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We Are Hiring

Hawkes Architecture is recruiting a Part 2 architectural assistant or recently qualified Part 3 to join its growing team in Kent, UK. The team specialises in the design of individual ‘para 79’ houses of exceptional quality and innovative nature of design. Our ideal candidate has a high aptitude for creative design and problem-solving. You will…

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Furrows Update

It’s always great to see projects progressing and Furrows (paragraph79) project in North Yorkshire is no exception. I love the way this building transitions from settlement to rural landscape at the edge of this village. Bold and confident but so right for this particular setting. Post Braintree para79 isolation principle would likely render this now…

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South Yorkshire Site Visit

We are all very excited after visiting this wonderful site in South Yorkshire yesterday. Lots of old farm buildings to play with as part of an organic farm masterplan that’s to be driven by robust environmental design principles.

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Coming along nicely at Lake House (para79)

Things are coming along nicely at The Lake House (paragraph79) project near Rotherfield. The curves do a wonderful job of softening the building lines and elegantly reference the railway narrative conceptual thread.

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Crossways in bloom (PPS 7)

Just take a look at the Oxeye daisies on our Crossways roof – they are late coming out this year but still looking good though.

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Camera Crew At Crossways

We’ve had great fun watching comedian and actor Greg Davies and co-star Layton Williams jumping in the lake at Crossways (paragraph 79) for an 80’s themed tv show with some fantastic props including a host of Raleigh Chopper bikes (not sure about all the fake blood though) and a very cool Lotus Esprit. Greg was…

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Brooks Barn Plant Room (Para 55)

Here’s a sneak peek inside Brooks Barn (paragraph 55). A secret door hidden within the kitchen leads to an exemplary plant room. A fabric first approach combined with new technologies it means that our client’s running costs are a fraction of their previous Victorian house.

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Exterior Cladding (PARA 79)

It was great to see the English Sweet Chestnut cladding going on at our Lake House (paragraph 79) project yesterday and the interior finishing is well underway too. This innovative design has a real sense of belonging in an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB).

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Visiting Headlands (Para 55)

Lovely to pop in to see the clients at our Headlands (paragraph 55) house near Cheltenham. The house, which is equipped with Earth Energy Bank inter-seasonal heat storage, is looking and performing fantastically well. Not a bad place for John & Ann to be stuck in lockdown!

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Progress At Lake House (Para 79)

Lovely to see progress being made at our Lake House (paragraph 79) project. The internal columns frame the entrance to the lounge and give a sense of engineering substance and a link to the Victorian railway heritage which is so much part of the site’s history. This sets up a stunning contrast in experience with…

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Dry Stone Wall

Another chance to look at the Cotswold dry stone wall with ‘cock and hen’ topping, used at our Headlands (paragraph 55) house. Built in the AONB, this project sits at the headland between two ridge and furrow fields, in a truly spectacular hillside location.

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Impromptu Visit To Lake House (Para 79)

We were able to visit Lake House (paragraph 79) project on a sunny Friday afternoon. Heart warming to see the clients beaming & gushing about the house, the journey and how it is being made. The client loves that we’re using recycled newspaper & sheep’s wool for insulation & then I showed them the sand…

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