07.06.2019 House in the Woods featured in the Observer

‘Call of the Wild’ a house in the south downs that lets nature in.

We are delighted to see a double page spread in the Observer given over to a case study of House in the Woods, our through life house in Hampshire/South Downs.

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22.05.2019 alma-nac featured in an upcoming documentary about the housing crisis in London

B1M have created the “Habitation” – a powerful new documentary that explores innovative solutions to the housing crisis facing one of the world’s largest cities.

Developed in association with GRAPHISOFT, the film investigates the work of three London-based architecture practices developing schemes on the front line of the city’s housing challenge – Alma-nac, Mae and Waugh Thistleton.

From “urban dentistry” to embracing cross laminated timber (CLT), the documentary demonstrates how the intensity of a housing crisis in a major city can in fact drive the development of truly innovative schemes that respond to their physical and economic contexts in a compelling way.

Join us for the World Premiere of Habitation at London’s iconic Regent Street Cinema on 11 June 2019.

The documentary screening will be followed by a live panel discussion with experts and leading architects debating the challenges and opportunities raised.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/habitation-reinventing-housing-for-the-urban-age-world-premiere-tickets-61793884171

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17.05.2019 Construction is well underway at our Through Life home scheme

Construction is well underway for this remodelling and extending of a 1960’s house. The scheme has been designed to provide ‘through life’ living accomodation, with a series of design approaches incorporated that can allow for disruption free adjustments that may be needed as the occupant ages.

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The Photography Workshop has been shortlisted for the AJ Small Project of the Year Award

Very excited to see the Photography Workshop included in this year's AJ Small Project of the Year award. This is a workspace that reflects and enables a changing attitude to how we work. In the words of It's The Flash Pack - 'we are what we do'. Re-thinking workspace design can be transformative in shaping our relationship with what we do, how we do it and who we do it with.

Read more about the project here

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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
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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