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NewsNews • 15 Oct 2021

A look at the UK’s best affordable housing project of 2021

RIBA recognizes McGrath Road by Peter Barber Architects as the UK’s best housing project of 2021 by awarding it the Neave Brown Award for Housing. This is the second time RIBA awards the Neave Brown, after granting it to Goldsmith Street by Mikhail Riches Architects in collaboration with Cathy Hawley in 2019. Morley von Sternberg “In addition to its sheer inventiveness, this project has made a huge contribution to the wider area; projecting its optimism, whilst managing to feel neighbourly. The architects have moulded a place of character, both within the scheme and the community it serves. It demonstrates how imaginative street-based architecture can be socially progressive and architecturally engaging – a combina... More

Project • By asap/ adam sokol architecture practiceHousing

F House

F-House was commissioned to add a design-driven accessory dwelling unit to a home in LA’s Melrose District. The unit was intended to combine parking with additional family space, while also re-conceiving the home’s outdoor areas. Taking into account the brief as well as some challenging privacy issues, we proposed a very simple building “clad” in hanging vines, which would act as both a sun screen as well as a moveable object, interacting with doors and windows to create a variety of impressions and layered indoor and outdoor spaces. Caption Caption Caption Caption Caption   More

Project • By CCHEApartments

Les Planches

The main goal of this invitation-only competition, organised by GeFiswiss, is to propose a new district in Epalinges, a multi-family housing based on a harmonious relationship with the environment and adapting to the futur residents, both in terms of form of implantation and the determination of outdoor spaces. CCHE CCHE CCHE More

Project • By CCHEApartments

Quartier résidentiel Bussigny

The disused Kindlimann site is now in a high-density mixed residential area with a population of about 800 people. It has direct access to the Bussigny train station and is therefore part of the Lausanne conurbation, a strong driving force for development. CCHE The main challenge of the project lies in the transformation of an industrial wasteland into a quality urban area uniting the proposed density, a lever for affordable rents, with a harmonious social mix. Lausanne's influence is leading to a change in lifestyles and causing a profound cultural transformation of the place. CCHE The island provides the best possible protection for human beings from railway and industrial noise pollution. However, the project in Bussigny is m... More

Project • By Quinzhee ArchitectureHousing


B2 is a reflection of Saint-Sauveur lifestyle; an ex-worker neighborhood of downtown Quebec City currently being revitalized by lots of new urban housing projects. It’s high density confines the green space in the backyard, often very little and inaccessible. The need for sun and exterior space has led to informal roof terraces with exterior access, which has tinted the neighborhood’s typology. B2 is inspired by these clandestine rooftops: each unit is vertically oriented and ends on a huge roof terrace with a 360° view on the city’s most vibrant districts. The ascension begins with the lower levels that hosts the bedrooms and through the central circulation trunk, the occupant reaches the living spaces on the highest... More

Project • By Quinzhee ArchitectureHousing


Canopée celebrates the gigantic tree located at the front of the project on Saint-Vallier Street: from the top floor terraces of each unit, we can appreciate the elegance and height of one of the oldest deciduous citizens of the Saint-Sauveur neighborhood. Located on a through lot between Saint-Vallier Ouest and Saint-Bernard streets, the project includes five vertical townhouses whose living areas, such as the dining room, the living room and the kitchen, are articulated around a common interior courtyard delimited by two aerial walkways connecting the two buildings. The facades on the streets are structured by a regular grid of masonry in which the windows are organized according to the distribution of the living spaces. Those on t... More

Project • By Quinzhee ArchitectureHousing


Located in the heart of Saint-Sauveur on Saint-Ignace Street, Les Rouquines is a nod to the copper accents present in the project. Housing seven two-storey units and one townhouse, the project features a coppery setback framed by two brick masses and topped by a subtle play of misalignment of the main façade. While the protected entrances to the units are concealed in alcoves, the common entrance to the courtyard is highlighted by the colored cladding. At the back, the alternation of generous balconies and linear circulations interwoven into the building's volumetry maximizes the sunlight and ensures the intimacy of each unit. On the top floor, double height living room has been created to take advantage of the southern orientation.&... More

