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11th December 2018

Design Matters

A recent RIBA report entitled ‘Design Matters’1 has revealed that only 1 in 4 people would choose to live in a...

9th October 2018

Listen, do you want to know a secret…?

Functionality and rural aesthetics As a forward-thinking architectural practice, it’s not at all paradoxical that our work is as much...

22nd June 2018

The joy of client meetings

  I’m sitting on a train, on my way back to the office from a meeting with former clients about...

16th May 2018

Concrete – the marmite of the built environment – Part 1

Love it or hate it, concrete is here to stay and despite a commonly-held notion that it epitomises modernity, its history...

10th April 2018

Recognising the need: ergonomics and anthropometrics in architectural design

‘Recognising the need is the primary condition for design,’ Charles Eames   Here at Turner & Hoskins, that’s a philosophy which...

28th March 2018

Proactive about passive solar design

Traditionally, most of the world’s energy supply has been generated from fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas....

27th February 2018

The History of Bricks, Part 2

‘The problem of architecture as I see it is the problem of all art – the elimination of the human element...

18th January 2018

The History of Bricks, Part 1

Give me a brick and it becomes worth its weight in gold.   We’ve never actually promised any of our clients...

29th December 2017

Projects on the listed list

Over the years, we’ve been engaged to modify many listed buildings. We consider it a privilege, not to mention a...

28th November 2017

The mixed blessing of listed buildings

What a great privilege and joy it is to own a listed property, an architectural treasure, with its own fascinating story...

13th October 2017

Changing Places, transforming lives

While every project we undertake is designed to make a difference to people’s lives by providing beautiful and functional living spaces,...

29th September 2017

Here’s one we made earlier…

…and guaranteed free of sticky-back plastic and empty washing-up liquid bottles in its construction.   We love to show you our...

22nd August 2017

Flying high

We like to keep up with technological innovations, and using a drone to record the substantial alterations we made to...

24th July 2017

Loosening the Green Belt

Loosening the Green Belt Current planning controls and emerging policies Earlier this year, Sajid Javid, the Communities and Local Government Secretary,...

30th June 2017

The Green Belt

Why is the Green Belt there? First, the flippant, if slightly inaccurate, answer which we couldn’t quite resist. The green belt...

31st May 2017

Two in Two

Any planning permission can feel like a bit of a triumph.  It’s a great stage to reach.  It conveys permission for a...

27th April 2017

Sussex Digital Awards – Winner!

Bronze Award in the ‘responsive website’ category At the Sussex Digital Awards dinner in Lewes, we were delighted to collect the...

25th March 2017

Butterfly Roof

One of the joys of being architects is to work closely with our clients to create beautiful places to live. On...

27th February 2017

Sussex Digital Awards 2017 Finalist!

What a lovely email to drop into the Inbox – notification that our website has been submitted into the Sussex Digital Awards,...

18th January 2017

Shed and buried.

Shed and buried?  A reference to the previous shed on the site, and the new sunken wine cellar in the garden...

21st December 2016

Happy Christmas

If you find your home is too small at Christmas to accommodate all of those guests, give us a call in...

24th November 2016

When in Rome…

The Eternal City…. Rome is called the Eternal City because ancient Romans believed that no matter what happened to the world or how many...

28th October 2016

Little Metal Tardis

Why a Tardis?  Because from the outside, it looks quite a lot smaller than it really is.  But that was thanks...

12th September 2016

Smallest. Extension. Ever.

Small, but perfectly formed. Here’s something a little different.  Adding only 3sq.m of additional space, the first floor extension to this...

15th August 2016

Little Yellow Kitchen

With a 1950’s aesthetic, this kitchen diner was only possible once the original bathroom has been relocated to the first floor....

16th July 2016

Winners! Sustainable Building Awards 2016

Well, it’s not quite an Olympic Medal (#RioOlympics), but that was a bit of a surprise! Whilst sustainable design isn’t something...

1st June 2016

New House, Felbridge

Planning Permission Granted for a new 4 bedroom detached house in Felbridge, West Sussex.  The proposed four-bedroom detached house seeks to...

3rd May 2016

Private House, Winchester

Affectionately known as ‘The Space Between’, the project sought to utilise the redundant coal store and outside loo to the side...

8th April 2016

City University London

Completed in 2011, the project involved extensive alterations to the layout of the existing floor plan to form a new...

8th March 2016

Private House 2, Crystal Palace

Almost opposite Private House 1 in Crystal Palace, work comprised the extension of the existing house at the side and rear...

3rd February 2016

Private House 1, Crystal Palace

Work included the extension of the existing kitchen to the side and rear of the existing house utilising existing space...

3rd January 2016

Private House, Wandsworth

Gaining planning consent on Appeal, the project extended the existing house to infill space between the house and its neighbour. ...