Olfactory and Architecture – why buildings don’t smell enough.

Architects have been used to dealing with light and texture for a long time but yet the notion of considering smell as part of their remit seems almost absurd.   For us however Architecture is any medium which is used to create an experience with a space.  After all, for gardeners scent can be reason alone [...]

The Value of Play (or Design Research and Development)

I remember years ago seeing a documentary on Thomas Heatherwick. What really attracted me to his studio was the way he worked.  Far from just working on the commissions which they had secured they appeared to be the design equivalent to Q’s laboratory in James Bond with various experiments and development being carried out speculatively, [...]