Thursday 31 March 2011

Micro offices completed

Today's xsite is Robin...

The BohoOne Micro Offices are now completed and ready for occupying.  The offices, constructed from red and white stained pallets and plywood, form four private office spaces within a larger office unit.  Measuring 3 x 4 metres, the offices provide space for small startup companies to find their feet, as well as informal networking spaces around the units (to be occupied with bean bags, tables and chairs).

Tuesday 29 March 2011

Refurbished house complete

Today's xsite is Jane...

xsite completed this extension to a property in Gosforth last summer, and have just recently had it photographed by Jill Tate. The project provides a greatly increased floor area to the 1960s police house.

Work included a complete reconfiguration of the ground floor, new oak staircase and glass partition wall and an extended dining area to the rear of the house clad in Siberian larch. Reception rooms have been connected and opened up allowing full height views of the garden on entering the house, as well as opening up a large first floor bedroom into the roof space.

Friday 18 March 2011

Micro offices

Today's xsite is Nita...

Construction is now well underway for 4 ‘micro offices’ in the Boho One building in Middlesbrough. Made of timber pallets, these offices will sit in a staggered formation within a larger room. They will be let to smaller businesses, allowing them to share the larger space while maintaining some privacy.

As well as designing the fitout, xsite are also constructing the micro offices. Everyone from the office is getting involved, in a range of activities from designing, organising deliveries, hand balling, painting and building.

Last chance to see...

Today's xsite is Anna...

Our latest exhibition, Jill Tate's photography show 'Still Light', is coming to an end if you haven't managed to have a look at it yet. Call in to xsite for a last look and a glass of wine on Thursday the 24th March from 6 - 8pm.

Tuesday 8 March 2011

Extension complete

Today's xsite is Mal...

xsite have reached practical completion on this Georgian house extension in the West End of Newcastle.  The scheme included some internal renovation and alterations, an overhaul of the exterior and roof and making intelligent use of space for storage, within a remodelled rear yard.  A 1960s single glazed porch was demolished and replaced by this ‘glass box’ addition to the property which opens out onto a raised patio. 

Thursday 3 March 2011

Up the chimney

Today's xsite is Mal...

There is a pretty good view of the site from the top of the Toffee Factory chimney...

Tuesday 1 March 2011

Barbie the architect

Today's xsite is Anna...

Barbie has been relaunched with a new career, at age 51, this time as an architect... Her new look includes thick black rimmed glasses, a drawing tube, in pink, a skyline printed dress, her hard hat and high heeled boots.

Her new look is the latest in Mattel's Barbie 'I Can Be' range, which has previously seen her become an astronaut, a ballerina and a surgeon. Mattel hope the launch will bring positive changes for the architecture world!