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appropriate, create designs that will also be appreciated by the general public. Through careful planning, imaginative use of space, refined detailing and the thoughtful use of materials, light and colour, we create added value for our clients. Well considered design does not have to cost the earth, financially or metaphorically speaking,’ said Mark.


The creativeness and attention to detail that Fluid Architecture and Fluid Interiors provide for their clients, should provide continued success, and are always available to discuss projects, large or small, domestic or commercial.


RESIDENTIAL EXAMPLES West View is a carefully considered response to our client’s wish to reconstruct their existing home, on a very sensitive site, embracing passive and eco technology. Using both traditional and modern materials, Fluid Architecture have created a design that optimizes the use of sun light through orientation, taking full advantage of stunning views and allowing the design to sit comfortably within its special site.


Vue de Marais is a select housing development comprising a mix of three and four bedroom homes, each with studies. Fluid Architecture conceived the design for this group of houses as a new contemporary Jersey Vernacular by using local materials in a different way, coupled with modern building techniques to create a new Jersey aesthetic in practical imaginative homes that suit today’s


modern lifestyles. The architecture of the development is split into three styles that blend and respond to existing context, moving from traditional through to highly contemporary, with the design receiving praise when it successfully gained Planning permission.


Cascades Vertes, overlooking the east coast of the Island, provides high quality homes on a prime site that has many special unique features, including views out to sea and France in the distance. Fluid Architecture’s successful design approach was to create buildings that would enhance and responded to the site in a way that would provide a lush, green terraced foil to enhance the Green Backdrop Zone. This design approach, on a very difficult site, received praise from the Jersey Architectural Commission on it’s well thought through and executed concept.


La Fontaine Martin, sits within the Green Zone overlooking the north coast. In spite of the Green Zone restrictions Fluid Architecture successfully obtained permission to turn a very ordinary 1970s bungalow into a stunning contemporary open plan home. Key to its success was flipping the entrance of the house to the opposite side. This allowed the introduction of a new large expanse of glazing to take full advantage of the stunning north coast views across to the other Islands and French coast beyond. By selective removal of various internal and external walls and the creation of this very transparent


addition to the main living space, a fluid and coherent internal organization of the spaces was created. A contemporary external façade, infinity pool and secret sheltered south facing garden complete the building.


HISTORICAL EXAMPLES Listed buildings form a significant proportion of the existing buildings on Jersey and they are given a high level of protection by the local Planning Department.


These buildings are our link to the past and Fluid Architecture believes that it is right that the best examples are protected, but should be given new life through imaginative and sensitive development. Many listed buildings have evolved over time and whether that development responds in a sympathetic or in a more contemporary way depends on the skills of the designer. Fluid Architecture can provide the design skills and vision for either, as Mark and Chris have been involved in the refurbishment and additions to many old buildings.


HEALTHCARE EXAMPLE Mark considers his involvement in healthcare projects ‘among the most satisfying he has undertaken’. He was instrumental in


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leading and developing healthcare design projects for various departments at Jersey General Hospital including Oncology, the E.N.T and Eye Department, Clinical Investigations, Acute and General Administration and the Day Surgery project, which is arguably one of the most complex projects ever under taken in the island. The success of this project is epitomized by the delight expressed by both staff and patients towards the calming environment created, which gained “Project of the Year” at the 2008 Jersey Construction Awards.


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