Construction

When we take potential clients through the time programme of the architectural process, we are often asked why it takes so long. As we noted in our recent article, The iron triangle, every project we undertake has “unique conditions that demand prototypical responses, the production of which cannot be achieved quickly. Making architecture is like investing all the research... Continue Reading →

Tendering

When we take potential clients through the time programme of the architectural process, we are often asked why it takes so long. As we noted in our recent article, The iron triangle, every project we undertake has “unique conditions that demand prototypical responses, the production of which cannot be achieved quickly. Making architecture is like investing all the research... Continue Reading →

Support team

This is the 8th instalment in a series of 10 articles where we attempt to categorise chronologically and thematically the list of things you will need to start your architecture practice, and furnish it with the glimpses of insight we've accrued during the first three years of our architecture practice, Mihaly Slocombe. 8. Support team... Continue Reading →

The perils of tendering

What is it? A tender is "an offer to perform work at a given price, usually made in writing." In Australia, seeking competitive tenders from a group of builders is the most common means for procuring an architect-designed, residential building contract. The tendering process typically involves the submission of a project's architectural and engineering documentation... Continue Reading →

Reinventing the wheel

On more than one occasion, we have overheard builders grumble about architects' inexplicable need to constantly reinvent the wheel. These builders are invariably referring to the sophistication of our construction details and how difficult they are to execute. Why do we constantly reinvent the wheel? The answer, after years of occasional reflection and contemplation, is... Continue Reading →

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