Design for Life

‘It is easy to think about housing in numbers, percentages, bricks and mortar. But we should not forget that housing is fundamentally about people.’ RIBA 2011 The Case for Space: The Size of England’s New Homes     More years ago than I care to count, I met two young architects. I have no idea … More Design for Life

A Trouble Shared

My son has long wanted to be a professional footballer when he grows up. Football is in the family to an extent which perhaps allows him to feel slightly closer to that dream profession than others of a similar age. For a couple of years he has lived and breathed football and any discussion, however … More A Trouble Shared

The Child, the Parent and the Perils of Private Rented Housing

  I rent. I have never had a mortgage. I earn a salary which I am relieved to say, goes a fair way towards covering my outgoings. I pay more in rent than many people pay for their mortgages, certainly more than my contemporaries do. Undoubtedly though, in terms of how others view me, I … More The Child, the Parent and the Perils of Private Rented Housing