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AR Design Studio

AR Design Studio

Location Winchester - Hampshire

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AR Design Studio is an award-winning RIBA certified architectural practice, specialising in
contemporary new homes, extensions, renovations, multi-plot commercial developments, and
local art and leisure community projects.

Established 17 years ago by Andy Ramus, AR Design Studio is a design focused architecture
practice with a strong team of talented designers with many years of worldwide experience
from London to New York and the Middle East.

The practice?s strong belief in design-led solutions has resulted in a number of prestigious
awards, and has most recently been a finalist for the RIBA South-West Awards for the
renowned The Crow's Nest.

Other notable awards include the Young Architect of the Year Finalist 2011, RIBA Regional
Award Finalist 2017, Wood Awards Finalist 2017, ABB Leaf Finalist 2017, British Homes Awards
UK Winner 2014 and the RIBA Downland Prize Winner 2012.


o 2018 ? RIBA award South East Region, Shortlisted o 2018 ? RICS award Design through Innovation category, Shortlisted o 2018 ? RICS award Residential category, Shortlisted o 2018 ? BD Architect of the Year, South East Region, Shortlisted o 2017 ? American Architecture Prize, Residential Architecture, Winner o 2017 ? UK Property Awards, Architecture Single Residence, South West, Winner o 2017 ? Wood Awards, Private Residence, Shortlisted o 2017 ? ABB Leaf Awards, Residential Single, Shortlisted o 2017 ? SHIFT Awards, Best New Build Project, Shortlisted o 2017 ? Structural Awards, Extreme Conditions, Shortlisted o 2017 ? Sunday Times British Home Awards, Small House of the Year, Shortlisted o 2017 ? Winchester Business Awards, Shortlisted o 2017 ? RIBA South West Award, Shortlisted o 2017 ? Best of Houzz, Winner o 2016 ? Retrofit Awards, Finalist o 2015 ? Surface Design Awards, Temporary Structure Category, Winner o 2014 ? Build it Awards, Best Masonry House, Winner o 2014 ? Architect of the Year Awards, Shortlisted o 2014 ? The Sunday Times British Homes: Best One-Off House, Winner o 2013 ? City of Winchester Trust Design Awards: Commendation o 2013 ? AJ Retrofit Awards 2013, Heritage Category, Shortlisted o 2013 ? AJ Retrofit Awards 2013, House pre-1945 Category, Shortlisted o 2013 ? RICS Awards Runner-Up: Lighthouse 65 o 2013 ? RICS Awards Shortlisted: Abbots Way o 2013 ? Federation of Master Builders New Build Award: Lighthouse 65 o 2013 ? Best Of Houzz: Design Category, Winner o 2012 ? RIBA Downland Prize Winner: Lighthouse 65 o 2012 ? Fareham Society Design Award Winner: Lighthouse 65 o 2011 ? Young Architect of the Year Award, Shortlisted o 2010 ? RIBA Downland Prize, Shortlisted o 2008 ? Daily Telegraph Small Houses Award, Winner

Project sectors

  • One-off Homes
  • Interior Design
  • Refurbishment and Extensions
  • Retirement Living
  • Office Base Build
  • Office Fit-out
  • Retail Interiors
  • Bars, Cafes & Restaurants
  • Gyms & Sports Facilities
  • Schools, Colleges and Universities
  • Community Centres
  • Libraries
  • Housing Scheme (20+)
  • Galleries and Museums
  • Theatres & Performing Arts
  • Temporary Installations
  • Heritage & Religious Buildings
  • Public Spaces
  • Private Gardens
  • Urban Design
  • Sheds, Cabins & Outhouses
  • Studios and Workshops
  • Guesthouses & Hotels
  • Student Housing
  • Housing Scheme (0-20)
  • Private Rented Schemes
  • Entertainment
  • Mixed Use-developments

Specialist skills

  • Sustainable Design
  • Self-Build
  • Thermal Retrofit
  • Historic Restoration
  • Passivhaus Design
  • Refurbishment
  • Masterplanning

Services offered

Full architectural service, Interior design, Planning application, Renders & CGIs, Technical drawings, Masterplanning


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AR Design Studio

Hong Kong House

The Hong Kong House is a private extension and renovation project, completed in late 2017 by Winchester based architects AR Design Studio. A world away from the client’s former home in Hong Kong, the house provides an opportunity for the family to have a familiar inside-out space to live in and relax.

