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Oxfordshire

How Could Modern Self-Build Communities Challenge the Role of the Architect?

09:30 - 7 July, 2018
How Could Modern Self-Build Communities Challenge the Role of the Architect?, via Graven Hill Village Development Company
via Graven Hill Village Development Company

Self-build”: no mention of an architect, or anyone else for that matter. Maybe it’s a prehistoric urge that makes this idea so enticing; our earliest ancestors constructed their primitive huts to suit their unique needs and reflect their status or style. “Self-build” promises to physically re-connect people to the homes they live in.

However, the romantic notion of "self-build" housing is rarely compatible with the modern reality we live in. Building has become increasingly clouded by the difficulty of procuring land, excessive governmental red-tape, and an increase in building complexity. While self-build remains the purest form of this dream, there are now a series of nuanced processes that can help us achieve similar results. As a new generation of communities that encourage this dream emerges, we must look at the role the architect plays within them.

via Graven Hill Village Development Company via Graven Hill Village Development Company via Graven Hill Village Development Company via Graven Hill Village Development Company + 9

Hubert Perrodo Building / Design Engine Architects

05:00 - 17 June, 2018
Hubert Perrodo Building / Design Engine Architects, © Jim Stephenson
© Jim Stephenson

Hubert Perrodo Building / Design Engine Architects © Jim Stephenson © Jim Stephenson © Jim Stephenson + 19

The Queen’s College
 / MICA

09:00 - 21 April, 2018
The Queen’s College
 / MICA, © Jim Stephenson
© Jim Stephenson

© Jim Stephenson Courtesy of MICA Courtesy of MICA © Fisher Studios + 24

Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre / Niall McLaughlin Architects

09:00 - 31 January, 2018
Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre / Niall McLaughlin Architects, © Nick Kane
© Nick Kane

© Nick Kane © Nick Kane © Nick Kane © Nick Kane + 47

Oxfordshire Residence / Richard Meier & Partners

09:00 - 5 April, 2017
Oxfordshire Residence / Richard Meier & Partners, © Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

© Hufton+Crow              © Hufton+Crow              © Hufton+Crow              © Hufton+Crow              + 41

  • Architects

  • Location

    Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
  • Architect in Charge

    Richard Meier; FAIA, FRIBA
  • Project Architect

    Kevin B. Baker
  • Project Team

    David Bench, Maria E. Cumella, Kevin Hamlett, Bori Kang, Hans Put, Heejoo Shi, Sangmin You
  • Area

    837.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

Bishop Edward King Chapel / Niall McLaughlin Architects

06:00 - 23 March, 2015
Bishop Edward King Chapel / Niall McLaughlin Architects, © NAARO
© NAARO

© NAARO © NAARO © NAARO © NAARO + 22

House In Oxfordshire / Peter Feeny Architects

01:00 - 30 October, 2014
House In Oxfordshire / Peter Feeny Architects, © Rafael Dubreu
© Rafael Dubreu

© Rafael Dubreu © Rafael Dubreu © Rafael Dubreu © Rafael Dubreu + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
  • Design Team

    Peter Feeny, Matthias Thum, Ondrej Mundl, Richard Hood, David Max Phillips, Jose Soto
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs