CSA has a restive creative spirit, with a broad field of vision and collegiate way of working. Originated in London, our Birmingham studio acts as test-bed for a more deeply collaborative approach, as well as a doorway into a new design territory. From concept through construction we embark on a research-led journey of design, to create exceptional spaces for extraordinary living.
Perched above the snow powdered Swiss mountains, CSA designed this winter lodge as a series of volumes that sit beside and slightly cascade from each other. The rhomboid volumes sit against the steep slope and together offer 4,200-square-foot of living space
The Coach house transforms a traditional 1920s stable structure into a sleek modern dwelling, with the judicious use of contemporary materials and radically reworked massing and internal volumes.
Inspired by Paul Rudolph’s 1961 Milam residence, the Lake House enjoys a spectacularly lofty position up on the cliffs at Grimes point, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. CSA designed the Lake House to bring a sense of light and extend the already vast outdoors into the secluded Mountain perched home.
The translucence of the long house is a two story home inspired by Shinichi Ogawa’s ‘Luminous House’ in Kagawa, Japan and Pierre Chareau’s 1932 ‘Maison de Verre’ in Paris.
Placed onto an island not much wider than the cabin itself, the Cabin house is a small vacation cottage. Clad in black-stained timber clapboard referencing the traditional black barns that were once a common feature, the somber exterior palette lessens the cabin’s visual impact on its natural environment.
The villa is located on a naturally occurring plateau near a mountain peak in Saint-martin, Switzerland. Outside, locally sourced blue tiles, also used to line the swimming pool, cover the concrete façade on the lover level – with painted timber cladding on the upper levels, referencing typical local chalets.
King's Cross, London | Mailbox, Birmingham