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Marmalade Festival 2018: Alternative Housing Solutions for Oxford

This week we were at Marmalade engaging in all things housing, as the Festival explored this year’s theme on ‘place-based ...
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Pastiche free zone - Mole Architects

Pastiche Free Zone

Contemporary Vernacular Architecture should never be about ‘Pastiche’, here’s why… Above: Broadland Housing by Mole Architects What is Pastiche? There ...
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HHbR Copper Lane cohousing terrace

Co-housing series 3: Working Together

Co-housing doesn't have to mean living in each other's pockets - it's about the spirit of co-operation This is the ...
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Lancaster cohousing terraces

Co-housing series 2: Sharing Resources

Sharing resources creates both financial and environmental benefits in co-housing This is the second part of the Co-housing blog series, ...
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Springhill cohousing Architype

Co-housing series 1: Designing a Community

At Home but Not Alone In my previous blog, "5 Designs that Challenge our British Perceptions of Home", I touched ...
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Clare Nash book launch Oxford Brookes

Clare Nash speaking about Contemporary Vernacular Design

Clare Nash talking about landscaping and place-making and their importance in contemporary vernacular design: "A manifesto for change!" 2017 has ...
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design principles sitting under tree

What can the UK learn about housing from examples around the world?

Katie Reilly takes inspiration from Chapter 5 of Clare's book The UK’s climate can be challenging to cope with due ...
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studio in the woods erect architecture

CNA team members get constructive in the woods!

This July, Clare, Katie and Julia took part in Studio in the Woods, a "long weekend of making" run by ...
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Contemporary Vernacular Design - How British Housing can Rediscover its Soul

5 Designs that Challenge our British Perceptions of “Home”

While researching abroad, Clare discovered that no matter what culture you live in, our needs from a home are quite similar ...
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AECB Conference 2016

The AECB conference 2016 was held at the UK’s greenest building - The University of East Anglia Enterprise Centre designed ...
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