Category Archives: News


Sneak peek! Our tessellating modular planters are being installed on the roof terrace of 66 Portland Place today as part of the new RIBA Clore Learning Centre- designed to house biodiversity-supporting and pollution-combating plants. The planters are now awaiting the arrival of their green inhabitants next week… @ribalondon @riba #clorelearningcentre #plantsofinstagram #biodiversity #urbangreening fabricated by @force5eng


Nick will be delivering the opening lecture at AT’s ‘Building Schools for Tomorrow’ Conference at the Building Centre on Wednesday morning. He will be talking about some of the educational and spatial strategies employed in the design of Edith Neville Primary School in Somers Town which is due to complete later this year. Tickets available through the ‘Architecture Today’ website. #edithnevilleprimaryschool #camden #schooldesign #hayhurstandco #architecuretoday #schoolsfortomorrow


Open House in action – again! Great to see so many people at Garden House today visiting the house and @whitakermalem exhibition of current work. Thankfully fewer people visited this year than last (approx 900 visitors compared to over 1,600 last year) which meant a little more time to talk to people! #gardenhouse #whitakermalem #hayhurstandco #openhouse #openhoue2019 #hackney #londonarchitecture #architecture


Open House in action…! It was great to see so many excited teachers, parents and pupils, inquisitive residents and enquiring architects and students keeping us on our toes at our STEAM lab at Torriano Primary School this afternoon. Image is of Headteacher, Helen Bruckdorfer, talking about developing scientific thinking in the primary school curriculum. #torrianoprimaryschool #openhouse #openhouselondon #openhouse2019 #hayhurstandco #stemlab #steamlab #schooldesignderbent


Garden House – the home and studio for costume-making duo, Whitaker Malem @whitakermalem – will be open as part of ‘Open House’ 2019 and they will be hosting an exhibition of their work. Nick Hayhurst will also be there on Sunday so come and say hello! The project was the ‘most visited’ house last year with over 1,600 visitors. The house won an RIBA Award in 2016 and was shortlisted for Grand Design House of the Year 2016. Address: The Garden Studio, 27 Buckingham Road, London, N1 4DG. Open 11am-5pm Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September @openhouselondon #openhouselondon #openhouselondon2019 #whitakermalem #gardenhouse #ribaaward #ribahouseoftheyear


Open House 2019: Torriano Primary School’s STEM lab will be open as part of ‘Open House’. Come and say hello! The re-modelling of a 2-storey turret atop an existing Victorian school building provides a science lab for dynamic hands-on experiments, including a CNC-cut internal timber structure, a mirror-polished rooftop extension and a living façade. The project won the RIBA London Small Project of the Year Award 2019 and the AJ Retrofit Award for Schools 2019. Address: Torriano Primary School, Torriano Avenue, NW5 2SJ. Open Saturday 21st September 1pm – 5pm. @openhouselondon #openhouselondon # Torrianoprimary #hayhurstandco #ribaaward #riba #london #STEM #science #school


Sneaky peak: looking through the shopfront window. The Hayhurst and Co team are on site this afternoon with @kilianosullivan taking photos of our recently completed Clore Learning Centre at the RIBA. #hayhurstandco #riba #cabinetry #londonarchitecture #architecture


Torriano Primary School’s STEM Activity Lab has won the AJ Retrofit Schools Award! ‘Imagination seems to run riot in this inspired transformation of a disused roof space in a primary school into a learning environment for children’. All the award winners are included in the Architect’s Journal’s current issue on retrofit and a greener approach to building. @architectsjournal #torrianoprimaryschool #stem #ajretrofitawards #retrofit #retrofirst #AJ #architectsjournal #hayhurstandco


WIP: Planning permission has been granted for a new home we have designed in north London! The house features a planted, ‘glass-house’ elevation and a double height dining space. Work is due to start on site next Spring.
#hayhurstandco #livingwall #plants #newhome #london


Sneaky peak: We have spent the day photographing a recently completed project, a house in Hackney, with @kilianosullivan ! Watch this space… #newhome #ahouseinhackney #courtyard #hayhurstandco #houseextension #architecture #londonarchitecture #hackney


Sneaky peak: We have spent the day photographing a recently completed project, a house in Hackney, with @kilianosullivan ! Watch this space… #newhome #ahouseinhackney #courtyard #hayhurstandco


Hayhurst and Co is hiring!
We are looking for talented RIBA Part 2 architectural assistants to join our team.
Hayhurst and Co. has a number of opportunities for recent RIBA Part 2 graduates to work on a range of exciting new commissions including new housing projects, mixed-use projects, one-off private homes and a new school.
Applicants should have had a sound RIBA Part 1 practice experience, be able to demonstrate excellent design and communication skills and have a willingness to work collaboratively as part of an inventive team.
An interest in craft, social value and sustainability are essential. Experience in the use of Revit, Vectorworks and the Adobe Creative Suite are advantageous.
Please send a CV and a brief portfolio in a single PDF under 3Mb to No agencies. Hayhurst and Co is an equal opportunities employer.


