• The Secret Life of Buildings

    The Glass-House was really pleased to be a part of the first episode of The Secret Life of Buildings last night. It was fantastic to see Tom Dyckhoff looking at how our buildings and spaces affect us and challenging us all to be more demanding about the environments in which we live. Design does matter, […]

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  • Glass-House features in Channel 4 documentary

    Following on from our previous blog post, about our workshop with the residents of Bacton Low Rise from Camden, we are excited to announce that the final edits have been made and Channel 4 will be screening the documentary ‘The Secret Life of Buildings‘ on Monday 1st August at 8pm. This episode ‘Home’ is the first […]

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  • A+DS & CLES event, 28 June 2011 Manchester

    Hannah and I were invited to take part in an event arranged and run jointly by Architecture+Design Scotland (A+DS) and Centre for Local Economy Strategies (CLES) in Manchester. The event brought together council officers, practicing designers and representatives from Third Sector Organisations to build on the learning from a number of workshops A+DS and CLES have run on […]

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  • Manningham Mills Community Centre

    Upcoming events

    The Glass-House and partner organisations are holding a series of lively and informative events all exploring the built environment from various perspectives. Below is a bitesize overview of each one with link to book your place. The Glass-House and Architecture Centre Network (ACN): A debate which discusses and explores the different approaches to ensuring design […]

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  • The Glass-House filmed for Channel 4 documentary

    This week, Maja and I worked with Bacton Low Rise Tenants and Residents’ Association whose homes are facing demolition in Camden, London. We have been supporting them in developing a design brief for their new homes and plans for the next stage of the process. Over two days, together with our independent Enabler, John Burrell, […]

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  • Glass-House and University of Sheffield Collaborative PhD Studentship in community led design

    Great news! The Glass-House and Bureau – Design + Research (a research unit within the School of Architecture, University of Sheffield) have been successful in securing an Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award. The topic of this research will be community led design. It will investigate, within the context of community involvement in […]

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  • Hastings Pier and White Rock Trust: Successful Funding Bid

    The Glass-House was delighted to hear this morning that Hastings Pier and White Rock Trust (HPWRT) have been successful in their bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund. Along with Daisy Froud of AOC Participation (whom we approached to be the Glass-House independent Enabler for this project) we worked with the HPWRT Board of Trustees earlier […]

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  • Visiting Granville New Homes

    Building Community Consortium

    The Glass-House is thrilled that the Building Community Consortium is one of four groups selected by the Department for Communities and Local Government to deliver free advice and support for communities through their Supporting Communities and Neighbourhoods in Planning programme. The Consortium will be led by Locality working with core strategic partners, The Glass-House Community […]

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  • Opening of Gamlingay Eco Hub

    London debate, the final in our Sustainable Community Building series

    We recently finished our Sustainable Community: Refurbishment vs New Build debate series at The Abbey Centre in London on 15 March 2011. We were delighted with the panellists presentations and thought provoking discussion from the audience. Throughout the series audiences have focussed on everything from capacity building to the political, social and economic implications of […]

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  • The Sustainable Community Building: Refurbishment vs New Build, Newcastle Debate

    By Jaina Patel The third debate in our lively  series took place in Newcastle on Tuesday 22 March at Northern Stage, we were fortunate to once again have a diverse and interesting panel of speakers who shared their thoughts and experiences on the subject. Our panel of speakers were Christine Morrison, North East Coordinator, Community […]

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