Monthly Archives: October 2011

Blink and You’ve Missed It!

Talking again, as I was in the previous post, about special and normal buildings, this might be the time to mention a Lucas Hickman Smith project that I’ve been meaning to write about since I joined the practice almost a … Continue reading

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Normal…or Just Mediocre?

An interesting piece in BD this week by Owen Hatherley in their ‘Opinion’ slot, touching on the special/normal issue that I’ve come back to repeatedly on Ruralise (start here if you’re interested). ‘Every generation’ Hatherley notes ‘ manages to get … Continue reading

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FANN-XI: Some Answers

If you’re here because you saw the Ruralise board in the FANN-XI architecture festival exhibition at the Forum (FANN-Board-Ruralise-110909), it occurs to me you might actually be expecting some answers to the rhetorical questions I used to give a flavour … Continue reading

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Welcome FANN-XI!

If you’ve come here as a result of seeing the Ruralise panel in the FANN-XI exhibition at the Forum, then I’m particularly please to welcome you for several reasons:

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Time Out #3 – Tibby’s Triangle

Black buildings are a common site in the Norfolk countryside. Most often this involves black-painted weatherboarding on a timber-framed barn or more lowly shed, and sometimes it’s black-painted brick (see last post). Black tar-based paints were used widely used during … Continue reading

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Time Out #2

Actually, before I go on to Tibby’s Triangle, as promised in the last post, this might be the moment to throw this in: a house in East Bilney on the Dereham to Fakenham road. I drive past it from time … Continue reading

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Time Out…

We took a half day out of the office at Lucas Hickman Smith last week, to go and look at and talk about buildings…and have lunch, of course! Tibby’s Triangle in Southwold, a Hopkins Homes development designed by Ash Sakula, … Continue reading

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