KEN DAVIS – PAST SYSTEMS
Qualified as an architect, town planner, building conservation and urban regeneration consultant I have had 45 years experience across a wide range of built environment projects and design and policy issues. I have been fortunate to work on many different buildings from a bus shelter to a district general hospital, and a theatre to one-off houses. I have also been a conservation and design consultant to four local authority planning departments and spent a spell as a design tutor at a school of architecture.
My interests now lie in sustainable urban design and especially making more energy efficient use of existing buildings and in creating more distinctive local character in contemporary design.
As a member of HUDG I am keen to engage with anyone locally that is interested in improving the standard of the built environment in the Hastings area.
A few illustrations of my recent projects are shown above, from left to right they are:
A two bed-roomed straw-bale house on a restricted and steeply sloping site in a conservation area. Comfort and energy efficiency were the main aims together with a wrap around garden. The building is now nearing completion and the owner, now in occupation, is beginning landscaping the garden and will shortly be planting of the roof garden.
A three bed-roomed, three storey town house with courtyard garden and living room on the second floor to maximise views of Hastings old town.
The Tube Houses:
The initial design for a pair of 2 bed-roomed houses on the site of dilapidated garages close to the cliff edge in St.Leonards on Sea. The form is to accentuate the precipitous nature of the site while pulling the foundations back from the edge. These houses will sit alongside another of my designs called The Invisible House on West Hill Road (set into the cliff top and not visible from the street).
A three storey, plus roof space design for 9 flats, a small office, a café, and car parking on a prime site in Hastings old town.