30.01.2019 We're hiring!

Alma-nac is looking for an experienced architectural assistant to join its team in London.

Candidates should possess the following:

  • a minimum of one year professional experience

  • detailing, construction and preferably job running experience on small to medium projects

  • excellent 3D modelling skills – physical and digital

  • exceptional presentation skills

  • Archicad experience preferable but not essential

  • 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 and a strong attention to construction detail.

If you feel you are suitable for the role please submit (no hardcopies) your CV, cover letter and portfolio to work@alma-nac.com. Please include examples of professional experience where possible.

Deadline: Friday 8 February 2019

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14.12.2018 AD Launch event video

alma-nac had a great time launching the recent edition of AD that the three directors - Chris Bryant, Caspar Rodgers and Tristan wigfall co-edited earlier in the year. See a snapshot of the event in the video below.

Video here
Read more about the project here

07.12.2018 alma-nac led school workshops generates mind boggling playspace

alma-nac have led a series of workshops assisting a group of 10-12 year old students to propose a design for their school play space. Behold; SPACE AND THE FUTURE! A play space featuring routes, boundaries, gateways, space hopscotch, the milky highway, zero gravity spots and a football pitch overseen by a giant astronaut. Watch this space for the next stage of design of this incredible playground.

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23.11.2018 Slim House included in Design Process in Architecture by Geoffrey Makstutis

We are proud to have had our project, the 2.3m by 16m long Slim House included in Geoffrey Makstutis’s new book, Design Process In Architecture, from Concept to Completion. Articulating the various processes of design across the life of a project is an exceptionally difficult task, one that this book achieves very well.

Read more about the Slim House here:

Purchase a copy here:

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16.10.2018 alma-nac shortlisted for the RSPCA Animal Centre for the Future Competition

We are pleased to announce that our proposal for an exemplar Animal Centre for the RSPCA is one of three to have been shortlisted in the RIBA competition. Phase 2 will involve developing the design before a final winner is selected to partner with the RSPCA in delivering Cattery’s, Kennels, a Vetinary Hospital and office, along with a series of other associated spaces.

The proposal builds on the practice’s expertise in animal related architecture. We look forward to sharing more design information later in the competition process.

Read more here

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08.10.12 alma-nac featured in Lambeth's strategy for growth

Looking at the current performance and future potential of Lambeth as a creative hub, Lambeth has published ‘Creative Ways to Grow’. This publication forms the borough’s strategy for growth in the creative & digital industries. Early designs for alma-nac’s Waterloo Works! has been included in this publication.

We are very proud to be a part of this strategy.

Read more about the project here

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04/10/2018 alma-nac completes Evolving Spaces exhibition

We have recently completed an exhibition design and associated curation at Dulwich College, London. The exhibition design explores our mode of working as a practice, while using the potential evolution of the exhibition site as a display.

Read more about the project here

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14.09.2018 Planning granted on The Blue House!

The Blue House has been granted planning permission! This scheme brings an unloved piece of land into use as a micro home. Forming part of an ongoing body of work looking at methods of revitalising the overlooked plots within the city, this scheme will provide a single residence of 55sqm. 

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07.09.2018 New team members

We are excited to welcome Gintare Kapociute and Carolina Borgatti to the alma-nac team. 

An excerpt from Gintare Kapociute's portfolio

An excerpt from Gintare Kapociute's portfolio

06.09.2018 We recently acted as guest editors for an edition of AD magazine, titled NEW MODES: Redefining Practice

New modes of practice are emerging in the architectural profession, challenging conventional notions of 'The Architect'. A quiet revolution is occuring. Architects from around the globe are slowly reclaiming the notion of architecture as something more pro-active, self-aware and political; a discipline that should ultimately work towards the collective good. 

We recently pulled together a series of incredibly innovative practices, practitioners and academics from around the world to explore the myriad of forms this new practice can and is taking. 

New Modes: Redefining Practice. AD Magazine. Vol 88. Guest edited by alma-nac. Due for publication 26th September 2018

Contributors:
Shumi Bose, Indy Johar, Alison Killing, Brian McGrath, Douglas Murphy, Leon van Schaik, finn Williams
Featured Practices:
atelier d'architecture autogeree (AAA), die Baupiloten, Carl Turner Architects, GutGut, Hector, Inteligencias Colectivas, raumlaborberlin, studioBASAR, TallerKEN, TOMA, We Made That.
 (plus many many many more by way of reference) 
 

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03/08/2018 Paxton House is featured in Architecture Today

Paxton House has been featured in Architecture Today. The project involved transforming a former concrete-framed office block in Croydon, South London, into 43 residential apartments for Joseph Homes. As noted by Architecture Today, the scheme was based around the creation of a new external circulation strategy for the building, ensuring each dwelling is dual aspect and has a south-facing living space.


See our feature in Architecture Today here.
Read more about Paxton House here.

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30.07.2018 House in the Woods featured in Wallpaper* Magazine

House in the Woods has been featured in the June 2018 issue of Wallpaper* Magazine. The piece written by Ellie Stathaki, both critiques the design and forms the backdrop for the edition's outdoor themed fashion story 'Natural High'.

'The white, clean shapes of the 20th-century’s modernist villas and the sculptural outlines of brutalist concrete homes make for perfect juxtapositions against the softness and rawness of nature; but creating playful contrasts is not the only way to negotiate architecture’s relationship to nature. Often, a different approach can have just as striking results, and Alma-nac’s House in the Woods, a new modern home quietly nestled in a tree-filled site within the South Downs National Park, is a case in point.'

Read the full article here
Read more about the project here

 

 

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23.07.2018 Exciting public consultation in Tooting, London

alma-nac coordinated a successful public consultation for the development of an exciting series of spaces in Tooting. Lots of great ideas, critical engagement and interested parties came to discuss and help steer our proposals. Watch this space for more information. 

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