Feb 2013

Curry Night Tonight

by walters

Walters Architects are starting up their infamous Construction Curry Nights again and the first one of the season is tonight at The Martin Inn, Martin Street, Leicester LE4 6EU at 7.30 pm. If anyone in the construction industry is interested in attending just drop Kevin Walters a line ( or give him a call at the office on 01509 416792. Be there or be square.

Shadow House

by walters

I really love brick and feel it’s underrated as a contemporary building material.

I’m personally a big fan of dark bricks and how they can really change the appearance of a building from the ordinary to the sublime.

This example of a small house in Camden by Liddicoat & Goldhill Architects is a great example of taking a very simple form and transforming it into something special.

Don’t be mistaken, this is not just a simple case of using a different coloured brick and all will be well. The brick bond and mortar are equally as important and how the top of the walls are treated also adds to the over all affect.

I also like the pattern matched marble in the centre of the front elevation, a nod to the late, great Mies van der Rohe and his German pavilion in Barcelona. Now he was ahead of his time.

Hackney Terrace

by walters

We really like this contemporary interpretation of the Victorian terrace house in Hackney by Kyson Architects.

I know I’ve asked the question before, but where do you find such open minded clients?

Is the answer to build your own designs, and if so, who do I approach for funding, lots of funding?