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    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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    We manage complexity. With carefully crafted architecture, we turn challenging sites into buildings with a distinct identity.
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Housing regeneration in Europe: an opportunity for architecture and architects Practice News

On Friday 15th November Alex Ely will be speaking as part of an international seminar at Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

The seminar is inspired by the increasing number of projects and architectural practices dealing with spatial, typological and technical innovation connected to the regeneration of existing buildings all over Europe.

Exploring different experiences surrounding the regeneration of existing collective housing, peripheral areas and fragile contexts, along with the unconventional reuse of non-residential, underused or abandoned buildings; delegates will discuss a range of issues including typological innovation in relation to contemporary practices, layout articulation, the image of the building, participation of inhabitants, and the effects that these projects can produce on an urban scale.

November 2019 Read more
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Agar Grove wins The Mayor's Award for Good Growth Project Update

Agar Grove Estate– our scheme for the London Borough of Camden– has scooped the Mayor’s award for best new development at the London Planning Awards 2019  ceremony, which took place at the National Gallery (31 January 2018). As well as winning The Mayor’s Award for Good Growth the project also won  The Mayor’s Award for Sustainable and Environmental Planning. Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, Jules Pipe, said:  “The Agar Grove Estate is a great example of how estate regeneration should be done: helping existing residents play an active role in shaping the future of their neighbourhood and ensuring the development works both for them and for future residents."  

January 2019 View Project
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New Associates Practice News

We are very pleased to announce the promotion of Romain Muller, Nadine Wagner and Michael Dillon to the position of Associate.

Michael leads our research and development team and is instrumental to our teaching unit at London Met University. Nadine currently leads our technical team and defines best practice in this area, in addition she runs a number of high profile projects including Knight's Walk and Lisson Arches. Romain leads our sustainable and environmental design team and is currently running our Morden College and Aylesbury Estate projects, creating high quality places for older residents.

We are looking forward to the exceptional specialist knowledge that these new members will bring to our senior management team.

October 2019
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Brentford Lock West Block E wins at the RIBA London Regional Awards 2018 Project Update

Brentford Lock West Block E scheme has won a RIBA London Regional Award 2018. Drawing inspiration from the local environment, our ambition was to create a vibrant canal-side residential community. 

We designed pavilion buildings with distinct saw-tooth roof forms that enhance the skyline and bring light into the upper floors. Deep façades create versatile outdoor loggias and homes have landscaped courtyards that act as a threshold to the street. Our scheme forms part of the second phase of a three phase development project beside the Grand Union Canal, which has been awarded a Customer Satisfaction Gold Award. Read more about our project here.

May 2018 View all RIBA winners
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Architect's Journal Student Prize 2019 Practice News

Congratulations to our architectural assistants Tatiana Light and Alice Hardy following their success in this year's Architect's Journal Student Prize.

Alice was nominated for the post-graduate prize, while Tatiana won the student undergraduate category with a project that the judges described as ‘a well-judged and beautifully put together set of pages that are very convincing, as well as being a mature piece of work with good clarity in architectural design.’ They added that ‘the project had its own identity while responding to its context and broader history'.

September 2019 Read more
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Londonon takes part in the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019 Research News

For the past few weeks the Londonon team have been busy researching, writing, and assembling 'Regrowth Degustation', a publication which forms our collective contribution to the 2019 Oslo Architecture Triennial.

Londonon is a collaborative rolling research programme comprising 6 London-based architecture practices - Coffey Architects, Gort Scott, Haptic, Mæ, Morris and Company and Turner Works.

The theme of this year's triennale is degrowth: a philosophical, economic and political movement offering and encouraging different ways of thinking and the exploration of alternative strategies of economy than those dependent on consumerism and capitalism.

September 2019 Read more
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Regent's Park Infill Sites shortlisted for the Inside Housing Development Awards Project Update

We are pleased to announce that Regent's Park Infill Sites has been shortlisted for the Inside Housing Development Awards in the 'Best Regeneration Project' category.

This category recognises a completed regeneration project that has turned a place around and created more homes and opportunities to meet housing need, making a difference to employment, health and education.

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London in November.

September 2019 Read more

Refurbish / Reinforce / Remodel Research News

Following the Government’s Estate Regeneration National Strategy initiative, we commissioned a film exploring three approaches to Estate Regeneration; Refurbish / Reinforce / Remodel.

This follows the Prime Minister's proposal back in January 2016 to extend life chances across Britain, with the goal to radically transform 100 estates across the country.

In our 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.

November 2016 Watch on Vimeo
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Global Climate Strikes Practice News

We are engaging in the Global Climate Strikes action on Friday 20th September.

We will be attending the procession in central London and hosting a day of debate and workshops around sustainability in housing design.

September 2019 Read more

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