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

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18/06/2018
FINAL 3 – ‘THE LARGE WHITE’ - ACLE BRIDGE VISITOR CENTRE COMPETITION

Mole are delighted to be one of the 3 competition entries shortlisted from 95 practices. The brief was to design a landmark structure for visitors to the Acle Bridge site, situated on the Norfolk Broads National Park.

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01/04/2018
MOLE LISTED AS NO. 6 IN THE UK BY RIBA JOURNAL

“Mole, headed up by former Manser Medal winner Meredith Bowles, has never been a practice to shout about itself; far from it, its reputation seems consolidated more by its collaborations  – with the likes of Peter Salter on Walmer Yard in London, Peter Zumthor, Jarmund Vigsnaes Architects and MVRDV on Living Architecture’s high-profile one-off homes – than it has been about developing a specific profile for itself, but it’s certainly earned points by association.

But Mole may be coming up for air. This year saw it win the RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize for projects under £1 million as well as a Regional award for its Houseboat project for Solidspace owner Roger Zogolovitch; and its bold, contemporary Marsh Hill House in Alde­burgh, Suffolk, also picked up a Regional award. Its external simplicity of white-painted brick and zinc belies a far more nuanced internal treatment that makes distinctions between public and private areas.

Perhaps next year will see the firm with a clutch of awards. It has worked with Wilkinson Eyre on a health centre, estates office and postgraduate apartments, part of the central masterplan of the new North West Cambridge development; a custom-build, also in Cambridge; and a ‘Design District’ on the Greenwich Peninsula for major developer Knight Dragon. Mole, it seems, is coming out of the shadows.”

-Credit: The RIBA Journal, April 2018 issue

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07/03/2018
MOLE SHORTLISTED FOR AYA 2018

Mole Architects have been shortlisted for an 'Architect of the Year' award. The finalists for the BD Architect of the Year awards have been announced, Mole have been shortlisted in the Individual House Architect of the Year category. The 15th edition of these awards will take place on 18th April 2018.

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06/03/2018
DESIGN DISTRICT EXHIBITION

Our concept models for two new workplace buildings have gone on show in an exhibition at Greenwich Peninsular. Designed for developers Knight Dragon, the buildings form part of a new district of low-cost rent for creative sector industries.  The models present the metal-clad buildings as jewellery boxes, open to expose the timber interiors and set up on the piled foundations.  The exhibition showcases all 16 buildings of the district and is at The Now Gallery, Peninsular Square, SE10 0SQ:  http://nowgallery.co.uk

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12/02/2018
SEEKING PROJECT ARCHITECT / ASSOCIATE

We are seeking an experienced Project Architect to join our team, with exceptional design and written communication skills, contract administration and on-site construction experience.  This is an opportunity to join at Project Architect or Associate level depending upon experience. You will be expected to organise and engage with project-running responsibilities, including coordinating design team actions, running design team meetings, liaising with clients and statutory authorities. You will be developing architectural solutions from concept to technical design and see projects through construction stages. You should be able to demonstrate a good understanding of housing standards including Lifetime Homes and Building Regulations. Previous experience working on mixed-use projects and contract administration would be preferable. Vectorworks (3D an advantage), Sketchup, and Adobe Creative Suite skills are desirable. Please send a CV and A4 portfolios of your work by post by Monday 12th March to:

Gail Loftus
Mole Architects
52 Burleigh Street
Cambridge
CB1 1DJ

Or send digital portfolios with covering letter less than 10MB please to jobs@molearchitects.co.uk

Mole Architects is an equal opportunities employer. Salary is dependant on experience.

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26/02/2018
NORTH WEST CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHED IN THE ARCHITECT’S JOURNAL

Our project at Eddington in North West Cambridge has been published in a special issue of The Architect’s Journal ‘New town’ featuring pieces on the masterplan and other architects. The first phases of Eddington, a £1 billion city district in the North West of Cambridge, will include 1500 homes for its staff, 1500 private houses for sale and accommodation for 2000 post-graduate students. Mole Architects worked in partnership with Wilkinson Eyre on Lot 1, the centre-most area of the masterplan, which included a range of mixed uses to serve this new city district.

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26/02/2018
NORTH WEST CAMBRIDGE COMPLETES

Our project for The University of Cambridge, as part of the first phases of Eddington, was completed in February 2018. Mole Architects designed three linked buildings, including a health centre, estates offices and postgraduate apartments as part of a larger proposal for an ambitious new city quarter, involving an intensive programme of collaboration with other professionals over many years.

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15/01/2018
Marmalade Lane model hits the Big Apple!

Our model is off to New York!

Social Housing – New European Projects

Exhibition Public dates
Thursday 15 February – 19 May
Public launch 6pm on Thursday 15 Febru- ary at the Center for Architecture
Venue
Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012, USA
Event website
https://www.centerforarchitecture.org/exhibitions/social-housing-new-europe-an-projects/

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08/12/2017
SITE PROGRESS AT MARMALADE LANE

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

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31/10/17
HOUSEBOAT WINS THE STEPHEN LAWRENCE PRIZE AT THE 2017 RIBA ANNUAL AWARDS

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.

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“Thank you so much for all your creativity, hard work, tenacity and patience. The result is brilliant. I still feel a 'wow' when I come home!”

Sue Collins, Hedge House

28/09/2017
Design District

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.”

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“One of Britain’s top 10 architect provocateurs, who are shaking things up with bold, innovative designs.” – Sunday Times

30/08/2017
HOUSEBOAT SHORTLISTED FOR THE SMALL WORKS PRIZE IN THE WORLD ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL AWARDS

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.

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24/08/17
WALMER YARD WON NATIONAL RIBA AWARD

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

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24/05/2017
MOLE WINS THREE RIBA REGIONAL AWARDS

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.

 

 

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18/04/2017

K1 FEATURED IN RIBA EXHIBITION ON SOCIAL HOUSING

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

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