Project • By CCHEApartments

La Toula

The city of Bulle and the Mobilière have carried out a parallel study mandate for the development of the Toula site, the last unbuilt site bordering the old town. It is qualified by its location at the crossroads between the old town, the new railway station of Bulle and the commercial zone to the north. The project was selected for its urban approach, its relationship to the landscape environment of the region and its integration into the built environment. Hiris Images The "A la Croisée des Chemins" project is integrated in a complementarity between the lively street of the city center which animates the district and the more intimate spaces of an inhabited district. Indeed, two urban spaces are defined, the square an... More

Project • By Tim de GraagPrivate Houses

House 20x3

This narrow 18th century house in the south west of the Netherlands had been in decay since the 70’s when it lost its historical exterior and had lain empty for several years. Essentially reduced to just a 3- meter wide shell by the time the owner purchased it, the property, like similar houses in the area, presented a number of challenges to overcome before it could become a modern and workable home – long dark corridors, poor privacy caused by the ground floor windows facing the street, and critically a lamentable lack of daylight throughout the house. Dutch architect Tim de Graag recently finished the transformation of this residence. Joep Rutgers The dynamic concept for creating a spacious, light and calm interior in w... More

Project • By MosaHousing

Camping Zeeburg Amsterdam

Project Camping Zeeburg Amsterdam, published by Mosa. Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands Category: Housing Connect with Mosa for more information More

Project • By cba Christian Bauer & Associes ArchitectesHousing


The house CBCR is located in a suburb of Luxembourg City. Build on a plot which provides a south-orientation with an open view on the valley landscape. The two- storey residential house with small studios in the basement consits of a total living area of 400 m2.All rooms are oriented to the south and benefit of the amazing view.The structural support consists of a concreet structure without internal supports, completely opended to the south and with a free floor plan: All fixtures and walls are wood post construction with dark glazed multiplex panels that include wardrobes and cupboards, thus providing flexibility in the long term. More

Project • By MosaHousing

ARI Sainte-Marthe

Project ARI Ste Marthe, published by Mosa. Location: Marseille, France Category: Housing Architect: Actom Architecture Connect with Mosa for more information More

Project • By MosaSocial Housing

La Hêtraie Paris Habitat

Project La Hêtraie Paris Habitat, published by Mosa. Location: Limeil Brevannes, France Category: Apartaments Connect with Mosa for more information More

Project • By Vittorio Grassi Architetto and PartnersRural

Podere Bedano

The property, an antique Tuscan farm whose original nucleus dates back to 1712, lies near Casale Marittimo, a small town of the Alta Maremma, located 10 km inland from the sea. The challenge was to introduce and involve minimal and contemporary architectural elements in an environment rich in nature and tradition. The solution adopted to achieve this objective has been to maintain as much as possible the vernacular architecture of Maremma using local technologies and materials for the external envelope, juxtaposing minimal design and clean interiors. The help of local workers during the construction phase has been crucial for plugging the building in the landscape and environment context and to respect local architectural traditions. Act... More

Project • By HRA-LisboaHousing

Housing Building Lisbon

This project aimed to build a low-cost housing building for rent that fit into the existing network and that preserved the identity of the place. It is not a question of refurbishment, nor is it intended to mimic a language. However, although with a contemporary attitude, a complete integration was sought in the urban set, so it was decided to maintain some of its characterizing elements, among which: the modulation in the opening of the openings, the geometry of the roof and materials that constitute the general image of the surrounding buildings. The proposal, as with the previously existing building, promotes the occupation of the entire lot through a rectangular polygon with a gable roof. Despite having an elevation facing Rua General M... More