Production Information Review

Last Friday I completed my production Information Review, one of the final stages of my degree. The review was very beneficial, as we was joined with John Williams (CIAT). It allowed us time to explain our project to someone who had no previous knowledge to what we was doing, and receive feedback on our design, … Continue reading

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Keeping up to date with regulations…

We all know technology is advancing day to day, with the implementation of smart phones, watches, and different systems we use to control our homes. But we also need to take time to look at how regulations, policies and codes of conducts are changing. Whether these are building regulations, planning policies, or the code of … Continue reading

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Architectural management: Fee proposals

My design project is quite innotive and I’m struggling to get my head around how I would estimate a fee for my project. The problem that I face is that unlike most projects, mine will not have a completed building at the end, as one of the main principals is that it’s adaptable throughout its … Continue reading

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It’s all the detail

For the past few weeks I’ve been working on the detail within my project…. It’s taken me outside of my comfort zone,  and made me think outside of the box. Day in day out I build in traditional methods, brick, block, trusses… standard designs, methods and structures. But my idea is firstly prefabricated, and secondly … Continue reading

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Feedback and comfort zones…

Last Friday we had our Design and Development Review, and it is safe to say it was a tough week. I wasn’t feeling too optimistic with my review, as I felt I was missing critical parts of the design, and more so the sections. The main reason for this is because so far I have been comfortable … Continue reading

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Going back to the start…

The design process can sometimes be a mix of emotions. You start with a concept, this can be taken from a Clients brief or a idea. You then analyse the concept, start designing, sketching, get to a point where you think ‘I am getting somewhere here‘, and then realise you need to go back to the drawing … Continue reading

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Time management or managing time or no time?

Needless to say even the days of me attending nursery, I was always last. I would always take longer than I needed finding my coat, tying my shoe laces or walking to the car. One of my biggest issues in life is managing time, but is this me being poor at time management? or just … Continue reading

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Do I understand the scale? Can you swing a cat?

From a drawing on a piece of paper, to seeing a building constructed in reality, can sometimes be something hard to overlook. But why am I thinking about this? Well is 238.75m2 too big for a house? and does this push away from the affordable and adaptable approach I am trying to achieve? My answer to … Continue reading

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How much space do we need? And should Councils include a minimum spacial requirements in their policies?

I am currently thinking how much space do we all need in our home? Well I suppose this is all down to our lifestyle choices and family size, among many other factors. And it’s true us Northerners expect a lot more space for our money. But are we really getting this? Is there such thing … Continue reading

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Same blog, different approach

So a few years ago I started this blog as a reflective diary, which formed part of my Masters in Interior Design. However my career has taken a different path, and through my interest in architecture and technical drawing I am now fulfilling a role as a Architectural Technologist. Although this has led me back … Continue reading

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