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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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Thatch-Fest #4

The Fraser Kirkland Moor house at Ockington (previous post) also put me in mind of the pool house by Kathryn Findlay I wrote about in my ‘Thatch-Fest’ series back in February 2011. Looking back at that I ended up once … 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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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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Norfolk ‘Stuff’

Well, that’s enough policy-wonking for now. I said my ‘thatch-fest’ a couple of weeks ago could be a segue into some stuff on ‘stuff’– or ‘what we make buildings out of’. I took this picture (below) while I was researching … Continue reading

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Thatch-fest #2

My tweet-pals at HAT Projects have reminded me of Ushida Findlay’s thatched Pool House 2, near Aylesbury Vale. It’s too good to miss out.

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Thatch-fest!

Writing about McCreanor Lavington’s Langerak reminded me of another Dutch project we came across a couple of weeks ago at Lucas Hickman Smith while researching ‘contemporary thatch’. Bureau B&B’s ‘Entreehuis’ was published on the excellent dezeen.com.

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