We absolutley love this private house in Sesma, northern Spain by Alcolea + Tarrago
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or give him a call at the office on 01509 416792. Be there or be square.
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.