February 12th, 2015
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THE EXPERT VIEW: Advice for architects from Lucy Homer of Lend Lease

I have thought long and hard about how I can make this blog truly valuable. Let me start by saying that I passionately believe in good design and architecture. It was my belief that good design can transform lives that led me to work for a developer/contractor. Anyone who mentioned “the dark side” as I …more…

January 21st, 2015
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Five things for housing architects and housing developers to look out for in 2015

If the only thing constant is change, then 2015 looks set to be a pretty consistent year for housing. There are a number of challenges ahead that architects, planners and house builders (of whatever tenure) will need to get to grips with.   Housing Standards Review – the culmination of nearly four years of work …more…

January 14th, 2015
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How i got my first job: Deborah Saunt, DSDHA

1. What was your first job? Divorced House   2. How did you secure the job? My first job upon leaving Tony Fretton Architects was a project that he passed onto me. Two of his clients who lived together as a married couple, and for whom he had designed a beautiful house, returned to him with …more…

December 12th, 2014
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ING’s favourite Winter Houses

‘Isn’t it true that a pleasant house makes winter more poetic, and doesn’t winter add to the poetry of a house? ‘ -Paul Elouard, Dignes de vivre   As winter is truly with us and holidays are just around the corner, INGers are looking for some homely comfort and pick their favourite winter dwellings!   …more…

November 20th, 2014
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ING Media Film Club

At ING film club this week we were delighted to welcome David Bickle from Hawkins/Brown to introduce the Jacques Tati classic Mon Oncle as part of a split double bill alongside Koolhaas Houselife. Thanks also to our packed audience of eager film buffs from  John Robertson Architects, Morrow & Lorraine, AHR, Elliott Wood, Karakusevic Carson Architects, …more…

November 20th, 2014
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The ING team’s favourite 10×10 artworks

Leading architects, designers and artists have contributed original artworks to Article 25 for their ‘10×10 Drawing The City’ London auction. The event takes its name from the grid of 100 squares laid over an area of the city, which this year has The Shard at its centre. Each of the participants is allocated a square …more…

October 28th, 2014
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Frank Gehry – a natural publicist

During his recent and now infamous press conference in Oviedo, (Spain), where he was to receive the Prince of Asturias Awards for the Arts, Frank Gehry proclaimed that he ‘doesn’t have a publicist’. This isn’t the first time that an architect has given the proverbial middle finger to the concept of publicity or marketing. Ask any in-house …more…

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