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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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Mae News

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RIBA Presidents Medals 2019 Practice News

Huge congratulations to our talented architectural assistants Alice Hardy, Kate Ivinson and Tatiana Light who were all nominated for the RIBA President's Medals. Alice and Tatiana were nominated for the Silver and Bronze Medals, whilst Kate was nominated for the Dissertation Medal.

Following the awards ceremony their projects will be displayed at the RIBA in Portland Place, before touring thoughout the UK and internationally.

December 2019 Read more

Mæ selected for the masterplan of Derbent, Russia's oldest city Practice News

The competition is for the remasterplan of Derbent in Russia, Dagestan's second largest city and one of the oldest cities in Russia.

Our multi-disciplinary and international team has been selected from 144 applications, and our winning strategy is aimed at building in resilience; addressing a lack of housing, education and cultural infrastructure and creating economic opportunity.

Based on the guiding principle of a vibrant city, we have developed a forward looking vision for Derbent which respects the unique identity and qualities of the city.

Derbent is located on the western shore of the Caspian Sea, at the foothills of the Tabasaran Mountains of the Greater Caucasus. The historic city centre is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its citadel, ancient town, and fortress buildings.

November 2019 Read more
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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

John Morden Centre Project Update

Construction is well under way at the John Morden Centre in Blackheath with the project on course for completion in the summer of 2020.

The project uses sustainable and modern methods of construction including cross-laminated timber throughout, and creates a day care centre for residents of Morden College. It brings together facilities currently spread across the college site into an innovative, characterful new building designed to tackle social isolation among older residents by providing spaces to interact.

October 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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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

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
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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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