Chiswick Eco Lodge
Chiswick Eco Lodge with RDA Architects has won the Gold Award in the Architecture / Residential / Constructed Category in the 2015 London Design Awards. [Web Link]
The Workshop, Camden
The Workshop with Henning Stummel Architects won RIBA Regional London Award. [Web Link]
Argent (UK) Headquarters
Argent (UK) HQ with Morey Smith Architects won the BCO Award for London & The South East in the ‘Up To 2,000m2’ category. [Web Link]
Vocational Training Centre, Patongo The Vocational Training Centre for Former Child Soldiers, Uganda featured on the Article 25 website. [Web Link]
Gourcy School Project The Gourcy School Project, Burkina Faso featured on the Article 25 website. [Web link]
Private House Hampstead Private House, Hampstead with PATALAB Architecture featured in DeZeen Magazine. [Web Link]
Sliding House Sliding House with dRMM Architects featured in Telegraph Luxury. [Web Link]
Burkina Faso School Update Progress update on the Gourcy School project in Burkina Faso can be found on the Article 25 website. [Web Link]
Volkswagen Showroom, West London Construction begins on Volkswagen’s £15M Centre Of Excellence in West London. [Web Link]
Dark Sky status for Observatory Kielder Observatory with Charles Barclay Architects has been awarded ‘Dark Sky’ status. [Web Link]
Christmas Jumper Day MHA took part in Christmas Jumper Day to raise money for Save The Children. [Web Link]
Wedding Chapel Highly Commended in Wood Awards Blackpool Wedding Chapel with dRMM Architects was Highly Commended in the Commercial & Public Access category at Wood Awards 2013. [Web Link]
Learning Resource Centre Highly Commended The Dame Elizabeth Esteve-Coll Learning Resource Centre at Kingston University with Pascal+Watson Architects was Highly Commended in the SCONUL Library Design Awards 2013. [Web Link]
Chartered Engineers Nick Cheek and Mathai Mathew became Chartered Structural Engineers. They follow in the footsteps of Sarah Miley who became chartered in August 2012.
Walkbarn Farm wins RIBA Regional Award Walkbarn Farm with Charles Barclay Architects wins RIBA Regional Award. [Web Link]
Burkina Faso images by Timothy Soar Timothy Soar has published a gallery of photographs he took of the Vocational Training Centre in Patongo, Uganda. [Web Link]
Moss Bros voted best installation Moss Bros with DM Architects have won the award for Best Installation of the Regent Street RIBA Windows Project. The award was presented on 30 January 2012 at the Regent Street Association’s annual lunch.
Best Non-Profit Projects of 2012 Child Soldier Rehabilitation Centre, Patongo featured named by World Architecture News as one of the Best Non-Profit Projects of 2012. [Web Link]
Haugesund Bridge MHA have been involved in the concept design for a bridge which is to form part of an artificial island masterplan in Norway. Binom Architects have secured the commission for the masterplan. [Web Link]
Christmas Jumper Day Michael Hadi Associates raised £77 for Save The Children by wearing our most hideous / festive jumpers to work on 14 December 2012.
Grace Belgravia Health Spa Opens MHA provided structural advice for the conversion of the upper floor of this Grade II listed 1830s shopping arcade, including the design of two new slender mezzanine floors.
Training Centre, Patongo, Northern Uganda The vocational training centre for former child soldiers is now complete. The load-bearing walls are made from cement stabilised compressed earth blocks with local Eucalyptus used for the roof trusses. MHA worked with Henning Stummel Architects and Article 25 and has provided its services on a pro bono basis for this most worthy of projects. [Web Link]
RIBA Architecture Open Exhibition A model of the Moss Bros window installation will be on show at the RIBA Architecture Open Exhibition from 1 October to 3 November. [Web Link]
Trampoline Installation MHA provided structural advice for this temporary installation by United Visual Artists forming part of the Nike Flyknit Festival in Aske Gardens, which ran until 25 August 2012.
