Thought Leadership

The Ring Of Remembrance

After ​​two days visiting the battle fields of the Somme, a visit to The Ring Of Remembrance, International WWI Memorial Of Notre-Dame-De-Lorette, is all the more poignant. This is a powerful memorial to the sacrifice of life made in the Great War. ...

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A cracking architecture tour of Chichester

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 Unive...

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SpacePlace of the Week - Form just follows function

Lyon Railway Station by Santiago Calatrava expresses the beauty of an honest structure repeated. Space is created, not by unnecessarily complex form making, but the repetition of a refined and elegantly composed component. The form is a natural by ...

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SpacePlace of the Week - quirky form and function in LA

There is something delightful about this little office pob. It has a great sense of place. Despite its quirky character you just know there is a reason why the designer has chosen to place it on a post out the front of the house. It speaks of its c...

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SpacePlace of the Week - delivering more bang for your buck

[caption id="attachment_678" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="The Rialto Bridge, Venice"][/caption] The Rialto Bridge in Venice is a great example of how we see design. The bridge bit is taken for granted, that is the brief, the function, me...

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SpacePlace of the Week - cafe culture

At this time of year its nice to dream of the warm evening sun on your back, enjoying a cup of Lavazza with friends in a busy Italian square. This image of a square in Treviso captures the best on life in the edge somewhere between inside and outisde...

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SpacePlace of the Week - The Wabi Sabi Shed

[caption id="attachment_663" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="The Wabi Sabi Shed"][/caption] Last year I had the privilege of being shown round an elderly gentleman's shed. It was one of the most interesting and evocative spaces I have eve...

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SpacePlace of the week

Each week we are going to upload an image of a space or place that captures the qualities and delight we believe make architecture great. Our launch image shows the house built by director Paul Bulkeley when he was growing up in Africa. Building our ...

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