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Phoenix Lewes Project Update

The Phoenix neighbourhood received planning permission this week at County Hall in Lewes. The project aims to promote sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles. It is a game changer, tackling the climate crisis head on with flood alleviation, low and zero carbon construction, retrofit, regenerative solutions, low traffic neighbourhood, a rich mix of uses, sustainable place making and designed through a truly inclusive approach to design. We are proud to have contributed to Human Nature's vision and look forward to taking the project forward.

February 2024 Phoenix Lewes website
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Office Talk UK podcast Practice News

Office Talk UK is a fortnightly podcast hosted by Dave Sharp. A spin off of his highly successful Office Talk Australia series; the podcast is a great excuse for him to have conversations with leading UK architects about their approach to business, marketing, communications and brand strategy. In this episode he is joined by our founding director Alex Ely.

February 2024 Podcast link
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Housing LIN Festival of Ideas Practice News

Director Alex Ely will be taking part in the Housing Learning Information Network's Festival of Ideas on 'Creating Vibrant Later Living Homes and Communities' on Thursday 27th February. Chaired by Jeremy Porteus, CEO of Housing LIN, this session delves into developments geared towards providing a lifelong home and fostering a thriving community for residents. The virtual festival takes place over three days starting Monday 26th February. The Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN) is a sophisticated network bringing together housing, health and social care professionals in England, Wales, and Scotland to exemplify innovative housing solutions for an ageing population.

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Conversations on Architecture, Art, Culture, Nature, Communities, Creativity and Health Practice News

Director Alex Ely will be taking part in the seminar series “Conversations on architecture, art, culture, nature, communities, creativity and health” hosted by the University of Huddersfield on Wednesday 21st February at 4.00pm. The seminar is part of a bigger event/showcase entitled Cultures of Creative Health.

February 2024
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Bath Preservation Trust presents: The Resilient City Practice News

Director Alex Ely will be speaking at the Bath Preservation Trust's ‘The Resilient City’ lecture series. The talks will explore sustainable development with a focus on socially and environmentally responsible regenerative design, landscapes and architecture, and how places and placemaking can enrich society and elevate environments for the wellbeing of people. The series includes talks by Dan Pearson Landscape Architect and David Mikhail, Riches Mikhail Architects. Date and venue: Wednesday 7th February 5.30-8pm Museum of Bath Architecture BA1 5NA

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Edinburgh School of Architecture 'The Edges of Architecture' Series Practice News

We have been invited to take part in Edinburgh University School or Architecture Arc Soc lecture series. Director Alex Ely will be speaking about the work of the practice and our publication 'Towards a Resilient Architecture' on Friday 2nd February 2024. The event is open to members of Arc Soc

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'A little extra help: The Harriet Hardy Extra Care Centre by Mæ' Project Update

Our recently completed Harriet Hardy House is featured in a special housing issue of the Architects' Journal. Rob Wilson describes the project as 'an impressive multifunctional block with generous proportions and support facilities for older residents' that has a 'sense of hierarchy, variety and urbanity' and is 'a block that reveals itself slowly but one with a real centre of gravity, provided by the inner court'

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'Bringing dignity and joy to later living: Mæ's Daventry House project sets a whole new standard' Project Update

Our recently completed Daventry House for Westminster City Council is featured in this week's issue of Building Design magazine. In the article Ben Flatman reports on how Mæ is 'helping to define a new era for those who want to live independently as they get older'. He goes on to say 'This is housing that adds dignity and joy to later-years living. The interior finishes, generous spaces and communal amenities all contribute to a secure and enriching environment. And, by turning the supported housing into a local landmark, the council is signalling the priority that it attaches to this much-needed housing type.'

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Design West lectures Practice News

Alex Ely will be giving a talk on the John Morden Centre and the work of the practice at Design West's Annual Stirling Prize Lecture at the Exeter Picturehouse, Exeter on Wednesday 29th November at 6.30pm and at the Arnolfini, Bristol on Thursday 30th November at 6.30pm. Tickets can be booked at Design West

November 2023