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Major Defects Uncovered at Homes Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Major Defects Uncovered at Homes Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Major Defects Uncovered at Homes Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, © Flickr CC User Oxley Woods Photos
© Flickr CC User Oxley Woods Photos

A report uncovered by the Architects' Journal has revealed that an experimental housing project by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has developed major problems just seven years after construction. The low cost factory-built Oxley Woods scheme won the RIBA Manser Medal for housing in 2008 but a report commissioned by the scheme's developer has shown faults in the detailing are causing some parts of the construction to rot. Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners have distanced themselves from the defects insisting that it was "Taylor Wimpey and Wood Newton responsible for the final detailed design". You can find out more about the controversy at the Architects' Journal and the Financial Times.

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Rory Stott
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Cite: Rory Stott. "Major Defects Uncovered at Homes Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners" 19 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/507907/major-defects-uncovered-at-rshp-homes/> ISSN 0719-8884
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