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Architecture Today - Rethinking Resi webinar Research News

A one-day webinar hosted by Architecture Today, featured Alex Ely, Director and Founder at Mæ in June. Rethinking Resi, an online forum focused on discussing the challenges and opportunities for increasing housing supply, whilst delivering better housing and places where people strive to live.

Alex led the discussion alongside the panel, exploring the challenge of delivering healthy, sustainable housing in the current climate, with a keen on eye on the future climate.

Fellow collaborators and speakers included Hawkins/Brown, Proctor & Matthews Architects, SIG, Arup Architecture and PDP London as well as many more from talented teams and schemes.

July 2022 Find out more
Agar Mayorf London

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
Research Think Tank

Think Tank 021 - A collaborative webinar from Kjellander Sjöberg featuring Mæ Research News

How do we establish a sense of community and belonging in the urban context...?
Hosted by Kjellander Sjöberg, an online webinar in June discussed proximity through nearness, scale and community.

The event was a huge success with architects from across the world, joining the conversion and investigating proximity on different scales such as district, urban park, neighbourhood, institution, block, workplace and home, bringing examples from Sweden and the UK.

Panel guests consisted of Finn Williams, the City Architect of Malmö, and outstanding Swedish and UK architecture practices: Mae Architects, MARELD, IF_DO, Mole Architects, We Made That and Fisher Cheng.

July 2022 Find out more
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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
Agar Camden Awards

Agar Grove Phase 1 wins Camden Design Awards 2022 Project Update

A great result for Mæ alongside Hawkins\Brown, as Phase 1 of Agar Grove Estate wins the Camden Design Awards 2022, as announced at the Awards ceremony hosted by Camden Council in June.

The awards celebrate and reward the excellent design that is being delivered in projects across all sectors of the built environment in the Camden borough and it's a delight for the scheme to be crowned winner for this year's awards.

June 2022
Agar Inside Housing

Agar Grove 1b shortlisted for the Inside Housing Development Awards 2022 Project Update

Great news for Mæ as the shortlist is announced for the Inside Housing Development Awards 2022.

Completed in 2021, Agar Grove 1b has been designed and delivered to Passivhaus standards, substantially reducing energy use and bills for existing and future residents of the borough.

The new blocks in Camden are inspired by London’s traditional buildings and streetscapes, whilst accommodating family-friendly maisonettes, split-level apartments and communal playgrounds.

June 2022 View the full shortlist
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Sands End Arts & Community Centre wins RIBA National Award 2022 Project Update

An outstanding result for Mæ as Sands End Arts & Community Centre is honoured with the RIBA National Award 2022.

The social & sustainable scheme comprises creative flexible spaces for art exhibitions, dance classes and community events alongside an ancillary café, open to the public daily.

The brand new centre has been built in and around the currently disused Clancarty Lodge in South Park, Fulham and is a welcome addition to the surrounding community.

June 2022 Find out more
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Sands End Arts & Community Centre wins RIBA Regional Building of the Year Award for London Project Update

A monumental milestone and huge honour as Sands End Arts & Community centre receives RIBA London Building of the Year Award 2022.

Announced at the RIBA’s London headquarters, the scheme in Sands End, Fulham was chosen ahead of 41 other projects to take the London crown.

May 2022
Agar Grove

Agar Grove 1b wins the RICS Awards 2022 Project Update

Located in Camden, Agar Grove, Phase 1b, nominated and designed by Mæ, wins the residential category RICS Awards 2022.

The scheme marks the latest phase in a 57 home Passivhaus regeneration scheme in North London, master planned by Mæ and Hawkins\Brown alongside landscape architects Grant Associates.

Judges state '' The sustainability achievements of this project, with the consequent reduction in energy usage and fuel bills, the quality of the new homes, the evident collaboration between the design team, the Council and the community are testaments to its success''

An overall great achievement for all involved.

May 2022