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University of Oxford Beecroft Building / Hawkins\Brown

© Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse + 24

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
  • Architects: Hawkins\Brown
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 8950.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

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

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.

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Hubert Perrodo Building / Design Engine Architects

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

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

The Queen’s College
 / MICA

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

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
  • Architects: MICA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 2687.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre / Niall McLaughlin Architects

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

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Oxfordshire Residence / Richard Meier & Partners

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

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Bishop Edward King Chapel / Niall McLaughlin Architects

© NAARO © NAARO © NAARO © NAARO + 22

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
  • Architects: Niall McLaughlin Architects
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2013

House In Oxfordshire / Peter Feeny Architects

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

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
  • Architects: Peter Feeny Architects
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2012