AR Design Studio Philosophy
AR Design Studio is an award-winning RIBA certified contemporary architectural practice, based in Winchester, Hampshire, specialising in the delivery of elegant and imaginative modern new homes, extensions, renovations and multi-plot developments.
Established over a decade ago, director Andy Ramus has created a talented, young and exciting hub of contemporary architects. After spending four years working for several large scale practices in London on a wide variety of projects, Andy set up his practice in Winchester. Initially designing small bespoke extensions and furniture the studio has become multi award-winners, including the RIBA Downland prize for ‘Lighthouse 65’, and the Daily Telegraph’s Small House of the Year Award for ‘The Boathouse’, both one-off new-build houses. Andy himself was also shortlisted for the Young Architect of the Year Award in 2011.
The studio captures the client’s desires and requirements through listening and understanding. This is then interpreted and translated through the design brief into clear objectives; offering an innovative design approach that exceeds expectations yet remains achievable. The approach to design is not merely superficial, it is firmly grounded within the client’s needs and the site; because of this there is a conscious avoidance of a prescriptive style of architecture. The inspiration is taken from the client and the context, yet the work is always characterised by a clean, contemporary and eco-friendly approach.
AR Design Studio is a young and highly motivated contemporary architects practice. It has a strong reputation for delivering high quality, modern, elegant and functional design solutions achieved through a multiplicity of design skills, knowledge and enthusiasm.