I recently read Just Kids by Patti Smith, which is an incredible book from start to finish. I’m certain that the book would feature of my list of books architects should read – I wish I had read it many years ago. There is one line in it that struck... read more →
A rogue sunflower makes a nice foreground for our garden studio in Hackney.
When you start up an architectural practice there are lots of tings to think about. Money is usually pretty high on the list. Going back to my first start up in partnership (Douglas & King Architects), we did something which seemed natural to us at the time but was actually... read more →
We are having photos taken of our recently completed project for the refurbishment and extension of a ground floor apartment at Lordship park, Stoke Newington. Looking forward to seeing the end results from Stale Eriksen who takes lots of great pictures for us. Final images will be ready soon.
We have started work on a new project to renovate at Grade II* listed building in Meard Street in Soho. The building we are working on was built in 1722 as part of a terrace of 5 houses - all built by John Meard. We are currently working on the... read more →
Architecture is definitely easier done as a group – or at least a pair. So when starting up, think about doing it with a partner, but maybe don’t think that it is going to last forever. Why would it? A few years ago I went through the strange process of... read more →
Our garden office for an Illustrator in Hackney is taking shape. The structure has been clad in cedar shingles and and is now being fitted out ready for use.
My father, who was a construction contract manager, once told me that it doesn’t matter how hard you try, if you carry out work to a party wall or build on a boundary somebody will get upset. I was working on a project in a basement flat a few years... read more →
I’ve been through the builder going bust on a job process three times now and it’s no fun at all. The first time, there was no sign of anything going wrong on site until the builder simply stopped coming to site. The project was not far from completion but there... read more →