Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

12/4/2018 · 7 min read · ~10 · 2
Out and About Part Three, Blue Valley Blues & My own Personal Tuscan Nightmare etc. etc.

Out and About Part Three, Blue Valley Blues & My own Personal Tuscan Nightmare etc. etc.

In my last piece in this series I spoke about that sinking heart to the boots feeling you get sometimes when you have to deal with an Aesthetics Committee.  Usually they are very nice and helpful, but this was the first time I actually had to do a...

Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

Pascal Derrien - l would be delighted to design 'Derrien Towers' for you ! Original Tuscan Architecture is stunning, but the design tweaks that a lot of people embraced here do not enhance the architecture or fit in with the South African environment. Context is just as important as design when constructing a house.

14/4/2018
Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

We were in Tuscany last year and I was really in awe in front of the small town houses and country side if I even want to build a modern version of it I know where to find the right architect now :-)

13/4/2018
Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

20/10/2016 · 3 min read · ~100 · 4
How I got started in Architecture

How I got started in Architecture

Many people over the years have asked me how I got started in Architecture and how I managed to run a business in the Construction industry with very little experience.  About a 100 years ago I worked for the Financial Times in London.  I was a...

Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

Thank you for the kind words Luca Fury!

11/4/2018
Luca Fury

Luca Fury

Interesting. Thank you for sharing this!

11/4/2018
Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

18/6/2018 · 4 min read · ~10 · 2
To The Naked Architect and 4 more
What You Should Expect from your Architect/Designer

What You Should Expect from your Architect/Designer

I get calls weekly from people who have worked with a cheap architect/designer ... All the money they think they saved by going with an inexpensive architect has been more than offset by unnecessary delays, roadblocks at Council and of course...

Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

I dunno Ken Boddie! Perhaps you should start tinkering around with the 'matter transporter' thingmybob again and I can 'beam over'!

23/6/2018
Ken Boddie

Ken Boddie

Tell me, Claire, how on earth am I going to find an architect here in Queensland who's registered with SACAP? 😂

22/6/2018
Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

28/6/2018 · 4 min read · ~10 · 7
To The Naked Architect and 10 more
Why Round Buildings are Better

Why Round Buildings are Better

I've been doing some research into Resilient Housing, right from the start I was convinced that a round house would be the way to go.  Our Ancestors often built round houses - take Igloos, Teepees, African Mud Brick Huts, Yurts and European...

Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

Thanks @John Rylance (don't know why I can't tag you..), it was an interesting piece to work on - I love the idea that people with Altzeimers have a corridor that goes around the building so that they can get to where they are going to - could be a great concept for people with severe autism too.

2d ago
John Rylance

John Rylance

A very interesting piece. 
Near me accommodation has been built for people with altzimers, with corridors that go round the building so that whichever where they go from their flats/rooms they wil get to where they want to go.

3d ago
Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

22/6/2018 · 3 min read · ~10 · 1
To The Naked Architect and 3 more
Who's Better an Architect or a Designer?

Who's Better an Architect or a Designer?

It all depends...  It depends on what you want to build.  If you are planning to build a Petrol Station, large Shopping Centre or a Hotel then an Architect who specialises in these type of projects is the best option.  If however you are planning...

Federico Álvarez San Martín

Federico Álvarez San Martín

Sí. Tenía un problema con un artículo que estaba reportado. Ya lo teníamos anotado para mejorar en las próximas releases. Gracias!!

25/6/2018
Javier 🐝 beBee

Javier 🐝 beBee

Federico Álvarez San Martín has visto los comentarios ? yo comenté sobre su artículo

25/6/2018

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