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"A view of the future"! The Split House featured in last Saturday's Daily Telegraph Property supplement in an article focusing on ways in which homes can be designed to accommodate the changing needs of an aging owner/resident.
In designing the Split House, we worked hard alongside an incredibly focused client to create a home that would support the owner's changing needs without negatively effecting the quality of the design or the cost of the project.
Great to see The House in the Woods featured in the Sunday Times over the weekend. Designed, amongst other parameters, to fluctuate between the use of a single occupant to that of a bustling, three family holiday home when the owner's adult children and families come to stay. The Sunday Times coin this the 'empty nester' home.
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We are excited to see the designs take shape for this new family home in South London
The RIBA report - What Clients think of Architects was published late in 2016. The report, based on the findings of the near 1000 strong clients who responded to the survey, provides a fantastic insight what is and isn't seen to be working well between clients and architects, and sets a path for those interested in improving that relationship. Repeated patterns, both positive and negative have emerged and been highlighted, with the raw data providing a large amount of more situation specific insight should architects be keen to dig.
The survey, data analysis and resulting reports and articles were the work of the RIBA Client Liaison Group. alma-nac have been proud to play a part in this group's work.
The latest article, written by Matt Thompson has been published in the January 2017 Riba Journal.
alma-nac are excited to welcome Marta Kruger and Adam Shapland to the team
Planning permission has been granted on this micro home in South London - a continuation of the practice's research into Urban Dentistry and associated constrained design solutions.
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See the project page for more information on the scheme design, set for completion in early 2017
Alma-nac have been selected by competition to collaborate on the redevelopment of Prewetts Mill, alongside Takero Shimazaki architects
alma-nac are on the look out for talented part IIs. If you are interested in joining our studio please send digital applications to email@example.com with 'Application for Architectural Assistant' as the subject.
Candidates should possess the following:
· A minimum of one year professional experience.
· Excellent 3D modelling skills – physical and digital.
· Exceptional presentation and graphic skills.
· Detailing, construction and preferably job running experience on small to medium projects.
· Fluent spoken and written English.
· Ability to manage workloads under time pressure.
Candidates should be confident to:
· Manage the day to day running of a small project under supervision.
· Communicate design issues and solutions directly to clients.
· Liaise with Consultants and Local Authorities.
· Assist in general practice management.
Above all we are looking for someone with a grounded creative approach with a strong attention to detail.
The open plan office is a compromise. It is compromise between an environment to work and think and an environment to communicate, collaborate and discuss. It reduces the space requirements, cost, and all equipment can be centralised, but it is a compromise. Mobile technology, project focused teams and varying working patterns are beginning to make this compromise redundant.
We propose a dichotomy - Cathedrals of Inspiration and Retreats of Contemplation. Workers are more mobile, the sharing economy is thriving, and small companies want access to best facilities and ability to collaborate. Equally we require places that we can work alone or in small teams with high intensity and concentration.
Cathedrals of Inspiration.
(Based on ‘Charnel-House, Boullée’, 1795)
Places to meet, test, collaborate, discuss and make. An expo, members club, social club, laboratory, lecture theatre, workshop all rolled into one. Promotes cross-disciplinary collaboration, attracts the best minds and creates a celebrated and renowned venue
Retreats of Contemplation.
(Based on ‘Office in a Small City’, Edward Hopper. 1953)
A rooftop retreat or a cabin in the county these small quiet, well crafted spaces are for dedicated working; for a day, a week or a month.
The adaptable house, alma-nac's future proof, prefabricated reworking of the classic british terrace has been shortlisted for the Sunday Times British Homes award 2016. A design that allows homes to be rotated relative to one another ensures correct solar aspect on any site, with a development that can be adapted to any tenure, user demographic. The resilient adaptability allows for the incorporation of future technologies as they emerge.
Alma-nac's design for a CLT prefabricated vertical streetscape has been shortlisted for the provision of artist live work housing and exhibition space.