Thought Leadership

Prior Approval expertise

Snug Architects have built up a wealth of experience in the design and delivery of Prior Approval schemes. The conversion of offices to residential use under permitted development rights is delivering much needed new housing and quickly. It is also...

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Lets solve the real housing crisis

How long do you think your house was designed to last? Let me put it another way. When do you think your house will be demolished? Houses get replaced when it is cheaper to replace them than it is to maintain them or, put another way, when more money...

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Form Follows Force Part 2

Here are the second batch of images on our new housing and apartment typologies. These images explore how a large scale settlement edge development can be sympathetically integrated into its setting, creating a humane settlement edge where people w...

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Form Follows Force!

At Snug we endeavour to create humane homes where people 'love where they live'. Our architecture seeks always to respond positively to the forces at work upon it. These forces are derived from the characteristics of the site, the ergonomics ...

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Symbiotic design

Snug are starting a national debate on the merits of Symbiotic Design. This is about thinking outside the silo, exploring how multiple functions can be added to a project without compromising the primary function. The result can be significant adde...

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Elephant Cage - Part 2

Following last November's involvement with the 'Elephant Cage' symposium, #ECage17, Richard joined a number of talented Anglo-Dutch Architects and Engineers on an invigorating and inspirational trip to the Netherlands, to reflect on the conceptual ...

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Collaborating with giants

At the heart of our philosophy is the idea that we are greater when we collaborate. We created this image to reflect and inspire the symbiotic collaboration we believe in. If you are a giant looking for a symbiont give us a call. Our experience to ...

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Building in Context

This has got to be one of the best quotes I have ever heard on the reason for designing in context. Cllr Gottlieb, we love it. Extract taken from the Hampshire Chronicle 2 February 2017....

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The joys of tendering

We love the sentiment here....The bad old days of lowest price tendering may be mostly dead but the mindset is still very much alive. We all need to re-think tendering. How can we better achieve the client's real objectives? They are rarely just co...

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Re-visiting the Petersfield Neighbourhood Plan

Back in 2013, Snug Architects were commissioned by Petersfield Town Council to develop a conceptual masterplan for the future of the town as part of the Petersfield Neighbourhood Plan. This formed part of an exemplary programme of public engagement...

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