A previous client messaged me about a housing project that he had come across on the internet called the Ordos 100. A project with ambitious aims that had failed to get built – and no one seemed to know what had become of it. Not knowing anything about the project, I set about finding out what happened to Ordos 100 – albeit from behind my desk.
Your home is in need of major improvement and additional space. You have been scowling the web collecting images that you could see working for your home. You know you will need to work with an architect to develop the ideas and submit the necessary statutory approvals required along the way. But you have no idea how much the architect’s fees are likely to take in your overall budget for your project. Well, as much as I would like to say that this post will have all the answers that you will need, that would be an unrealistic challenge without understanding your individual project. But, what I will say is that it will offer some explanation about how architects generally calculate their fees and what I have found has worked for my practice in terms of creating transparency for clients.
Welcome to our first blog post on our new website. We hope you like the new look which is designed to make it easier to explore and pleasing to use. We’ve reduced the number of projects featured to a selected few ranging from residential to furniture design and public realm. The website also communicates our commitment to a participatory design process which lets users inform design in a meaningful way. We’ve added more images of recently completed work that we’ve enjoyed designing with our clients. We’ll continue to post updates about the practice including project details and useful insights relating to our design process on small to medium scale projects.