Woldon turns inspired thinking into extraordinary architecture. As a practice, we aim to enrich lives and landscapes through thought-provoking, intelligent and timeless architecture, conceived with humanity at its heart.
We understand that balance is essential to great architecture. Poetic and pragmatic, our creative process is informed by a broad outlook, and what results is an architecture of substance and spirit.
Woldon is trusted for its skilful and sustainable approach to architecture and building design. From three-dimensional massing diagrams, façade components and composition renders, we continuously invest in the latest technologies and specialists to best visualise our designs.
Our practice works on a variety projects - from large commercial developments to private houses, estates and heritage buildings. We always collaborate intimately with our clients, and listen to their views to make their visions into reality.
Located between the Falmouth and Helford estuaries in Cornwall, lies the Argal Home Farm. The proposal replaces a compromised and poorly laid-out farmhouse with an efficiently laid-out contemporary house of 350sqm. The proposal was developed to embrace the best elements of Cornish farmhouse design with careful consideration for the client’s requirements for a contemporary home.
The local area has a strong tradition of farmhouses following a simple rectangular or “L” shape plan often with gable ends. The new house seeks to continue this distinct Cornish tradition. Key principles of local vernacular design have been incorporated. The external walls are finished in coursed local granite with cast stone reveals and the roof is clad in Cornish slate.
The project is a further phase of redevelopment at Argal Home Farm, following construction of a contemporary workshop and conversion of existing barns to form studios for the resident design studios and other local businesses. Farmhouse is due for competition Winter 2021
Woldon's approach is thorough & innovative, they have tackled our project, which presents a diverse range of challenges and demands, with a fantastic level of creativity and skill. A key strength of Woldon for us has been to realise our aspirations for a highly sustainable result that is comfortably married with refined & sensitive contemporary aesthetic..
Practice Quality Management
Our service aims to deliver excellent buildings, on time and on budget. We operate a clear and robust quality management system at all levels in the organisation. A strategy of management meetings and design and construction reviews support, control and manage the office and the delivery of individual projects.
Woldon holds Quality Assurance accredited certification having achieved the required assessment level of an Altius Assured Vendor.
The systems that are in place are specifically geared to the function of the practice, and follow the same seven principles of quality management set out in the ISO standards.
- Customer focus
- Engagement of people
- Process approach
- Evidence-based decision making
- Relationship management
Woldon works within a commercial environment where all Clients expect projects to be delivered within the cost parameters given to the design team.
This understanding of cost control contributes to our success as a practice. At the inception of any project we will discuss the level of product as a clear understanding of the costs from the outset is imperative. During the design process we have continuous discussions with the Client and Design Team to ensure that the design not only develops within the cost plan but provides best value and the right product.