Torriano Primary School’s STEM lab will be open as part of ‘Open House’ 2019. The re-modelling of a 2-storey turret atop an existing Victorian school building provides a science lab for dynamic hands-on experiments, including a CNC-cut internal timber structure, a mirror-polished rooftop extension and a living façade. The project won the RIBA London Small Project of the Year Award 2019. Address: Torriano Primary School, Torriano Avenue, NW5 2SJ. Open Saturday 21st September 1pm – 5pm. @openhouselondon #openhouselondon # Torrianoprimary #hayhurstandco #ribaaward #riba #london #STEM #science #school

On site: Edith Neville Primary School

On site: this week the profiled, perforated cladding is starting to go up at Edith Neville Primary School. The sense of translucency and openness varies as you move round and as sun hits it at different angles. The design of the school’s boundary treatment was the subject of last week’s talk at the NLA entitled ‘Reimagining Somers Town’. Looking forward to the rest of the cladding going up and the trees in the foreground being planted and school life behind animating the street. #edithnevilleprimaryschool #hayhurstandco #schooldesign #londonarchitecture #cladding #architecture


We are working in the 19th Century today… the setting of Hayhurst and Co’s Spitalfield office has been turned into a set for new #sherlockholmes #film

Reimagining Central Somers Town

Event: This morning Nick was talking at the @nlalondon and discussing how our design for a new primary school can enhance the quality of public open space. #nlalondon #edithnevilleprimaryschool #hayhurstandco

NLA Breakfast Talk

Talk: Nick will be talking as part of the @nlalondon Breakfast Talk ‘Reimagining Central Somers Town’ tomorrow morning at 8.30am. In this talk, LB Camden, @dsdha_architecture and the four collaborating practices; @adamkhanarch @hayhurstandco @drmmarchitects and @moco_arch will present and discuss their dynamic approach to masterplanning/designing a new urban framework, using landscape and public realm as the primary drivers. The site comprises a new primary school, community facilities, a residential tower, affordable homes and commercial ground floor units all focused around a new public park providing improved connectivity. Tickets are available for free from NLA website. #centralsomerstown #camden #nla #talk #masterplanning #urbandesign #publicrealm #event

Mansfield Road, Camden

Housing Portfolio: in 2015, we designed a number of new, low-rise homes on an under site in Mansfield Road in Camden. Our design proposed the re-use of garages as meanwhile spaces alongside new accessible housing formed in clusters around communal courtyards. #hayhurstandco #housing #londonhousing

AJ Retrofit Awards 2019

Our STEM Activity Lab at Torriano Primary School has been shortlisted for an AJ Retrofit Award! Photo: @kilianosullivan #hayhurstandco #torrianoprimaryschool #stem #stemlab #camden #schooldesign #aj #ajretrofitawards @architectsjournal

Peterchurch Primary School

The Outdoor Classroom: We have recently been appointed to look at developing a new school environment for Peterchurch Primary School in rural Herefordshire. This polytunnel has to be our favourite outdoor classroom. #outdoorclassroom #schooldesign #hayhurstandco

Architecture Today feature

Portals in ply: The STEM lab that we designed for Torriano Primary School is featured on the front page of the most recent edition of the @architecturetoday publication ‘Specification Today’. #stem #stemlab #torrianoprimaryschool #hayhurstandco #ply #plywood #plyportals #portalsinply #schooldesign #londonarchitecture #architecture

Charrington Street Houses

Housing Portfolio: Forming part of Camden Council’s regeneration scheme of Central Somers Town, we designed three, four-storey, town-houses that ended a Grade-II listed Georgian terrace. Our design included a rigorous analysis of the elevational features and proportions of the adjacent existing terrace in order to inform how a new end of terrace could be interpreted. Planning consent was granted in 2017. #regeneration #housing #londonarchitecture #newhomes #hayhurstandco

Three Sisters

Housing Portfolio: As we embark on a number of new housing projects for Brick by Brick we are showcasing some of our recent multi-unit residential schemes. Pictured today is an image of our estate intensification project for Barrington Court in Gospel Oak. We designed three new homes on awkward, triangular sites at the end of each of the Powell and Moya designed terraces. Planning consent awarded in 2016. #estateintensification #housing #londonarchitecture #newhomes

