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.
Photograph: Raul Franch
Mole are working with developers TOWNhus, Cambridge Cohousing Ltd and contractors Coulson Building Group to deliver this 42-unit custom build co-housing scheme in Cambridge, the first of its kind in the city. We are using an innovative pre-fabricated timber frame system to construct the houses, and a cross-laminated timber system for the apartment and community buildings. Due for completion in 2018, this scheme innovates in briefing, specification and construction, with high levels of technical performance, providing this new community with a beautiful place to live.
Photography: Coulson Ltd
Announced at the annual RIBA Stirling Prize dinner, the Houseboat has been awarded the 2017 Stephen Lawrence. Established in 1998 in memory of Stephen Lawrence, who aspired to be an architect, the Stephen Lawrence Prize is awarded annually and rewards the best project in the UK with a construction budget of less than £1 million. Mole would also like to congratulate everyone involved, especially our site architect Rebecca Granger and our client Roger Zogolovitch.
Mole are working on an exciting project at the heart of the new development on the Greenwich Peninsula, called ‘The Design District’, for developers Knight Dragon. This project for a new pedestrian quarter with buildings designed specifically for creative industries: designers, artists, and makers of all types, is the first of its kind in London. The Design District is an ambitious architectural project comprising 16 compelling buildings by eight leading architectural practices. As Knight Dragon’s chief executive, Richard Margree, puts it, Greenwich Peninsula Design District is designed by “creatives for creatives.”
Mole's Houseboat is a new house, located on a site overlooking Poole Harbour. After winning the regional RIBA South West Regional Award earlier this year, It has now been shortlisted for the Small Works Prize at the World Architecture Festival, which runs from 15 - 17 November 2017 in Berlin.
Photography by: Rory Gardiner.
Walmer Yard forms a discreet and private set of four interlocking houses totalling over 9,000 square feet set around an open courtyard in W11. It has won the 2017 RIBA National Awards for Architecture. Photography by: Hélène Binet
Mole have won a trio of 2017 RIBA Awards for three recently completed residential projects, Marsh Hill in Suffolk for private clients Ben and Richard, Houseboat in Dorset for Roger Zogolovitch of Solidspace and Walmer Yard for Crispin Kelly of Baylight Properties. High quality residential design is the cornerstone of our architectural practice, and it is terrific when all the hard work that goes into a project – by us and by others – is recognised by these prestigious awards. We collaborated with Rebecca Granger Architects on the Houseboat, and with the contractor for Walmer Yard which was designed By Peter Salter and Associates.
K1 Cohousing is featured in RIBA exhibition on Social housing at the RIBA at Portland Place, London. The exhibition captures some of the most innovative examples of social housing across Europe. Drawing together 24 case studies by 20 practices from eight European countries, it explores a range of typologies, design approaches and refurbishment strategies. Based on 'Social housing - Definitions and Design' produced by Karakusevic Carson Architects in collaboration with RIBA Publishing it offers a challenge to housing professionals to rethink how we build and highlight the vital role of public and low cost housing in the life of our cities. Between April 18 - May 28, this exhibition is free entry and open Monday to Sunday 10am to 5pm; Tuesdays 10am to 8pm. www.architecture.com