Entries by NJ Architects

10 cities to visit if you love European architecture

Architecture in Europe offers some of the widest diversity in the world. Because of its rich architectural and cultural history, Europe is a wonderland for design lovers and photographers alike. Here are some of the best cities with something unique to offer. 1. Rome, Italy Let’s start with a pretty obvious one. This ancient city […]

Little blue plaques

More than 150 years ago on Holles Street in London a little blue plaque was erected to mark the spot where Lord Byron was born. Now there are an estimated 45,000 of these markers across Britain but, as Shaun Soanes explores, could the writing be on the wall for these commemorations? The built environment provides […]

Sculptures in Suffolk

We are very lucky in Suffolk to have hundreds of works of public art in our towns and villages. Here Shaun Soanes discusses the loved, loathed, ignored and celebrated and calls for support for Suffolk artists who add value to the built environment with their sculpture. According to the Recording Archive for Public Sculpture – […]

Suffolk Preservation Society vocalises their concerns about good design in Suffolk

The Ipswich Star recently wrote this article about the Suffolk Preservation Society (SPS) vocalising their concerns (and rightly so) about good design within our towns and villages, particularly with the growing needs of housing and the impact on our historic buildings and townscapes. Nicholas Jacob Architects has always strived to promote good design and welcomes […]

7 steps to building a home for £1,000/m²

Cutting down costs on a self-build project requires attention to detail, micro-management and being disciplined with your time and resources. Many self-builders want to know how to keep costs down, often aiming to keep them to around £1,000/m². It’s challenging, but it can be done. There isn’t a one-plan-fits-all solution for this – every project […]

8 ways to add value to your home

Do you want to improve your home and add value to it? In this article, we have listed 8 ways that you can do so. Create more space Potential buyers and homeowners often want to get more living space, which can mean better kitchen and dining areas, additional bedrooms, or a home office. If you […]

Things to do in Suffolk during Spring

Spring is finally here, which means the sun is starting to come out and we’re getting ready for an Easter break. Some of us are fortunate enough to have some time off over the Easter period, so we’ve created a list of fun things you can do to make the most out of your break. […]

The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum occupies a significant site in South Kensington and has done so since 1856.  It has long been known for one of the most significant collections of decorative arts in the world and exemplifiies British Design and Craftmanship through these collections but also in the architecture of its buildings.  These buildings […]

Your older home

No matter how modest they may appear to be, older buildings are valued as they tell us about the past, meaning a lot of them are protected by authorities due to their special historic or architectural appeal. When living in or owning a listed building or living in a conservation area there are other things […]