It’s fair to say that the UK isn’t necessarily well known for its architectural innovations, however we wanted to list some of our favourite quirky buildings to remind you the UK really can come out of its shell.
Since our last post about the most iconic buildings in Birmingham, a lot has changed in this city. The skyline has changed and this is why as Abacus Architects Birmingham we decided to put together a list of some of the buildings in the city that are architectural delights right now in 2018. Continue reading “Top 5 Architectural Delights in Birmingham”
Architectural Housing Trends of 2017
It is now 2018, meaning we have another year of architectural trends to review. In this post, we will look at some of the most popular architectural housing styles and designs of 2017 and see how likely they are to stand the test of time. Continue reading “Architectural Housing Trends of 2017”
Architects have predicted a work surge all thanks to a deal made between Birmingham City Council and Chinese developer, Country Garden.
The deal is set to bring new opportunities but may also carry risks, architects have said.
Earlier on in the month, Birmingham City Council leader John Clancy signed a joint statement of investment commitment with Country Garden aiming to bring forward new housing on large development sites. The area being described by the authority as being worth ‘up to £2 billion’.
An architect is a trained professional who is qualified to design conceptual ideas for buildings and structures along with providing advice for both aesthetic and technical elements on public or private landscapes. These concepts are then turned into the designs and plans that are used to guide the building process. Architects are trusted advisors who work holistically to merge diverse requests in a creative way, whilst always taking appeal, interest and health and safety into consideration.
They are responsible for designing plans for a variety of building structures including homes, stores, churches and government buildings.
One of the most important parts of any building project is choosing the correct architect firm.
Ensuring that you have the right architect to design your building is essential. It is important that they understand the local planning rules and regulations and are up to date with the latest building regulations. If they don’t, regardless of how great their design is – if it cannot be built, your money will be wasted.
Before you search for a prospective architecture firm, make sure you know and fully understand what you want from the space you are creating.
The architectural trends that are set to dominate the leap year are to be modern, high-tech and efficient.
The idea is to use simple concepts when designing buildings. Architects believe that designs are transitioning into modern styles of home as global trends seem to be gravitating towards homes with cleaner lines and a lot of open space.
Birmingham’s new Sky Bar in Park Regis Hotel, at Auchinleck House, began to take shape in May this year. Continue reading “Birmingham’s Sky Bar in Park Regis Hotel to Open in Spring 2016”
There are many concrete buildings in Birmingham and across Britain.
The post-war architecture can be a hit and miss with some, and because of this, there are discussions taking place across the UK over whether preserve the established architecture.
When the prospect of destroying any historical building comes about, this often leads to mixed strong opinions. Especially if the building(s) in question have been designed years following the Second World War. Raw concrete buildings that were erected between the 60s and 70s have been brought up to face demolition.