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

Mae News

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Stag Lane granted planning consent Project Update

Our scheme for Stag Lane, located in the Putney Vale Estate, has received planning approval from Wandsworth Council. The building provides two distinct types of housing, 11 homes for general needs and 10 homes for adults with physical and learning difficulties. Building on our work in the Health & Care sector, the four-story block will be arranged around two circulation cores and will have a staff room and office, communal living spaces and access to a shared resident courtyard.

January 2017
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Kingsdown Avenue Appointment Project Update

Mæ, alongside a selected group of architects, have been appointed to deliver a provision of houses on infill sites across Croydon as part of the £270 million Smaller Site Programme by Croydon Council's private development company, Brick by Brick. Mæ have made a proposal for a new estate masterplan at Kingsdown Avenue, pictured, comprising 34 dwellings that create a frontage to Montpelier road on the sloped site.

November 2016
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Mæ Talks Practice News

Mæ Principal Alex Ely will be speaking at the following events over the next few months:

'Outstanding Housing for an Ageing Population' on October 24th at Notting Hill Housing's Older Person's conference

'The Housing Shortage and Effects on Building Design' on October 26th at London Build

'The Future of Housing' on November 15th at ArchitEx 2016 in Liverpool

October 2016
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Passivhaus and Estate Regeneration Research News

Passivhaus is an energy performance standard, which employs a fabric first approach, reducing carbon emissions by reducing space heating demand through simple, but high performance building envelope, rather than meeting a larger demand through renewable energy sources. Find out how Passivhaus design is reconciled with high density urban design in our case-study on sustainability.  

October 2016 View Article
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That's Not Me Practice News

Exploring the idea of “London living for a generation defined by who they are, not how old they are”, That's Not Me is an exhibition by PegasusLife that illustrates an alternative approach to building for the New Generation of retirees. The exhibition features Mæ's Grenadier House alongside projects by Duggan Morris Architects and Sergison Bates. At the NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street London WC1E 7BT from Monday 3 October – Friday 28 October.

October 2016 Find out more
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Unit 5 Research News

Mæ will be exploring The Deep Block for Unit 5, our Diploma studio at the Cass School of Architecture at London Metropolitan University. For this academic year we investigate the potential space between live and work, studying internal and external places and their often private/public nature.

September 2016 View Article
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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
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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
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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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