Archive for February, 2016

Langley Vale Wood Visitor Hub

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

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The winners have been announced. We didn’t get shortlisted! No doubt there is more behind the shortlisted entries than first meets the eye but first impressions do suggest they are all rather predictable and lacking in poetic sophistication. Not that we are bitter of course!

Below is our entry. The competition was for a new visitor hub, forming the entry to a new centenary memorial woodland commemorating World War 1. We sought to bring visitors into an encounter with the contradictions of war. Armies are ordered and disciplined while war is violent and chaotic. Home is why they fought, symbolised by the familiar pitched roof forms of the English landscape. The proposal juxtaposes the dynamism of a round pole tensegrity structure with the familiar forms of ‘home’. The experience for visitors is to inhabit familiar spaces under the changing shadows of wars more violent and chaotic imagery.

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The Limes, Winchester is coming out of the ground

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

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The Limes is the first scheme to be delivered under the Barton Farm Design Code; the 2000 unit urban extension to Winchester. The scheme will create 9 detached houses and 7 apartments. The proposal gains its name from the lines of Lime trees that enclose the site boundaries. The configuration of the new homes ensures every garden receives direct sunlight whilst maintaining a strong relationship to the trees. The restrained pallet of materials, details and pitched roof forms create a strong sense of place. This is a traditional development with a contemporary twist that sets the standard for the wider Barton Farm development.

Brainstorming the new office

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016


Great session with the team brainstorming the layout and spatial philosophy for the new office. Plenty of cake too!!

Snug Architects are recruiting again

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

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We are recruiting talented architects, Part 1 and Part 2 architectural assistants and a CAD Technician. This is an exciting time to join the practice. We are moving to new premises on the edge of the New Forest National Park, close to Southampton and the south coast.

Snug is a great place to work. We have a growing portfolio of design led projects for prestigious clients and are recruiting for full time posts. We love architecture and have a commitment to being, both design led and commercially savy.  We  are committed to a healthy work life balance, working hard to maintain a generous employment culture where everyone is encouraged to grow and prosper in their career. We offer competitive salaries as well as a generous staff bonus.

Our ethos is to ‘love where you live’ and prospective candidates will have a passion for delivering great places to live, ideally having experience in the residential sector.

Working knowledge of Vectorworks, Sketch-up and In-design would be helpful but not essential. It is great people we are looking for.  Interviews to commence immediately. No agencies please.

Please send a CV and current portfolio of your work to

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