Archive for February 2015

Making Molehills out of Mountains: John Starts Cycle Training

The first half of my year is defined by one thing: the Maratona dles Dolomites. It’s one of the biggest cycling events in the world, with thousands of amateurs and professionals gathering in Italy every year to push themselves through sweat and agony against the beautiful backdrop of the Dolomites. I’ve started the long process…

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John’s Builds: The Terraced Tardis in Putney

Every architect should work on their own home. Not only is it a case of practising what you preach, it also develops an essential empathy for what clients go through. Personally, I’m something of a habitual self builder. I’ve carved out homes for myself and my family across a range of sizes, types and locations…

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London’s Expensive But Your Build Doesn’t Have To Be

If you look across the London skyline, everywhere’s a building site. Over the last 3-4 years, high end development has taken off at a breakneck pace and build costs have been brought along for the ride. You may wonder why skyscrapers and office blocks are driving up prices for domestic builds. Though they’re different markets,…

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Report Names London World’s Most Expensive Building Location

Renowned global consultancy company Arcadis just released their 2014 International Construction Costs Report, where they take a look at the current state of construction markets around the world and the trends that will steer their course in 2015. The report uses the average cost of UK construction as a baseline to compare markets from around…

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