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Rob our digger driver has been stuffed with the weather this past week, meaning he can't get his digger out of the site without destroying a newly planted garden or wrecking the already damaged petanque court.
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#digger #selfbuild #sitelife #buildingsite #ruraloffice #granddesigns #architecture #wales #welshweather
As part of Open House 2017 we hosted an event at James's studio in Hackney showing the making of Caring Wood. 160 people visited and watched the show reel charting the 8 year progress of the project.
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#talk #openhouse #architecture #archilovers #ruraloffice #buildingsite #geometry #roof #caringwood #countryhouse #house #home #london #riba #showreel
A biblical amount of rain fell, turning the roads into rivers and building sites into baths. Our own site was left submerged, as if someone had left the plug in, unable to drain itself due to saturation. It's been a funny year weather wise.
#selfbuild #rural #architecture #buildingsite #archilover #welsh #rain
A biblical amount of rain fell, turning the roads into rivers and building sites into baths. Our own site was left submerged, as if someone had left the plug in, unable to drain itself due to saturation. It's been a funny year weather wise. #selfbuild  #rural  #architecture  #buildingsite  #archilover  #welsh  #rain 
Wrapping building materials to protect against incoming storm forecast for tomorrow. A family effort in the brief break between downpours. The blue skies deceive....
#selfbuild #rural #architecture #buildingsite
Wrapping building materials to protect against incoming storm forecast for tomorrow. A family effort in the brief break between downpours. The blue skies deceive.... #selfbuild  #rural  #architecture  #buildingsite 
An early site start this morning. Moon still in the sky.
#selfbuild #autumn #architecture #granddesigns
Precipice Path, Dolgellau. Brooding skies before the torrential rain. #Welsh #summer #rain #drystonewall
Loading out blocks for self build today. Finally some momentum in the project after months of planning. #selfbuild # blocks #architecture #rural
Loading out blocks for self build today. Finally some momentum in the project after months of planning. #selfbuild  # blocks #architecture  #rural 
Surveying the former offices of a solicitors in Carmarthen. In a basement strong room sifting through a century of paperwork wizened by the damp conditions. #books #survey #architecture #archive #upcycle
Surveying the former offices of a solicitors in Carmarthen. In a basement strong room sifting through a century of paperwork wizened by the damp conditions. #books  #survey  #architecture  #archive  #upcycle 
I think this will have been my final official visit to Caring Wood, having endured a fairly lengthy marketing campaign promoted through the RIBA awards. Yesterday's whistle stop visit (there and back in 24 hours) was a welcome relief from the wet conditions of the west. 
And so it was that we sat on the terrace enjoying lunch, a table of 12 people, in weather more akin to the Mediterranean than Kent. Perhaps that's why this county is rightfully referred to as the Garden of England.

#gardenofengland #kent #awards @riba
#summer #terrace #caring #wood #barbeque
#blue #sky #keymer #ragstone #kentpegtiles
I think this will have been my final official visit to Caring Wood, having endured a fairly lengthy marketing campaign promoted through the RIBA awards. Yesterday's whistle stop visit (there and back in 24 hours) was a welcome relief from the wet conditions of the west. And so it was that we sat on the terrace enjoying lunch, a table of 12 people, in weather more akin to the Mediterranean than Kent. Perhaps that's why this county is rightfully referred to as the Garden of England. #gardenofengland  #kent  #awards  @riba #summer  #terrace  #caring  #wood  #barbeque  #blue  #sky  #keymer  #ragstone  #kentpegtiles 
Courtyard reflection #Caring #Wood #rain #tiles #reflection #mirror #sky #turrell
Nature table, #Caring #Wood #nest #nature
The shovel ... Journal updated.
good.gl/M2oWkz
The shovel ... Journal updated. good.gl/M2oWkz
Camouflage
Twts, the new office kitten, found hiding in the piano. It's going to take a while to settle in.
#camoulflage #kitten #catsoninstagram #twts
Visiting a north #Norfolk tythe barn today, formally used during the war as a squash court by resident servicemen. #barn #conversion #movetothecountry
Dunwich Heath NT #suffolk #coast
Nice to meet you & Stanley today @roweandwilliams, such a great idea, such a beautiful space. Good luck! #gallery #Suffolk #coast #ditchlingmuseum
Visiting a very early Dow Jones project in Warbleswick, Suffolk. I doubt they'll endorse the merch (!) #coastal #architecture #seaside #holiday @dow_jones_arch