Archive for April 2015

Designing for Two: How to Bring a Couple Under One Roof

If you’ve been following our work, you’ll be familiar with our goal of creating dream homes. To me, this is far more than a self-aggrandizing tagline, it’s an incredibly complicated and personal concept, one that takes into account the past, present and future lives of my clients. When working with a couple – as we…

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How to Afford Your Renovation and Have it Approved

Last month, I shared some insight into how to choose the ideal property for renovation, a process I’ve been through myself a number of times. Now it’s time to talk about what happens next. There are two major roadblocks to a successful renovation: achieving all work within budget and passing planning approval. Let’s start with…

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Can an Office Block Become a Home?

Recent government relaxations on change of use applications has seen a spike in the number of office to residential conversions, especially in London where housing demand outstrips demand for commercial space. It’s good news for home-seekers and property developers but local authorities are concerned about having to relinquish their planning control as well as the…

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Inspiring Architects: Le Corbusier

In my last Inspiring Architects feature, I looked at Frank Lloyd Wright, who – in the then unproven field of American architecture – established new styles and forms inspired by the landscape and its people to lay the foundations for a new architectural tradition. This time, I want to talk about Le Corbusier, who had…

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