building for a healthy life – a timely update to BfL 12

building for a healthy life – a timely update to BfL 12

The health focused edition to Building for Life 12 in 2020 was a timely initiative rebooting an existing standard to be more assertive in promoting the generation of healthier places. Written in partnership with Homes England and the NHS it draws on Putting Health...
housing exemplar / fresh talent brought to eco home competition

housing exemplar / fresh talent brought to eco home competition

We were client advisers to the design competition for a housing exemplar for Whitehill Borden Eco Town. We supported two different project managers to develop the design brief and promote a design competition, providing continuity to pursuit of the project aims. As...
Communal Living – delivering housing diversity

Communal Living – delivering housing diversity

A study trip to Amsterdam by the MArch and MAAD Communal Living studio at Cardiff University was the starting point for research into how housing typologies can support communal living in the widest sense. The studio visited the morphologically ambitious Wozoco and...
playing out – space for children in residential masterplans

playing out – space for children in residential masterplans

The four-hundred meter radius circle that connotes pedestrian accessibility gathers significance if you have a small baby in a pushchair and no access to a car or if you are walking small children to school. You start to appreciate the scale of a neighbourhood very...

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