Moss Bros window installation with Delvendahl Martin Architects An architectural window installation for menswear brand Moss Bros, as part of the RIBA Regent Street Windows Project. Hundreds of cotton strings stitched the edges of the window space distort the perception of depth and form a series of seemingly floating voids in which Moss Bros products are displayed.
Kingston University, Knights Park Campus MHA have been involved in structural engineering design for the relocation of a Library and Learning Resource Centre for Kingston University with Pascal + Watson Architects. The building has been extended into the courtyard beneath a glazed roof which utilises light-weight tied steel arches with cable bottom chords bearing onto the existing masonry piers at the perimeter of the courtyard.
Blackpool Wedding Chapel opens The first wedding in the recently completed Festival House building took place on 12 January 2012. The chapel has three ceremony rooms; the largest of which boasts a picture window with views looking out to Blackpool Tower. A tourist information centre and café are located on the ground floor.
Coach Store, New Bond Street opens The refurbishment and reconfiguration of prime retail space in Mayfair to accommodate Coach’s flagship New Bond Street store is now complete.
A Taste of Spain, Canary Wharf MHA has engineered eleven modular ‘pack and go’ pavilions for a touring exhibition to advertise Spanish food and culture. The structures are light enough to be erected by hand with loose-fit connections to facilitate rapid assembly and dismantling.
RIBA Regional Awards Yew Tree Lodge with Duggan Morris Architects, and Clapham Manor Primary School with dRMM have both won RIBA Regional Awards.
Civic Trust Awards Clapham Manor Primary School with dRMM has won a Civic Trust Award.
Worthing Swimming Pool MHA are part of the team lead by Ian Simpson Architects that was one of six teams selected to develop designs for a £23m leisure complex. The competition was to design a landmark building at the Eastern entrance to the town, an integral part of the Council’s strategic masterplan. The facilities comprised a 25m 8 lane swimming pool, a diving pool, a leisure pool with ‘outdoor waters’, health and fitness, spa, and cafeteria.
Ferrari Store, Regent Street The fit out of the basement and ground floor premises on Regent Street is now complete. Large panels of triple-laminated glazing supported on a minimal steelwork frame are used to form a section of the ground floor, designed to display an F1 car to maximum advantage.
Competition Win: Scotswood Housing Expo, Newcastle MHA are part of the team lead by Sarah Wigglesworth Architects that was one of six winners of this international competition. The competition was to re-invent terraced housing for family living in urban areas. Representatives of the local community helped to select the winning designs that demonstrated fresh and inspiring ideas to suit the needs of 21st Century family living.
Olympic Handball Arena MHA are part of the team lead by dRMM that has been shortlisted by the Olympic Delivery Authority to design the handball arena for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Competition Win: New Islington Bridge MHA are part of the competition-winning team lead by Gollifer Langston Architects for a new footbridge over the Rochdale Canal in east Manchester which will link New Islington (Manchester’s Millennium Community) with its neighbour Ancoats Urban Village. The design draws together the three banks in a simple, sculptural form.
Competion Win: River Lea Bridge MHA, together with architects Adams & Sutherland, won a limited competition to design a new footbridge for Leaside Regeneration.
Competition Win: Worthington Hub Working with architects McDowell & Benedetti and Martyn Ware of Illustrious, MHA has won a competition for a sound and light installation in the heart of Worthington town.
Competition Win: Kielder Observatory Working with Charles Barclay Architects, MHA has won the international competition to design the new observatory on Black Fell in Kielder Forest. The all-timber structure was first amongst 220 entries.
DfES Schools for the Future Two of our projects have been selected to feature in the recent DfES publication ‘Transforming Schools: an inspirational guide to remodelling secondary schools”. The projects featured are South Camden Community School and Kingsdale School.
Exemplar Designs Re-launched MHA is part of the team lead by dRMM to have been selected by the DfES to design an exemplar secondary school as part of the Schools for the Future project.