Should architects focus on form or function?

A well-known architectural principle is that form follows function. This means that the shape and look of a building is dictated by its purpose. Historically, architects have differed in how they focus on aesthetics and function. Some favour form over function, while others prefer function over form. In the following sections, we’ll take a (more…)

Does a home office extension require an architect?

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in most people working from home, often in temporary space in a spare room, bedroom or living room. After the pandemic is over, many people are expected to continue to work from home for at least part of the week, but many want more permanent home (more…)

Positive response received for eco-home designs

Development plans featuring new affordable and environmentally friendly homes in Highworth, Wiltshire, have received praise from local councillors. Commenting on the early designs, council members described the designs as (more…)

Staffordshire housing project plans approved

A new housing scheme to be based in Tamworth, Staffordshire had reached the planning application stage for phase three, when the council committee asked for amendments. The residential developers altered their submission, and it has met with a green light from council members, who voted (more…)

New residential development to replace dog track

A new property scheme based in the Kent village of Staplehurst seeks to build homes on a site currently containing a dog racing track and kennels. The site located on Pile Lane would feature 51 new properties – if the recently submitted plans are accepted by (more…)

Planning sought for hundreds of homes in West Bromwich

Hundreds of brand-new homes could potentially be built, if a new development designed to make use of derelict land in West Bromwich, West Midlands, is given the green light by (more…)