Friday, 20 February 2009


Tasmania - where i am currently - has some wonderful period architecture. Coming from a village in England where the oldest house is from the 1300's nothing much here is really old unless it's aboriginal, but these charming features and scale make for some really delightful houses (and of course they are not cheap!!). They help people in Hobart to really feel part of a community.

In building schools around the world we have used local culture groups and children with cameras / phones to capture the feature that say "us' most strongly and then try to capture the angles, shiplap, details, textures, colours, heights etc., in the new school designs. It really works, of course, but how could anyone ever imagined that one size might fit all?

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