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Residential Projects

Cool Homes, Cooler Planet.

Brookmere Barns

For a retired couple seeking to downsize, we designed a home that merges a masonry farmhouse with a steel and concrete barn in an L shape, surrounding a traditional courtyard. This design, accommodating up to 20 guests, honors heritage while incorporating modern sustainability, featuring a glazed link for energy efficiency and reflecting the couple's sociable lifestyle.

The Roost

Arkhi  transformed a North Staffordshire stable into a pioneering eco-residence blending modern design with nature. Incorporating eco-friendly elements and wildlife support, the project navigated strict regulations to feature large windows, a living roof, and rainwater ponds, epitomising sustainable living in the Moorlands.


In 2012, Matthew Lewis initiated Cloudhaus, transforming a caravan site into a sustainable, contemporary home in Staffordshire Moorlands. Facing and overcoming council challenges with innovative design, the project's journey to fruition, emblematic of dedication and creativity, was highlighted in "Building the Dream," Series 4, Episode 2.

Japanese & English Poetry

This project transforms an existing home into a large, detached family dwelling with a smart design that separates communal areas on the ground floor from the quieter, private spaces, an interconnected library links all ground floor rooms. The renovation introduces a contemporary look with vertical timber, white render, and local stone accents, enhancing the home's aesthetic. 

Gillows Barn

This project is straightforward, echoing the local agricultural aesthetic with a material palette that blends seamlessly into the landscape. Despite its single-storey appearance, the dwelling cleverly incorporates a split-level design with a partially submerged basement and a mezzanine. The open-plan main living area boasts a vaulted ceiling, large windows, and bi-fold door for panoramic views.

The Courtyard

Two existing barns have been converted into a new family home. The barns have been connected via a new extension, clad in a standing seam zinc. The design aims to strike a balance between retaining the existing traditional elements of the building and upgrading the building for contemporary family living.

Daneside Barns

This project enhances the home by adding spacious living areas, a formal entrance, and areas for quiet relaxation, all designed to maximise the serene countryside views through large, bespoke timber windows. The exterior maintains the barn's original charm with materials that complement the traditional structure, while the interior breaks free with a contemporary design.

Copper and Black

The design is marked by impressive up-and-over windows that blend the walls into the sloping roof and bi-fold doors that open up to a paved courtyard, enhancing indoor-outdoor flow. While the extension's style contrasts with the original dwelling, it remains harmonious in form and scale, with a material palette of glass and copper nodding to the area's industrial roots.

Thorn Gable

Arkhi designed a single storey lean-to extension to the existing farmhouse which would comply with Permitted Development guidelines. With one gable being completely glazed, the extension created a bright open plan living / kitchen and dining area the entire length of the property, enabling the owners to reconfigure the existing internal arrangement.

The Cave

A bespoke single-storey extension designed to enhance a family home. Collaborating closely with the clients, we crafted a space reflecting their unique style, featuring brickwork and contemporary timber boarding under a green roof. The design seamlessly connects indoor and outdoor living areas, incorporates a large rooflight to brighten the kitchen, and improves access to an outdoor studio, perfectly tailoring the home to the family's needs.

Cedar Polygon

This project artfully combines a ground floor side extension for a new kitchen with a first-floor extension over an existing garage for a master bedroom suite. Cedar shingles, chosen for their natural aesthetic, clad the entire extension, melding seamlessly into the mature garden setting. This design choice ensures the timber will age beautifully, further integrating the structure into its surroundings. 

Copse Cottage

A contemporary new-build in Congleton, Cheshire East, nestled on the edge of the greenbelt and surrounded by trees. Local stone and contrasting dark timber cladding blend modernity with local barn character, while a rewilding strategy for the plot enhances local biodiversity, reflecting a commitment to sustainability and local heritage.

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