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A New Lease of Life

One of our clients lives in a wonderful Cotswold Manor house near Burford and came to us to explore uses for a decaying auxiliary building on the estate. The existing building was constructed at the beginning of...
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We’re Hiring!

We’re looking for a talented and enthusiastic Architectural Part I or Part II graduate. We would like to hear from you if you are the type of person that is able to meet a challenge, design beautiful and functional buildings, put client service top of...
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What Really Is Appropriate Design?

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Thinking Buildings do not have an in-house architectural style but rather our designs, whether traditional or contemporary, have been carefully developed to consider the surrounding context and to suit the clients brief.

This new-build detached house is located in the conservation area close to a Grade 1 listed church and adjacent to a local building of significance. We chose a design that is compatible with the appearance, character and scale of the existing dwellings in the village to help integrate it into the historic surroundings and respect its setting. The scheme promotes the use of traditional building materials to maintain the local vernacular and utilises historic features that are predominant in the village, such as local ironstone with ashlar stone detailing and raised stone parapet gables with a steeply pitched slate roof.

As a practice, we try not to impose or develop a single aesthetic to our projects but design what is appropriate for the circumstance with an aim of achieving a scheme that has high-quality design, proportion and materials.