Posts Categorized: Buildings & Places

Feng Shui is for everyone

Architecturally it seems that in the past it was common knowledge where to build and how to orientate buildings in the landscape and seamlessly blend both of them together. Feng Shui is a way to harmonise a building so that it works with you, nature and the energy of the universe.

Co-creation of Places to Community Led Design

Good participation is when community, market and politics work together and collaborate to create the setting for place, the stage for daily life to happen. As practitioners, we need to ‘create’ inclusive design processes that allow local people to play a clear and direct role in informing changes in their own environment and making decisions throughout the projects development.

Japanese Water Gardens

Last week we talked about the fantastic Japanese Water Gardens that used to be part of the Warren House estate and how if you had a Sunday afternoon free you could pop down for a rare visit. Well, myself, Vera and a couple of friends did just that! The gardens were beautiful and just turning… Read more »

Warren House

Last week Vera and I were lucky enough to be shown around a little known, local gem! For all of you living around the Kingston area Warren House is up on Kingston Hill and has a fascinating past, beautiful interiors and fantastic gardens. Not only that, but if you give them a ring in advance,… Read more »

Hastings Net Shops

These are the amazing Net shops on Hastings sea front in the old town. Vera and I went down to Hastings last weekend for the Hastings Trusts ‘Pathway to Construction’ event. Before we got stuck into that, we had a fascinating tour of the old town from Peter at ‘Chalkdown Lime’. These Net shops are… Read more »

Cressing Temple

V and I visited the amazing Cressing Temple Barns in Essex for a CPD workshop on sustainable methhods of  damp proofing and pest control. If you can spot V in the picture above you’ll get an idea about how enormous these two barns are. Built in the 13th Century by the Knights Templars (and we… Read more »