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New Additions to Our Senior Management Team

New Additions to Our Senior Management Team

New Additions to Our Senior Management Team June 2015: Congratulations to Andy Clemas and Gary Ewins who join the board of Directors at HNW Architects. Congratulations also to Stuart Large who has accepted an associateship at the Practice. Both Gary and Andy will continue to lead significant mixed use, educational and commercial projects building upon key project successes including gaining planning... read more »

Listed status for office block protects legacy of 'The Man Who Built Brum'

He has become known as 'The Man Who Built Brum' on account of his key role in reconstructing Birmingham after World War II, but the late John Madin's brutalist legacy in the city has come under threat from many quarters in recent years, not least the £500 million redevelopment of the city centre that is set to see both the Central Library and Birmingham... read more »

Which type of architect do I need?

If you need to hire an architect for a project, you may assume that they all have the same kind of training, but there are more types of architects than you’d imagine.The type of architect you choose is determined in accordance with the area that an architect specialises in. So, if there is, for example, a residential building that needs to be built, then... read more »

3D concrete – the future of architectural design?

There has been a long history of architects that have complained about concrete being a difficult medium to work with. The common complaints surround the issue that concrete often forces their ideas to just become flat and angular shapes. However their complaints may now be consigned to history as a partnership between a 3D engineering and printing company with a construction company look to... read more »

The rise of brain science guided design

There is now scientific proof that shows that our surroundings and the environments we inhabit have a direct impact upon our health and well being. Science has shown us that our environment can change and control the genes that are responsible for defining the structure of the brain. So if our environment can be changed then so can those very same genes and as... read more »

England’s New Rural Mansions

There is one thing that architects in Kent and architects in Sussex will have undoubtedly noticed and this is the appearance of rural mansions. Whether England’s new mansions are adorning the countryside with magnificent architecture or spoiling our natural landscape is a well-debated topic at the moment. The debate The appearance of these mansions has occurred as a result of little changes in the laws that... read more »

Listed status for office block protects legacy of 'The Man Who Built Brum'

He has become known as 'The Man Who Built Brum' on account of his key role in reconstructing Birmingham after World War II, but the late John Madin's brutalist legacy in the city has come under threat from many quarters in recent years, not least the £500 million redevelopment of the city centre that is set to see both the Central Library and Birmingham... read more »

The Beauty of Post-war Architecture revealed

Antique and vintage architectural designs have always stolen the spotlight away from postwar creations and it’s become increasingly the case that postwar architecture is widely ignored. However, this thought is rapidly changing and over the last few years, we have seen a number of instances where postwar architecture is beginning to get some praise. The effort that designers and specialist architects have shown in... read more »

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