Architectural Insights

Atlantic Beach Regeneration Competition: Lewis Williams Has Made It To The Finals!
We are immensely proud of Architectural Assistant Lewis Williams whose submission to the Atlantic Beach Regeneration Competition has been made it to the final round! The competition’s jury anonymously selected three finalists from a very strong field of designs from all over the world. The final say is now down to public vote! ‘The Waves’ […]
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Houses & Trees #2 - 'Wood-Hoods', 'Neighbour-woods' and a True 'Forest Village'
Written by Head of Housing, Matt Wood My recent post about houses and trees was part of a long-standing interest in the topic which is at least as old as a thought-experiment called ‘Forest Village’, which I carried out over a decade ago. I come back to it from time to time, and I have […]
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Duke Street Riverside: Design Insights by Anthony Hudson
The dust has settled on Duke Street, the newest building at Norwich University of the Arts’, and we are celebrating its official opening.  This gives us an opportunity to look back and mull over things we discussed as we designed it… The building brings together many strands of thinking and designing, on many overlapping levels; […]
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Senior Co-Housing: 'Right-Sizing' Later-Life Accommodation
McCarthy & Stone have recently published research which suggests a third of older people in the UK would consider moving house to ‘right-size’ their later-life accommodation, but the lack of suitable alternative housing options remains one of the primary barriers to them doing so. McCarthy & Stone certainly offer an option which may be right […]
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Hickling Passive House warmed up with "only a few candles": Here's How It Works!
In 2019 we visited a Passive House home in Hickling that a family is now heating with 'Just a few candles'. Here's how the house was built...
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Apprenticeship Week : My Road To Becoming Practice Manager at Hudson Architects
Hello! My name is Hannah and I currently work as the Practice Manager for Hudson Architects. As it’s national apprenticeship week, I wanted to share a bit about the pathway to my current role, in the hope of inspiring other young people to seize the opportunity that an apprenticeship scheme has to offer! I started […]
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Houses and Trees
The latest update of the National Planning Policy Frame (NPPF*), includes an enchantingly simple new requirement that local planning policies and planning decisions should ensure that ‘all new streets are tree-lined…and that appropriate measures are in place to secure the long-term maintenance of newly-planted trees’. If only it were that simple! During lock-down my running […]
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Self Build on a Serviced Plot: Expert Q & A with Architect Matt Wood
A new policy in Norfolk requires all housing developments of 40 dwellings or more to dedicate at least 5% of those 40 as serviced plots for self-build or custom-build. But what does this actually mean? And what are the attractions of a self-build plot on a housing estate? Listen to the Q&A below, or read […]
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Big Steps Forward for Self-Build in Norfolk
Our local MP Richard Bacon continues his tireless work championing self-build in the UK with the publication of his ‘Independent Review On A Major Scaling-Up Of Self-Commissioned New Homes’ – or to use its rather catchier headline title: ‘House: How Putting Customers in Charge Can Change Everything’. Our local MP Richard Bacon continues his tireless […]
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Moving from London to Norwich as a young Architect
Moving to Norwich was definitely pro-Norwich - I moved here because it’s a creative and imminently liveable city rather than as a jaded Londoner (the cliche of the 30-something refugee flocking to the ‘Kent Riviera’ with a season ticket back to the big smoke for cheap property prices with a sea view!). Moving to Norwich […]
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COVID and the City
One of Covid's impacts has been to accelerate trends and changes already happening to where we live and work. The obvious one being the continuing move to online retail and shopping from home, both virtually and locally with the concurrent demise of the high street. In business, it has been the move by a large […]
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Brutalism and reusing buildings
Brutalism, as Edward Heathcote's recent Financial Times paean to the movement reminds us, has been a much-maligned architectural approach whose appreciation is like marmite, love it or hate it. His writing was prompted both by the continuing demolition of these significant buildings and by Trump's assertion that all new Federal buildings in the US should […]
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