Love this sculptural use of thatch and the way the roof hovers just above ground level with the strip of glazing skirting the edges. Seen here on Archispektras website. Thinking the HQ building could use a thatched roof if the reeds can't be used as structure. Should be able to find a way to use… Continue reading Precedent | Vila Kopose | Archispektras
A widely referenced couple of projects. Impossible not to love the structure and expression of this bamboo cafe canopy in Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects' seen on the dezeen website. Could provide some clues as to how to employ reeds harvested from the water meadows in my master plan as a construction material. Similarly… Continue reading Precedent | Kontum Indochine Cafe + Wind and Water Bar | Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Went on another of the summer's Hidden Walks in Winchester using this handy little map handed out to us: Lots of pretty old brooks in Winchester. The reason for 'The Brooks' shopping centre name is much clearer now! Sitting as it does between Upper and Middle Brook. Fairly obvious really when you stop to think about… Continue reading Winchester Hidden Waterways Walk
Went on a tour of the old DN&SR Chesil railway station (or what remains of it) and tunnel in Winchester to seek out urban farming infrastructure locations. Chesil multi-storey car park sits over the site of the old station. Bear in mind this shows the top floor of the car park, and the station was… Continue reading Winchester Hidden Railways Walk
Inspirational chat from Diébédo Francis Kéré in this TED video.
Video from 2014 of Diébédo Francis Kéré speaking about the methods he employs in his home of Burkina Faso. Community-built projects that as a result create a better sense of ownership over a place and love for it. People care more about the places they have had an involvement in creating. It's quite an apt example of… Continue reading RAA Sensing Spaces | Architecture Reimagined | Diébédo Francis Kéré