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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

Meet the team: Shaun Soanes, Partner at NJ Architects

Shaun Soanes joined Nicholas Jacob Architects when the practice was founded in 1996, and has gone on to become a key member of the team. Here, we catch up with Shaun about his career path and his current role as Partner. 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

How to convert your loft

Before beginning your loft conversion, you may need to understand exactly what it will involve and how it will affect the design of your home. This step-by-step guide shows the 6 key things to consider when deciding whether or not a loft conversion is the right way to add more space to your property.

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7 essential tips for emerging architecture professionals

It can be daunting to go from studying architecture at university to being out in the real world. You’ll start asking questions like “What firm should I go to?” or “Do I know enough to work on a project that will actually be built?” Don’t worry – this is completely normal.

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6 home design ideas to inspire you

If you’re planning some home improvements, or want to build from scratch, there are so many great home design ideas worth looking into.

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Construction companies are embracing drones

Drones have become commercially viable by being used across many different sectors. This is particularly in the construction industry, where advantages include improved project monitoring and the reduction of safety risks.

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10 cities to visit if you love European architecture

Architecture in Europe offers some of the widest diversity in the world. Because of its rich architectural and cultural history, Europe is a wonderland for design lovers and photographers alike. Here are some of the best cities with something unique to offer.

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