Is originality important in architecture?

Originality can be defined as doing something that has never been done before or thought of previously. In architecture, this is very rare. Most architecture that is regarded as original is a combination of existing ideas and methods (more…)

Academy to extend in multi-million-pound project

A school belonging to the South Lincolnshire Academies Trust, called the Spalding Academy, is increasing its teaching areas as part of an extensive refurbishment project. Representing an investment worth millions of pounds, the secondary school will now be expanded to cope with the growing demand in the area of families wishing for (more…)

Over 100 homes planned for Stroud

A new eco-minded development seeks to build more than 100 homes on one of Stroud’s industrial estates (more…)

Construction begins on new Stoke-on-Trent housing estate

Building work has now started on the new housing estate dubbed Hollington Grange, which is located off of Biddulph Road in Stoke-on-Trent’s Fegg Hayes. (more…)

Extension planned for South Manchester leisure centre

Manchester Council recently revealed new plans for a major redevelopment of Hough End Leisure Centre off Princess Parkway, which originally opened in 2015, representing a (more…)

Barrow budget supermarket plans to extend

The Aldi supermarket branch based in Barrow-in-Furness is seeking to expand and has now submitted plans to (more…)

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…)

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