For an architect who spends most of his working and thinking time on a wide variety of usually quite small one-off and very specific problems it is interesting to think about how general practice might evolve into an overall approach to architecture. There are two basic scenarios for the sole... read more →
I got a long way with the development of the Stoke Newington Youth Girls Football Club - we grew from 3 or 4 girls and one coach (me) to around 25 girls and 5 or 6 coaches (all dads). It was a great experience but at the end of last... read more →
Our project to extend and renovate a terraced house in Forest Gate has started on site. It involves a two storey side extension and a single storey rear extension. The extensions are built with timber framed structure using the same techniques as our two timber framed projects in Stoke Newington.... read more →
Our cedar clad garden office is Stoke Newington has now reached practical completion. Our clients have moved in to their new work space - and this has freed up space for another bedroom in the main house.
Our project to extend and renovate a farm cottage in Denham has just been completed. Here are a couple of the pictures we took at the last site meeting.
Our new cedar clad garden office in Stoke Newington is nearly finished. The main structure with its green oak pergola and oak decking is complete as is the interior. The all-important landscaping is starting next week.
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.