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Wight Architecture

WE DELIGHT IN CREATING SPECIAL HOMES FOR CLIENTS WITH DISTINCT TASTE AND VISION

Wight Architecture will work with you to elevate your space to the next level.

New homes

Across the Isle of Wight and beyond, we’ve designed comfortable and liveable homes for families of all shapes and sizes.

Commercial spaces

We have experience designing interiors for restaurants and offices.

Alterations

If you want to make changes to your existing property, we have extensive experience creating innovative extensions and alterations for our clients.

Baring Road

Cowes, IOW

Nautical inspired design for a stunning Solent view

This is a new home in Cowes that I designed to replace a 1940s bungalow. It provides splendid views of the Solent from the first-floor living room and the master suite on the second floor. The house faces the sea, we designed the front as a huge glass gable to truly take in the view. It is supported with a structural mast reminiscent of the old square riggers, carrying glass balconies and a projecting ridge beam to carry an overhanging roof.

Baring Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight

Fort Albert

Totland

A fort penthouse gets a timely update

Wight Architecture was appointed to design and manage the modernisation and refurbishment of this penthouse on the roof of Fort Albert. The property suffered from severe damp penetration and basic services. The tower was only accessible via a ladder passing through rough holes cut in the intermediate concrete floors.

We designed and constructed a new master bedroom suite on the roof of the living room, curved to blend in with the existing structure, which was originally designed to accommodate a rotating gun. The existing building was stripped back to the bare bones, tanked to prevent damp and insulated to current standards. Underfloor heating was fitted throughout, along with new power and lighting. The heavily articulated radial structure of the living room ceiling has been revealed and left exposed as it tells the story of the building and adds dynamic visual interest to the space.

Orchid House

St Lawrence

A modern glasshouse with a Victorian footprint

My clients purchased the site in 2004 with a planning consent to re-erect a (totally impractical) single glazed Victorian pastiche glass house for residential use. My brief was simple in theory: negotiate with the local authority and obtain statutory consents for a modern glasshouse to be erected on the original footprint of the extant Victorian brick and stone basement which would be converted to studio and workshop space for the artist client.

Alteration: The Garden Room

Cambridge

Edwardian house meets open-plan living

This project in Cambridge replaces a leaky conservatory with additional living space that can be used year-round. Folding-sliding doors help to bring the outside in so that the living area flows out into the garden.

Down House

Totland

Conversion and renovation of a former care home to a private residence

This exciting project is a self-build on an epic scale involving the reconstruction of the roof to incorporate a lift turret and the removal of previous alterations to recreate a splendid Edwardian Home. Sea views to the front and down land views to the rear. The project is currently under construction and we are maintaining a watching brief, advising the owner as and when required.

Architects are trained to guide their clients through the whole building process from the initial vision to the completed project. We don’t just do drawings! We can discuss what you have in mind and I can advise you how much your vision is likely to cost.

    Contact me for a FREE no-obligation site visit
    (01983) 241159
    E-mail: gian.giblett@gmail.com

      Our location

      Address:

      46 Crocker Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5DB

      For an experienced home designer in the Isle of Wight, call Wight Architecture on: 01983 241 159