TaylorHare is an ambitious and energetic young architecture practice based in the South East. We deliver housing, hotels and public projects at a variety of scales, working alongside a range of clients, organisations and other design professionals.

TaylorHare is expanding

TaylorHare Architects is currently looking for an experienced Part-I (or recently qualified Part II) architectural assistant to join our team! The role will involve working on a variety of...

Work in Progress

Developing ideas for a scheme for seven apartments and a mews house. We will be submitting the scheme for planning later this month, with a few to starting on...

Planning for The Hall

Permission has been granted for refurbishment and extension works to The Hall, a significant Grade II* Listed property situated at the foot of the North Downs AONB. The extensive...

TaylorHare Branding

We have been working closely with Alaric King on our rebrand. This is the Project text/ rationale behind the design. Visual identity system for Kent based TaylorHare Architects. Applications...

Rural Extension

Finalising our sensitive approach to the careful refurnbishment and extension of a Grade II Listed house, soon to be submitted for planning. Our proposals will encompass a flexible dining/living...

Redvers Road

Southlands Planning Application

Our residential conversion of a series of redundant agricultural warehouse buildings has recently been submitted to Dover District Council for planning. The scheme comprises of 3 individual dwellings that...

Planning permission for a pair of new houses in a rural hamlet

We are delighted to obtain planning permission for a small rural development just outside of Preston. The pair of houses replace a semi-derelict, post war bungalow with a modest...

WIP: 5 new dwellings and a new bespoke workshop facility on the site of a redundant chicken farm, set within both a Conservation Area and AONB. This sensitive redevelopment of a redundant series of agricultural buildings was built out of an in-depth understanding of the traditional Kent farmstead vernacular and how this could be reinterpreted. The combination of our own research and the cross collaboration between design team, local community and the Kent AONB unit, culminated in the creation of a three and a half sided courtyard with edges formed by varying agrarian forms, which are playfully interwoven. This creates a cohesiveness that offers both functional and aesthetic benefits, simultaneously harking back to the iterative nature of a historic farmstead. . The farmhouse stands alone as a focal point of the development, with a frontage positioned sensitively so that it sits between dominance and subservience. Each building references a different historic agricultural building type, whilst contemporary interpretations of historic design elements allow for a distinctive but respectful design. . . External Courtyard Image, GF Plan of Dwellings, Workshop Image. . 43_THA BS Residential/Commercial_2018/2021 . . . . . #taylorharearchitects #visualisation #architecture #design #light #imagery #courtyard #farmstead #workshop #conservationarea #newbuild #farmhouse #blackenedtimber #brick #metal #flint #concrete #dwelling #communityengagement #ruralarchitecture #kent #landscape

WIP: One of a series of sketch concepts for the renovation of a Grade II Listed building set within the heart of Ramsgate’s new High Street Heritage Action Zone. A series of instrumental yet sensitive interventions look to introduce a unique urban botanical extravaganza. Internal ‘as found’ finishes are retained where possible and sealed, whilst additional decoration in the form of selective accent colors look to accentuate set profiles around key existing features. Central to this concept is the removal of a large section of the ground floor footprint to create a double height space for planting to grow throughout the building. An active florist draws visitors off the street, whilst within the basement a new marine conservation labyrinth, examining ocean plastic contamination and coral bleaching is introduced. Part of this story is recording the natural world, which is why the first and second floors are proposed to be occupied by analogue and digital documentary-making suites. A cafe / gin bar within the western end encourages evening use of the botanical/conservation spectacle. This project aims to attract new investment into Ramsgate’s High Street, which combined with ‘Pioneering Places’ through the national Great Place Scheme, is part of a more ambitious project. One that will make East Kent an even better place to live, work and visit by exploring heritage, developing civic pride and connecting artists and communities. . . Rendered section, sketch ground floor plan, sketch section, existing as found interior photograph. . 03_THA HS Commercial_2019/2020 . . . . . #taylorharearchitects #conservation #design #light #repurposed #reuse #ramsgate #highstreet #history #botanicalgardens #marineconservation #historicbuilding #interiordesign #architecture #oldandnew #asfound #restoration #concrete #metal #thanet #kent

Building: Early photographs showing a glimpse of our new studio ‘New Shed’, which was shortlisted for the South East Construction Awards Best Design last month. . . New shed is built to complement its primitive agricultural surroundings, with its formal simplicity and strong materiality defining a confident addition to the rural landscape. Clad in a corrugated aluminum rain jacket, deliberately left raw to create a variable play of light and shadow during the day. This modest and affordable material was used elegantly to evoke a rich materiality, one that contrasts with the buildings simple agricultural expression. Internally, a new steel portal frame defines the structure of the building and is intentionally left untreated to celebrate its structural functionality. Offset against the raw metal frame, all walls and ceilings are lined with orientated strand board (OSB) to give a warmth and material tone to the interiors. A polished concrete floor completes a simple palette, acting as both a durable and beautiful surface for everyday use. A series of bespoke pieces of furniture, designed by the practice constitute a more refined and mature interior. Bespoke steel and Valchromat desks and a feature pendant light, salvaged from old tractor gearing provide a subtle nod to the sites agricultural roots. Outside a modest courtyard knits this building together with its smaller rugged brother, and acts as a social space between two spaces, each embodying a different function. . . . 42_THA NS Office_2018/2019 . . . . . #taylorharearchitects #photography #design #light #courtyard #landscape #garden #agriculture #farming #interiordesign #architecture #composition #courtyard #proportion #osb #concrete #corrugated #valchromat #metal #kent #rurallife #countrylife #office

Drawing: Development plan sketch of 1 of 5 new dwellings set within both a Conservation Area and AONB. . . Conceived as an L-shaped plan with sleeping spaces to the north and living spaces to the south that encloses a modest but thoughtful courtyard garden. The concept was to retain and acknowledge the simple shape of the original agricultural buildings (to be demolished), yet create a new typology of enclosure associated with vernacular clusters, one that permits subtle visual and physical connections to the wider landscape. . . Building form and materiality are derived from an as found language of local corrugated and blackened timber redundant agricultural buildings, whilst simple pitched roofs that bear onto internally exposed masonry walls create courts and yards that define an external landscape. . . . 43_BS Housing_2018/2021 . . . . . #taylorharearchitects #reconfiguration #design #drawingmatter #handsketch #courtyard #landscape #garden #enclosure #farmstead #interiordesign #architecture #conservation #modernhouse #composition #lshape #court #yardhouse #yard #proportion #timber #corrugated #masonry #agricultural #kent

Elevation study for the reconfiguration and extension of an Arts & Crafts period property set within a coastal Conservation Area, that has recently gained full planning permission. . . The proposals encompasses a complete reconfiguration of the buildings internal volumes and a transformation of the visual and physical connections with the surrounding coastal landscape. . . Externally the building maintains a traditional overcoat, in an effort to retain part of its original Arts & Craft form and character. Where a new addition is added these walls are clad in washed timber and stippled render evoking a material richness and texture to the external facade. Stepping down to the garden a hint of change stems from the newly reconfigured and expanded multi-tiered terrace, which contains a series of outdoor spaces that bring the landscape closer to the house. . . Image 1 shows existing condition, Image 2 shows proposal without context, Image 3 shows proposal in context. . . . 01_TH Residence_2019/2021 . . . . . #taylorharearchitects #restoration #renovation #reconfiguration #design #extension #dontmoveimprove #seaside #landscapedesign #terrace #remodelling #interiordesign #artsandcrafts #architecture #vernaculararchitecture #conservation #planning #planningapproved #pebbledash #timberlining #timber #kent