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A BD Top Tweeter?

It was very flattering to be listed last week as one of the ‘Top Ten Architects to Follow’ in Building Design magazine’s ‘BD Twitter 100’. The magazine uses an automated ranking-device called Peer-Index to list architectural Twitter users according to … Continue reading

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Rural Musings in the Architects Journal

In this week’s AJ (pay-walled, I’m afraid), Rory Olcayto reports that mega-star Dutch architect and theorist Rem Koolhaas is thinking about the countryside. German culture-magazine 32c runs an essay by him this month which previews a book he is writing … Continue reading

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Kilmeena Village: Regionally Distinctive?

I was at RIBA HQ last week, and wandered into a rather boisterous opening-party for an exhibition of the winners of this year’s RIAI Irish Architecture Awards. A project by Cox Power Architects caught my Ruralise eye – a small … Continue reading

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A Poem on the Underground

I was in London yesterday which reminded me that after my last trip, in early November, I meant to write a post. Standing in a cramped, noisy and hot tube train I was captivated, and then shocked, by one of … 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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All Change, Please!

‘If towns and cities are the natural territory for progressive left-of-centre politicians, the countryside is the heartland of the Conservative vote, and it is no surprise that the new government is putting renewed emphasis on rural development issues’, I observed … Continue reading

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Post #100: Ruralise in a Nutshell

Well it’s been exactly a year, and exactly 100 posts, so it seems appropriate to use this missive to offer you a summary of Ruralise to date. It is a tidied up version of some notes I made with a … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Ruralise!

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you…

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Tweet-tastic!

I was very surprsied and flattered to see Ruralise listed in Building Design Magazine’s Twitter Architecture 100. I’ve been writing Ruralise for ten months and only started Tweeting at the start of this year, I think. I have relatively few … Continue reading

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Spring Has Sprung!

There was a real tingle of spring in the air today in south-Norfolk. If you’re a regular visitor, you’ll appreciate the change of header-image. Goodbye snow-laced Wicklewood; hello sunny Wymondham…

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