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AJ Small Projects Award

The Annual AJ Small Projects Award, in association with Marley Eternit, celebrates architectural projects completed for a total contract value of £250,000 and under. Entries have now closed for the 2012 awards
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Coed Gwern Bird Hide by CAT Professional Diploma Students, Machynlleth, 2011

All entries to the 2012 Small Projects Award now in the AJ Buildings Library

See images, drawings and working details for all 150 of the entries to this year’s competition in the AJ Buildings Library

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Small Projects 2011 Shortlist

New Workshop, Allt-an-Duin, Argyll by ECRU Architects

New Workshop, Allt-an-Duin, Argyll by ECRU Architects

[SMALL PROJECTS 2011] Designed to provide the client with a challenging self build project - the construction of a workshop/store using readily available materials and simple building technologies allowing the client to acquire new skills: drystone walling, lead working and carpentry.

Lightwave, Brixton by Amenity Space

Lightwave, Brixton by Amenity Space

[SMALL PROJECTS 2011] Lightwave is a new interactive light façade fixed to the outside of the Brixton Recreation Centre

UCL North Lodge Gallery Space, London by Mobile Studio

UCL North Lodge Gallery Space, London by Mobile Studio

[SMALL PROJECTS 2011] Working closely with the curators of the UCL Contemporary Projects, Mobile Studio designed a matrix of display unit and joinery items for a new exhibition/collection called ‘INK’

Outlandia Fieldstation, Glen Nevis by Malcolm Fraser Architects

Outlandia Fieldstation, Glen Nevis by Malcolm Fraser Architects

[SMALL PROJECTS 2011] Imagined by artists London Fieldworks and designed by Malcolm Fraser Architects, Outlandia is an artists’ field station, set in a copse of Spruce and Larch in Glen Nevis

Alleyn Park, Dulwich, London by Studio Meda

Alleyn Park, Dulwich, London by Studio Meda

[SMALL PROJECTS 2011] This refurb and extension of a 1960s family house in South London comprises a new kitchen and dining area, a new entrance portico, new bathrooms and a complete general overhaul of the decorative finishes and services

Bath Street Window, Edinburgh by Konishi Gaffney Architects

Bath Street Window, Edinburgh by Konishi Gaffney Architects

[SMALL PROJECTS 2011] In lieu of creating the requested extension, the architects instead proposed to simplify the plan and create a new glazed corner to re-orientate the kitchen to the garden and the South and bring natural light into the Grade B listed house

Elm Row, Kingston by Waind Gohil Architects

Elm Road, Kingston by Waind Gohil Architects

[SMALL PROJECTS 2011] With the challenge of limited space to the side of the property and a small budget, the brief for this project was to reconfigure and extend a narrow detached house to provide increased living space

House In The Trees, Isle Of White by Lincoln Miles Architecture

House In The Trees, Isle Of White by Lincoln Miles Architecture

[SMALL PROJECTS 2011] The brief for this project required the architects to consider spatial needs in providing adequate space for living and working, but to work with the existing building instead of knocking it down

Timber Fin House, Walthamstow, London by Neil  Dusheiko Architects

Timber Fin House, Walthamstow, London by Neil Dusheiko Architects

[SMALL PROJECTS 2011] This extension for a turn of the century home in Walthamstow provides flexible living space and an extra bedroom for a young family

St. Joseph's Primary School, Highgate Hill, London by Pie

St. Joseph's Primary School, Highgate Hill, London by Pie

[SMALL PROJECTS 2011] Pie was appointed by St Joseph’s RC Primary School to relocate their nursery school into the existing school building

House in Almondbury, West Yorkshire by Timothy Smith & Jonathan Taylor LLP

House in Almondbury, West Yorkshire by Timothy Smith & Jonathan Taylor LLP

[SMALL PROJECTS 2011] Approached by the client to extend an empty bungalow and decided to build upwards instead of a rear extension to give it a strong presence on the street in keeping with its neighbours

The Concrete Garden, Glasgow by ERZ Limited

The Concrete Garden, Glasgow by ERZ Limited

[SMALL PROJECTS 2011] The Concrete Garden at Possil is the first project associated with the ‘Sow and Grow Everywhere’ strategy, supporting community food growing across Glasgow

The Building Plot, the Eden Project, Cornwall by Architecture Sans Frontie`res

The Building Plot, the Eden Project, Cornwall by Architecture Sans Frontières

[SMALL PROJECTS 2011] Small workshop ‘pod’ at the Eden Project, designed and built by ASF volunteers

Starfall Farm, Bath by Mitchell Taylor Workshop

Starfall Farm, Bath by Mitchell Taylor Workshop

[SMALL PROJECTS 2011] Alterations and additions to Starfall Farm were constrained by Green Belt policy, a very difficult planning committee and an existing rear extension that the client wanted to retain

Spinning Wardrobe, London by S W Architecture

Spinning Wardrobe, London by S W Architecture

[SMALL PROJECTS 2011] Two short Buster Keaton films and ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ were the main inspiration for the design of two boys’ bedrooms which required the room to be divided diagonally

Black Box and Bridge Stories, Fitzroy Street, London by AU Studio

Black Box and Bridge Stories, Fitzroy Street, London by AU Studio

[SMALL PROJECTS 2011] AU Studio were commissioned by Ove Arup and Partners to design, fabricate and install a black box projection room and interactive display plinth for two exhibitions - ‘Ways of Seeing London’ and ‘Bridge Stories’ - at their Fitzroy Street HQ in London

Gillespie Road, London by Mole Architects

Gillespie Road, London by Mole Architects

[SMALL PROJECTS 2011] A house designed for a developer for rent

Hadspen Belvedere, Hadspen House, Somerset by David Grandorge with Diploma Unit 7 - ASD London Metropolitan University

Hadspen Belvedere, Hadspen Estate, Somerset by David Grandorge with Diploma Unit 7 - ASD London Metropolitan University

[SMALL PROJECTS 2011] The Hadspen Belvedere is a filigree structure situated to the north of Hadspen House in Somerset.

