Tag Archives: FANN-XI

Three Houses…and a Merry Christmas!

Well, that’s it for the year – and in fact that’s pretty much it for Ruralise. There is only one outstanding item on my original list of posts, which I can tick off now.

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Festival Chit-Chat…

Regular Ruralise readers will have noticed it’s been a bit quiet here since the end of FANN-XI, while I’ve been catching up on a number of loose ends and dealing with a flurry of new-business enquiries at Lucas Hickman Smith, … 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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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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What’s in a Name?

I was talking today with a potential client of Lucas Hickman Smith, who leads a community group which (if all goes according to plan) will commission us to help them replace their worn-out village hall with a new community facility, … Continue reading

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Summer is definitely here!

A great new header-image courtesy of Jim Stephenson – a.k.a. clickclickjim – to replace a rather chilly looking view of Gonville Hall. It won’t be long before my original header can be used again – a view of the Old … Continue reading

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CLG Publishes CRTB ‘Guide’

A brief flurry of Google-Alerts traffic in the past couple of days about the Community Right to Build (CRTB). As reported in 24 Housing Magazine and elsewhere, Grant Schapps is urging smaller communities to start thinking about how they might … Continue reading

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Two Weeks, Two Talks.

Aqua Design asked me today via Twitter whether I’d posted anything recently that they could run in their e-newsletter The Great Architects Daily (they’ve pointed to a couple of my recent posts). I had to confess that I have slowed … Continue reading

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Cheer up, The Guardian!

The Guardian Housing Network blog posted a ‘social housing gallery’ last week. I told them I thought it was a bit bleak, and that I’d rummage out some of my own snaps of council housing in Norfolk, to cheer them … Continue reading

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