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7. Review: Designival 2014

7. Review: Designival 2014

How to define success… Integrity? Turnover? Satisfaction with your surroundings, process, or clients? This question seemed a preoccupation of the speakers at Designival, Liverpool’s one-day festival of design, hosted by Camp & Furnace last Friday. For first speaker Jonathan Sands, without question the primacy of his agency Elmwood is paramount. Joining the studio as a … Continue reading

4. Polemic: Attitudes to the architecture of the 20th Century.

4. Polemic: Attitudes to the architecture of the 20th Century.

Can we learn to love the architecture of the 20th Century, as we have learned previously to love the architecture of the 19th Century? I’m referring here largely to those buildings and structures completed after the Second World War, currently maligned to a degree once reserved for the excesses of architecture erected during the reign … Continue reading

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Becconsall Farm annexe is a C19 former farmhands’ cottage conjoined to a barn conversion, in the settlement of Lower Bartle, to the rural West of Preston, Lancashire. Although modest in scale, the project demonstrates the complexities inherent in any response to an established setting. Here, restrictions of footprint and external appearance were tested to establish … Continue reading

2. Intent

2. Intent

MgMaStudio/architecture is a compound, proximate characters binding personality to place, underpinned by process. Directors and chartered architects Mathew Giles and Matthew Ashton supply the initials, highlighting the commonality of the ‘M’. Studio is the process and environment; the intent to produce, to build, together with the definition of our premises (see previous post. The ‘/’ … Continue reading