Archive: Hayes Primary School

From the archive: Must be a nice day to be in the Reception stage play area at Hayes Primary School in Croydon today. Completed in 2012, the project includes a blackboard wall, a sitting niche, sandpit and shallow paddling pool in a space that runs directly from the internal teaching spaces. The project won an RIBA National Award and the NLA Best Education Building Award in 2013. #tbf #schooldesign #hayhurstandco #londonarchitecture #architecture #outdoorlearning

On Site: Edith Neville Primary School

On site: The internal works are progressing at our new-build Edith Neville Primary School in Somers Town, Camden. The linings and glazing are in and the protection being gradually removed. The awesome sense of light and long views over into the trees in the adjacent park are slowly emerging. #edithnevilleprimaryschool #hayhurstandco #camden #camdenschools #londonarchitecture #schooldesign

Brick by Brick

New Commissions: We are delighted to be working on 3 schemes for @bxbdevelopment as part of their next wave of new housing for Croydon. Image is from today’s AJ. #newhousing #hayhurstandco #londonarchitecture

@Material testing

Mock up: Testing permutations of material for framework, type of polycarbonate and extent of lighting as part of our work in progress for a new home in Work in north London. #workinprogress #mockup #londonarchitecture #newhome #architecture

University of Reading

In Education: Nick has spent the last two days at University of Reading where @invisible_studio has designed an ‘Urban Room’ built by students. #universityofreading #pavilion #urbanroom #invisiblestudio

New appointment

Pegasus Academy: We have just been appointed to carry out a new project for Pegasus Academy Trust. The project at Cypress Primary School, Croydon, will be our seventh project for the trust that started with the expansion of Whitehorse Manor Primary School (pictured here) that was completed in 2014 and was winner of the 2015 Architectural Review Schools Award. #schooldesign #londonschool #architecture #londonarchitecture #whitehorsemanorschool #croydon

RIBA Awards: Torriano Primary School

The Y3s at Torriano Primary School have hung an installation in our RIBA award-winning STEM lab inspired by Leonardo’s da Vinci’s flying machine. Featured here along with Artist in Residence @jackcornell90, Science Co-ordinator Sarah Lewis and Project Architect Claire Taggart. #torrianoprimaryschool #camdenschools #hayhurstandco #ribaawards2019 #jackcornell #science #stemlab #stem #architecture #londonsrchitecture

On Site: Edith Neville Primary School

On site: Internal linings are going in to the new nursery at Edith Neville Primary School. The space will accommodate 26 3-4 year-olds and features a series of domestic scale window openings alongside a ceiling profile designed to creates different scales of internal space. #camdenschools #edithnevilleprimaryschool #schooldesign #onsite #architecture #londonarchitecture


Exceptional commitment to outside dining shown by some members of the Hayhurst and Co team today… #outsidedining #alfrescodining #architectsatwork

Completion: St John’s Wood

Completion: Skylight, arch, arch, arch, tree. Light, shadow and texture explored at our extension of a 1950s home in St John’s Wood. Photo taken by Project Architect Tony Berongoy. #hayhurstandco #arch #brick #arches #houseextension #londonarchitecture #architecture #courtyard

Work in progress: Xi’an Pre-school

Work in Progress: Design work is underway on our proposals for a new 160-place pre-school in Xi’an, China. We have been working with the new Head teacher to design active outdoor spaces that will provide a variety of structured and unstructured learning environments. This image is a close-up of the colourful beach huts that help divide the ‘slow’ spaces and the ‘fast’ spaces and provide storage and shelter. #china #chineseschool #architecture #schooldesign #preschool #workinginchina #architecturaldrawing #childsplay #landscape

Work in progress: Xi’an Pre-school

Work in Progress: Design work is underway on our proposals for a new 160-place pre-school in Xi’an, China. We have been working with the new Head teacher to design active outdoor spaces that will provide a variety of structured and unstructured learning environments. This is the overall landscape plan. #china #chineseschool #architecture #schooldesign #preschool #workinginchina #architecturaldrawing #childsplay #landscape

Work in progress: Xi’an Pre-school

Work in Progress: Design work is underway on our proposals for a new 160-place pre-school in Xi’an, China. We have been working with the new Head teacher to design active outdoor learning spaces that will provide a variety of different play environments for structured and unstructured learning. This image features the covered space outside the 3-4 year olds classroom. #china #chineseschool #architecture #schooldesign #preschool #workinginchina #architecturaldrawing #childsplay #landscape

RIBA Awards Jury visit

RIBA Awards Jury: It was great to show the jurors from @ribalondon around our recently completed STEM lab at Torriano Primary School. The trough of cacti and succulents was looking great! Looking forward to the Awards ceremony on 20th May. #sciencelab #torrianoprimaryschool #stem #stemlab #camden #schooldesign #ribaawards #ribaawards2019 #plantsofinstagram


