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Architect Answers: Tips from an Architect to a Student

Ms Rabia A. (right), an Architectural Assistant and a valuable member of the team at GOSS Outdoor wants to inspire newly graduated architects who might need advice working in the industry.

Rabia has graduated from ‘Architectural Design’ in 2011 from Yildiz Teknik University in Istanbul, Turkey and has worked as an architect for a total of nine years.

She begins by mentioning about the educational environment or an emerging architect, “Your school and projects is an important first step. The experience gained as an architectural student is very valuable and they should be able to freely seek answers from their tutors, mentors and peers. This is an excellent opportunity for them to be surrounded by individuals of experience and build relationships.”

Our architect then outlines that you must have a flexible approach - which means that an architect should be prepared to take on a lot of different kinds of projects, going from designing a hospital to a sports centre.

“You have to also be a problem solver, work with a lot of different scales and topics and it is possible to create your architectural projects around theoretical topics such as these, to enrich your understanding and portfolio for when you graduate.”

She adds on to outline why being informed counts: “Continuously checking the newest happenings around the world regarding architecture will only be beneficial for you. Keep updated using the internet, magazines, social media and books, to help you get familiarised with the world of architects.”

“Additionally, travelling to different cities and countries or even your existing city of origin helps to build your knowledge of different styles and structures based on cultures, provisions and style. This will widen your perspective towards architectural design and extend your inspiration.”

Creating connections is also key for every architect. Rabia believes that she has come across incredible opportunities by building relationships with the people of the industry and finds herself very blessed “Good relationships with industry people will only work in the favour of your career.”

To summarise, she thinks an architect and a student should have these things in common:

  1. Being organised.
  2. Being patient and resilient.
  3. Implementing creativity and practicality.
  4. Enjoy every project, even with their challenges.

“The freedom to be able to create is the best experience I have had at university, so I hope that more architect students are brave enough to imagine BIG.”

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Our Pride and Joy the Subulate Minima - Retractable Pergola Showcase

At GOSS Outdoor we treat our shading systems as not just a motor-operated shading system for gardens but also a wondrous piece of art. We feel that the idea of creating an outside area underneath the security of the pergola is not the only factor in what keeps us driven to continue creating architectural developments.

Our most prized pergola system is the ‘Subulate Minima’ series. This retractable pergola model offers a great variety of sizes and is suitable for many budgets. The sleek and classic design is our highly in demand with our existing customers, and we have our Case Study showcases to show as proof. More than 70% of our inquiries are dreamers of a Subulate Minima for their patios!

Check out the full product description by clicking here, and feel free to contact our team of technicians for a free quotation.

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A unique and original way to say “I love you”

Are you looking for something unique for your loved ones? You can try to be as creative as you can for Valentine’s day with endless bookmarks of the usual “Valentine’s Day ideas” and videos of baking perfect cupcakes for your valentine, which can have you risk being super cliché and corny.

We feel it is possible to make the atmosphere of your home more romantic, beautiful and full of love - not just the one time of a year on valentine’s day, but all year round. Refreshing the look of your home will be a sure-fire way to say “I love to live with you” and an indirect form of care towards your partner, S.O., lover and even simply towards to your close family. Therefore you can not only show your adoration for your special ones around you, but also the home you live in.

Decorate your garden with state of the art outdoor furniture

Just in time for before the summer arrives, plan the look of your back garden and decide on which outdoor furniture you need for a dreamy patio. Imagine the lovely memories you will make with your partner and family in this special area - from barbeques to party games and having breakfast on a sunny Sunday.

Make use of the luxurious pergola system.

Speaking of home design, a pergola will add an extravagant air to your home. These unique and retractable systems can create a sense of security, even acting as an extra room which you can decorate the inside of and make it totally yours. Choose the best system to suit your preferences by checking out our range here.

Awnings are a classic.

For projects with a certain allowance and smaller room to work with - you can make a lovely look for your garden with a romantic and cosy awning system. Our most suitable suggestion is the Moonlight Awning with the heart-melting LED lights, illuminating your patio at night. We are sure that you will want to spend more time in your garden underneath the awning, gazing at the stars with your S.O. What do you think your special other would think of the idea of having one of these in your garden?

