Architecture: noun, verb, technical person or profession?

le corb 1Are you an architect? Or, should I say did you study architecture? The two are not mutually inclusive it seems. When I was 16 or 17 and thinking of a future career I don’t think there was quite the level of navel gazing or working out where my future might lie as there is now. No visits to colleges, no talks from industry, no transition year. I just decided in a particularly uninformed and unscientific way that I wanted to study architecture. Continue reading

Through the keyhole .

IMG_0063 1Back to the house refurbishment story where I endeavor to show you the before, during and after of various rooms in the pigeon house. This week it’s the entrance hall at garden level. Continue reading

It’s not all black and white.

chalkIt’s official. Chalkboards have left our classrooms. In their place are white boards. Squeaky clean but without the squeak if you know what I mean. And then of course there are more and more of the fancy interactive types, linked to your computer and capable of even talking to you. Well it seems to me that just as soon as chalkboards left our classrooms they took up residence in our homes! Continue reading