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New London Awards 2021 Winner - Agar Grove 1b Project Update

Agar Grove Phase 1b has won the Housing category in this year's New London Architecture Awards. Part of the Agar Grove Estate regeneration phase 1b consists of three midrise building enclosing a communal play spaces, whilst creating overlooked frontages onto the surrounding streets. The design is inspired by the area’s elegant Georgian villas and terraces in form and material but also acknowledges popular contemporary home types, such as maisonettes and split-level apartments.

November 2021 Read more
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Mayor of London; Sadiq Khan visits our newly completed Agar Grove scheme. Project Update

Sadiq Khan; Mayor of London visits Mæ's recently completed phase of Agar Grove in Camden, amidst the weeks of discussion of COP26. The project, for the London Borough of Camden, will deliver 507 new homes for new and existing residents, of these, 359 to the very high Passivhaus fabric performance standard and is, so far, the largest Passivhaus scheme in the country.

November 2021 View Project
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Sands End Arts and Community Centre wins AJ Award 2021 Project Update

Mæ are thrilled to reveal Sands End Arts and Community Centre in Fulham has won the AJ Awards 2021 for the Community & Faith category. Quoted from the judges: ''From it's presence on the street, to the exceptionally beautiful entrance, to the quality of light, to the way the building flows, this is architecture with a capital A''. Mæ are delighted with the result and would like to thank all those involved.

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'From City to Room, A manifesto for better living' talk at the London Society Practice News

As part of a series of events connected to our new publication 'From City to Room, A manifesto for better living', we gave a talk hosted by the London Society at Studio Egret West.

Decades of underprovision, combined with unprecedented population growth mean that buildings have to work more efficiently than ever before, both in terms of their uses and the resources they use. The pressures of climate change also mean sustainability is no longer an add-on but the starting point for any discussion about how, where and what we build.

So how do we overcome these challenges. How can we ensure that more is also better? And what can we do to give people the homes, buildings, neighbourhoods and cities they need?

The talk explored the integrated thinking that we believe is necessary to solving today’s urban, social and environmental challenges.

February 2020 Read more
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Re-Set-Go Explorer Workshop Practice News

As part of the Re-Set-Go initiative and alongside Stephanie Edwards from Urban Symbiotics, Mæ have designed and facilitated a workshop for young people living in and around the Aylesbury Estate in south London, which is currently being regenerated.

The workshop was a great success and strived towards inspiring young people from diverse backgrounds to start their architectural journey.

November 2021 Find out more
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John Morden Centre wins Brick Award Project Update

John Morden Centre has won a Brick Award 2021. The judges citation described the building as follows:

“Combining the robustness and longevity of the brick exterior with the warmth and environmental credentials of CLT on the inside creates a timeless and fitting addition to the college combining the best of tradition with the latest material innovations.”

A very clever building structured around a linear route that uses brick to strong effect as a robust face both inside and outside. Consideration for the needs of the specific older user group which designs well for them without being at all institutional. The building is very cleverly broken down into a series of linked elements and manages to feel very comfortable and domestic whilst serving the needs of a lot of residents. Strong use of brickwork and the integration of an existing building in a seamless way. A very good brick example taking a strong lead from the nearby listed building which suggests a community use.

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Coaches on the Couch - Podcast interview with Alex Ely Practice News

Alex joined Rachel Birchmore and Louise Rodgers for their podcast 'Coaches on the Couch'; exploring the 20 years of Mæ

October 2021 Listen now
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Architect of the year Practice News

Mæ has won the Architect of the Year Award in the Structural Timber Awards 2021. Announced at a ceremony on 6th October at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham the awards recognise compelling examples of what can be achieved using the most natural and sustainable of materials.

October 2021 Read more
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Sands End Arts and Community Centre shortlisted for Wood Awards Project Update

Sands End Arts and Community Centre has been shortlisted at the 2021 Wood Awards which recognise excellence in architecture and product design in wood.

This project for the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham features large scale CLT panels and glulam beams which have been used as the primary structural material and left exposed or stained green to highlight the material’s intrinsic qualities.

Sands End Arts and Community Centre replaces an older facility that stood in the vicinity. The new centre comprises the refurbished Grade-II listed Clancarty Lodge and a series of flexible, newly built one-storey pavilions clustered around the original structure. The lodge’s exterior has been faithfully restored in line with heritage requirements.

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