Leisure time: George the cat sitting very comfortably next to Nick in Hayhurst and Co’s ensue if choice: The Pride of Spitalfields. #prideofspitalfields #georgethecat #pub #cat

@On site: Garden Studio

On site: Some ceilings have all the fun… The roof profile of our studio in the garden of a Hackney home ducks and dives around adjacent tree canopies. Now nearing completion. #yellow #yellowceiling #ceilingdesign #londonarchitecture #hayhurstandco #gardenstudio

Clore Learning Centre prototype

Clore Learning Centre at the RIBA: The first prototype has been made for stackable stools made from recycled yogurt pots. They can be used in a variety ways to aid learning activities and exhibitions. #hayhurstandco #riba @riba @ribalondon @smileplastics #clore #clorelearningcentre #recycled #plastic #smileplastics #notinmilan

Easter Eggsibition at Torriano Primary School

We are living the model of our STEM Activity Lab for Torriano Primary School that has been re-worked by a pupil at the school for their Easter Egghibition… #torrianoprimaryschool #easteregg #hayhurstandco #designedbychildren #stem #schooldesign

On site: De Beauvoir

On site: Our extension and refurbishment of a house in the de Beauvoir Conservation Area is nearing completion. The house features large, bespoke, timber glazing under a copper clad structure and burnt larch infill to the soffit. The roof and walls will be clad with heat-treated British sycamore. #hayhurstandco #architecture #timber #houseextension #londonarchitecture #copper #window #dalston #houserefurbishment

On site: St John’s Wood

On site: When one arched window just isn’t enough… Our expansion and remodelling of a 1950s house in St John’s Wood is nearing completion. The project comprises three arched window that connect two small extensions, a courtyard and the rear garden. #hayhurstandco #architecture #arch #archedwindows #timber #houseextension #londonarchitecture #stjohnswood #treereflection

Burwick Farmstead

Portfolio: In 2015, we gained planning consent and Listed Building consent for a Category B-listed conversion of a farmstead in Burwick on South Ronaldsey on the Orkney Islands. The project included for a new restaurant in the barn, tweed-weaving on the bothy, a gin distillery in piggery and a home for the new owners. The new home includes a contemporary extension that continues and inverts the existing roof profile to create large windows with expansive views of the prevailing landscape. #orkney #architecture #farmstead #hayhurstandco #houseextension

Research trip

Research Trip: A very convivial space to share. Nick was visiting @pegasuslifeuk Hortsley retirement living scheme in Seaford by @rckarchitects this afternoon. Nick was contributing to @design_south_east Brighton & Hove’s round-table event on Best Practice Design in Older Pearson’s housing. #rcka #seaford #architecture #designsoutheast

Wildflower roof in bloom

Hairy House: wildflower roof in bloom at Hairy House – our extension to a Victorian end of terrace house in Hammersmith completed in 2011. Winner of a RIBA National Award in 2012 and the RIBA London Small Project Award 2012. #oldiebutagoodie #tbt #hayhurstandco #hairyhouse #greenroof #wildflowerroof #slate #houseextension #londonarchitecture

Torriano featured in the AJ

Our new STEM Activity Lab at Torriano Primary School in Kentish Town is featured in the Architect’s Journal today. See their homepage to read the full article #hayhurstandco #torrianoprimaryschool #stemeducation #primaryschool #london #architecture @architectsjournal

Xi’an, China

Work in Progress: We have started work on the design of a new school in Xi’an, Shaanxi Privence, China. The scheme looks to bring an un-used building back to life: the project comprises the creation of 7 new classrooms, 2 halls and an intensive landscape for children aged 3-6. The scheme includes the re-use of rain water, canopies on the roof to enable play throughout the year and a range of planting strategies on the ground, terraces and roof. #workinginchina #xi’an #chineseschool #schooldesign #architecturaldrawing #sketch

New Commission

New commission: A seat in the sun. We have been commissioned to design a new home for a photographer and his family in north London. The new 5-bedroomed, home will benefit from a careful study of sunlight, shadow and views into surrounding woodland. #newcommission #newhouse #londonsite #woodlandsite


Torriano Primary School: The recently completed STEM Activity Lab at Torriano Primary School features an external, south-facing terrace with an external living wall and an internal cactus planter. Photograph by @kilianosullivan #hayhurstandco #torrianoprimaryschool #stem #stemlab #plantsofinstagram #camden #schooldesign #activitylab #livingwall #greenwall

On Site: Clore Learning Centre

On site: Our competition-winning ‘Clore Learning Centre’ at 66 Portland Place is progressing well. Bamboo floors and cabinetry carcassing in, bronze activity frames in… looking forward to completion. @riba @ribacomps #learningspaces #londonarchitecture #ribalearning #onsite #clorestudio #clorelearningspace

