Architect's tips Do I need an architect?

Do I need an architect?

Design by DMVF Architects, photo by Ruth Maria Murphy. I’ve filed this under ‘Architect’s Tips’ but this is my (biggest and most important) tip!  ‘Do I need an architect?’ This is probably the question I am asked most so I will give you a clear and precise answer: Yes. If you’re doing any sort of …

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Architect's tips Lighting Dos and Dont’s

Lighting Dos and Dont’s

Design by Maven. Light allows us to put a shape on the world around us. It’s not just the quantity and source of light that matters but also the contrasts it offers, the interplay of light and shadow in a room and how this shading moves over time. These changes affect our perception of colour, …

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Architect's tips 20 key questions to ask yourself before you start

20 key questions to ask yourself before you start

Design by DMVF Architects, photo by Paul Tierney This list is a great starting point for anyone considering renovating or extending their home. The answers will contain much of the information that your architect or builder will need to know and will help you clarify your own thoughts on the matter. 1. What do you …

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