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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

190910 Derbent Masterplan Saved For Web

Mæ selected as a finalist for the Derbent Masterplan international competition Practice News

We are excited to have been shortlisted following an international competition for the development of a masterplan and concept for Derbent Urban District, Republic of Dagestan (Russian Federation).

Derbent is the centre of a region of the same name and is one of the oldest towns in the Russian Federation, situated on the western shore of the Caspian Sea. In 2003, the historic centre of Derbent was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

'An important factor [in the masterplan design and subsequent development] will be working with the community, a significant and necessary aspect of our work. We should not simply approach the people with a design already prepared and present it to them [...] We will communicate with the residents of Derbent, explain every step and agree it with the people.' Nezir Guseynov, Chairman of the Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of the Republic of Dagestan (Russian Federation).

September 2019 Read more
280819 Agar Grove Site Update

Agar Grove Phase 1b Project Update

Agar Grove Phase 1b has topped out and construction of the super-insulated, airtight building envelope is now underway. The scheme is designed to Passivhaus standard and Phase 1b will deliver 57 homes of mixed tenure and feature split level apartments, family duplexes and lateral dual aspect apartments. Meanwhile we are progressing detailed design of Phase 1c, which will commence on site early next year. Agar Grove Estate is the UK's largest Passivhaus scheme.

August 2019
190726 Kersfield Planning Permission

Mæ granted planning consent for Kersfield Estate Project Update

We are pleased to announce that our Kersfield housing project for London Borough of Wandsworth has received a unanimous vote of approval from the planning committee.

Kersfield Estate creates 41 new homes and a communal gardens for existing and new residents, providing much needed homes for the local community. It is an example of how infill housing can be used to create new homes for Londoners.

July 2019
Brentford Lock West Keelson Gardens Neave Brown Award

Brentford Lock West Keelson Gardens shortlisted for the RIBA Neave Brown Award for Housing Project Update

We are delighted that Brentford Lock West Keelson Gardens has been shortlisted for the RIBA's Neave Brown Award for Housing.

This is the first year that the award has been given and is named in honour of the late Neave Brown (1929 – 2018). Neave Brown was a socially-motivated, modernist architect who was awarded the UK’s highest honour for architecture, the Royal Gold Medal for Architecture.

Brentford Lock West consists of the award-winning Block E and Block F (Keelson Gardens) and creates a sustainable people centred community, promoting walking and cycling through the urban form and a network of shared surface streets. A rich variety of public spaces are all designed to promote social interaction while providing quiet places for residents to relax and reconnect with nature.

RIBA judges commented that 'overall, this is a high quality work of architecture, landscaping and residential environment achieved for a modest budget.'

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in October.

July 2019 Read more
190829 Architects Declare

Architects Declare Practice News

We are proud to be a signatory of Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency.

The twin crises of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss are the most serious issue of our time. Buildings and construction play a major part, accounting for nearly 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions whilst also having a significant impact on our natural habitats.

In signing this declaration we are committing to strengthening our working practices to create architecture and urbanism that has a more positive impact on the world around us.

July 2019 Read more
190705 Caudale Sunday Times British Homes Awards

Caudale shortlisted for the British Homes Awards Project Update

We are delighted that Caudale, part of our Regent's Park Infill Sites scheme has been shortlisted for the Sunday Times British Homes Awards in the Small Development of the Year category.

Caudale comprises 8 dwellings, 3 townhouses and 5 apartments, alongside a new public garden. The homes created are generous in size responding to the needs of their inhabitants.

The British Homes Awards honour every aspect of housebuilding from one-off houses to major developments, interiors to landscaping, individual extensions to placemaking on a grand scale.

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in September.

July 2019 Read more
190626 Ribanational Savedfor Web

Brentford Lock West wins an RIBA National Award 2019 Project Update

We are delighted to announce that Brentford Lock West has won an RIBA National Award.

The judges commented that 'Internally, the flats are well planned, and the arrangement of linked pavilions enables every flat to have dual aspect and enjoy a pleasant quality of natural light...The entrance hall to each townhouse provides an unusually generous and versatile space...Overall, this is a high quality work of architecture, landscaping and residential environment achieved for a modest budget.'

The RIBA National Awards are given to buildings across the UK recognised as significant contributions to architecture.

June 2019 Read more
190730 Habitation

Habitation Research News

We are delighted to feature in The B1M's powerful new documentary 'Habitation' that explores innovative solutions to the housing crisis facing one of the world’s largest cities.

Developed in association with Graphisoft, the film investigates our work alongside London-based architecture practices Alma-nac and Waugh Thistleton.

From 'urban dentistry' to embracing offsite approaches such as cross-laminated timber (CLT), the documentary demonstrates how the intensity of a housing crisis in a major city can, in fact, drive the development of innovative schemes that respond to their physical and economic contexts in a compelling way.

June 2019 View video
190606 Nla Awards Shortlist

Regent's Park Infill Sites and Brentford Lock West Phase 2 shortlisted for the New London Architecture Awards 2019 Project Update

We are delighted that both our Regent's Park Infill Sites and Brentford Lock West Phase 2 schemes have been shortlisted for the New London Architecture Awards 2019 in the Housing Category.

Both projects will appear in the New London Architecture exhibition and publication showcasing the capital’s very best new architecture, planning and development as selected by an international jury
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Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London in July.



June 2019 Read more

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