Archive for February, 2013

The lasting power of the tower

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

 

The skyscraper is not a new preocupation of the city. In the Middle Ages Bologne was dominated by 180 privately owned towers. These excentric expressions of individual identity reached astonishing heights in excess of 90m. Their construction pushed the limits of engineering and design, driven, much like todays skyscrapers, by a desire to express private wealth and identity.  Sadly only a handful remain today. The character and identities of great cities has always been, in part, defined by the ambitions and eccentricities of its wealthy patrons. We would all do well to remember that character is created and not just preserved in aspect.

Love love

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

It’s Valentines day and the office will be closing half an hour early. We love love and are making sure everyone can get home for their loved ones that little bit earlier.

A cracking architecture tour of Chichester

Friday, February 8th, 2013

A museum, a gallery and a splendid carpark provided the ingredients for a cracking architecture tour of Chichester today. A very enjoyable afternoon was spent taking my final year M.Eng Civil Engineering and Architecture students from the University of Southampton around the recently completed Novium, the Pallant Gallery and equally inspiring multistorey carpark that wraps the edge of the medieval city. See – http://clippings.com/projects/chichester-car-park-44877 All are excellent examples of contextual modern architecture.

Snug’s new offices are underway

Friday, February 8th, 2013

The fitout of our new offices is well underway. Stirling work by the team will mean we can be back up and running on Monday. Our new address is:

2nd Floor, Harman House, Andover Road, Winchester, SO23 7BS. You can find our entrance just next door to the new David Lloyd Studio.

New Energy Fitness begins on site

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

The conversion of Friary House on Middlebrook Street, Winchester, into a new boutique fitness club is underway. The project is for New Energy Fitness Ltd and provides a high quality and bespoke fitness environment right at the heart of the city. We are enjoying working with a visionary and energetic client and look forward to seeing thecompleted project in the Spring.

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