Newsletter

January Newsletter

N E W W O R K – L O S A N G E L E S

Gregory Phillips Architects have been commissioned to design a new build residence overlooking the ocean in Malibu. Currently at Concept Design Stage.


O N S I T E – T O T T E R I D G E

N E W B U I L D H O U S E

Our new build house in Totteridge is nearing completion. Follow us on instagram for updates


H A M P S T E A D  –  L O N D O N 

M A T E R I A L I T Y

The Material Palette of our Hampstead Project (Refurbishment, Basement and extension) sought to incorporate contrasting materials both in terms of colour and texture. A palette of dark honed stones, beautifully lustrous silks, aged bronze metalwork and dark stained timber with natural warmth coming through were compiled to create a luxurious, striking architectural interior.

N E W W O R K

N E W B U I L D D W E L L I N G

We are progressing with Detailed Design of an exciting New Build single storey dwelling and artist studio in Totteridge. Designed to maximise extensive views of the landscape and solar gains on the site, the house will have lesser demand for space heating during the winter months. An overhanging roof will reduce solar gain and keep the spaces cool during the summer months. We’ll be posting updates as the job progresses to site.

September Newsletter

We spent last week shooting a recently completed modern extension to an old farmhouse in Kent. Gregory’s portrait (shot at the project), will feature in the Modern Man section of the next Issue of Angelino I Modern Luxury Magazine in LA.
Professional photos of the whole project to follow.  In the meantime , here are some photos of the shoot taken by our team to show how we created a modern piece of architecture which successfully creates an open plan kitchen and living space linking the grade II listed home and existing barn while maximising views of the beautiful 70acre grounds beyond.
Professional interior shots will also be released. The approach aimed to create a ‘modern farmhouse’ look to suit the clients brief and lifestyle.

August Newsletter

Creating an Architectural Journey that begins the moment you enter the property is a key element of the success of our award winning homes.

A meandering driveway leads to this new house . Announced by an external reflecting pool and flanked by monolithic garden walls, it leads to a central courtyard completely encircled by walling and out-buildings. This parti, inspired by the traditional country house with rear courtyard and stabling, ensures that the picturesque open site, remains unobstructed. Entrance to the house is via a covered walkway which crosses the reflecting pool and into a breath-taking double height entrance space. The internal layout of the house provides four wings of accommodation oriented to provide the best daylight, views and interaction with the surroundings.
Inspired by traditional country houses with adjoining stable yards, the layout of this home in Berkshire evolved from a simple diagram incorporating a protected centralised courtyard flanked by glazed single-aspect rooms affording magnificent countryside views.  The extensive contemporary flint-work used within the courtyard reinterprets the flint-work within the surrounding village, and in particular the medieval church that is within view of the property.  Entry to the house itself is made by crossing an enclosed reflecting pool leading into a double height space, where the architectural journey continues.
A selection of interior shots of some of our recent work.

June Newsletter

Dissolving boundaries, drawing buildings and gardens together – assummer arrives, we share images of spaces we have designed to maximise light and connection with the surrounding landscape.

New projects – We have lots of exciting projects on our drawing boards at the moment throughout the UK and LA. Watch this space.

Los Angeles, British American Business Council – Gregory is on a panel in LA promoted by the British American Business Council. Wednesday, May 29 from 6 pm to 8 pm, Christopher Guy Showroom (8900 Beverly Blvd. Suite 108)

Meet the panelists:

Gregory Phillips – Born in London, Gregory Phillips trained at Bristol University and Glasgow’s Mackintosh School of Architecture. In 1991, he established Gregory Phillips Architects with the aim of bringing a unique holistic approach to high-end residential design. Over the last 25 years, he has integrated his unique brand of elegant, refined modernism within country retreats, city homes, period properties and contemporary architecture.

Gregory’s talent, professionalism and discretion has attracted a loyal following of discerning clients, from film directors and fashion designers to art collectors and city financiers.

For more info, please visit www.gregoryphillips.com

Ina Soltani – A Los Angeles based celebrity designer who took the fashion scene by storm. Her designs has been worn by Hollywood Celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Biel, Kristen Stewart, Cindy Crawford, Miley Cyrus, Kerry Washington, Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, Kim Kardashian, Eva Longoria and Jessica Chastain, to name a few.

She pursued a variety of design-related fields in film, acting, and jewelry design. Eventually she turned her energy to another theatrical pursuit: fashion. She subsequently graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles and started her own label.

A finalist of the 2009 Fashion Group International Rising Star Award, Ina Soltani’s designs are strongly inspired by the dramatic narratives of artisan traditions, and deep appreciation of the arts and crafts. Her collections are passionate and glamorous filled with high drama and mystique. Influences are as varied as they are complex, from her upbringing in Sarajevo to a profound respect for the contemporary art and design of the world.

Ina has been developing her collection with private clients and building retail partners for her business. She recently designed and help refine the staff uniforms at the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills and partnered with the “Race to Erase MS” event to create a handbag to help raise funds for the charity. She has shown her collection on the runway of LA Fashion week to favorable reviews by the LA Times. Currently, she lives and works in Los Angeles.

Ralf Knoll – A Los Angeles based interior designer that founded Knoll Interiors in 2003. A versatile and exciting firm with widely acclaimed projects ranging from a light filled Malibu beach home, to a sumptuous bohemian hotel, and classical Bel Air homes. Knoll Interior’s attention to detail, craftsmanship and quality sustainable materials extends to custom furniture, installations, and innovative solutions which caters to his client’s lifestyle and needs.

Inspired by a range of styles from traditional to modern and contemporary, art to nature-vivid juxtapositions of color, texture and object, Knoll Interiors reflects Ralf’s romantic and bold vision as well as his translation of his client’s personality into their living environment.

Recent projects include Le Petit Hermitage hotel, an avant-garde ode to renaissance; A circus theater nightclub at Beacher’s Madhouse in the MGM Grand Hotel Las Vegas; A Fortune 500 company headquarters; And a 5th Avenue NYC penthouse.

Knoll Interiors have earned a firm place in Vogue magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Travel & Leisure, National Geographic, and the Huffington Post. 

May Newsletter



Grade II listed Farmhouse – We have just completed full refurbishment and extension to a Grade II listed farmhouse and barn in Kent. We reconfigured the Ground Floor plan and added a stunning new contemporary extension to link the house and existing barn. Photos of the house and extension are to follow. However, in the meantime, we’d like to share some images of the indoor pool which was refurbished (from an elaborate romanesque bath type style to modern simplicity!) along with a photo our client took of his new home in the brief period of snow we experienced in the UK this winter.


Brickwork – Attention to detail at its finest – every one of the bricks in the photos below has been set out on a drawing by Gregory Phillips Architects. The same brick laid in a different pattern will add texture and interest to the facade of this new build home in Totteridge. Its always amazing to see our drawings come to life!


Los Angeles – In contrast to the snowy picture above, our designs for new build houses in LA are progressing nicely. Great opportunities to play with sunlight and shadows and make the most of ocean views!


To watch our Berkshire House as featured on Channel 4 House of the year click here


A selection of our award winning projects….