• Architect profile: Simon Mitchell

    Architect profile: Simon Mitchell

    Jade Tilley speaks to Simon Mitchell, one half of the Sybarite dynamic duo, about being a diverse architect, relocating to London and hopes of rockstardom Sybarite Architects is an architectural and design practice bringing timeless style and luxury through our work. Founders Simong Mitchell and Torquil McIntosh met at Future Systems where the experience they

  • November Question Time

    November Question Time

    This month’s question: As a designer, architect, inventor of sorts, what do you feel are your limits when it comes to design?   Image: Rim, Anthracite collection.   Design is all encompassing: it transcends industries and artists and can be found in the most obscure of settings. At the London Design Festival just passed, Zaha

  • The only way is up

    The only way is up

    The development of towers in central London is stirring passionate debate. Prince Charles has argued that we should ditch residential towers altogether in favour of traditional mansion blocks and the Observer has recently launched its joint “Skyline Campaign” with Architects Journal under the emotive headline “Campaigners fight to save London skyline from 230 more skyscrapers”.

  • The architecture of risk and responsibility

    The architecture of risk and responsibility

    It is sometimes said that architects produce their best work after the age of 50 – that’s how long it takes to master all the necessary skills. As the Roman architect and engineer Vitruvius put it, ‘commodity, firmness and delight’ provide the ultimate architectural synthesis.  In today’s more complicated age we perhaps need to add

  • Thermal Bridging

    Thermal Bridging

    If a fRSi is controlled incorrectly, thermal bridging is likely to result in  mould growth problems, Chris Willett, MD at Schöck Ltd, considers the issues   To identify areas where there is a risk of condensation and therefore mould growth in different design situations, a ‘surface temperature factor’ (fRsi) can be used.    It allows

  • Project Showcase: Hollin House

    Project Showcase: Hollin House

    Jerry Tate Architects showcase their latest project, a beautiful extension to a listed edwardian house in the royal tunbridge wells conservation area   The Hollin House project is a beautiful extension to a handsome locally listed Edwardian House in the Royal Tunbridge Wells Conservation Area. completed by architectural firm Jerry Tate Architects, the property is

  • Question Time May

    Question Time May

    In our steadily expanding urban environments, are sustainable living walls the way forward?   Our cities are growing and there has been a steady increase in housing developments in recent years, as the population boom takes an effect. With buildings taking over green space should we consider living walls as the way forward and a solution

  • Yo! Sushi refurb

    Yo! Sushi refurb

    Leisure & hospitality designer Harrison talks to Architect’s Choice about their latest refurbishment:    Leading iconic Japanese restaurant group YO! Sushi has opened its doors in Whiteley Shopping, Fareham and has taken the opportunity to design an all-new 360˚ glass enclosure, making it the only restaurant of its kind at the centre and creating visual impact

  • Outsign reinvents Italie Deux

    Outsign reinvents Italie Deux

    Global architecture agency, Outsign, talks to Architect’s Choice about its latest project    Built in 1976 and perfectly integrated into the day-to-day life of the thirteenth district of Paris, Italie Deux attracts around 14 million visitors a year due to the wide range of products on  offer through its 130 stores. After 14 months of renovation,