“You’ll get used to it” was the comment from a Shropshire local as we stood in a field in the early 1990’s overlooking the construction of an ugly, characterless housing estate that was being tacked onto the side of a characterful village of stone and timber houses set around a wiggly high street.
We decided that ‘getting used to it’ wasn’t the answer.
We also decided that writing angry letters to the planning department wasn’t the answer either.
The answer was to design and build something that was better in order to show that it could be done.
In doing this we have learned a lot.
We have learned a great deal about architecture, planning and urban design.
We have learned about the way in which the construction industry works.
And the way in which house-holders use their new houses.