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Double Plus…

Two rural houses have caught my attention in the last few weeks, both in a rural location, both in their own way engaging their local context and architectural heritage.

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A Ruralise ‘Reader’

It’s been a while since my last post, the final installment of my Forest Village epic. The piece was well-received: specifically one international journal has picked up on it and I have done a re-write for publication, hopefully in their … Continue reading

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A Voysey/Stirling Mash-Up

In fact another project by Kirkland Fraser Moor (the Headlands House) was on a concept-board for a new house in Norwich I did over the summer. The project was on the outer edge of Norwich’s ‘Golden Triangle’, where amongst some … Continue reading

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Nice ‘Big Roof’

It’s been a while since my last post – nothing since May to be precise. A ‘white-paper’ inspired by the Government’s self-build initiative soaked up all available writing-time for a couple of months, and then I was holding off in … 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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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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Thatch-fest #3

Thanks to Rob Morrison (@morrisonbrink) for pointing me at this contemporary thatched house by Moering Architects in Germany. And I think there’s another thatched project on their website here, which looks even frutier; I hope they get to build it.

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Beautiful Farm Buildings?

I’ve talked in previous posts about ‘farmsteads’ – one of the four ‘rural archetypes’ I identified for my guided tour of Norfolk with Beyond Green last summer. I suggested one might plan a relatively dense knot of new homes around … Continue reading

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Contemporary Vernacular?

Coming back to the issue of special and normal buildings (as I did in the last post), put me in mind of a house which I drive past occasionally on my way up to Holkham Hall, where Lucas Hickman Smith … Continue reading

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Contemporary Rural Architecture: Setting an Example

I’m giving a talk to the AGM of CPRE Norfolk in July, and the next issue of their newsletter will carry a ‘trailer’ for the talk in the form of a short article about Ruralise. Last week, the editor set … Continue reading

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