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Housing Lin Conference – Building Healthy Communities and Homes for our Ageing Society

26 Oct 2015 / in Uncategorized

The LSA team recently attended the Housing Lin conference in Bristol entitled “Great Expectations: Building Healthy Communities and Homes for our Ageing Society.” We enjoyed an inspirational day exploring the themes of Inclusive Design & Holistic Communities, and the Financial Costs of Later Living care – both Building and Sustaining. Despite the phrase “planning ahead” being […]

New Accessible Housing Standards

02 Oct 2015 / in Uncategorized

Important policy changes to accessible housing standards across England came into force on 1 October 2015. While the new accessibility standards will be included into the Building Regulations, there are concerns about adoption as the new government’s new standards are optional.  In effect to comply with the new regulations a housing provider need do nothing […]

Homes for the Elderly in Spain

11 Jul 2015 / in Uncategorized

My name is Rocio Oteros and I am currently working at Living Space Architects. I studied architecture in the “Higher Technical School of Architecture of Seville” where I had the opportunity of study and work on a wide range of different projects. Living Space Architects asked me to write a blog about Later Living and […]

Published in Real Homes Magazine

15 Jun 2015 / in Uncategorized

This project was recently published in Real Homes Magazine under the title “sustainable style”…      

How to find a new development opportunity

02 Apr 2015 / in Uncategorized

We offer our tips on how to develop an existing property or build from scratch, illustrating a recent project in Tavistock and how to get the best from the experts and the research you can undertake yourself…. 1. Make contact with the local commercial agents rendells.co.uk wardchowen.co.uk salisburyhenderson.com 2. Research old and redundant buildings The […]

Extending Listed Buildings

26 Mar 2015 / in Uncategorized

Clients often come to us asking how they might achieve an extension or alteration to a listed building.   Most historic buildings reflect the cumulative changes of different owners and uses, however historically these changes and additions may have been made without the constraints of planning authorities. Any works of alteration, extension or demolition to […]

Creating a Dementia friendly home

18 Feb 2015 / in Uncategorized

Why is designing homes for people with dementia important? “Getting design right can make a fundamental difference to the lives of people with dementia.  It improves their life experiences and can increase life expectancy” The Dementia Centre www.dementia.stir.ac.uk What are the issues? More than 800,000 people in the UK are living with dementia, with numbers […]

Study of 3 Care Homes in Switzerland

11 Feb 2015 / in News

We are interested in these examples in Switzerland of housing and specialist care home buildings. These examples have a lot of people waiting to move in… WohnenPlus, Flaesch In the centre of a small village stood this old building which has been renovated. It had a small shop on the ground floor and the other floors were not […]

Designing for Disabilities – a personal view

05 Feb 2015 / in Uncategorized

It is a difficult day when you suddenly realise your parents are getting older and that they will increasingly need your help. For me it was when my Mum had a stroke 3 years ago and became paralysed, not able to speak or communicate. The long journey of recovery is still going, but with the […]

The Consultation Process: Let’s talk, let’s draw!

05 Feb 2015 / in Uncategorized

Our 4 hour consultation is a fantastic way to kickstart your project.  We visit you in your home and develop sketches with you at your kitchen table. Within a fixed time frame, we talk with you and then then get drawing, leaving you with some key sketches summarising our discussions. We view the consultation as […]