go on a design journey with us...
We are a design-led architecture and interiors studio based in the picturesque Wye Valley. Our work is approached in a contemporary style with respect for existing heritage and context. We thrive on developing projects both inside and out which are individually tailored for our clients, offering architecture and interior design to fully realise the creative potential of the space.
Large or small, each project is unique and presents different opportunities which are approached with renewed curiosity. We believe in the stories and context that surround a project brief, as key to the start of an idea. Each and every scheme is approached through careful listening, conversation and exploration towards a pragmatic and dynamic solution suited to the brief.
THOUGHTFUL + RURAL + CURATED
We offer a reflective approach that is to interpret and understand our clients personal needs, values, and aspirations.
Using well practiced methodologies, based on expertise in both academic and industry principles, we will carefully curate your design curiosity and lead you through the realisation of your vision. Contextual understanding can only be achieved by face to face contact with our clients and physical acquaintance with the building, interior and its setting, which is where the personal conversation between people and place begins.
Based in a AONB in the Wye Valley, we have a particular interest working within rural locations, with existing buildings, listed properties and within conservation areas where new and old can begin to merge and create something truly bespoke. We enjoy the challenges this brings to inspire creativity and process. To deliver a successful project, we value developing good and open relationships between client, design team, builders and specialists, working collaboratively to fulfil the ambition of each project.
Renewable materials are prioritised for both construction and detailed finishes throughout our design schemes. Thoughtful consideration is given towards delight and creating a building legacy of design significance that can withstand the test of time with minimised impact on our climate. HILLS + CO. are delighted to be part of the Architects Journal 'Retrofirst' campaign, with energy efficiency at its core. Should a new build be required we can design up to Passivhaus design standards.
In return for creative freedom we like to explore, nurture and test solutions to make the most appropriate response, promoting beautifully crafted and detailed architecture and curated interiors, suited to the surrounding context and environment. We adapt our distinctive style in response to each clients personality and needs, as we seek to maximise the potential inherent in a site and its landscape, to provide delight in the spaces created to live, work or play.
Our honest and pragmatic working practice allows our clients to feel in control of the build and refurbishment costs, using value architecture to problem solve without aesthetic compromise. All design fees are discussed upfront allowing for our clients to budget in advance of beginning the design journey.
CAN'T SEE THE WOOD FOR THE TREES?
How do I take the first positive step?
Get in touch as we would love to hear about your project! By arranging an initial no cost face to face site meeting we can determine how we can help.
How do I work with an architect or interior designer?
We work WITH YOU to curate your design curiosity and personal vision, realising the inherent value of your property.
By helping you prioritise your design ideals we can form a bespoke brief to reflect your lifestyle or business potential.
In order to visualise your design vision we can produce sketches, inspiration boards, palette boards, samples, realistic contextual renders, 3D scale models, CAD models, architectural drawings and technical details.
We will guide you step by step through the process; including initial cost estimates, project management and collaborative decision making with the view to minimising the disruption to existing life, family and work commitments.
All our fees are upfront allowing for our clients to budget in advance of beginning the journey.
How will this fit with my commitments?
We can deliver a bespoke and thoughtful architecture and interior design experience, offering a concept to completion service.
We take full responsibility for engaging all parties involved within the process having established credible working relationships with clients, planning departments, structural engineers, tradesmen, ecologists and our staff.
By project managing onsite with competent contractors we deliver a carefully crafted & beautifully detailed build.
Joined up thinking allows us to work with you to fully realise your property investment both financially & emotionally.