• Why Places Matter – new booklet for local councils and communities

    We’re delighted to share with you a new booklet we have contributed to – Why Places Matter – which makes the case for giving communities a voice in shaping their places. Produced by Living Streets with the People and Places Coalition, of which The Glass-House is a member, the booklet is being sent to all […]

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  • New online network Community Design Exchange launches

    By Katerina Alexiou & Theodore Zamenopoulos (Open University research partners) The Open University in collaboration with The Glass-House Community Led Design have developed a new site for individuals and groups involved in local placemaking projects called Community Design Exchange (CDE). CDE is a gallery and social network site specially developed in order to directly source […]

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  • Glass-House supported project wins design award

    We were delighted to hear that Gamlingay Eco Hub, an early project supported by The Glass-House has won a major award for its innovative and green design. At the Architect of the Year 2012 Awards, civic Architects, the designers of the new space received the Environmental Excellence Award. For ten years this south Cambridgeshire community […]

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  • Green Sky Thinking with The Glass-House

    Are you an architect, planner, developer, local authority officer, councillor or other professional working in the development, property or public sectors? The Glass-House are excited to be part of this year’s Green Sky Thinking Week taking place across London from 17-21 September. Run by Open City, this initiative provides a B2B forum for professionals across […]

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    The Glass-House Debate Series 2012/13

    We’re excited to announce our 2012/13 Debate Series ‘Putting People in their Place’, in partnership with The Academy of Urbanism. Over four dates between October 2012 and March 2013, in four UK cities (Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool and London), we will explore the relationship between people, place and value from very distinct perspectives – the community, […]

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  • BEEs among us!

    Design Council Cabe have launched a new network of Built Environment Experts (BEEs)who will support the work of the organisation in delivering high quality design to places and spaces across England. We’re delighted to announce that among the 250 BEEs are Glass-House Chief Executive Sophia de Sousa and Strategic Projects Manager Maja Jorgensen. Sophia is […]

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  • The Glass-House workshop at LFA 2012

    We’re very excited to be hosting an event as part of this year’s London Festival of Architecture (23 June – 8 July 2012) which will bring architects and communities together to examine how we can make London a better place. The theme of the festival this year is ‘The Playful City’ in response to the […]

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  • Better Places National Awards: Nominate a project now!

    Putting local people at the heart of improving the places and spaces around them is what we do (and promote) at The Glass-House. So we’re delighted to see that New Start – the magazine for making better places – has announced the launch of the Better Places National Awards. The Awards will celebrate and reward […]

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  • The Value of Community Led Design – another success!

    Great news! The Glass-House and partners – the Open University and Architecture Centre Network – have been successful in gaining another grant of £40,000 from the Arts and Humanities Research Counci (AHRC) to carry out a piece of action research into The Value of Community Led Design. This piece of research will use creative and […]

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  • ISHA support 2011

    Glass-House Enabler shares session experience

    Glass-House Enabler Andrew Dobson recently helped us to deliver a training session to a group of residents and staff from Islington & Shoreditch Housing Association (ISHA). The training session provided introductory architectural and urban design principles to the group to help them to contribute to the ISHA Design Forum. Andrew is an Associate with John […]

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