The Cowshed

The Cowshed

Alchemilla Architects Ltd are currently working on a barn conversion called “The Cowshed”, which will be featured on Channel 4’s “Grand Designs” on the 14 October 2015. The young couple asked us to help them turn their designs into buildable reality as well as recommending measures to make their home as sustainable as possible. The project was and is a fun challenge, tackling the usual budget restraints and helping the inexperienced client to carry out a large proportion of the work himself. This included hands-on help with the straw-bale walls and some mud-plastering.

Top 20 of the “Zumtobel Photographic Competition”

Top 20 of the “Zumtobel Photographic Competition”

For the second time Wiebke Rietz of Alchemilla Architects had two of her photos chosen for the top 20 of the “Zumtobel Photographic Competition”. The competition is run by the Zumtobel lighting company every year. There is no prescribed subject, but a central theme of the photo has to be light. To ensure a level playing field all competitors are provided with a disposable camera with which all photos have to be taken. 

One of this years “winning” entries was a photo taken indoors where the sun, at certain times of the year, throws an attractive pattern through the trees and the window frame onto the wall.

As a reward all top twenty competitors were invited to a very pleasant lunch and prize-giving ceremony at The Zetter Hotel in London