Design South-east Design Masterclass

Hayhurst and Co Director, Jonathan Nicholls, will be talking as part of the @design_south_east Design Masterclass ‘School design in the current funding context’ this Thursday. He will be talking alongside @hawkins_brown @waltersandcohen @henleyhalebrown and @cltharchitecture. The event is taking place at Ashford Borough Council 1pm -5pm. Details on the following link; #designsoutheast #schooldesign #dse #masterclass

On Site: Dalston

On site: Study image for works to a house and garden studio in the de Beauvoir conservation area due for completion in the spring. Our interventions are seen as a series of timber sculptures within a long and leafy back garden. The project features a double height internal courtyard and picture windows looking onto the garden. #hayhurstandco #debeauvoir #house #gardenstudio #courtyard #burnttimber #charred

On site: Home in St John’s Wood

On site: Carved from dark bricks and black mortar, we are creating multiple small extensions at a 1950’s house in St John’s Wood. The arches will form views that will frame flora in the rear garden. Due to complete in March. #hayhurstandco #architecture #arch #brick #brickskillz #houseextension #blackbricks

Torriano Primary School

Completed Autumn 2018: The external terrace of the STEM Activity Lab. The fully-opening, bespoke-designed, Oak-framed door includes an internal Cactus planter. Externally, planting troughs are maintained by the pupils (and staff!) and the mirror polished stainless steel shingles ricochet the sunlight and reflect the sky. Photograph by @kilianosullivan #hayhurstandco #torrianoprimaryschool #stem #stemlab #plantsofinstagram #camden #schooldesign

New Commission

New Commission: We have been appointed to design a new school in Xi’an, Shaanxi Provence, China. The existing building sits between two towers in the Technology District and will open in September 2019. #newschool #workinginchina #xian #newcommission

2019 Projects: Cromer, Norfolk

2019 Projects: Starting on site in March this year is our remodelling and extension of a 1980s, H-plan, pattern-book bungalow. Set high up on a ridge in Cromer, north Norfolk, the existing house fails to capture the sea views to the north or open up to the woods to the south. Our design comprises a series of contemporary, site-specific domestic interventions formed around an over-sized flint, chimney The image if of the the new kitchen space that includes a box-dormer in the roof of the existing roof to maximise the sense of daylighting. #cromer #norfolk #houseextension #hayhurstandco #kitchendesign #house

2019 Projects: Clore Learning Centre at the RIBA

2019 Projects: This week we will sharing some of the images from our 2019 work in progress – projects that will be completing this year as well as projects in development. First up is our 2017 competition-winning scheme for the Clore Learning Centre at the RIBA’s 66 Portland Place. Currently on site, the scheme includes for bespoke cabinetry that provides spaces for the display of artefacts and work produced at the centre with retractable doors along with storage drawers and stools underneath. The cabinetry is made from bamboo and recycled plastic with brass handles. @riba @ribacomps #clorelearningcentre #bamboocabinetry #recycledplastic #brasshandles

Highlight for 2018

Highlight for 2018: With 1,600 visitors over 2 days of awful weather, our Garden House featuring an exhibition of Whitaker Malem’s work was the most-visited of the 109 houses open in this year’s ‘London Open House’. In 2019, we look forward to the completion of our £11m new-build Edith Neville Primary School for Camden Council, the ‘Clore Learning Centre’ at the RIBA’s HQ at 66 Portland Place as well as a number of special private houses… We look forward to sharing more work in progress with you throughout the year… @openhouselondon @whitakermalem #hayhurstandco #gardenhouse #openhouse #openhouse2018 #openhouselondon #whitakermalem #paddyandkeir

Merry Chirstmas and Happy New Year from Hayhurst & Co

We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2019. Image is of 16 hand-made paper advent stars woven together without glue made by @holly.paper.scissors The star is based on a design by Friedrich Froebel who developed an early-years education theory based on the principles of play. Like our work, the image combines ideas of play, craft and nature. #happychristmas #holly.paper.scissors #hayhurstandco #papercraft #froebelstar #friedrichfroebel #craft #nature #play

Christmas Studio Trip: Battersea Arts Centre

Christmas away day: a little treat at Haworth Tompkins’ recently refurbished Battersea Arts Centre. #batterseaartscentre #howarthtompkins @haworthtompkins @batterseaartscentre #hayhurstandco

Merry Chirstmas!

Christmas away day: In the Palm House at Kew Gardens. Merry Christmas!