AR Design Studio

Black House

The house encompasses a mixture of framed and linear views across four carefully sculpted gardens that aim to each capture a piece of the surrounding landscape.

AR Design Studio

Creek House

Creek House is a private bespoke new build house located in Bosham, West Sussex, completed in the summer of 2018 by Winchester based architects AR Design Studio. The clients, passionate about design and longstanding active members of the community, came to AR Design Studio in 2015 with a vision for their life-time home in the village. The clients saw potential in this prime location on the periphery of the Bosham estuary, and despite difficult planning constraints, the client’s contemporary vision combined with AR Design Studio’s experience set out to achieve a...

AR Design Studio

The Crow's Nest

A playful and calm space for the owners to enjoy weekends with family and friends whilst taking in the spectacular Lyme Bay.

AR Design Studio

Woodland Cabin

AR Design Studio has received planning permission for the Woodland Cabin. Sited on the edge of deciduous woodland its purpose is to serve as guest accommodation and as an independent space for the children as they grow older. The brief was to create compact, off the grid, self-build ancillary space for their house. With the client having little experience of construction, part of the brief was to design the cabin such that it could be built using simple techniques. This would enable much of the work to be carried out...

AR Design Studio

Folding House

Inspired by the site context and defining character, the intention of Folding House was to minimise the impact on the location and surrounding scenery by embedding the house into the hill side.

AR Design Studio

The Elements

The Elements is a private new build house in Hampshire, completed in early 2017 by Winchester based architects AR Design Studio. Adjacent to the stunning River Hamble and its popular marina, it is nestled within meadows rich in native wildlife. With a global collection of friends and family, the client required a large home in which to regularly host and entertain. The home focuses on accommodating a number of guests in the homeliest way possible, providing an experience of a ‘home-from-home’. It is hoped that the home will create lasting...

AR Design Studio

The Farmer's House

The Farmer’s House acts as the UK base for AR Design Studio’s clients, who return to the English countryside from their travels to tend to their farmstead.

AR Design Studio

The Pilot's House

The extension and refurbishment of a classic Winchester Villa. AR Design Studio's Proposal was a unique and careful nod to the contemporary, which updated the house to a modern standard of living whilst respecting the beautiful material palette of the existing house.

AR Design Studio

Glass House

A single-storey extension forms a semi-courtyard space enclosed in glass, which opens up onto the garden.

AR Design Studio

LightHouse 65

‘The Lighthouse’ is a contemporary beachfront property on the south coast of England. It is a super insulated, luxury 3 bedroom modern house sitting in a beautiful waterfront location enjoying stunning views of the Solent and the Isle of Wight.

AR Design Studio

The Runner's House

Private extension and refurbishment of a Winchester home. The completed project features stunning timber cladding and polished concrete floors.

AR Design Studio

The Stables

What was once the home of the 1946 Grand National Winner ‘Lovely Cottage’, the Stables, located on the outskirts of Winchester, has now been transformed into a wonderful 3 bedroom Home. This dilapidated stable block has been remodeled into a refreshingly minimalistic house whilst retaining key pieces of its characteristic history, such as the re-conditioned stable partitions and the painstakingly restored drinking troughs, which have been brought back to life as wash basins, located in the en-suite bathrooms.

AR Design Studio

Abbots Way

Abbots Way, by AR Design Studio, is a stunning five bedroom house. Bordered by mature trees and a small lake, this spectacular house creates feelings of ultimate relaxation and privacy, whilst its contemporary design juxtaposes superbly with its beautifully rural location.

AR Design Studio


Maximising the most of the stunning landscape, 4Views is orientated to make the most of its location, sitting high in the ancient city of Winchester and enjoying views of the surrounding South Downs scenery.