Training to be an architect, getting qualified and getting established is a long long journey. Most students enter the degree – known as the part one – with little background in professional practice. Some come straight from school with A levels and an interest in the field and quite a few come from other professions. […]
The Moseley School of Architecture is a private architecture school based in Moseley, Birmingham. It is a postgraduate school but unlike other schools of architecture in the UK, students do not train to be diploma graduates ready to serve time as assistants in practice, but complete the course as fully qualified architects competent to work […]
I usually like to post on Monday mornings. It’s a nice way to start the week and do a bit of daydreaming. Over the last few weeks the ideas have been piling up and I have seen a few things that need to be photographed, but work has got in the way. Lots of projects, […]
Work on the 1925 house is underway. Soon it will have a kitchen, utility room and a heating system. Which is good.
It was late in the afternoon when Mr Utterson found his way to Dr Jekyll’s door, where he was at once admitted by Poole, and carried down by the kitchen offices and across a yard which had once been a garden, to the building which was indifferently known as the laboratory or the dissecting-rooms… It […]
The more I look at older houses the stronger my belief becomes that architects in former times were carpenters by training. The walls present certain technical problems in terms of structural requirements, but they mainly serve as a stage for the finer items – windows, doors, stairs, skirtings and mouldings. Look also at the use […]
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