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Re-Set-Go Explorer Workshop Practice News

As part of the Re-Set-Go initiative and alongside Stephanie Edwards from Urban Symbiotics, Mæ have designed and facilitated a workshop for young people living in and around the Aylesbury Estate in south London, which is currently being regenerated.

The workshop was a great success and strived towards inspiring young people from diverse backgrounds to start their architectural journey.

November 2021 Find out more
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John Morden Centre wins Brick Award Project Update

John Morden Centre has won a Brick Award 2021. The judges citation described the building as follows:

“Combining the robustness and longevity of the brick exterior with the warmth and environmental credentials of CLT on the inside creates a timeless and fitting addition to the college combining the best of tradition with the latest material innovations.”

A very clever building structured around a linear route that uses brick to strong effect as a robust face both inside and outside. Consideration for the needs of the specific older user group which designs well for them without being at all institutional. The building is very cleverly broken down into a series of linked elements and manages to feel very comfortable and domestic whilst serving the needs of a lot of residents. Strong use of brickwork and the integration of an existing building in a seamless way. A very good brick example taking a strong lead from the nearby listed building which suggests a community use.

November 2021 Read more
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Coaches on the Couch - Podcast interview with Alex Ely Practice News

Alex joined Rachel Birchmore and Louise Rodgers for their podcast 'Coaches on the Couch'; exploring the 20 years of Mæ

October 2021 Listen now
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Architect of the year Practice News

Mæ has won the Architect of the Year Award in the Structural Timber Awards 2021. Announced at a ceremony on 6th October at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham the awards recognise compelling examples of what can be achieved using the most natural and sustainable of materials.

October 2021 Read more
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Sands End Arts and Community Centre shortlisted for Wood Awards Project Update

Sands End Arts and Community Centre has been shortlisted at the 2021 Wood Awards which recognise excellence in architecture and product design in wood.

This project for the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham features large scale CLT panels and glulam beams which have been used as the primary structural material and left exposed or stained green to highlight the material’s intrinsic qualities.

Sands End Arts and Community Centre replaces an older facility that stood in the vicinity. The new centre comprises the refurbished Grade-II listed Clancarty Lodge and a series of flexible, newly built one-storey pavilions clustered around the original structure. The lodge’s exterior has been faithfully restored in line with heritage requirements.

September 2021 Read more
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Agar Grove 1B and John Morden Centre shortlisted for NLA Awards 2021 Project Update

Agar Grove 1B and John Morden Centre have both been shortlisted for the 2021 New London Architecture Awards in the category for built projects.

John Morden Centre has been selected from projects designed to improve the health and wellbeing of Londoners; and Agar Grove 1B has been recognised as creating an exemplary new place for people to live.

Both projects now will go into the running for the next phase of the competition where winners will be chosen by a panel of expert judges.

September 2021 Read more
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Caudale wins RIBA National Award 2021 Project Update

Caudale, part of our Regent's Park Estate scheme for the London Borough of Camden has won a RIBA London National Award 2021.

A RIBA National Award is given to a building across the UK recognised as a significant contribution to architecture.

Caudale provides high quality replacement housing for residents due to be displaced by the path of HS2.

September 2021 Read more
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Mæ selected as a finalist for BD's Social Impact Architect of the Year 2021 Practice News

Mæ has been selected as a finalist for Building Design's Social Impact Architect of the Year Award 2021.

The award recognises architects whose work is making a tangible difference to the quality of people’s lives. The winner will be an architectural practice whose schemes have increased the well being of end users and the wider community.

The judges have selected projects which promote community spirit, encourage healthy, active lifestyles, and make efficient use of resources for construction and operation and promote biodiversity.

The winner will be announced in October.

August 2021 Read more
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Sands End Arts & Community Centre and John Morden Centre shortlisted for AJ Awards Project Update

Both Sands End Arts and Community Centre and John Morden Centre have been shortlisted for AJ Awards in the Community and Faith Project, and Health and Wellbeing Project categories respectively.

The Architects' Journal Architecture Awards recognise excellence in UK architecture across a range of categories, winning projects will be announced at a ceremony in November.

August 2021 Read more