If you are unsure as to what system is suitable for your home - fret not. Our technicians at GOSS Outdoor are experienced architects who can guide you towards any shading solution which will suit your requirements and satiate your curiosity. Contact us over here!

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All About Our “Architectural Cloth” at GOSS Outdoor

For our pergola and awning installations, we only work with a special group of materials to provide the ultimate support and quality for our shading systems, and we collaborate with different suppliers, one of them being SIOEN - an industry giant within fabric and textiles production services.

Traditionally, awnings and pergolas are made from materials which are not complex and thus creating a type of shading system which will be exposed to faster ‘wear and tear’. The modern technology of industrial cloth is brought to us by the technicians at SIOEN who use a mixture of PU-coated texture with either PES or PA fabric to create the roof section of our awnings and pergolas.

A ‘PU (Polyurethane) coated’ texture used to cover fabrics, to give them a water-resistant property which allows the fabric to be safely protected from harsh weather conditions such as rain, wind and even the harsh sunlight, which get efficiently blocked, bouncing off of the surface of the material.

PA, which is the abbreviated term of ‘Polyamide’, is made from nylon, known for its high resistance towards abrasion and tearing. In addition, it is elastic, does not crease, and can be easily dyed or modified.

Similarly, PES is also a texture which we use for our shading systems, and it is commonly created from petroleum by-products or even recycled plastic bottles, which creates a whole new purpose to dispose of excess plastic discarded - by creating a new purpose for the materials to exist in our back gardens, in the form of a pergola system.

This way, the turtles are happy and so are our customers.

Find out more about SIOEN’s revolutionary fabric technology on their website and check out our pergolas and awnings at GOSS Outdoor!

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Awning Diaries: Janela Awning The Italian Club Liverpool

For awning diaries this week, we are taking a look at a showcase from one of our many success stories. Our client’s choice of shading system is one of our very popular awning models, which is called the ‘Janela Awning’. 

The Janela was installed for this commercial establishment and it is also one of our most traditional renditions of the awnings. It has been crafted and personalised to represent and wear the branding of The Italian Club, based in Liverpool.

The material used for the awning has been chosen to go particularly well with the Italian Club’s style and visual representation. This really creates a special air to the entrance of the restaurant which gives the establishment an edge over the other buildings surrounding it, as it really helps them to stand out. Definitely an eye-catching element for when if the owner is seeking to exert a traditional Italian feel to their approaching customers.

The first impression always tells a story about a person, a dish and of course a restaurant. This Janela awning is one of the many factors which contribute to a positive impression to leave on the customers as they come to dine at the Italian Club.

Do you wish to find out more technical specifics and visual ideas for our perfect awnings? Check out our products by clicking this link.

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Winter Discount!! 10% off any orders and quotation….

Our Winter Discount, which is a 10% off any awning, pergola and any other outdoor furniture order and quotation, continues!! Start your 2020 with a glorious outdoor project with the help of our GOSS Outdoor team of experienced architects and technicians. The discount of 10% applies to all quotations and is available between 9th of January to the 31st of March***.

Plenty of time to browse and decide on your perfect outdoor feature! 

Check out our products on the website for more detail.

Terms and Conditions apply. ***The Winter Discount will begin at 12.00 am (GMT) on 9th January 2020 (the “Start Date”) and closes at 11.59 pm (GMT) on 31st of March 2020 (the “End Date”). Discounts will only be valid during this time. Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount or promotion or be applied retrospectively. Senol & Senol Ltd t/a GOSS Outdoor reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions and/or cancel the Black Friday promotion at its sole discretion. This offer is open to UK & Northern Ireland residents over 18 years old only.***

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Classic Blue! Colour of the Year in 2020:

Every new year, a colour, in particular, is selected to represent the year that follows it. This year we are ready to rock the classic blue tones putting our support into this trend. It’s important to acknowledge that not just every blue will hit the mark, the focus is on a certain ‘Pantone’ blue which is the Pantone 19-4052 Blue.

