition was run by RIBA London and Create London. image by Gilbert Leung

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RIBA Ambassadors 2018

Jess and Allie went to Kentish Town Primary to meet children from reception class to give them an insight into architecture and get them inspired by the built environment. Their topic was marble runs, so while they had fun building some pretty cool marble runs they were also learning about the architectural concepts of materiality, measurements and strengths. I think we definitely have some future architects and engineers here :)

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Stronger Together

‘Stronger together’ a piece written for Architecture Today on one of the few positives of the coronavirus - the remarkable level of support and collaboration we’ve experienced from and with other architects and practices.

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Design Surgery

Our upcoming Design Surgery on Saturday the 7th September is fully booked. Thank you for everyone who responded, we have been overwhelmed by your response. Offering advice and inspiration for households and businesses at our studio, each 45 minute consultation will look at any aspect of a building project at any scale or any stage. If you are interested in taking part in any future design surgery keep an eye on our instagram account @nimtimarchitects.

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The current edition of real Homes is out and features Green House. A hyper-low budget extension to an Edwardian mid terraced house in Beckenham, South London, that through careful consideration and use of inexpensive materials radically alters how existing ground floor spaces are used for this creative family who love to cook.

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Pleased to be included in Elle Decoration's Architecture Edition. They select nimtim as one of the Top 25 firms to help acheve the best results.

 

"Combining bright colours and honest materials, projects like Cork House and Slot House come with bags of character."

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Work has started onsite at our Plinth project in Honor Oak. The roof is well and truly raised ready for a loft conversion. On the ground floor a full width rear extension will maximise the panoramic views of South London.

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Open house talks: Rediscovering the home

We Design Homes talks to us on Tuesday 15th September (6-7pm) about the importance of setting the tone for collaboration and co-creation on every residential project, and how it can lead to creating homes full of playfulness and spirit by celebrating uniqueness. We are involved as part of the Open House 2020 Programme. Register here for tickets - it's free!

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Two nimtim projects longlisted for the NLA: Don't Move Improve! Awards 2019

nimtim are delighted that both Slot House and Block House have been included in the longlist for next year's award and willl be featured in the exhibition and magazine from the 22nd January 2019.

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We are doing design surgeries for workspaces and businesses - get in touch!

The way we work has changed dramatically - in the short-term but possibly forever. Whether in the home, in the office, shops, cafes, restaurants etc everyone is having to reassess how they carry out their work and collaborate/ share with others. We’ve been thinking about this a lot and keen to work with individuals and businesses to help them find the best solutions for this new world.

We are offering hour-long consultations on workspaces to help people with space planning, distancing and safeguarding measures or even just a bit of inspiration to help us work better in the short and long term. First 5 will be free while we test things out then we’ll charge them at cost. Email contact@nimtim.co.uk if interested.

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We have been included in Wallpaper magazine's Architects' Directory

nimtim architects have been included in the June issue of Wallpaper in their top 20 emerging practices to hire in 2020.

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Hive House on Brick Bulletin by The Brick Development Association

Our Hive House project is featured on the Brick Bulletin by The Brick Development Association.

 

Nimtim Architects has completed “a simple but effective stepped rear extension for our sociable, book-loving clients, in a shared vision to create something unpretentious but materially and spatially rich”.

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Cork House featured in November's AJ Specification

This issue focuses on the specifics of insulation and fire strategy, and features Cork House as a case study. As part of this Nimi and Allie are speaking at tonight's AJ Specification Live: Fire & Insulation. Information on the event and a link to tickets are found here.

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'This kitchen extension is Pitch Perfect'

Our Pitch Perfect project is featured in August issue of Good Homes Magazine. Lovely words from our clients and beautiful photographs by Anna + Tam.

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Cork House is featured in the Guardian

Really pleased that our Cork House project is featured in Saturday magazine of The Guardian today. We were lucky to have some amazing clients and a team that worked really hard to create something so unique.

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New visual for Have a Butcher's

As one of the first schemes to receive planning approval from Southwark within the Old Kent Road Opportunity Area, nimtim’s playful and contemporary building covers two complex infill sites providing 5 apartments above a proposed butcher’s shop and warehouse. The scheme sets a precedent for sensitive and thoughtful new interventions within the area.

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New visual for Have a Butcher's

Cork House was featured in Alanna Gallagher's article for The Irish Times 'Best in class: Put a cork in it'. The article sings the praises of this super-lightweight and sound-absorbant material and highlights nimtim's creative use of it. Photograph by Megan Taylor.

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New ways of discussing space

At nimtim we have been looking at new ways of discussing spaces, uses and activities with clients - what works, what doesn't and what they'd love to have in their home.

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Roof raised at Plinth

Work has started onsite at our Plinth project in Honor Oak. The roof is well and truly raised ready for a loft conversion. On the ground floor a full width rear extension will maximise the panoramic views of South London.

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Staying at Home

During these crazy times it may be difficult to start doing work to your home. Another one of our tips for working from home is to think about spaces differently. Most of our clients look for a sense of open-ness and connection between the spaces in their homes. Can one space be flexible and potentially used for multiple activities at different times in the day/ week? Can you create more definition and articulation of the different functions within a single space? We find sitting down and having a chat with all the family can be incredibly helpful to work out how the space can work for everyone. Here’s some photos of our Pitch Perfect project where we converted the existing kitchen at the front of the house into a flexible space; potentially a kids snug/guest bedroom/home office.

 

Coming soon - we are looking at ways we can offer help and advice to those of you that need it remotely. Watch this space!

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Sustainable Finish

nimtim are very happy to see Cork House featured in the July issue of Homebuilding and Renovating magazine. Amy Reeve highlights the importance of cork as a sustainable material with environmental benefits for domestic architecture.

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Kind Words

It’s during times like these that it’s so important to hear kind words, especially from clients about our work:

‘As we move into crazy unprecedented times, indoors rather than out and about in the spring sun, we keep catching ourselves...How incredibly lucky are we to be IN our home, got there just in time, in a space that is beautiful and efficient. The kids in separate rooms, giving them the headspace and privacy they'll so desperately need over the next months. Another huge thank you to you guys who made it happen. Really. Thank you. Again and again.’ .

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Remote Working

We are in unprecedented times and our thoughts are with our clients, friends and collaborators. We have set up remote working for the studio and it will be business as usual because we have to be. Being a small business we are extremely worried for the future but we are taking it day by day. Watch this space for tips on working from home, making the best of the space you have and working with locally supplied materials. Support your local independent businesses as we need it now more than ever. nimtim’s mission still remains to make architecture that is a celebration of colour, material and personality. We always try to bring joy to everyday life and this feels as important to us as ever. Let’s take care of each other.

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nimtim have been working on a number of projects recently that need to balance the requirements of different generations as families choose to live together for a variety of social and economic reasons. It is a growing trend and research suggests it is here to stay. This is a link to a piece that Tim has written looking at the subject. It features nimtim examples and looks at the subject from various points of view.

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nimtim is delighted that A House and A Garden is featured in the December edition of Good Homes Magazine. We are happy to read how by responding to the brief and working with the client nimtim have created a space and views which "really helps to put things in perspective and calm my mind"

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The innovative use of materials in Block House is featured in the Architecture update section of the current issue of Grand Designs magazine.

 

Image © Grand Designs magazine, as featured in January 2019

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