The Lakes

Role: Architect & Interior Designer
Completed 2005 - 2011

Formerly as co - head of Yoo design, designs on key projects were generated by Archer Humphryes. Most significantly at The Lakes by Yoo, architectural and interior designs were constructed for varying scale properties nestled suspended over the lakes, as part of the initial set of showcase homes.

Now a glittering site full of waterfront and woodland homes, set within 650 acres of Cotswold Countryside with six clearwater lakes, work began with masterplanning, the architecture and interior to create a retreat second home in a ‘club environment.’. Now the project is highly publicised in the Sunday papers, winning Bronze at the UK property awards in 2008/2009 during Julie Humphryes tenure leading the design development.

One house featured solid Slovenian Alpine Doughlas Fir walls in the interiors which create a texture and an aroma. A poured white resin floor allowed the light to be absorbed and for indoor and outdoor robustness. Bathrooms used moulded corian to form the sinks and storage cabinetry with acid etched with alternate mirror glass forming cabinets above. In the living areas and bedrooms the combination of white with solid trestle pages, painted ‘clay’ coloured textures, with occasional bursts of yellow and turquoise in the accessories were directly taken from the environment.

In these projects from working with local team to develop the architecture, procure the ‘ objects’, generate the interior design, oversee the delivery installation and styling for the end product is something that Archer Humphryes have built a reputation within residential design beginning with their foundation with Philippe Starck this established property lifestyle group.