About Us

ABOUT US Our Mission Why   We believe great design enhances our lives.   How   We design buildings which address their primary need, through a simple concept, and aim to culminate in a building which is inspiring, honest, thought provoking and also beautiful.   What   Weatherhead Architecture is a bespoke practice located within the London Borough of Bexley, creating inspiring sustainable designs within the residential, education and healthcare sectors. What we believe Weatherhead

WeatherheadArchitecture_Blog_3DPrinting3 Jun 2014

3D Printed Model

3D Printed Architectural Model Recently i used a 3d printing service for the first time. The firm i previously work for had used the technology but it was something that we didn’t really see a major benefit in doing so. We always planned for outsourcing physical models to professional model makers. This seemed the lowest risk and worked ok. In the recent move to running my own practice i had had to evolve my skills

WeatherheadArchitecture_Renderstyle_GCH11 Oct 2014

Visualisation ‘Styles’

I read an article a few days ago talking about visulisation styles that architects use. I was quite interested in this. Unfortunately the article itself wasn't exactly what i was expecting, however, it did make me think about the visuals i have produced over the years. I used to have a certain way that i created visuals. They were sketch renders with a lot of collage work and desaturated colours. I saw architectural visuals as

WeatherheadArchitecture_Blog_Autumn30 Sep 2014

Autumn

Its Autumn and the trees are turning. A few renders in the Terrace building overlooking Hallandsas. I am currently looking at the difference between the artlantis render engine and the maxwell 3 engine. The scenes are slightly different in terms of geometry etc but its a good way to test advantages and disadvantages of the different software. I used the same hdri for both and post processed the autumn sky into the scene which is

WA_Blog_Process11 Sep 2014

Workflow

Background As an Architect i have to be conscious about my time, aware of the results i want to achieve, and work with a structured process in order to deliver them. I believe i may be guilty of spending too much time designing. Having said that i believe the process that i adopt is extremely efficient and therefore can literally buy me time. I believe functional design makes our world a better place. I also

Architechnology17 Feb 2014

Architechnology

  I believe great design really makes people's lives better. Although Great design can be seen all around us, what does this really mean in terms of architecture? Many people would probably judge whether architecture is  'great' just because of its appearance.  Is that not 'great' design? I disagree. Great design to me is when something is ultimately great at what its meant to do. How many buildings can say they are great at what they do? We