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15th May 2020

Recycling is good

We all know that recycling is good for the environment.  How about these beauties?  Up for grabs, are some Mid-Century Modern...

4th March 2019

Concrete – dividing opinion for decades – Part 2

In the first part of this exploration into the history of the most widely used construction material in the world,...

5th February 2018

Setting the Standard

RIBA stands for Royal Institute of British Architects and here at Turner and Hoskins, we’re delighted to have renewed our...

18th September 2018

Skyscrapers, jazz, and deep dish pizzas.

We visited Chicago in late August.  After the sultry pavement heat of New York and the fresh greenery of rural...

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...

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