Founded by Christopher Taylor and Tim Hare, TaylorHare Architects is currently a team of architects and designers spread across three studios, one in rural Kent, another in the heart of Bristol and a satellite office in Aarhus, Denmark.

Calleywell Lane

Before and After

Picture yourself walking the grounds of a grand country home in the late 1700s, accompanied by the great English landscape designer Humphry Repton. Humphry Repton’s approach to design was...

Great Bossingham Farm

House with an Orchard

Manor Farm

Humble Beginnings

TaylorHare’s wealth of experience in Class Q applications finds itself in the very origin of the practice’s first office building. We see potential and opportunity in the crudest of...

The Pigshed

COVID-19 Update

The health and safety of our staff, clients and collaborators is our most important responsibility. In light of the present COVID-19 outbreak, we are adopting several new processes in...

Studio: Cowshed - Pigshed It’s been 8 weeks since we moved the office to remote working. Whilst we’ve adjusted to the revised daily rhythms of being house bound, and rejoiced for a short period in the benefits of a more flexible, less hectic pace to our lives. . . Right now we can’t help but crave a little piece of these two spaces. Humble buildings longing to be used once again. Photography courtesy of @daveycleveland . . . 42_THA CSPS Offices 2016- 2019 . . . . . #taylorharearchitects #simplicity #ruralstudio #office #studiolife #photography #light #dark #details #pingpong #architecture #light #osb #corrugated #metal #valchromat #concrete #materials #design #materiality #newbuild #refurbishment #oldandnew #stayathome #archidaily #architektur #landscape #kent

WIP: House in a Clearing Exterior study showing the arrival courtyard and entrance threshold to a new build house in the Kent countryside. Two contrasting tones of corrugated cladding, one dark, one light, help to distinguish between the communal living spaces and a more private bedroom wing of this modest house. Low lying rural precedents have been reworked in both their form and materiality, producing simple pitched roofed volumes of corrugated metal, with white rendered walls and warm timber elements that contextualise a stripped back interior. The darker of the two buildings is defined by its generous full height spaces and light filled interiors that open out across the wider natural landscape. The lighter brother, hugs the land to provide a series of bedrooms for a young family, which offer glimpse views to a woodland and inward views across multiple courtyards. Planning Submitted. . . . 21_BLZC Residential_2019 - 2021 . . . . . #taylorharearchitects #visual #imagery #illustration #render #visualisation #light #dark #details #builtform #workinprogress #planning #architecture #composition #courtyard #design #concept #drawing #materiality #newbuild #house #dwellinghouse #corrugated #metal #cladding #landscape #kent

Built: Secret Sunflowers, the UK’s largest interactive natural art installation. As we all enter yet another week of lockdown, we thought we’d brighten up our feed (and yours) this Sunday with a splash of colour from one of our very early projects. Conceived as an interactive natural art installation for @secretgardenparty the project was undertaken in collaboration with Harry Molyneux, who now fronts construction startup @buildupp_01. Where normal festivals fit neatly within a template — campsite, stages, rides/amusements — Secret Garden Party sweeps the proverbial from under your feet and sends you spinning and grinning down the rabbit hole. Our idea centres around the notion of the scientific ideas of entropy and chaos theory, loosely dictating that over the course of time the universe is slowly changing from a state of order to disorder. Everything is becoming more disorderly. Likewise with social systems, there is an interesting parallel between entropic processes and the progression of a festival from a state of orderliness to disorder. This installation for Secret Garden Party aimed to use sunflowers as a medium for capturing this process. As a hugely interactive piece, the sunflowers changed over time throughout the course of a manic 5 days from a state of orderliness to disorder. As people stole, stamped, broke and trampled on the sunflowers, so the spaces they had created left an ephemeral imprint on the place, like footprints in the snow. What we wouldn’t give to be wondering aimlessly through a field of sunflowers right now. Photography courtesy of @gobinderjhitta @jennafoxton and @scottmsaltphoto . . . 14_SSSG Art Installation _2014 . . . . . #taylorharearchitects #sunflowers #makeyouhappy #happiness #sunshine🌞 #goodtimes #colour #yellow #staypositive #festivals #secretgarden #secretgardenparty #rollonsummer #downtherabbithole #ballpit #landscape #art #architecture #livingarchitecture #lockdown #isolation #covid_19 #stayhome #differenttimes #oldiebutgoodie

Drawing: Early sketch of what it means to have a sense of community in the context of a new affordable housing model for rural communities. These last few weeks have been a sharp shift away from what we’ve seen as normality for many years, and has become a challenging time for all of us, as we continue to adjust to the ever changing reality of the world we now live in. What it means to have a community, that spirit, that determination to pull together, to look out for one another, has taken on a new meaning in these far from ordinary times. As we begin to turn to new ways of working, of doing and of living, we must remember that when the tide does turn, and turn it will, that it’s the strength of our communities that will bring hope, courage and belief that through working together we will and can turn things around. Stay safe, stay hopefully and look out for one another, this won’t last forever. . . . 14_CLUH Housing_2019 - 2021 . . . . . #taylorharearchitects #seeyouontheotherside #community #communityfirst #spirit #workfromhome #covi̇d_19 #stayathome #staypositive #staypositive💯 #living #challenging #times #drawing #architecture #rebuilding #lowcost #housing #affordablehousing #residential #maypole #lockdown #isolation #differenttime #landscape #architecturetoday

WIP: Elevation study for a new affordable housing model for rural communities. In a society where new build house prices are soaring, and construction quality is diminishing we are exploring new ways to challenge the current housing market. Simple construction techniques, coupled with low cost materials are arranged in intelligent and interesting ways, creating uplifting and empowering residential communities. . . . 14_CLUH Housing_2019 - 2021 . . . . . #taylorharearchitects #facadestudy #development #elevation #details #workinprogress #architecture #composition #design #concept #drawing #materiality #newbuild #lowcost #housing #affordablehousing #dwellinghouse #residentialdesign #community #corrugated #metal #timber #cladding #landscape #kent