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  • Multigenerational living

    We’re featured in Attivo Life, on multigenerational living

    A recent survey finds that multigenerational living in the UK could be set to triple by 2040. We were delighted to be featured in Attivo Life, in an insight into this trend, by Nicky Rampley-Clarke. A growing trend are buildings that can be for say, grandchildren, parents and grandchildren, all together, which they can all…

  • Coast

    Lodges approved for historic coastal inn.

    Having first obtained planning and listed building approval to extend the renowned Blue Ball Inn at Countisbury, Lynmouth, North Devon to provide staff accommodation earlier this year, we were delighted to now receive an additional permission, for 4 contemporary holiday lodges nearby. The sensitive location required a careful solution; in this case the lodges are…

  • Design ideas

    Design ideas for a beach bar

    Every project is unique. Conceptual ideas start the process, inspired by the site and location, use, client’s aspirations; in fact inspiration can come from potentially anywhere. Working in the westcountry, our architectural projects often feature the coast. Beachside projects can provide exciting opportunities to approach things just a little differently. In this case we were…

  • Architectural models

    Architectural models still have an important role

    Forward-thinking architects‘ practices enthusiastically use the latest technology and sophisticated computer software; often being early adopters, keen to enhance our service. However, it’s interesting that physical architectural modelling still remains one of the most useful items in an architect’s toolbox. As the quality of graphics advances apace, physical models remain a unique way to help…

  • Architectural apprentice

    The importance of the architecture apprentice role

    We’d like to introduce two important younger members of our team, Sam Tiddy and Jack Read. “Our practice has always prioritised the development of young talent, and we are delighted to support Sam and Jack with their architecture apprentice roles and help develop their professional careers” commented practice Director, Perry Mears. He continued. “With various…

  • Holiday Lodge

    Holiday lodge with an awesome view

    Perched above the fabulous North Devon coast in a sensitive Area of Natural Beauty (AONB) it is a real gem. In summary originally a camping and caravan site, innovations have replaced the traditional static caravans with two shepherd huts. The latest project was to replace the final static caravan with a quality, eco-build holiday lodge.…

  • Blackbird © James Brittain

    RIBA House of the Year 2023 – Longlist

    Featured image Blackbird by Lyons Architects with Hamish HerfordRead the full citation from the RIBA Awards Jury on RIBA Journal. The pre-eminent global, professional organisation for architects is the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) which has just released their long-list for the RIBA House of the Year 2023. This prestigious award is presented annually…

  • Archtecture

    Art influencing architecture

    Design of architecture presents unique challenges and opportunities. We were invited by the owner, of a house overlooking the sea, at Lee Bay. The owner, a furniture designer, was unsure of how to reconfigure or replace the existing timber annexe. The all-important initial site visit was a real surprise for our Design Manager, Max Pountney,…

  • Architect for extension

    Adding a link can be transformational

    Architect for an extension I No two design projects are the same and are often not on a grand scale. Peregrine Mears Architects ensure that their same professional enthusiasm, creativity and passion is applied to all projects, illustrated by this recent individual scheme in North Devon. Our clients approached us, having purchased a lovely home,…