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XTid Associates Architects & Consultants

18th January 2017

Christmas Competition 2016

XTid Associates has launched for the second consecutive year the Christmas Card Competition 2016 among the students of 4 ESO Cañada Blanch Institute.

XTid Associates explained to the students the Competition rules during a session at the school.

Any design technique could be used to design their Christmas Cards, such as computer graphic, drawing, picture, crayons, charcoal, photo collage, photomontage.

The students had until 30th November 2016 to send to XTid Associates their Christmas Cards, so they could be part of the popular voting.

All the cards were uploaded at XTid Associates website, and the public votes lasted until 7th December 2016. The first 5 cards with the highest number of votes entered to the Final Competition, which received a price and diploma for their participation, and XTid Associates selected Ainoa de los Dolores Gomez as the Winner Card, who received the price of a Digital Tablet and diploma as the Winner of the Christmas Card Competition 2016.

On the 14th December 2016 XTid Associates had a presentation along with the students in the School, where the 5 finalist cards designs were analysed.

Foto de Grupo Foto XTid Associates Team

On the 19th December 2016 XTid Associates discovered the winner during the yearly event of Vicente Cañada Blanch Awards with the presence of the Spanish Ambassador in London.

Winner Winner

The design of the winner stands out for its originality when translate the Christmas tree as a house layout with the entrance on the bottom, where the doors are the base of the trunk. The central axis of the Christmas tree distributes the rooms to both sides and to the end. The integration of Architecture and the Christmas festivity is clearly defined in this combination: Christmas tree/House layout.

We are very happy of the art, design and technology knowledge displayed in the contest and very grateful that students of 4ESO have shared it with such enthusiasm with XTid Associates. We are an architectural firm, which our only pretension is to help young people to discover architecture and engineering.


XTid Associates Architects & Consultants

18th January 2017

Erection of a two storey rear extension to a Bungalow


XTid Associates prepared planning application and technical design for the erection of a two storey rear extension of a bungalow located in the Borough of Wokingham.

The previous layout, in a very poor state, was a 3 bedroom detached property. The ground floor is a 2 bedrooms, living room, utility room, kitchen and bathroom space and the top floor complies 1 bedroom, a study and storage area under eaves.


XTid designed the double storey rear extension to get a open plan kitchen with huge sliding doors to improve the feeling of the garden melting into the house. This configuration allows light and air flow from south to north façade, from the garden to the main entrance via the central line of the house.

  kitchen1   kitchen2

Following the concept of natural light and ventilation proposed for the whole project, the living room and the ground floor bedroom are gifted by two skylight which allow natural light directly from the roof.

First floor brief was in a more familiar line, but also followed the idea of providing natural light an ventilation where possible. The first floor benefits of three double bedrooms with dressing rooms, a family bathroom and shower room.

  Bed 2    Bed 1

Tip of the Project: The master bedroom is facing the 700sqm plot rear garden. To improve the master bedroom environment, XTid proposed a skylight to create a balcony adding air, light and great view to the garden.

  Balcony outside view   Balcony inside view

Architect: XTid Associates.
Loctation: Crowthorne, Wokingham.
Client: Private.
Gross Area: 221.08 m2
Budget: £300m
Scope of Works: Concept Design| Planning | Technical Design| Structural Report

XTid Associates Architects & Consultants

17th January 2017


XTid is a well established multi-disciplinary practice providing Architectural, Consultancy and Site services.

As XTid Residential our team had designed a series of bespoke furniture, which you have the opportunity to  purchase in this webpage: XTidAssociates.Shop for everyone who fancies DIY. We will deliver specifications and drawings to easy assemble the piece of furniture shown.