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Whither Fashion?

Posted by caliwag , 04 July 2013 · 1,394 views

A Peter Aldington House from 1967 (arguably one of the finest UK architects of the 20th century) is up for sale at Bessacarr near Doncaster. Attached are images and a plan from an estate agent calling themselves "The Modern House". This is conceivably oblique advertising, but I love the idea that an estate agents' outfit have dedicated themsel...


The Small House...it's Architecture And Surroundings

Posted by caliwag , 30 June 2013 · 797 views

OK, another book review, but a useful little work nonetheless.I picked mine up in a decent secondhand bookshop (York is home to several) for £20 and I note that it's changing hands for £45+, however there are a few paperback repirints available from the usual sources for about £10+ p+p.It is another book which dates from Edwardian period which might p...


Oblique Strategies...

Posted by caliwag , 17 June 2013 · 799 views

I know you're thinking "Jeez he's gone all intellectual on us".Well yes and no. Randomly, I was listening to Radio 4 the other day and came across a programme on oblique strategies.http://www.bbc.co.uk...rammes/b02qncrt The link above only lasts for a few days but is worth a listen if only for entertainment value, though if you're a Bo...


The Bible...with Apologies To The Authors Of The Bible

Posted by caliwag , 29 May 2013 · 742 views

A pattern Language by Alexander, Ishikawa, Silverstein and colleagues, is THE book which should be beside every house-builders'/home-makers' desk. Indeed, it should, most certainly, be beside every City and Town designers' desk or anyone involved in Urban Design.The book is difficult to describe in a few words, so I'll quote from the jacke...


The Artistic House...

Posted by caliwag , 21 May 2013 · 815 views

Another book recommendation peeps...by Diane Haigh, "Baillie Scott, The Artistic house.I think the title originated from some of his early sketches and delightful water-coloured interiors...a competition entry for a house for an artist. M H Baillie Scott was the prolific and pioneering Arts and Crafts architect of late 19th/early 20th century, retirin...


The Place Of Houses...

Posted by caliwag , 17 May 2013 · 702 views

Another book review boys and girls. The subtitle is "Three Architects suggest ways to build and inhabit houses" An unusual concept really, as few architects write about their ideas without big, blowsy snaps of expensively populated interiors.This book by Moore, Lyndon and Allen is American, but is global in approach: well, Western World!There...


"solutions For Making Small Houses Feel Big"

Posted by caliwag , 13 May 2013 · 695 views

That's the subtitle of an excellent book by Diane Maddex called "Wright-Sized Houses" Published in 2003 (available for about £20), it's a dissection of Frank Lloyd Wrights American house designs over six decades. He lived from 1867 to 1959.Obviously some things are different in the UK and I don't get the feeling that FLW was too fussed...


The Sensual Home...

Posted by caliwag , 09 May 2013 · 607 views

Greetings to all. 'Sensual Home' by Ilse Crawford is a delightful little 'coffee table' book, which was first publishedin 1997 and available in paperback since 2000.I say 'coffee table' not to describe a lightweight pretty image book, but because it's full of excellent design reminders, tips and hints, and inspiring ideas for e...


Positive Ideas From Argentina...

Posted by caliwag , 30 April 2013 · 742 views

Probably breaking a rule or two for posting this, though you could pop along to the event and mention ebuild, but I think is encouraging.http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/architecture-design-blog/2013/apr/19/housing-without-developers-argentina?INTCMP=ILCNETTXT3487


A Lottery Winners' Fantasy...

Posted by caliwag , 30 April 2013 · 733 views

I hope they are not rushing into this, and no doubt, it'll not be a self build...bit complex for that!Sadly it's not the most dramatic of sites either. But I do wonder about all those curves. I am a great fan of curves, after all we tend to walk around in a curvy way rather than turning abrupt right angles, but, aside from the build cost, furn...

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