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    We relish complexity. With carefully crafted architecture, we turn challenging sites into buildings with a distinct identity.
  • urbanDesign
    Creativity-led. Community-led. Drawing on the DNA of the neighbourhood, we create welcoming places for people.
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    We design policy as well as buildings. Inspired by our founder’s work at CABE, our thinking advances best practice.
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Mae News

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Hellbeing or Wellbeing Research News

At Green Sky Thinking Week 2016, Mæ organised an event titled Hellbeing or Wellbeing – Living with density with the aim of exploring ideas of urbanism, density and quality of life. We assembled a diverse panel of architects, academics and sustainability professionals to debate on the opportunities for wellbeing when designing dense urban environments.

September 2016 View Article

Mæ's MyTerrace work featured on BBC Artsnight Practice News

Mæ's interactive model has been featured on BBC Artsnight where V&A's architecture curator Kieran Long visits the At Home in Britain exhibition at the RIBA Architecture gallery. Here, he explores the future of the home, notably the terrace house, with Alex Ely, Principal at Mæ. 

June 2016 Missed out? Watch full episode on BBC Store
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Aylesbury Estate Case Study in HousingLIN Project Update

Mæ's extra care housing scheme for Stage 1 of the Aylesbury Estate regeneration in Walworth is the focus of a Housing LIN case study commissioned by Notting Hill Housing Trust, investigating the challenging inter-generational mix of housing on the estate. 

July 2016 Read more

Refurbish / Reinforce / Remodel Research News

Refurbish / Reinforce / Remodel addresses three approaches to estate regeneration. In January the Prime Minister set out the Government’s plan to extend life chances across Britain, with a goal to radically transform 100 estates across the country. In this short documentary Alex Ely describes three avenues for transformation being developed by Mæ. 'Refurbish' looks at the reuse and renovation of existing stock, ‘Reinforce’ proposes infilling as a means to intensify and sustain a neighbourhood, and ‘Remodel’ offers a vision of how to positively regenerate failed estates. Each approach aims to improve the quantity and quality of housing on those estates, and to improve the life chances of those who live there.

September 2016 Watch on Vimeo
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Somerleyton Road wins NLA Award for Housing Project Update

Somerleyton Road is the winner of the Housing category in the NLA Awards 2016. Providing 304 new homes across four new buildings – the street setting interlinks housing with community facilities, including a children’s centre, theatre and local shops.

July 2016 View Project
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Unit 5 Summer Exhibition Research News

The work of Mæ's Unit 5 will be on display at the Cass School of Architecture summer show from Friday 24th June to Saturday 2nd July at Central House, 59-63 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 7PF. Our Diploma students have been exploring ideas on the subject a Place of Type, designing new solutions for high density living in Kentish Town (image © Hannah Cordell).

June 2016 View Article

Equal by Design Research News

Equal By Design by Peg Rawes and Beth Lord is a documentary film about equality, wellbeing and the UK housing crisis featuring Mæ’s Alex Ely. The film shows how seventeenth-century Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza’s theories of wellbeing and equality can be used to analyse housing and income inequalities, and how his ideas relate to post-war and current social housing design.

June 2016 Watch on Vimeo
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At Home in Britain: Designing for the House of Tomorrow Practice News

Mæ is one of six architects taking part in the RIBA Exhibition ‘At Home in Britain: Designing for the House of Tomorrow’ on until the 29th August at the RIBA. Alex Ely will be taking part in a tour of the exhibition from 7pm on Tuesday 12th of July at the Architecture Gallery at 66 Portland Place, taking a closer look at Mæ's MyTerrace design. Tickets can be purchased here

May 2016 Read more
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Architect of the Year 2016 shortlisting Practice News

Mæ have been shortlisted for the BD Architect of the Year Awards 2016. For the third year running we are pleased to have been recognised for our work in Housing. Winners will be announced on the 9th March 2016

January 2016 Read more

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