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sustainable contemporary living

Re-imagining a 1920’s end-of-terrace house in Brighton to create practical, modern living.


building on success

The evolution of our studio as we continue to produce create people’s dream homes.


open up

Improving the flow of a ground-floor flat in the West Hill Conservation Area.


build your dream home

Richard Zinzan on building your own grand design.


adding value with an architect

An open-plan extension with seamless access to the garden via sliding doors.

room to live

An extension to create flexible social space and enjoy the garden.

achieving planning approval for two storey extension and external makeover in hove

Richard discusses how close dialogue with the Planning Officer can help guarantee approval.

21st century style

The challenge: The internal and external renovation of a listed property in Brunswick Terrace, Hove. 

planning approved for eco country home of the future

archangels ARCHITECTS explain how the practice helped one client achieve rare planning permission for an ‘outstanding’ home in East Hampshire countryside

creating space and light

The challenge: A sustainable and contemporary refurbishment in Bristol Gardens, Brighton.

compact challenge

The challenge: The internal and external renovation of a compact three-bedroom, three-storey, mid-terrace period property in Brighton.

eco house of the future wins landscape award 2016

We are happy to announce our Paragraph 79 (formerly 55) eco country house of the future has won the Paper Landscape award for unbuilt projects in the prestigious of Garden Designers Awards 2016.

the telegraph luxury section: going underground - the future of the country house?

The traditional shape and form of a country house would sit on a high point, drawing attention to itself. We wanted to turn this philosophy on its head, with a building that has minimal impact and which maintains the views both from and into the site.

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build it awards winner 2015

archangels ARCHITECTS are delighted to have won the Best Self Build Architect or Design 2015 Build-It award for transforming a bungalow in Brighton.

crafting a home

We all have an idea of our Dream Home. Here we profile a project and explain the process of making your dream home a reality.

dream design

The challenge: Transforming a traditional city centre bungalow into the perfect home.

making your dream home a reality

Striking the high note with this contemporary new-build energy-efficient home.

build it magazine: bauhaus inspired bungalow conversion

Demolishing the roof of an existing bungalow and adding two new floors above, using lightweight timber construction with high levels of insulation.

elle decoration: remaking the grade

This seafront home in Hove, East Sussex, is an elegant lesson in how to renovate a listed property for 21st-century living.

build it magazine: a modern marvel

Determined to make the most of an elevated plot, we helped our client transform a tired 1930’s bungalow into a light-filled home that captures the wonderful outlook.

open plan eco remodel

A draughty 1920s home in Brighton with under-exploited living accommodation, is radically re-imagined to create a more practical modern environment.

constructing excellence in london and south east awards finalists 2014

We were honoured to be shortlisted for this prestigious award.

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angels of architecture

We talk through our holistic approach to architecture.

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reflecting on a successful 2013

Phew, it’s been a busy old year!

talking about replacement dwellings

Sometimes the sheer volume of work required makes us think: ‘Wouldn’t it be easier to knock it down and start again?’

an outdoor room

A well structured garden embraces small spaces to extend this seaside home.

green roof to modern single storey extension

discussing permaculture, part 2

There are three key factors at the heart of Permaculture Development: ‘Earth Care’, ‘People Care’ and ‘Surplus Share’.

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discussing permaculture, part 1

Now and then, a commission comes along that really gets the juices flowing and presents an irresistible challenge. In this case, a Permaculture Centre in the Caribbean took the prize.

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richard talks trade show highlights

Conferences and trade shows have always been an excellent way for visitors to find out more about what architects do.

sussex small business of the year 2013

We were thrilled to be presented with this award in front of 500 of the county’s leading business people, gathered to celebrate twenty-five years of business excellence.

understanding permitted development

So, you’ve decided to extend your property.

the value of sustainable insulation

Most of us live in older homes with little or no insulation. Insulating, the walls, floor and roof can result in your home being warmer in winter and cooler in summer, better air quality and lower running costs.

making the most of natural light

For many people, maximising both light and space is key to creating a sense of well-being and harmony in their homes.

building upwards

If you own a small detached house or bungalow and need a bigger home, but moving or extending outwards is not suitable for your needs, then building upwards could be an option.

building your own grand design

Self build is becoming a fast growing market in the UK with over 20,000 people building their own homes each year. So, what motivates the self builder?

building your green home: what does it mean?

Green building is more than the end result - it is an ongoing process.

the guardian: why lean and green does not have to be mean on design

As environmental awareness has grown, architects have become increasingly focused on sustainability, energy-efficiency and green building.

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green initiatives at the eco technology show

There’s something to inspire everyone; business owners and local residents alike, and lots of great information on money and planet-saving schemes and incentives.

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a new vision for brighton’s edward street

A potential restructure for a cleaner, greener future.

a modern update

When a house is almost perfect, but not quite.

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eco renovation of a victorian property

Illustrating the advantages of an eco renovation through thermal imaging.

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modern open plan extension

A modern open plan extension has transformed a 1930’s home in Hove.

home renovations that are kind to both your pocket and the environment

The eco renovation of 1920’s end of terrace house in Queen’s Park, Brighton that keeps on giving.

a new build made over

A new build developer house has been transformed, both inside and out, into a contemporary family home.

creating great space without the need for planning permission

Showcasing how to transform a living space and add a sizeable extension through Permitted Development.

the changing use of rooms and gardens

With a growing appetite for outdoor living, our gardens have become an extension of our homes - an additional room for entertaining family and friends.

don’t move, improve

What to do if you love your property, but one particular area just doesn’t work for you.

common misconceptions about listed properties

There is a lot of confusion about listed properties; what you are and aren’t allowed to do.

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dispelling myths about architects

Many people are nervous about even initiating a conversation with an architect for fear of the cost involved.

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making architecture approachable

In the list of real professions that includes doctors, dentists and surgeons, comes architects. But for many people, the idea of hiring an architect is a daunting one.