• Sophia de Sousa at St Michael and All Angels Witton Gilbert

    Sophia joins the Barking and Dagenham Design Advice Panel

    Glass-House Chief Executive Sophia has recently joined the Barking and Dagenham Design Advice Panel (BDDAP) which will provide independent, expert design advice to support the borough in achieving their objectives and securing the best outcomes and quality of life for residents, workers and visitors through development, regeneration and renewal in the borough. The panel will […]

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  • Sophia de Sousa at Architecture, Faith and Community

    Watch or listen back to ‘Architecture, Faith and Community’ talk featuring our Chief Executive

    Glass-House Chief Executive Sophia de Sousa was a speaker at the RSA’s Architecture, Faith and Community event on 28th February, where she highlighted the stories of faith communities who are shaping, sharing and opening up their spaces to support wider community use. You can watch or listen back to the discussion online: Listen: Architecture, Faith […]

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  • Alder Hey in the Park

    Inspiring approaches to designing with people: events in April

    Join us at two free events in April – in Liverpool and London. We’re partnering with Civic Voice on their Civic Voice Design Awards Study Tour of the new Alder Hey in the Park Children’s Hospital in Liverpool on Monday 24 April. Alder Hey in the Park was the overall winner of the 2016 Civic […]

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  • Pop-up play on the Southbank

    Upcoming events in January and February

    We’re delighted to be contributing to a number of events in January and February, including our partnership with Civic Voice on the Civic Voice Design Awards Study Tour to the much celebrated transformation of All Souls Bolton. Upcoming events: Civic Voice Design Awards Study Tour: All Souls Bolton (organised by Civic Voice and The Glass-House) […]

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  • Season’s Greetings and Christmas office hours

    We’d like to wish our friends and followers a restful and peaceful holiday and a very Happy New Year. Please note that The Glass-House office will be closed from 19 December until 3 January 2017. You can have a look back on our year of supporting people and places in our December e-news.  

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  • We’re moving / new address

    The Glass-House office will be closed on Friday, 4th November, while we move to a new shared office space. Our emails and phone will be out of service for part of the day so, where possible, please leave us a message and we will do our best to respond to you early next week. Our […]

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  • Welcome to our new website

    Welcome to our new website. In our 10th year as an independent charity, and celebrating 15 years of delivering hands-on support to projects, people and places, The Glass-House is delighted to launch a new website, the beginning of an online archive of the hundreds of projects we’ve supported over that time. Our new website is designed to […]

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  • New film captures community dreams for the future of Bow

    How can utopian thinking support the creation of better places? Prototyping Utopias from Glass-House Community Led Design on Vimeo. This new film by Emma Crouch (i say RAAR) conveys the activities, dreams and reflections of those who took part in the activities of our Prototyping Utopias projects held in Bow, in April and May 2016. […]

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  • Making Space for community led housing film

    New film: Making space for community-led housing in urban areas

    Affordable housing is one of the most pressing issues in the UK today. Community-led housing is an opportunity for communities to provide their own solutions to how they wish to live. Community-led housing can empower communities, strengthen local relationships and lead to places that are better-designed, more sustainable and well-loved. In March 2016, The Glass-House […]

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  • Dreaming about Bow’s future by ‘Prototyping Utopias’

    Community invited to dream about Bow’s future What would your ideal Bow look like? The Glass-House, the Open University and local organisations are inviting local people in Bow, East London to take part in Dreaming Utopias, a free community open day, to share their dreams and ideas for the area. On Saturday 30 April, from […]

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