Downley House is a large new country house built in the South Downs. The client called for a tranquil yet playful place, full of natural texture, contrasts, and indigenous materials. BPR created an entrance sequence which commences in a circular stone entrance court, extends along a pergola into an inner court bounded by a ruined wall and through the house to a roof terrace where a stair bridges into the landscape.
Downley House is constructed of timber elements prefabricated in Swizerland and erected over a two month period. The family and guest wings are constructed of cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels and the barrel vault is made of a CLT timber shell and glue lam ribs. The low-embodied energy of the construction, the efficient envelope, ground source heat pump and heat recovery system create a highly sustainable and energy efficient building.
Job description. To work alongside the project management team helping to develop a software package that will stream line the paper trail and management of Dealerward project management systems. To help with the office admin of managing and monitoring all Dealerward projects. This is an ideal position for a candidate who wants to learn the project management side of the business.
Salary based on qualifications.
This is a wonderful opportunity for someone to learn fast track the basic mechanics of a design based studio and then to go on and specialise in which ever area their talents are and of course as important that they enjoy.
You would get experience from taking the design brief from the client, seeing the drawings produced, getting sign off, talking to manufacturers, visiting workshops and seeing the project installed.
We would be looking for someone to stay a minimum of six months.
Report says better access to data would mean better design
The RIBA has called on the government to make data from the planning process more accessible in a bid to improve the design of buildings and public spaces.
A report published by the RIBA today calls for a working group to be established which would ‘digitise the planning process’.
The recommendation is one of several which the institute believes could improve architects’ work by providing better access to data on cities and people.
Information relating to planning applications is too often contained in inaccessible formats like PDF which limits the extent to which it can be used, the report says.
Source: Gareth Gardner
RIBA president Stephen Hodder
RIBA president Stephen Hodder said: ““This report must signal an end to clunky planning application websites with their overly long reference numbers and multitude of pointless scanned documents, data collection needs to be standardised across the country, easily accessible and open to everyone.
“The RIBA are looking to a future where data will enable architects to unleash their creativity in ways that are currently too expensive or time consuming to create the best buildings possible.”
The report also outlines ways in which various other sources of data could also be used to inform the design process.
Examples of data sources include passenger information from Oyster card users, mobile phone location data and sentiment analysis of social media.
Better access to data could facilitate better design and public services while also providing a way to test and model both buildings and public space.
Léan Doody, lead consultant for smart cities at Arup, and author of the report, said: “We have all been in situations when we are frustrated by our environment; when we are unable to park, roads are over-crowded or pavements too narrow. Analysis of open data provides the possibility of avoiding this.”
The report acknowledges that using some data sources could prove controversial and points to the need for privacy issues to be considered.
“We need to identify ethical standards for how public data is used,” it says. “The public need to be comfortable with how their data is used and should have the right to opt out if they wish.”
Exciting, design-led practice seek talented Architect / Part II Arch Assistant to join our growing team to work on an expanding portfolio of work.
Ideal candidates must have excellent design skills, sound technical knowledge, demonstrable experience of projects from inception to completion, through full work stages and the ability to administer building contracts.
As a small exciting practice we can offer excellent experience opportunities across all work stages on varied project types, from residential, education and public spaces, in return we expect a high level of commitment and effort.
Proficiency in Vectorwoks, Adobe Suite and Mac based operating systems would be advantageous.
Please send a covering letter, stating your availability, salary expectations with your CV, and samples of your work (PDF) by EMAIL ONLY to:
email@example.com (not to exceed 10mb).
A summary of your professional experience, including working details would also be very useful.
Carroll & Partners are looking for a talented UK qualified Design Architect with current ARB membership status to join our Practice of Architects and Surveyors in South Oxfordshire.
The successful candidate will be working on a wide range of projects, including residential/mixed use developments, large country houses, commercial B1/B8 sites, barn conversions, house remodelling and brown field redevelopments - from concept design through to completion.
Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate strong conceptual design flair and good client communication skills. The proven ability to manage and deliver large and small projects on time and to a budget would be an advantage. The candidate should be proficient in the use of AutoCAD and visualisation software, including Sketch-Up and Adobe Creative Suite. Hand sketching and rendering skills would also be advantageous.
The role will include visiting clients and attending meetings throughout the South East, therefore you will need to have a clean valid driving license and car.
This is an opportunity for the right candidate to progress within the firm to a senior position.
