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Architects struggle with the notion of branding because they think it only applies to consumer brands and is therefore irrelevant to what they do. Of course, we all understand that a business needs to have a memorable name and logo and a web site that’s engaging. But this...

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A small practice I know was asked to draw up an alternative housing scheme to one proposed by a local housebuilder, which was proving to be very unpopular. At the same time, the local authority says because the neighbourhood plan hasn’t been adopted, the housebuilder's scheme is likely to...

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You need to stand out pretty quickly so the first page or two of your submission is going to be critical. While it’s tempting to put in every project you’ve ever done, edit down. Architects tend to be too earnest when they write and only talk about the...

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Baugruppen, which simply means “ building groups” is now well established right across Germany, and similar schemes are underway in the Netherlands, and several other north European countries. The Elffreunde project in Vicki-Baum Strasse, a Berlin suburb, was jointly commissioned by a group of eleven young families. Each four-bed property...

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In the run up to an election councils establish a purdah period usually about six weeks beforehand. Purdah comes from the Persian word for curtain. During this time no publicity can take place that actively promotes candidates or political viewpoints except if there is an emergency when politicians...

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