Archive for July, 2007

New Staff

Friday, July 27th, 2007

Snug Projects was joined by Mike Worthington this month. Mike has returned from completing his Part II at Cardiff and joins Snug as a full time member of the team.

New Forest Tree House Competition

Friday, July 27th, 2007

Two of the final year students on the Civil Engineering with Architecture course, tutored by Snug Projects, were amongst the five finalists in the New Forest Tree House Competition. The competition was run by the Solent Centre for Architecture and Design.


Thursday, July 26th, 2007

Snug has entered two house designs for the RIBA HOUSE competition in Bradford. The strategy was to create an affordable two bedroom house that allowed a first time buyer to add value and sell on. The second was for the conversion of an existing victorian house into a ‘home for life’. The designs pushed forward the terrace typology. Both proposals were described by an interview with the homeowner. We may be the only team entering the competition, as is was a particularly farcical example of an RIBA competition (see AJ 19.07.07, Letters, p20) so we may well win!

Lecturer of the Year

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Snug Projects director Paul Bulkeley has been entered for the S.E.T Awards, Lecturer of the Year, for work undertaken with final year Civil Engineering with Architecture student, Criag Irvine. The work related to the design for a zero carbon out of town office building. The project involved a fully integrated solution to carbon neutrality. The Project demonstrates a viable, financially feasible, energy efficient, out-of-town office design. The design was proven to be carbon neutral, defined as a building where total carbon consumption is reduced and any remaining emissions are offset by renewable energy sources which produce carbon-free energy on site. An original graphical analysis tool, developed by the team, was used to compare the design to a generic design. The analysis produces what has been termed as the Greenprint of the building. A visual representation that uniquely emphasises a buildings increased positive impact.


Monday, July 23rd, 2007

We are pleased to announce our registration with the Green Register as part of our ongoing commitment to sustainable design and construction. We seek to actively facilitate clients who share this concern.


Monday, July 23rd, 2007

The Kilometer Tower was just that, 1km high. The design was our entry to the international 06 Skyscraper competion. The project was developed in conjunction with students at the University of Southampton. What makes the building unique is its inverted structural solution. Five ‘Gerkin’ size pods are suspended in tension from the ETFE clad exo-skeleton. This creates intrinsic and integrated structural, environmental and spatial benefits. It is also a unique approach to skyscraper design – as far as we know!

BRICK India 07

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

This month we have been leading a team of eleven students from the University of Southampton on a three week charity project to India. The project involves the construction of a leprosy village in the South Indian town of Dharmapuri. We are now in the process of masterplaning the next village and preparing a design for the new community centre. It has been a privilege to work with the students and alongside our Indian colleagues. More information on the project can be found at


Sunday, July 22nd, 2007


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