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Solid guarding "ribbon" stair, with a saw tooth underside and open risers. This stair follows a L shaped path, with 2 flights and a 90 degree turn mid way up. The guarding is solid, and provides the structure for each flight. Internally, the warm ash veneered ply is exposed, externally, the stair section is clad in Valchromat panels.
Based on the award winning Brockeridge Stair, this single flight with a turn at the base has benefited from several assembly lessons learned at Brockeridge.
We worked closely with opendesk (https://www.opendesk.cc/) to parametric size some of their existing designs to work with our platform and to reduce assembly time in the workshop and on site. The lockers here, (originally an opendesk Fin Locker design https://www.opendesk.cc/fin/fin-lockers#get-it-made) not only now incorporate a soft close cabinet hinge and switch to a hidden cam assembly strategy, but have multiple array configurations. Any number of horizontal and vertical divisions can be configured from a single model. In this project, the client wanted larger full height staff lockers, where the size of each locker bank was governed entirely by the size of the lift to the top floor.
This kitchen showcases some great materials: a beautiful, non-scratch, matte, Fenix laminate is used for cabinet doors, highline drawers are faced in Corian to match the stunning worktop. Brass inlays and splashbacks complete the design.
The design of the Brockeridge staircase exploits the ash veneered plywood that it’s made from, with doubled up plywood members flowing down to form a bookcase, and up into the solid ash spindles. The repetition of these members gives the staircase a truly unique depth and character.
A modest kitchen with elegant design features, this project includes floating cabinets, seamless corners, and warm oak inlays. Dining storage matches the kitchen, while differentiating itself with white doors rather than the smoky black doors of the kitchen.
A spiral stair! This stair follows the curved wall of a castellated turret in a grade 2 listed building. Its design was focused on a complex install against very uneven, off level and out of plumb existing structure.
A lovely little agricultural conversion project, perched high on a ridge above the historic city of Bath with breath-taking views. A combination of fenix faced and oak veneered plywood, this design utilises several models and features of our system. Firstly the room divider , made from oak veneered birch core plywood. This parametric design can be configured in thousands of combinations, with variables controlling the number of supports, the extent of the two horizontal shelves and their heights , as well as the overall height, depth, width and the material.
An awkward alcove that follows an unusual roof line? Not a problem!
This project is an interesting blend of how and where our technology can be applied. FJS provided a full office fit out for a company working in the solar industry. We worked with opendesk to adapt their CNC office furniture and designed, coordinated and manufactured a plywood and glass inhibited spine that runs the length of the large penthouse suite, splitting up the open plan space into two smaller team scale spaces.
These images focus on the kitchen and fitted storage elements of a large office fit out we completed for a company working in the solar industry. The small kitchenette, is fitted out with two fridges (one for beer apparently), dishwasher, microwave and even a boiling tap which also provides chilled sparkling water. Nice! A shallow open cabinet for mugs and glasses conceals services and drainage to a bean to cup coffee machine. The work surfaces are corian, which were pre cut on the CNC and oversized on the contacted edges, then gently scribed to fit on site.
At first glance, this might look like the same piece photographed multiple times ?? But it isn't. And herein lies the power of a parametric model. This small housing development in Cambridge's need a cost effective solution for hanging and storage space in the bedrooms. Over 4 dwellings there were 12 alcoves, each a different size. Full stack wardrobe quotes (not by us!) were coming in over £30K fitted. The chosen solution was to create an oak faced curtain box (not shown here) with various configurations of these hanging shelf units behind. Some configurations had 2 shelves, some 3, and a few even had the curtain box integrated in to the shelf. These all came form the same multi configurable parametric manufacturing model. The full cost came in closer to 3K, including the curtain box!
A wall of storage dedicated to keeping the boys’ toys tidy. Pre-lacquered Birch Plywood cabinets with open backs fit perfectly with the newly painted blue walls.
There are several configurations of the same design family in this project, stretched over 2 dwellings, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. This was a commercial development, the two dwellings are within a listed laundry building on a country estate. The client wanted high end kitchens and cabinetry but at more reasonable prices, and so the project came to us.
This page wraps up a few smaller experimental projects with some very specific user requirements for storage. The storage table utilised spare materials from other projects. The shelving rack is designed to use minimal material to provide maximum storage. The entire frame hangs from the wall to avoid skirtings, several of the shelves are fixed, with small back panels to provide racking resistance, and adjustable shelves between. The design is parametrically designed, with multiple control parameters to drive the tens of thousands of possible configurations.
As far as bathrooms go, this project certainly sits towards the more extreme end of the scale. and its very hard to photograph just how far towards that end it is! All the horizontal surfaces of the Corian glow an eerie blue, by means of hundreds of LEDs set out in custom made LED grid panels which sit below the Corian surface. The grey lacquered Valchromat cabinets feel almost conventional in comparison. A run of mirrored door cabinets with removable backs stretch the entire length of the room - the Valchromat continues below, and forms the structure of the boxing that contains the services and plumbing.
These safety screens were designed for The Guild Co-working Hub. As a temporary solution to the pandemic, the screens couldn’t be mounted in a way that would scar the desktops. The outcome is a ‘clamp’ fitting that allows the screen to be fitted to any desk.
If you look carefully there are actually 2 kitchens here - one is the mirror of the other. This was a commercial development, the two dwellings are within a listed laundry building on a country estate. The client wanted high end kitchens and cabinetry but at more reasonable prices, and so the project came to us. These are white fenix faced plywood doors, with a handle less design. The worktop is corrian, and the alcove is lined on all sides in a solid oak hardwood panelling, with an integral shelf to hang wine glasses!
Drainers don't have to be boring!
A galley kitchen in the centre of the plan posed a few design challenges. The principle solution was to incorporate the existing access door into the cabinetry in order to make it feel part of the design.
A simple a straight forward addition to this property maximises the use and functionality of limited space.
This is one of the structure and envelope projects we have been involved with. We have included it here because it demonstrates the versatility of the technology we have developed.
The original stool! We developed a number of interesting joints and machining techniques on this smart little piece, and it has become a staple of our no waste material manifesto. With bespoke parametric designs, and complete choice of materials and stock sizes, every configuration of a design can nest differently on to panel sheets. Accordingly, some projects naturally result in "spare" materials, which might be wasted was it not for a growing range of stand alone furniture designs to use up the space on the sheet.
Designed around family life, this spacious kitchen is full of creative storage solutions, robust materials, and beautiful finishes.
It was a delight to create a kitchen in such a light-filled space. The matte Fenix facing of the cabinet fronts contrasts beautifully with the oak features and the light tones of the floor and walls.
The storage under the stairs at our Brockeridge project follows the pitch of the stairs for maximum efficiency. No space is wasted in this humble design.
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