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Architect Answers: Current Trends in Architecture

This week, we have interview with one of our GOSS architects, Ms Busra. She tells us current trends in Architecture. 

She thinks the most influential architecture trends of 2020 are evolving following sustainable architecture: "There are more architectural trends as open and multipurpose spaces which commits to connect different units of the home to succeed transferable spaces. Another trend is growing attention to the kitchen and baths. The kitchen becomes a centre of home activities as the focus of the home."

Our architect then outlines minimalism by the new trends in architecture, "The trend of minimalism depicts a commitment to simple forms. Regarding colours, white is always trend which gives luminosity to the rooms and widen the perception of the space. Also, it is a trend to combine materials with acoustic insulation that will provide economic savings."

She follows and inspired by especially young architects who combine new visions and sustainability with tradition. She adds: "I would love to tell about the works of  Wang Shuo and Zhang Jing who were a Young Architects Award recipient for her significant contributions to the profession. Forest pavilion in Jilin, China which has breathtaking observation platform came out on top of the competition thanks to its rich materiality, contrasting the warmth of red cedar planks on the interior with an external cladding of charred cedar shingles."

The importance of outdoors

According to Ms Busra, Outdoor areas are started to be well connected with indoor space by blurring indoor and outdoor space as a social demonstration. She says "We can call this trend “Enjoy The Outdoors All Year”. Garden and balconies can be designed and used all seasons by designing them properly. The window systems without profiles and shading solutions such as pergola and awnings provide an enjoyable experience under different weather conditions. If you have an outdoor area, you can locate heaters to combat the cold, no matter season conditions."

We were also interested to know of any opinions of Ms Busra about future architecture: "Immersive virtual reality world is stupendously improving and defines artificial worlds which can be observed, walking in, tactile sense and real time responses."

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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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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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Architect Answers: Project Sangam

We have recently interviewed one of our fletching architects at GOSS Outdoor, Ms RA, who have started working with us in our headquarters middle of 2019. She was asked to spend 10 minutes with our blogging and media team to talk about their most memorable projects so far working in our team. "I want to talk about the Sangam project, which is based in the Manchester City Centre." She goes on to explain to us that the reason she has chosen this particular one was that it was her first big project, which has arrived at her doorstep with a lot of new and challenging experiences she currently has added to her professional working career.

"This project was super nerve-wracking for me right off the bat, when I started working at GOSS Outdoor. The project was heavily based around 'planning application' which I had never done before. I was really anxious and wanted to do a great job, as I also wished to impress my peers!" Ms RA states in her interview. "I chose to talk about this project because straight from the get-go, it has left a big impression on me and gave me a taste of what I have decided to take on. This project helped me to learn a lot and grow rapidly."

The Sangam project is still ongoing, as the architects and managers are at the stage of still fighting towards getting this collaboration completed. The current stage is in the waiting phase - where our architect Ms RA is waiting for positive news from the council regarding the planning application. "We have pitched our idea and cause of this project with the Manchester City Council, who will either give us the yes or no to continue along with this installation, which involves the shisha lounge Sangam to get a 'smoking regulation' approved for their commercial establishment, to allow them to have shisha facilities available for their customers. If this project is approved, this will mark the Sangam Project as the first establishment in the Manchester city to have a legally licensed shisha lounge." Ms RA goes on to explain that it is extremely difficult for businesses to get smoking permission on their commercial properties, and there are a lot of factors to be considered and pass through the checklist of health hazard requirements. She feels positive that this project will come to a fruitful conclusion, and hoping to be finished in 2020.

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