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Lutyens houses – a slice of quintessential British country living

Country houses, war memorials and public buildings are some of the finest examples in Britain are down to one man, Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens.

As one of our most important architects, Lutyens (1869-1944) initially designed private houses in the Arts and Crafts style, before branching out to churches, memorials including the Cenotaph in Whitehall, and as part of the team shaping the newly built New Delhi. Read more

Opening of a new historic landmark

A popular landmark is set to re-open its doors as a restaurant following a complete refurbishment we undertook recently.

Originally built in 1881 to a competition design by London architect John Johnson, the Grade II listed former post office was in need of extensive interior and exterior renovations. Read more

How the growing demand for smart homes is changing architectural design

A smart clock that adjusts the morning alarms according to your work schedule; the shower that is already warm before you step in; the coffee made and waiting for you in the kitchen. Sound too futuristic? No – smart homes are here! Read more

Past, present and future is the theme of NJ Architects 25th celebration

Our 25th anniversary celebration was attended by two very special guests who helped to tell the real story behind NJ Architects. The pair – the oldest and youngest attendees of the party – epitomised the past and present position of our multi-award-winning Ipswich practice, which has a colourful backstory – and a bright future. Read more

We have a very happy client in Dorset

Significant factors including aesthetics, scale and proportion as well as functionality and efficiency are all required when extending any period property. This was certainly true for a recent project undertaken in Dorset for a private client. Read more

Underground Restrictions

London Borough set to place restrictions on ‘Mega’ basement conversions

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea is set to reduce the number of ‘super-sized’ basement extensions – which have become increasingly popular because of the strict planning guidelines for the area. The applications for basement developments increased from 46 in 2001 to 450 last year and the council say they have also increased in size with some residents wanting up to (or should we say down to) 3 storey basements.

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