Posts tagged designer
The Houseboat

In today's blog, we're down in Poole, specifically Hamworthy, a little place just outside Poole, at the Houseboat. You may have seen this in magazines, it's been captured by the press. It's an amazing house, was built by my father Roger Zogolovitch and designed by Mole Architects and Rebecca Granger.

I'm getting my dad Roger to walk us around, so hopefully that will give you kind of an interesting idea.

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What are there so few design-led homes?

So the question I've been asked today is 'Why are there not more design-led homes?' Why is it so difficult to find them?

And I think the answer comes down fundamentally to an idea about incentives. Now hopefully I won't get too elaborate and complicated here. But bear with me for a minute as I try and explain what I mean by that.

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Streatham House Tour

Today we're touring a beautiful new house in Streatham. You can see Streatham Common stretching for a number of acres, next to the park on a very interesting road, full of late 19th century early 20th century housing up and down.

The story of this site is that originally it was some garages. It was pretty traditional for these big houses at the front to have garages, which eventually fell into disrepair and disuse.

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How to Develop Small Sites Conference

At least 130,000 homes could be built on London’s unused publicly owned land. But finding and then acquiring these surplus sites remains a problem two years after the London Land Commission published its register.

Availability of land emerged as the most difficult challenge facing small developers at the ‘How to Develop Small Sites’ Archiboo and Rare Space conference, held in London in April 2018.

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