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Contemporary British Architect Practice – design studio based in Cambridge, UK

post updated 29 May 2022

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Mole Architects News

29 May 2022
Friars, Holywell, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, southeast England, United Kingdom
Friars St Ives, 16th-century house restoration
photo : David Butler
Friars St Ives, 16th-century house restoration
Taken on as something of a rescue project, the restoration of this derelict grade II listed building revealed a rich & varied history. In addition to sensitively revealing the delights of a decidedly characterful and intriguing 16th century house, Mole Architects have added a wholly contemporary addition as an effective foil.

29 May 2022
1704_Wuduhus, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, southeast England, United Kingdom
1704_Wuduhus Huntingdon House
photo : Matt Smith
This project has been driven by a client with a very clear sense of destination – the creation of a place to live after retiring as a city headteacher with as little environmental impact as possible: a desire for compact self-sufficiency. Having identified a site on the edge of a fen village she contacted Mole Architects to design her an appropriate house.

10 Mar 2022
Mole Architects crowned winners of Clarion’s William Sutton Prize
William Sutton Prize 2022 Shortlist Mole Architects illustrated sustainability matrix
image courtesy of architects practice
William Sutton Prize 2022 Winner
The winner of The William Sutton Prize for Sustainability and Placemaking in its inaugural year is Mole Architects for their proposal for a zero-carbon homebuilding system designed to support the development of Group-Build community housing. The system sets out a step-by-step approach from land purchase to completed building, facilitating community-led housing and tackling associated barriers, with the aim of enabling greater numbers of people to come together to build their own homes.

28 Mar 2018
RIBA East Awards Shortlist 2018
Fijal House, Ely, is one of nineteen buildings shortlisted for RIBA East 2018 regional awards:

Fijal House by Mole Architects
photograph © Matthew Smith

RIBA East Awards 2018 Shortlist

Stephen Lawrence Prize Winner 2017

The Houseboat, Poole Harbour, Dorset, Southern England, UK
Design: Mole Architects and Rebecca Granger Architects
The Houseboat near Poole Harbour by Mole Architects
photo © Rory Gardiner
The Houseboat near Poole Harbour
The 2017 Stephen Lawrence Prize, now in its twentieth year, has been awarded to The Houseboat, designed in collaboration with Meredith Bowles of Mole Architects and executive architect Rebecca Granger.

21 May 2017
Marsh Hill, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England, UK
A RIBA East Awards Winner in 2017
Marsh Hill by Mole Architects
photos © David Butler
Marsh Hill, Suffolk
This is a contemporary house making a bold architectural statement on a sensitive site overlooking the River Alde estuary in Suffolk.

18 Apr 2017
K1 Cohousing is featured in RIBA exhibition, London, England, UK

K1 Cohousing is featured in RIBA exhibition on Social housing at the RIBA at Portland Place, London, report this architecture firm. The exhibition captures some of the most innovative examples of social housing across Europe. Drawing together 24 case studies by 20 practices from eight European countries, it explores a range of typologies, design approaches and refurbishment strategies.

Based on ‘Social housing – Definitions and Design’ produced by Karakusevic Carson Architects in collaboration with RIBA Publishing it offers a challenge to housing professionals to rethink how we build and highlight the vital role of public and low cost housing in the life of our cities. Between April 18 – May 28, this exhibition is free entry and open Monday to Sunday 10am to 5pm; Tuesdays 10am to 8pm.

14 Sep 2011
Hsinchu City, Taiwan
Date: 2011-
Design: with Gianni Botsford Architects
Hsinchu City design by Mole Architects
picture from architects
Hsinchu City architectural design
Mole Architects and Gianni Botsford Architects have won approval to proceed on a large development in Taiwan, following the success of their masterplan and concept for a hillside resort. The developer clients have chosen the Mole/GBA scheme over 6 other designs by architects including Arup, John Heah, and Japanese firm KKS.

Mole Architects – Key Projects

Buildings by Mole Architects, alphabetical:

Black House, Kingdon Avenue, Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Date built: 2003
Black House in Prickwillow
photo : John Donat
Black House
Black House sits overlooking the reclaimed land of The Fens. It sits high in the landscape, taking as a model the barns and houses that roll out over the flat land, scattering the landscape like dice. The house is clad in standard cement fibre Eternit corrugated cladding, ubiquitous in the area, painted black. This is set against stained Danish softwood windows.

Cambridge University Department of Architecture Extension, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Date built: 2007
Cambridge School of Architecture
photograph : David Butler
Cambridge School of Architecture building, Scroope Terrace
The new studio building forms part of a £3 million refurbishment and expansion of the Department of Architecture, responding to a brief uniting teaching and research functions. The Client required a single teaching space clear of columns to house the undergraduate design studio and a building made of timber that retained the existing on-site car parking. A contemporary version of Victorian warehouse buildings was pictured, with cast iron replaced by timber and simply designed details.

Cavendish Avenue house, south Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, southeast England, UK
Date built: 2009
Cavendish Avenue house
photograph : David Butler
Cavendish Avenue house

Mole Studio, Kingdon Avenue, Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire, southeast England, UK
Date built: 2003
Mole Studio
photograph : David Butler
see Black House link above for photos

More architecture projects by Mole Architects online soon

Location: Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4AU, south east England, UK

Ely Architects Practice Information

Mole Architects studio based in Ely, Cambridgeshire, Southeast England, UK

Cambridge Architects Studios

This Ely architecture practice describe themselves thus:

“Our projects are diverse in scale and type. We’ve designed studios for artists, and masterplans for developers who have a vision to make better cities. In between these scales we’ve designed many houses and buildings, all contributing to making the places we live and work in richer. Well-designed buildings make life easier, more comfortable, and more pleasurable.”

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