The hype was created by the Pantone Color Institute, but why have they decided on this particular blue? Read on to find out!

The way Pantone described this chosen blue is due to it being a “timeless” and an “enduring hue”. A colour to depict the new decade should be one which is bold, strong and versatile. The Pantone Color Institute pursues the idea that the colours have different altitudes, personalities and meanings. And we live in a world where we are continuously bewildered by the global news and feel in a state of being wary and suspicious, the majority of the time. The Classic Blue Pantone 19-4052 is a representative of the inner power and stability which we must find within ourselves to help change our lives and our worlds for the better.

Don’t be surprised when you encounter this shade of the colour blue popping up on your TV and magazines, as designers and marketers are all following to support this same goal of empowerment for their endeavours!

Why not try to adopt a number of home furniture, decor, and even try wearing a brilliant classic blue suit or dress? You can have a story to tell next time you head out, glammed up with your 19-4052 shade of blue!

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Product Showcase - Pars Plus Luxe

A simple yet effective solution to protecting yourself from the harsh rays of sunlight in the summer and drops of the rain on gloomy autumn days, the Pars Plus Luxe. When all you would like to do is enjoy the outdoors air after a long day at work/school or just want to enjoy a peaceful sheltered evening, the all-in-one awning system which has a fully motorised operation and LED lights to guide you in the darkest nights comes to your rescue.

The Pars Plus Luxe system is a genius work of art, which can come mounted with a rain/wind sensor if desired so. Easily adjustable, and easier to be installed, we highly recommend this featured awning product to anyone who desires a budget-friendly shading system whilst still creating a luxurious relaxation space in their patio and gardens.

Check out this product in particular directly by clicking here.

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New Years Discount - 10% off!

Don’t miss out your chance of getting a 10% off with our GOSS Outdoor products, whether you’re looking to get a new awning installed or would like to furnish your outdoor space with our lush furniture collection. Our New year discount starts on the 1st of January and ends on the 8th of January.

Check out our awnings, pergolas, gazebo and many other wares to browse and help you to make your mind! The coming of a new decade and the new year means creating new surroundings in your life and that is not forgetting your own living space. Do not hesitate to be creative this year and don’t give up on the dreams of your most ideal home. If you are looking for a classic shading look, we recommend our awnings - and if you prefer a more luxurious vibe, you should go for the Bioclimatic Pergolas systems.

This year all of your outdoor wishes come true with GOSS Outdoor. Your winter will be charming with our brilliant offers and discounts, so make sure to stay tuned! Check out our products for more detail.

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Architect Answers: Buckhurst Hill

Our interviewee of the month this December is featuring our hardworking new graduate architect Katie (BD), who has recently just completed her second month working here at GOSS Outdoor. When asked her how she finds it, and she modestly says that she is slowly getting used to the workflow.

“I want to talk about my current project…” Katie starts off, slowly able to bring all her efforts of the past few weeks into words. “We are currently working on a project at Buckhurst Hill, for Client AO - who has requested two custom made pergola systems each with a fixed glass roof system for their private property.”

This project involves each side of the house, where the two pergolas are being installed separately. “The reason I have decided to talk about this project is that the project is still fresh on my mind, and also since it is a custom made glass rooftop pergola system, it is a very unique project for me and the company as well. It makes for a very interesting experience which is also very valuable for us.”

When asked about the challenges our architect Katie faces during this project, she explained that she was very curious to know how the project will unfold. “The main hurdle for me is the roof which is made out of glass and we do not usually provide a glass top solutions for our standard pergola systems, it all feels quite new to me.”

We work as a team together to thrive for positive results and see our projects, as well as our staff, flourish. For this purpose, we push our staff to strive for solutions and outcomes. “To help me overcome the challenges I am facing in this project, I have been working together with my colleagues to accurately measure and plan out the project, which involves the two pergolas on uneven ground. This must be done with great accuracy and attention to detail, to see the project to a seamless succession.”

“I believe the project is going to look amazing when it is completed. It will 100% fulfil the requirements of the client and the home - giving an excellent shelter from the harsh rainy and snowy weathers for the basement area which the pergolas are mounted on top of.”

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