Works on this Jackson-Crane Architecture designed extension have started on Beeston Fields Drive.
It’s an exciting time in the office. We currently have over 10 projects on site at different stages. We love getting out onto site and seeing our designs realised.
Our West Bridgford project is nearing completion and we wanted to share some progress photos of the build. It has been some transformation and we can’t wait to see the end results once the landscaping is complete.
Our director David Jackson-Crane worked on this project during his time with another architectural practice. Our client then appointed Jackson-Crane Architecture to monitor the construction phase of the project.
I am delighted to announce that Prior Approval under Class Q has been granted for the Dark Barn and construction is due to start later this year.
My client bought the barn with the intention of converting it into a contemporary family home. The barn already had planning permission in place for a simple conversion but the proposed design didn’t reflect the agricultural character of the barn so my client wanted to start from scratch with a fresh design.Read More
I am always asked by clients during projects if I can recommend suppliers or consultants that I have worked with before or if I can help source a specific product or service.
So….. I have decided to compile a directory of my approved partners, consultants and favourite brands and share it with you in the hope that it will help with your projects or inspire you to try something a little different.
My work takes me into some of the most beautiful parts of the country and I often come across beautiful redundant agriculutral buildings that are crying out to be converted. As a design-led architect, I get excited by the idea of reusing agricultural buildings. So much so, my wife is now bored of my constant – “that barn would make a stunning house” or “look at that timber and metal cladding!”
As a design-led residential architect, I can really see the potential in these redundant farm buildings and I want to work with landowners to show that they can be transformed into beautiful dwellings and highly valuable assets.
I use Graphisoft Archicad 21 software for all my projects and as part of my recent license purchase, I have been sent a Cardboard VR headset by Graphisoft. I have been a little sceptical of the benefit of this technology but I decided to keep an open mind and test it with a few current projects.
The process of exporting my 3d models into the cloud ready to be used in the mobile app was surprisingly quick and easy. From there I was able to open the model in the mobile app and use the headset by inserting the smart phone into the headset.
I often get asked by clients if I can recommend other suppliers to help with their projects. Over the years I have worked with some great companies and so I have decided to produce a series of blogs that profiles these companies, what they can offer and their stories of how they came to be.
The first company I have featured is a particular favourite of mine for furniture and lighting. I have used them in the past for my own house and I often recommend them to my clients. You can visit their showroom in Calverton and see a great selection of pieces in the flesh and try them out which in my view beats looking at a magazine!