Our projects are diverse in scale and type. We’ve designed studios for artists, and masterplans for developers who have a vision to make better cities. In between these scales we’ve designed many houses and buildings, all contributing to making the places we live and work in richer. Well-designed buildings make life easier, more comfortable, and more pleasurable.
Each project at Mole is informed by the nature of the place and the specifics of the project. We’re lucky to have worked with clients with ambition and a passion for architecture. Our work reflects this, resulting in unique buildings that reflect something about the people we work with. There’s also a consistency about what we do: an interest in material, texture, and colour. A desire to make buildings that are surprising in their context but somehow feel right. An ambition to make buildings that use less energy, and feel good to be in.
Mole’s latest completed project in Suffolk which was awarded a Quality of Place award from Suffolk Coastal District Council back in October has now been shortlisted in the residential category for the 2017 RICS Awards for the East of England. The winners will be announced on the 10th May.
Mole Architects were delighted to collaborate with celebrated Architectural teacher Peter Salter on the creation of four extraordinary new houses in Notting Hill, for developer Crispin Kelly. The project has recently received wide publication, including pieces in the Guardian and online magazine Dezeen.
Work Progresses on Refurbishment & Extension of 16th Century Cottage
Savernake is a building with a colourful past. Dating from the early 16th century, and thought to have been constructed as Friar’s accommodation to the nearby Holywell church, the house fell into dereliction, before the existing owners purchased it and appointed Mole to refurbish and extend it. The post war extensions and additions have been removed along with the lavender cement render which has caused so much damage to the timber frame. A new living room, kitchen and master bedroom are being added which will engage with the garden and wonderful views over the water meadows.
Our clients the University of Cambridge have released new drone footage of the North West Cambridge development, which gives a sense of the scale of this new mixed-use district in Cambridge. The intensity of construction at North West Cambridge is remarkable with several main contractors working at the site concurrently – an ambitious scheme par excellence. Our residential and commercial buildings at Lot 1 are being constructed alongside buildings by Meccano and Wilkinson Eyre, due to be completed in early 2017.
Mole’s Part II Assistant Hugh Craft is using the precision tools at the Make Space workshop and his own considerable model making skills to make a section cut and elevational model of our K1 Co-housing scheme, which has just been sent out to tender. When finished, the model will be displayed at an exhibition on Social Housing being held at the RIBA in April 2017, in support of Karakusevic Carson Architects’s Social Housing publication.