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ARE YOU EXTRAORDINARY??

Another day at the office?  Time to go home yet?  Do you remember how proud you were when you landed that great job at that great Architectural Practice? And now?  Well … Your works O.K., your colleagues are pretty nice most of the time and the office parties are getting fewer and far between? Of […]
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THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF A BISCUIT – Which one should you dunk?

If there is one thing the HCA family like it’s a nice hot cuppa tea and a biscuit.  But this got us to thinking about their sturcutral integrity and which one, as architects, we should be dunking.  We had some strong opinions in the office about hobnobs, rich tea, digestives and a bourbon but I […]
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NEW BUILD RESIDENTIAL DWELLING – A CASE STUDY

We were recently approached to design a new build residential dwelling for a client who had, in the past obtained permission for two dwellings on the same site. THE BRIEF: To design a large villa style family dwelling that was modern in appearance and that benefitted from the 360 degree views from the site and […]
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ARCHITECTURE – 7 YEARS IN SEVEN STEPS

So, you’ve watched all these great programs on the TV and you are thinking of embarking on a long and successful career as an Architect.  You have chosen your options at school, you’re working hard towards your GCSEs and thinking what your future may hold. Well not to put too much of a dampener on […]
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FOUR THINGS TO CONSIDER ON YOUR NEXT ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT

So you’re embarking on your first “grand design”, you’ve taken the big step of investing in your property rather than mindlessly paying money into a bank account with a none existent interest rate.  Firstly “well done” what a great decision. If you’ve never worked with an architect before, Hewitt&Carr would like to give you some […]
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I LOVE IT WHEN A PLAN COMES TOGETHER

A key part of any project is the planning and so we caught up with our planning consultant, Rob Duncan, and had a chat about his role and his aspirations for the future.   What got you interested in the sector you are in? I always had a desire to contribute positively to my environment […]
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