Salary + benefits negotiable
Please send us your brief CV with covering letter and examples of work to:- firstname.lastname@example.org
ARCHITECTURAL TECHNICIAN or ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGIST or (technical) PART 2 ARCHITECT
Campbell Architects are looking for an Architectural Technician with a minimum of 3 years experience. We would also consider an Architectural Technologist or a technically proficient Part 2 Architect.
VectorWorks experience would be beneficial. Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential.
You will work with a small team in preparing detailed design drawings for commercial projects in London. Experience with NBS Building would be an advantage. An understanding of how details work and are drawn is very beneficial.
This is initially a three month contract position with the potential for a permanent position for the right candidate.
Please submit your CV and relevant extracts from your portfolio via email to Nick Whiting: email@example.com
Bierman Henket architecten has added an extension shaped like a rugby ball on top of the neo-classical Museum De Fundatie in Zwolle, the Netherlands. (Art gallery in former court house needs more space.
We are looking for a positive and energetic Senior Project Architect to run large residential projects and the associated project team. You must have at least six years UK post Part 3 experience and be able to demonstrate that you have experience and understanding of: • designing, detailing and delivering high end central London residential schemes • steering complex schemes through the local planning process • successfully managing an architectural team You will also have: • excellent design skills • the ability to drive and coordinate a consultant team • comprehensive technical skills • a flair for hand drawing and presentation Salary: dependent on experience. Please apply with a copy of your cv and brief portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org. No agencies please.
This highly contemporary practice in central London is very busy on luxury residential schemes and looking for architects with excellent detailing skills. Candidates will ideally have worked within award winning practices and gained experience on London's high end residential sector. Current projects include a number of "iceberg developments" extending underground to create large luxury houses.
Candidates will need to have:
- Top quality detailing skills - Particularly high end residential experience - Contemporary design skills on both refurbishments and new build - Strong Microstation or Vectorworks - At least 2 years post part 3
We are looking for a motivated architect/architectural assistant with a minimum of 3 years post part 2 experience, who will join the team in our busy office near Cambridge to work on a variety of design-led projects.
Essential requirements are an excellent technical ability and a good working knowledge of building construction.
Please send CV and examples of work to email@example.com
Garnett + Partners LLP is a design led architect and design consultancy based in central London. Projects comprise a mix of high end residential, offices and retail. Clients include London ‘Great Estates’, leading developers, property investors and major end users. We are continually reviewing staff requirements and regularly offer superb opportunities for ambitious and talented architectural assistants, architects, designers and technicians. Our design studio is situated in the stunning vaulted council chambers of the former Holborn Town Hall, located with easy access to Covent Garden and tubes at Holborn and Tottenham Court Road.
All applicants will need to demonstrate excellent communication and presentation skills, good technical detailing abilities including proficiency with Autocad and Adobe Creative Suite. Knowledge of Revit, Sketch-Up and 3D rendering packages would be an advantage. The practice has recently been instructed to proceed with several new projects in the £2M-£12M range and we are currently seeking applicants for the following positions:
Project Architect [ref. SB/01/131031R] 2+ years post RIBA Part III, ARB qualified, experience of working directly with clients, project and team co-ordination with leadership potential, sound technical grounding, high end residential background an advantage, strong interpersonal skills, highly computer literate, confident team player with ability to work both individually and as part of a team.
Excellent all round presentation skills both written and drawing. Experience of working directly with clients. Project and team co-ordination with leadership potential. Sound technical grounding. High end residential background an advantage
Qualifications and Personal qualities
RIBA or ARB registered Architect with experience working within the UK0-5 years post part III qualification.Strong interpersonal skills, be highly computer literate.Confident team player with ability to work both individually and as part of a team.
There is a competitive package on offer for the right candidate with excellent prospects of advancement to a senior role within the practice.
How to Apply Please apply by post in hard copy only with covering letter, CV and maximum five sheets of your work to:
Sheila Brennan, Garnett+Partners LLP, Holborn Hall, 195 High Holborn, London WC1V 7BD.
Due to the large number of applications, we may not be able to respond to all candidates. No agencies or telephone applications will be accepted.
Garnett+Partners LLP is an equal opportunities employer.
Located on the east coast of Great Barrier Island – a black rough sawn timber box sits looking north to the sea.
The dark exterior is completed with a layer of perforated metal screens. This operable layer allows the moderation of light / air and protection both when occupied and alone.
The building is off the grid, powered by solar panels independent systems for water collection and treatment. This is a retreat that provides shelter, warmth and comfort to engage with the wilderness and isolation of the remote setting.
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