Archive: East Dulwich Grove Estate TRA Hall

East Dulwich Grove Estate TRA Hall: Completed in 2011, our £50k refurbishment of an old laundry room provided a new sense of openness within the constraints of the existing building. We installed bespoke timber doors in the existing openings, designed new timber benches and extended the use of the terracotta tiles outside to create a new accessible ramp. Photo Credit: @kilianosullivan #communityhall #community #eastdulwichgroveestate #bigdoor #eastdulwich #hayhurstandco

Now complete: Torriano Primary School

Completed Project: Hot of the press… Hayhurst and Co. have just completed a STEAM (Science Technology Engineering, Art and Maths) activity lab at Torriano Primary School in Kentish Town for Camden Council. The project converted a dis-used two-storey turret on the second and third floors of the school to create a space for practical experiments and workshops. #torrianoprimaryschool #camdencouncil #hayhurstandco #stem #activitylab #stemlab

Lecture: Nick Hayhurst at Robert Gordon University

Lecture: Nick will be delivering a lecture on the practice’s recent work at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen this Thursday evening. The talk is part of the school’s 30th Anniversary lecture series organised by the student society ‘fifty7ten’. @fiftyseventen @robertgordonuni #hayhurstandco #architecturelecture #5710

Lecture: Robert Gordon University

Lecture: Nick will be giving a lecture on the practice’s current work at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen this Thursday evening. The lecture is part of the lecture series organised by the school’s student society ‘Fifty7Ten’ celebrating the school’s 30th anniversary. @fiftyseventen @robertgordonuni #architecturelecture #5710 #robertgordonuniversity #hayhurstandco

Edith Neville at sunrise

On site: Edith Neville Primary School in Central Somers Town under its tyvek wrap at sunrise. View from Coopers Lane Estate. #edithnevilleprimaryschool #camden #buildingsonsite #underconstruction

100 Projects, UK CLT

Following the inclusion of Hayes Primary School in “100 Projects, UK CLT”, this diagram shows how the engineered, cross-laminated timber system is also used to form a central storage wall that runs through the new school. “100 Projects, UK CLT” is a collection of 100 case studies of buildings in the UK constructed from cross-laminated timber and glue-lam. The book was produced by Waugh Thistleton Architects and is available to download via @waughthistletonarchitects #clt100book #clt #hayesprimaryschool

Design Charrette

Design Charrette: An 8-person, trans-professional drawing… planning officers, developers and architects all contributed to our ‘big-drawing’ of our model for a community-focussed, landscape-led approach to an urban-fringe site on the edge of Saltdean. @design_south_east @designbtn #housing #density #urbanfringe #brightonandhove #designcharette #bigdrawing

Design Charrette

Design Charrette: challenging the red line… Yesterday, Nick was working with architects, planning officers and developers at Hove Town Hall to explore new models of housing and testing assumptions about density @design_south_east @designbtn #designsoutheast #designbrighton #housing #density #designcharette

New project

New Commission: We have been appointed to design new homes on a back-land site in Addiscombe, Croydon. Access is via an unused private road complete with Fiesta and – behind the fiesta – a campervan. #newcommission #homes #londonhomes #croydon

We are hiring!

Hayhurst and Co. is looking for architectural assistants/ recently-qualified architects to join our Spitalfields-based studio.

We work on a range of building types and are interested in design that explores landscape and materiality, and nature and domesticity. We work at every scale; from the design of a window seat to the master-plan for part of a city.
We are looking for new staff to work on residential projects – both one-off private homes and multi-unit residential schemes in London and the south-east.
If you are an experienced part-1 (12 months+ experience), part 2 or recently-qualified architect, know our work and are interested in our approach to architecture, we would like to hear from you.
The key requirements for the candidates are;
Must have a rigorous and critical approach to design.
Must be committed to a bespoke architectural attitude.
Must be construction-savvy and love detail.
Must have experience of UK architectural practice.
Must be well-organised and be able to take initiative.
Must be able to work both autonomously and as part of a team.
Must have excellent visual and graphic presentation skills.
Must be a clear and articulate communicator (spoken and written).
Experience of Vectorworks, Revit, skills preferred.
Hayhurst and Co. is an equal opportunities employer.
Applications comprising a CV and PDF with examples of work (6-8 sides) should be e-mailed to
Deadline Thursday 4th October, 2018.

