Fijal House by Mole Architects borrows details from Ely cathedral

The sawtooth brick facades and steeply pitched roof of this house designed by Mole Architects in Ely, Cambridgeshire, are derived from architectural features found at the city’s famous cathedral. The Cambridge-based studio was tasked with developing a two-storey family house on a plot in Ely’s central conservation area. Fijal House replaces a garage on a site

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Shipping container converted into porters’ lodge for Cambridge University college

Cambridge University college Hughes Hall has a new reception building – a converted shipping container designed by local studio Neubau. Neubau designed the structure to function as a porters’ lodge for Hughes Hall, providing a reception for visitors, an office for porters and pigeonholes for students. Before now, it was the only college at the English

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Niall McLaughlin Architects updates Cambridge college using historically appropriate materials

Niall McLaughlin Architects has refurbished a 1970s building at Jesus College, Cambridge, adding a new facade with a vertical composition of stone and timber elements that complements its historic context. The London-based practice won a competition in 2014 to redevelop parts of the University of Cambridge college and introduce new facilities including an auditorium, archive

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Porthole openings connect community centre and kindergarten in Cambridge

Porthole windows with brightly coloured frames, a soaring spiral staircase and waterfall gutters are among the playful touches MUMA Architects has included in this community centre in Cambridge, England. The London-based practice arranged the community centre and nursery school around a landscaped courtyard, which provides a secure playground for the children without the need for fences. With

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Jamie Fobert’s Kettle’s Yard extension echoes “calm aesthetic” of existing gallery

Jamie Fobert Architects has completed an extension to Kettle’s Yard gallery in Cambridge, England, adding a series of new exhibition and education spaces that complement the intimate and relaxed rooms of the original converted house. Kettle’s Yard is the University of Cambridge’s modern and contemporary art gallery. It occupies the former home of collector and

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Stanton Williams completes contemporary extension to historic Cambridge university campus

Stanton Williams has completed a four-storey addition to a business school at the University of Cambridge, England, which features social and circulation areas that adjoin an existing historic building and are illuminated by large roof lights. The expansion of Cambridge Judge Business School provides a hub for postgraduate and executive business education, incorporating flexible teaching

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Nilsson Pflugfelder’s prefabricated wooden house is designed to maintain owners’ privacy

This windows of this house in Cambridge, by architects office Nilsson Pflugfelder, are carefully positioned and sized to prevent overlooking by neighbouring properties. House R is a two-storey property in the centre of the English city, surrounded by Victorian terraces and their gardens. Nilsson Pflugfelder designed the house as a compact volume with striated timber facades. The

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VeloCity wins ideas competition for development of Oxford and Cambridge region

An all-female team has won a contest seeking ideas for how the UK government could instigate growth in the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford corridor, with plans to revitalise six villages by adding housing, and a network of cycling and pedestrian routes. The team of architects, planners and engineers comprises Jennifer Ross of Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design, Sarah Featherstone of

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Oxford and Cambridge need good design to become “UK’s Silicon Valley” say architects

Architects welcome the UK government’s plans to build one million new houses between Oxford and Cambridge, but are demanding a comprehensive design strategy to deliver it. The government announced in its Industrial Strategy this week that it wants the region surrounding the country’s most prestigious universities to become “the UK’s Silicon Valley” – a world-leading centre of

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6a Architects adds timber-clad halls to 1960s campus at University of Cambridge

London studio 6a Architects designed these student halls at the University of Cambridge’s Churchill College to pay homage to the “picturesque Brutalism” of the original 1960s campus architecture. Cowan Court is a 68-room student residence situated on the college’s campus, which was founded in 1960 as a memorial to former British prime minister Sir Winston Churchill.

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Chequered brickwork brings unity to a Cambridge housing community by Proctor and Matthews

Patterned brickwork reveals the entrances to all homes in this development near Cambridge, England, designed by Proctor and Matthews Architects to bring a sense of continuity to the large site (+ slideshow). Abode at Great Kneighton is a new development of 306 homes just outside Cambridge, ranging from studio apartments to five-bedroom houses. Although the buildings features […]

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