Site analysis uses the language of your ideas

This is the 3rd of twenty-one lessons for design students, gathered from the combined experience of being a student, and teaching students. I will published one lesson each weekday until they're done. 3. Site analysis uses the language of your ideas You site down with a site plan spread out in front of you. You draw in... Continue Reading →

Good research is essential

This is the 2nd of twenty-one lessons for design students, gathered from the combined experience of being a student, and teaching students. I will published one lesson each weekday until they're done. 2. Good research is essential At the beginning of your project, you are eager to begin designing. Some of you might sketch in the obligatory solar paths and... Continue Reading →

Irregular site meetings

Most of the time, the construction of an architect-designed project proceeds according to plan. Construction unfolds on time. The construction documentation is clear and free of ambiguity. The trades perform their work skilfully and conscientiously. There are few surprises, be they physical or financial. The builder, owner and architect maintain a positive working relationship. Sometimes... Continue Reading →

Our work is site specific

When we are first approached by prospective clients, we have found that few fully understand what an architect does. Many interview draftspeople and volume builders also, and find it difficult to distinguish between the various levels of expertise and design engagement on offer. Invariably, a large part of our first discussion is devoted to explaining how... Continue Reading →

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