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My World 2021

My World: June 2021…

This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now.

I feel terrible for writing this, when front line workers are risking their lives to save others twenty-four hours a day, but my quality of life has, so far, been greatly improved by the lock down. My family has moved to the country and I have set up my office there.  The new office is wonderful.  I leave the door open and listen to the birds while I draw.  There are no planes and no road noise.  The air is clean.  My children and family (and 84- year-old mother in law) have all quarantined and are at home.  I lunch with them every day – just a stroll across the lawn.  I do not need to commute into London.  All my files are accessed through VPN.  I can reach clients by Zoom.  Planning applications are all downloaded online anyway.  All site drawings (not that there is much happening on site at present) can be checked by BIM.  I see more of my children than before, especially now that they are being schooled remotely at home.  It is all a bit surreal at present with reality only penetrating when I read the news. 

My World 2021

About Houston Morris

Houston Morris

Houston Morris is an architect. He was born in Philadelphia and raised in Scotland. He has a degree in Economics from Harvard University and qualified as an architect in 1998 after studying at the Architectural Association and University College London. In 2003 he set up Houston Morris Architects, a practice which advises on master planning, design, interiors and furniture for both new and historic residential buildings. In 2008 he set up Lightform Properties, a property company which develops unusual sites in London. He works predominantly in London and the South of England and has also completed projects in Scotland, the United States and Switzerland.

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