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Sunday Times Home

If you want a home in the UK’s most unaffordable city, you’ll have to be creative. Cherry Maslen tells how this family did it. (read more...)

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Why aren’t all roofs like this?

Our practice has been involved in specifying a number of ‘green roofs’ over recent years, usually sedum due to roof load-bearing constraints. However, our most recent and enjoyable roof project has been when we designed our eco-house in Oxford. Planning restrictions meant that the entire kitchen would have a flat roof with a large skylight as would the garden office,... (read more...)

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Formal versus naturalistic

The discussion of formal vs informal, of humanised landscape vs nature untrammelled can be a hotly debated topic in the world of garden design. A wide variety of garden styles and tastes is the spice of life, but to suggest any designer can ‘recreate nature’ is, in our opinion, a non-starter. (read more...)

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The pleasure of planting Mature Trees

There are probably few things more exciting [in the world of garden design] than the arrival to site of mature trees ready for planting. They add a structure, maturity and instant three-dimensionality to a scheme that otherwise may take 5 -15 years to reach its design intent. (read more...)