Sun struggles over rooftop horizon

but Sun-scoop captures

high-level sunshine into living space

... making SPACE and LIGHT

or rather, an impression of light airy spaciousness -

even when actual space is limited.

I put the Space and Light first because that's what makes a delight of the living and working in the interior. But it's  created and shaped simultaneous with the exterior, which is a response to site and surroundings - and the vision of you the client.

Whether I'm finding maximum relaxed utility in a tiny or constrained site (as in the pics below)

or simply because floorspace is verrry expensive to build or refurbish (£1-2k per m2),

spacious-feeling compactness is the most fundamental economy.

For example, one of many tools for compact spaciousness and light airiness is going off-angle i.e. not sticking to boxy rectilinear.

Of course, cuboid is appropriate sometimes, but I often find that making things like curved or subtly angled walls, and ceilings sloping from low to lofty achieve so much live-ability for the money.


That shapeliness is half the charm of old buildings;

it was a common option for architects in drawing-board days;

but I believe has been all-but forgotten in the CAD (computer drawing) era.

I straddle all those traditions, so we may well create something surprisingly effective.

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​One aim of this website and blogs is to promote more networking amongst valued contacts and collaborators on the maturing EcoBuilding scene.

So Builders, Tradesmen, volunteer enthusiasts, Project Managers, QSs, Estimators -

liking what you see and read here, I'd like you on My List - please get in touch.

Or suggest someone.

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by fostertom 2016

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   here in SouthWest UK - and beyond

      including Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, Bath,

      Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Cardiff and South Wales