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Small Projects tour arrives in Bristol

The AJ’s travelling Small Projects Awards exhibition has opened at the Architecture Centre in Bristol

For the second year in a row the AJ Small Projects Award exhibition, which features all 24 of the projects shortlisted for the 2013 award, will be on display at the Architecture Centre in Bristol.

Laura Dewe Mathews’ £245,000 urban infill dwelling in London, named ‘Box House’ was the winner of this year’s award, with Kilburn Nightingale Architects’ £37,145 visitor centre in the Ruwenzori Mountains of Uganda winning the Sustainability Prize.

To coincide with the exhibition, the Architecture Centre is hosting a talk chaired by Awards jury member and AJ Sustainability Editor Hattie Hartman to discuss the ‘greenest shortlist’ ever.

Rob Gregory, Architecture Centre programme manager, said: ‘The Architects’ Journal Small Projects Awards continues to support the Architecture Centre’s ambition to change public perception of what constitutes a work of architecture, demonstrating that it is not all about large scale or expensive projects.

‘It is important to reward investment in design in this way by considering work at the smallest scale, and by showing how architects and clients have achieved design excellence at competitive prices.

‘This year, beyond simply showing that good design is within everyone’s means, regardless of the project budget, we pay particular attention to those projects that placed an emphasis on sustainability.’

Amy Harrison, learning and participation Manager, at the Architecture Centre said the exhibition showed that good architecture could be achieved by ‘anyone, working at any scale and with any budget’.

She added: ‘AJ Small Projects provides wonderful inspiration for aspiring designers, young and old.

‘Architecture is an art form that impacts on everyone’s life, and through its participation projects the Architecture Centre aims to demonstrate its meaning and relevance to a diverse audience.’

Small Projects, Green Ambition

Discussion: Thursday 12 September 18:00

The three shortlisted practices from the AJ Small Projects Sustainability Prize will present their work before collectively discussing the relationship between scale and ambition for architects in today’s economically challenging times.

Chaired by Awards jury member and AJ Sustainability Editor Hattie Hartman, the forum includes presentations will by overall winner Kilburn Knighting Gale, and runners up Threefold Architects and Invisible Studio.

I Love Cardboard: Make Your Own Small Project

Saturday 10 August, 13:00-16:00, free family friendly event (children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)

An afternoon of model making for all the family in the Architecture Centre gallery. Using the AJ Small Projects exhibition as inspiration, materials will be provided to make your own miniature project.

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