How to prevent your new home from looking out of date.

Posted by on Mar 31, 2013 in Blog, How to/ Tips | No Comments
How to prevent your new home from looking out of date.

Clients often ask me: “can we prevent our new house from looking out of date in the future?” With so much being spent to build or renovate, it’s understandable to want it to look as good as possible, for as long as possible. Whilst I don’t have a crystal ball, I do want to share […]

Architect vs Draftsman

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in Blog, How to/ Tips | 23 Comments
Architect vs Draftsman

A client of mine called me last week and said: “Darren please write a blog on the difference between an architect and a draftsperson, so others don’t make the same mistake I did.” Which should you choose: architect or draftsman? It’s a question I am asked often and it’s a good one; there is a big […]

Renovate or sell? That is the question!

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Blog, How to/ Tips | No Comments
Renovate or sell? That is the question!

I had an interesting meeting with a client last week that I felt many of you might benefit from. It began with their call: “Our house is no longer big enough to suit our needs. Do we renovate or sell? Will a renovation achieve what we want? And what would be the cost to renovate?” […]

Heritage Renovation – Elm Grove – blog 2- Difficult block, solved!

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Blog, Video | 2 Comments
Heritage Renovation – Elm Grove – blog 2-  Difficult block, solved!

Late last year I introduced you to this project, a heritage renovation and restoration. Today is the next instalment as I take you along with me for an architect’s eye view of how this process unfolds. The video below is a tour of my design solution which solves all the challenges of this difficult block: heritage […]

The impact of architecture on our lives

Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 in Blog, Opinion | 2 Comments
The impact of architecture on our lives

Most of us take for granted the impact architecture plays in our lives, yet nearly every moment of every day is influenced by it. You are constantly in and surrounded by buildings, and these spaces affect how you feel. A dark space can leave you feeling cold, dampening your mood. The size and layout of […]