Milligan Knight Architects are an RIBA chartered architectural practice, based in St Albans, who are passionate about architecture and design. We work on a wide range of projects and with a variety of clients, from home extensions through to commercial new builds. We offer Passive House consultancy to Client’s seeking low energy building solutions. Take the time to look through our architectural projects, which demonstrate the different aspects of architecture and versatility that Milligan Knight Architects offers clients, whether you are looking for a home extension or a large scale commercial project.
Both Directors of Milligan Knight Architects (Simon Knight and John Milligan) have excellent experience, with some of the best architectural practices operating today, both in the United Kingdom and on the continent. We have over 10 years of experience in delivering the full spectrum of architectural services, taking projects through from early concept and feasibility stages to construction on site; and have worked with a variety of different Client bodies in the process. During this period, we have established ourselves in Hertfordshire as a reliable and diligent architectural practice with outstanding local knowledge and that produces excellent documentation at all stages of a project.
Based in Central St Albans in a beautiful listed building, we are perfectly placed to cover the whole of Hertfordshire, North London and surrounding home counties. Our historic offices also underpin our interest in cultural buildings and architectural design.
We were commissioned by a private client to design a new build house for them and their family down in Cornwall. The house sits on an empty plot in the village of Trebetherick and has fantastic views out across the neighbouring fields and easy access to the beautiful Daymer Bay beach.
The rational and rhythmic glazed openings march around the house and offer connections to the garden and wider landscape. The decision was to taken to use natural cedar cladding hung in a vertical orientation to give the building a contemporary aesthetic and give the single storey house some verticality.
The floor plan was developed around a rigorous grid that helps bring order to the spaces and the elevations. An integrated covered entrance porch gives shelter and protection to the front door, which then leads to a hallway with utility room and coat cupboard. A generous open-plan living, dining and kitchen area is at the heart of the house and contains a fire place for a wood burning stove.