New Housing Scheme

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Walters Architects have just completed a detailed planning application for a residential scheme incorporating 22 houses (including 8 social houses) for a private client in north Leicestershire.

The proposal took a long time to prepare because the application was so detailed and we wanted to give our client the best possible chance of gaining planning approval.

The scheme is on a contentious site and there is a strong possibility that the proposal will go to appeal. We believe this sort of scheme is beneficial to the national housing shortage and will enhance the area immensely.

Our client has been professional, accommodating and a pleasure to work with, we only hope the scheme is approved first time.

Modern and Cool

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I absolutely love this private house in Portugal by Rui cerqueira Barros. I have always liked these colour palettes of natural tones and strong black planes. Macho modern houses, you just have to love them!

About last night…

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Last nights curry night was another success and therefore we can announce the next one will be on Tuesday 5th April at the Curry Fever,139 Belgrave Rd, Leicester, LE4 6AS at 7.30pm…All construction people welcome.

Tonight’s the night

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Don’t forget tonight is Walters Architects ‘Construction Curry Night’. just call Sue at the office to confirm your place if you haven’t already.
It’s going to be a good one so see you all there.

 

Curry Night Tonight

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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 (info@waltersarchitects.com) or give him a call at the office on 01509 416792. Be there or be square.

Shadow House

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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

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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?

Heritage Project

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I was in Melton Mowbray on Sunday with my camera so I took a couple of pictures of this refurbishment we were involved with a couple of years ago.

It was the first grant funded building we had work on and a majority of the construction costs, and our fees, were provided by Leicestershire County Council.

We like heritage projects.

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

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What a great building by a promising young architect. My only question is: Where does he find such open minded wealthy clients?

New Year, New Appointment

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It’s our first day back today and we have won a project for a house extension and annex conversion in Bushby, Leicester. I hope every day of 2013 is like this.