Clifton Hill Staircase, London by Dugan Morris Architects

Clifton Hill Staircase, London by Duggan Morris Architects

[SMALL PROJECTS 2011] Conceived as a coiled timber shaving, this bespoke crafted timber staircase is the key new intervention in an old Victorian Villa in north London

Greyfriars Surgery, Hereford by Moving Architecture

Greyfriars Surgery, Hereford by Moving Architecture

[SMALL PROJECTS 2011] The starting point for this extension to the Grade II* Greyfriars Surgery is the medieval city wall of Hereford

V & A Ceramic Galleries Bridge, London by Wilkinson Eyre Architects

V&A Ceramic Galleries Bridge, London by Wilkinson Eyre Architects

[SMALL PROJECTS 2011] This jewel-like bridge plays an important role in the ongoing development of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London

Hackney Shed, London by Office Sian

Hackney Shed, London by Office Sian

[SMALL PROJECTS 2011] Situated in the client’s garden, the new shed replaces a dilapidated, asbestos-ridden hut and acts as a working studio for the clients

The Jellyfish Theatre, London by Folke Köbberling and Martin Kaltwass

The Jellyfish Theatre, London by Folke Köbberling and Martin Kaltwass

[SMALL PROJECTS 2011] The artists Köbberling/Kaltwasser, together with 84 volunteers and numerous other supporters, created London’s first fully-functioning low-budget-theatre made entirely from recycled and reclaimed materials.

Oliver Sweeney, Spinningfields, Manchester by Urban Salon

Oliver Sweeney, Spinningfields, Manchester by Urban Salon

[SMALL PROJECTS 2011] Urban Salon’s scheme for Oliver Sweeney’s new store in Spinningfields, Manchester

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See images, drawings and data for more than 150 entries to the AJ Small Projects 2012 in the AJ Buildings Library

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Small Projects 2011 Best of the Rest

Ashmount School Play and Learn Area, Loughborough by Make:good

Ashmount School Play and Learn Area, Loughborough by Make:good

[SMALL PROJECTS 2011 - BEST OF THE REST] Transformation of part of an special education needs school playground into a new outdoor learn and play area

Reculver Centre for Renewable Energy and Interpretation, Canterbury by Kaner Olette/Allen Scott

Reculver Centre for Renewable Energy and Interpretation, Canterbury by Kaner Olette/Allen Scott

[SMALL PROJECTS 2011 - BEST OF THE REST] Extension and remodeling of the old visitor centre and a catalyst project for the wider regeneration masterplan to establish the hamlet of Reculver as a regional centre for green tourism

Faceted House 1, Hammersmith, London by Paul McAneary Architects

Faceted House 1, Hammersmith, London by Paul McAneary Architects

[SMALL PROJECTS 2011 - BEST OF THE REST] Remodelling and extension of an Edwardian terrace house

End Of The Line, Dublin by Ailtireacht

End Of The Line, Dublin by Ailtireacht

[SMALL PROJECTS 2011 - BEST OF THE REST] Refurbishment of an existing mid-twentieth century terrace house

The Hunt House, Sheffield by Halliday Clark Architects

The Hunt House, Sheffield by Halliday Clark Architects

[SMALL PROJECTS 2011 - BEST OF THE REST] Integration of both ‘the terrace house’ and ‘modern living’

The Way to the Sea, Suffolk by Pippa Nissen Studio

The Way to the Sea, Suffolk by Pippa Nissen Studio

[SMALL PROJECTS 2011 - BEST OF THE REST] A series of installations through the local landscape

Down the Rabbit Hole, Strathclyde University by Neil Boyd

Down the Rabbit Hole, Strathclyde University by Neil Boyd

[SMALL PROJECTS 2011 - BEST OF THE REST] Intervention in a university corridor providing an escape and isolation

Corner Cottage, Dover, by Guy Hollaway Architects

Corner Cottage, Dover, by Guy Hollaway Architects

[SMALL PROJECTS 2011 - BEST OF THE REST] Refurbishment and reorganisation of an existing house and replacement of the undefined entrance

Coity Road, Camden, London by Paul Archer Design

Coity Road, Camden, London by Paul Archer Design

[SMALL PROJECTS 2011 - BEST OF THE REST] Internal reconfiguration and two storey extension to a Victorian terraced house

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A home from home: Maggie’s West London revisited

Footprint revisit: Maggie’s West London excels at providing comfort and sanctuary, writes Amanda Birch. Photography by Ben Blossom

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Modern megalith: Dolmen House by MacGabhann Architects

An ancient stone portal was the inspiration for MacGabhann Architects’ Dolmen House in north-west Ireland, writes Charles Rattray. Photography by Dennis Gilbert

Visualisation of The Quill, SPPARC's student accommodation block at London Bridge

Peter Murray: We need a Skyline Commission

A Skyline Commission would ensure an holistic view of tall building development in the capital, says Peter Murray

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Rowan Moore: London’s high-rise free-for-all

With hundreds of skyscrapers planned for London, we need new guidelines to ensure they are of high quality, says Rowan Moore

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Crowd pleaser: Everyman Theatre by Haworth Tompkins

Haworth Tompkins’ master performance at the Everyman Theatre has given Liverpool a satisfyingly schizophrenic landmark, writes Jay Merrick. Photography by Philip Vile

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Ramped up: Kunsthal Rotterdam refurbishment by OMA

OMA’s update of its 1992 Kunsthal Rotterdam has refined the circulation, including the signature ramp, writes Hattie Hartman

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