Garden House, Open House

Despite the rain… over 1,000 visitors to Garden House and Whitaker Malem’s exhibition as part of Open House 2018. @openhouselondon @whitakermalem

Robert Venturi

Sad news that Robert Venturi has passed. Image is of Vanna Venturi House – a building I have never visited but one that continues to be a great influence. #robertventuri #vannaventurihouse

Open House 2018

Garden House is featured in Dezeen’s ’10 extraordinary homes you can explore during Open House London’. Open 11am-5pm Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd Sept. The Garden Studio, 27 Buckingham Road, London, N1 4DG #whitakermalem @whitakermalem #dezeen #gardenhouse #openhouselondon

Open House 2018

Garden House – the home and studio for costume-making duo, Whitaker Malem @whitakermalem – will be open as part of ‘Open House’ 2018 @openhouselondon on 22nd and 23rd September. Whitaker Malem will be exhibiting old and new works including Keir’s air plants! Described as ‘bloody brilliant’ by Kevin McCloud, the house features a bespoke ‘hanging basket’ roof with over 800 plants. The project won an RIBA Award in 2016 and was shortlisted for Grand Design House of the Year 2016. Address: The Garden Studio, 27 Buckingham Road, London, N1 4DG. Open 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday – we will be on site to answer questions 11am-1pm both days. #openhouselondon #openhouselondon2018 #whitakermalem #gardenhouse #ribaaward #ribahouseoftheyear #paddyandkeir

Burnt house featured in Mein Eigen Heim

Burnt House has been featured in Mein Eigen Heim, a German homes magazine #basements #meineigenheim #googletranslate #burnthouse #hayhurstandco #architecture

New Homes for Neighbourhoods

Portfolio: New Homes for Neighbourhoods, Brighton: Our shortlisted competition proposal for 5 new homes creates a ‘convivial community’ – one that is organised around a series of ‘formal’ and ‘informal’ shared community spaces for residents to share and enjoy. Using the language of Brighton’s indigenous sub-strata, the design of the houses is conceived as a series of irregularly-shaped ‘Chalk Hats’ that sit sculpturally on the site. #brighton #brightonandhovecitycouncil #newhomes #newhomesforneighbourhoods #chalkhats #affordablehousing #community #infill #housing #hayhurstandco #architecture #competition

Hairy House

Hairy House: Named because of the wildflower turf roof, Hairy House is an extension to a Victorian end of terrace house in Hammersmith that provides a new kitchen, dining area and family space. #oldiebutagoodie #tbt #hayhurstandco #hairyhouse #ribanationalaward #greenroof #wildflowerroof #slate photo: @kilianosullivan

Pegasus Academy

Portfolio: The remodelling and expansion of Pegasus Academy builds on the character of the existing Victorian school buildings. Our design brings together a fragmented site with a series of interventions and extensions that thread new teaching spaces through a complex fabric of existing buildings. #pegasusacademytrust #civictrustawards2015 #ribaawards2014 #ajretrofitawardswinner #fbf #hayhurstandco #archive

Langley Vale Visitor Hub

Portfolio: Our competition entry for Langley Vale Visitor Hub. Within its ancient, down-land setting, the proposal provides a new visitor’s hub as part of a ‘convivial landscape’ that provides activity spaces for the local community, enthusiasts and children to share and enjoy. The building is organised as three distinct elements each forming a specific function: the hall, the entrance and the support spaces. Each element has its own thatched roof profile which is similar in scale to the canopy of the adjacent trees. #langleyvale #riba @ribacomps #competition #hayhurstandco #thatch

Farewell and thank you

A brief interlude between lovely rain showers on our roof terrace… and farewell to Alex and Rory as they return to study and move on to pastures new… #fridayevening #itsraining #roofterrace

Breaking ground

Breaking ground: fantastic to be invited to the official commencement of the construction of @unboxedhomes Blenheim Grove houses – by @brandonlewisgy MP – one of the first custom build developments and in the heart of Peckham! – by @poulsommiddlehurst #custombuild #unboxedhomes #peckham

Jack Trench

Thank you @jack_trench_ltd for today’s interesting, informative and candid CPD… #jacktrench #kitchen #kitchendesign #bespokekitchen

WIP: Co-housing

Work in progress: We are working on proposals for a co-housing scheme in Forest Hill, south London. We are designing a community-driven residential scheme for 11 homes that will transform a neglected and under-used site into a meaningful and sustainable example of affordable housing. #foresthill #cohousing #affordablehousing #london #londonhousing #housing #newhomes #sustainable

RIBA Hampshire 2018 Lecture Series

Lecture: Nick will be giving a lecture as part of the RIBA Hampshire 2018 Lecture Series this Thursday 5th July at 6pm. The lecture, entitled ‘Essays on Play’, will look at a selection of Hayhurst and Co’s completed projects and the their approach to design. Address: RIBA Hampshire, Winchester Discovery Centre, Winchester, SO23 8SB Book tickets:
#riba #ribahampshire #lecture #essaysonplay #nickhayhurst #hayhurstandco @riba

A House in Hackney

Work in progress: A house in Hackney. A new fair-faced concrete and planting arrangement to form a garden-like extension to a large Victorian house with a south facing garden. #plantsofinstagram #hayhurstandco #houseinhackney #WIP

