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Small projects 2010

Shortlisted projects in the AJ's annual search for the best architecture built for a project value of less than £250,000, sponsored by InterfaceFLOR.
The 2010 AJ Small Projects winner was Haworth Tompkins for Dovecote Studio.
The Highly Commended second place award was given to Burd Haward for its Outdoor Classroom at Heronsgate Primary School in London
Also Commended was Studio Octopi’s Park Avenue South kitchen extension in London

Shortlisted projects

Janus Chairs, Kielder Water & Forest Park, Northumberland by Ryder Architecture

Janus Chairs, Kielder Water & Forest Park, Northumberland by Ryder Architecture

Janus Chairs were created as one of six sculptural shelters at Kielder Water & Forest Park, northern Europe’s largest man-made lake and England’s largest forest

Corpus Christi College Greenhouse, Oxford by Rick Mather Architects

Corpus Christi College Greenhouse, Oxford by Rick Mather Architects

Relocation of the gardener’s facilities formed part of the enabling works for a new multi-purpose auditorium at Corpus Christi College

Lecht Cottage, Aberdeenshire by Moxon Architects

Lecht Cottage, Aberdeenshire by Moxon Architects

Comprising three derelict, conjoined buildings, this project involved restoring the main house, reconstructing a shop annex and refurbishing a water-powered threshing mill for use as a gallery

Noodles, Soho, London by Gundry & Ducker Architecture

Noodles, Soho, London by Gundry & Ducker Architecture

This fit-out of a pop-up restaurant in Soho is a series of plywood booths placed in a whitewashed ‘as found’ shop

The Dovecote Studio, Snape Maltings, Suffolk by Haworth Tompkins

The Dovecote Studio, Snape Maltings, Suffolk by Haworth Tompkins

The Dovecote Studio forms part of the music campus at Snape Maltings, founded by Benjamin Britten in derelict industrial buildings on the Suffolk coast

Superclass, Acland Burghley School, Camden, London by SCABAL

Superclass, Acland Burghley School, Camden, London by SCABAL

This intermediate Building Schools for the Future project at Acland Burghley secondary school includes the refurbishment of an underused assembly hall into an innovative and experimental teaching/learning laboratory

Bryanstone Road, London by Knott Architects

Bryanstone Road, London by Knott Architects

Knott Architects’ brief was to enlarge a family space in a London terrace, without compromising the garden, and to connect the interior and exterior

Lutyens & Rubinstein Bookshop, Notting Hill, London by de Rosee & Sa

Lutyens & Rubinstein Bookshop, Notting Hill, London by de Rosee & Sa

[VIDEO] De Rosee & Sa was commissioned by literary agency Lutyens & Rubinstein to create an independent bookshop and office

Village Green Soapbox, Southend, Essex by Cassion Castle Architects and Fleet Architects

Village Green Soapbox, Southend, Essex by Cassion Castle Architects and Fleet Architects

This 100m2 pavilion – a performance stage for Southend’s annual Village Green Festival – was commissioned by arts organisation Metal Culture and funded by the Arts Council

Parchment Street rear extension, Winchester by Dan Brill Architects

Parchment Street rear extension, Winchester by Dan Brill Architects

This extension provides a new kitchen/diner at the rear of a terraced property in Winchester, extending into the side return of the garden to make better use of residual space and allow for more natural light

Project Space for the Architecture Foundation, London by Carmody Groarke

Project Space for the Architecture Foundation, London by Carmody Groarke

This project space provides a place to host exhibitions and events, as well as workstations for up to 12 staff members

Bridge of Discovery, Creswell Crags, Derbyshire by OMI Architects

Bridge of Discovery, Creswell Crags, Derbyshire by OMI Architects

In 2009, OMI Architects completed a new museum adjacent to Creswell Crags gorge

Ravey Street, London by Theis + Khan

Ravey Street, London by Theis + Khan

Theis + Khan Architects created additional space for a family living on the top floor of a Victorian warehouse

Baban Seth Quarry Community Classroom, Navi Mumbai, India by ASD Projects

Baban Seth Quarry Community Classroom, Navi Mumbai, India by ASD Projects

ASD Projects built this classroom with help from a local non-governmental organisation and quarry residents

Fred Perry reception area, Covent Garden, London by BuckleyGrayYeoman

Fred Perry reception area, Covent Garden, London by BuckleyGrayYeoman

BuckleyGrayYeoman designed the receptionspace to Fred Perry’s new headquarters opposite Covent Garden station in London

Out of Sight – a stealth roof extension, Islington, London by Spaced Out Architecture Studio

Out of Sight – a stealth roof extension, Islington, London by Spaced Out Architecture Studio

This double-pitched, mansard roof extension adds an extra storey to a small maisonette

A Hut for Gazing & Canoodling by We Made That

A Hut for Gazing & Canoodling, Lincolnshire by We Made That

We Made That’s winning commission for the Lincolnshire County Council Bathing Beauties competition to re-imagine the beach hut for the 21st century, is one of a series of bespoke huts on the Lincolnshire coast

Park Avenue South, London by Studio Octopi

Park Avenue South, London by Studio Octopi

[VIDEO + DESIGN DETAILS] This kitchen extension – clad in black zinc, with standing seams tracing a path across the roof – was defined by the geometry of the main house

Mountain Rescue, France by Blee Halligan Architects

Mountain Rescue, France by Blee Halligan Architects

This self-build project serves as an annexe to a mill house. An existing ruined outhouse was patched up and a new timber bedroom, bathroom and dressing room were added

Dr Martens pop-up store, Old Spitalfields Market, London by Campaign

Dr Martens pop-up store, Old Spitalfields Market, London by Campaign

Campaign constructed the interior fit-out of a store for shoe brand Dr Martens in London’s Old Spitalfields Market

Telling Tales exhibition, Victoria & Albert Museum, London by Nissen Adams

Telling Tales exhibition, Victoria & Albert Museum, London by Nissen Adams

Nissen Adams designed the exhibition space for Telling Tales: Fantasy and Fear in Contemporary Design, which ran from July to October last year

Fisherman’s Bridge, Lake District National Park by Honey

Fisherman’s Bridge, Lake District National Park by Honey

This bridge, situated in the Lake District National Park and made using only local fabricators, allows locals to cross the river even during floods

Outdoor classroom, Heronsgate Primary School, London by Burd Haward

Outdoor classroom, Heronsgate Primary School, London by Burd Haward

Burd Haward Architects designed a new outdoor teaching space after a successful collaboration as part of the RIBA ‘Greener London’ initiative in 2007

Chatley Lodge, Somerset by AOC Architecture

Chatley Lodge, Somerset by AOC Architecture

This new building, situated at the bottom of the garden, provides a studio for a Victorian house in rural Somerset

Best of the rest: Non-shortlisted entries

Room with a View by Mitchell Taylor Workshop

Room with a View by Mitchell Taylor Workshop

This shelter was designed and constructed in five days by a student group led by Piers Taylor and Charley Brentnall from a limited kit of parts comprising several recently felled trees which were milled on site into required sections

Steadings refurbishment and conversion, Auchoish near Lochgilphead, Argyll by studioKAP Architects

Steadings refurbishment and conversion, Auchoish near Lochgilphead, Argyll by studioKAP Architects

In a remote location in Argyll, Scotland, this farm stead project was limited by four particular factors: limited budget, difficult site access, an architect client and a very small contractor

Warrenpoint Mews by Loci

Warrenpoint Mews by Loci

Comprising a listed former coach house located to the rear of a terrace of Victorian houses, this mews was gutted by its previous owners during the 1970s and converted for use as two flats

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