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A Guide to Replicating Neoclassical Architecture

Neoclassical architecture has long been a favourite of many. It established prominence in the late 18th to early 19th centuries in France, Italy, and Germany. It also later became a popular style in the Western world. This architectural style aimed to strip back late Baroque features to create a more classical, simpler design. In today’s blog post, we explore the Neoclassical style in more detail and the impact this had on the architecture industry. Typical Neoclassical Features There are a number of different features that define the Neoclassical architecture style. These include… Symmetry   Symmetry is one of the main […]

Image of Buckingham Palace, an example of Neoclassical Architecture

Famous Architecture and Design in London

At Munday + Cramer, we’re often asked whether there’s a difference between architecture and design. By definition, architecture is “the art and practice of designing and making buildings.” As such, architecture is itself a design journey – but the process also focuses on the functional and regulatory requirements as well as aesthetics. This question led to our team discussing some of the best-known buildings that incorporate innovative architecture and design across the UK’s capital. Iconic British Buildings Britain has many landmarks that it’s known for, particularly across the London skyline. These span many centuries of architectural movements. Key examples include: […]

Image of the O2 Arena, an example of famous architecture and design

Medieval Architecture in the Harry Potter Films

As the nights draw in, the air gets chillier, and with Halloween fast approaching, our team at Munday + Cramer have been discussing the influence of medieval architecture in the Harry Potter films. Both the books and movies evoke a nostalgic feeling for fans of the franchise, with the sets showcasing the true art of medieval design. Architecture styles featured in Harry Potter The books lay the groundwork for the production design through their descriptive and immersive storytelling. In the films, the sets begin by depicting the average 20th Century British home – seemingly influenced by postmodern architecture with a nod to slightly bland 1970s décor. As Harry learns he is a wizard and begins to discover […]

Image of Medieval architecture

Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) – What you need to know

Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) has been a widely talked topic within the built environment for a number of years. Any organisation with buildings constructed between the 1950’s and 1980’s will potentially feature this material within its construction. Sadly, the degradation of the material has resulted in the failure of a number of buildings within the UK and further afield. What’s more, some of these cases have been catastrophic. These fears have led to a major review of the material and its applications in buildings across the UK. The NHS alone estimates that repairs to thirty hospitals will cost in […]

Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Roof Structure

Architecture Design: All about Chimneys

Here at Munday + Cramer, we are passionate about everything to do with architecture design. Through the years, we have played a part in many large-scale projects, from rebuilding homes to fully refurbishing listed buildings. During this time, we have learnt all there is to know about chimneys and how these can add a huge element of character to any new build. Trust us when we say that these shouldn’t go overlooked in the design phase. They really are a vital consideration! The different chimney types When it comes to knowing everything there is about architecture design, the learning never […]

Chimney architecture design