Pegasus Academy

Pegasus Academy: The first phase of Pegasus Academy involved the construction of a new Nursery classroom, reception classroom and the refurbishment of two existing classrooms which were connected via a new ‘Reception Street’ – a space which connects all the teaching bases providing spill-out spaces for role-play, reading corners, art spaces, home corners etc! All of the spaces open up to a new external play area where the stripy green carpets extend outside in stripy green rubbercrumb to give the sense of a freshly-mown lawn running inside to out. The project won a number of awards including an Architectural Review Schools Award, RIBA award, and AJ Retrofit Award. #tbt #pegasusacademy #hayhurstandco #croydon photo: @anthony_coleman_photo

Work in Education

Work in Education: Nick is currently at the Facultad de Arquitectura, Universidad Nacional De Piura in northern Peru. The campus sits amongst lush trees: an oasis in the Sechura dessert. #piura #universidadnacionaldepiura

Barn-ish, Brighton-ish

Barn-ish, Brighton-ish: An internal refurbishment of a Grade-II listed Coach House in Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex. Constructed within the confines of the existing buildings shell, the design provides new single and double-height spaces in this long, thin plan building. The new spaces are opened up and sculpted around the existing structure to enable the new elements to be clearly read against the historic fabric. Photo: @kilianosullivan
#barnishbrightonish #hayhurstandco #barn #barnconversion #coachhouse

Snug House

Snug House: Set on the edge of the Parkland Walk that connects Highgate Woods and Alexandra Park in North London, Snug House provides a new kitchen and dining space as well as a new front door and access to the garden. photo: @kilianosullivan #snughouse #hayhurstandco

The End of the Year Pier Show

The End of the Year Pier Show: The University of Brighton’s School of Architecture and Design will be holding its annual graduate show on Hastings Pier! Open to all from Tuesday 5th – Sunday 10th June. Special event on Saturday 9th, a day of food, celebration, school and community events including talks by designers and architects. The show will also coincide with a monthly food market, outfoor performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the annual 1066 cycle festival. #thepiershow #graduate #show #brighton #hastings #pier #architecture #part1 #part2 @thepiershow @brighton_architecture @b.i.a.a.s

Studio Trip: Cambridge

A highlight of our recent office trip to Cambridge was the recently listed the Judge business school. Formed of three distinct elements; the Ark, the Castle and the Gallery as described by the architect John Outram. With its Basillican core the building creativily reuses the old Addenbrook hospital building. #architecture #postmodernism #colour

Studio Trip: Cambridge

Studio Study trip: Exploring Stirling Prize-winning Accordia. Dense, well-planned homes. Residents came out to speak to us and invited us into their homes. #accordia #cambridge @feildencleggbradleystudios @alisonbrooksarchitects #macreanorlavington

Studio Trip: Cambridge

Studio Study Trip: House at Kettle’s Yard. View from first floor seat of plants on a shelf in a window. #kettlesyard #plants #cambridge

Whole House featured in Evening Standard

Whole House: Following the article on Whole House in yesterday’s Evening Standard Home & Property this drawing shows the circulation strategy for the house. The circulation and day-lighting strategies were developed together to create a long, light and delightful picturesque promenade: a device to provide views to the sky, surrounding roofs and tree-tops. Walking around the central courtyard provides views in each direction and an abstract visual connection to the site’s environs. As the stair wraps from bottom to top the scale of the stair varies to provide a faster pace, a slower pace, a wider stair or a narrower stair that reflect the level of implied privacy and openness. @bramfieldstudio #wholehouse #hayhurstandco @evening.standard

‘The ultimate pocket-plot home’

Whole House: ‘The ultimate pocket-plot home’ has been featured in today’s Evening Standard Home & Property section. Pick up a copy this evening to read about the project! @bramfieldstudio #wholehouse #hayhurstandco @evening.standard

Will Alsop

Sad news that Will Alsop has passed. Photo is of Sheringham Swimming Pool in Norfolk taken last month. His first building (1984) – the site is currently earmarked for ‘redevelopment’. #willalsop #sheringham #norfolk

London Craft Week

London Craft Week: A little craftsmanship for Craft Week! Garden House, the home and studio of Leather Designer-Artisans Whitaker Malem is currently open to present new works exploring sexuality & gender – key archival pieces representing the breadth of their 30 years work in Fashion, Film & Art will also be exhibited.
Follow @whitakermalem for more and to keep updated on the event.
Address: The Garden Studio 27 Buckingham Road, London, N1 4DG
11/05/18- Fri 14.00-16.30
12/05/18- Sat 11.00-17.00
13/05/18- Sun 11.00-16.00
#londoncraftweek2018 #londoncraftweek #whitakermalem #gardenhouse @londoncraftweek #hayhurstandco #openstudio #exhibition tion #leather #artisan
photo: @kilianosullivan