Koru Architects is an award-winning, design-led, Sussex based practice that has earned a reputation for thoughtful, environmentally-friendly design and a 'client-centred' approach to projects.

Koru Architects is an award-winning, design-led, Sussex based practice that has earned a reputation for thoughtful, environmentally-friendly design and a 'client-centred' approach to projects.

Our Latest Projects

Residential New Build

Green Apple Awards zero-carbon house

Lloyd Close

Lloyd Close | Hove, East Sussex Completed 2010 Award-winning zero-carbon detached house and studio. Winner of the RIBA Downland Prize ...
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Garden Library

Garden Library | Lamberhurst, Kent Completed 2006 Garden library /studio, Shortlisted for the RIBA Downland Prize 2006. This sustainable, all-timber ...
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Commercial Projects

Tichborne Street

Tichborne Street | Brighton, East Sussex In Progress Mixed-use building with workshops and flats in Brighton town centre. This mixed-use ...
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The Pavilion Tea House

The Pavilion Tea House | Hove, East Sussex In Progress Remodel and large extension of a park cafe in Hove ...
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Residential Extensions

Garden Cottage

Garden Cottage | Clayton, East Sussex Completed 2008 Major extension to a cottage within the South Downs National Park. This ...
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The Old Fire Station

The Old Fire Station | Lamberhurst, Kent Completed 2003 Sensitive contemporary extension to a Listed dwelling. This new two-storey extension ...
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Competitions

C21 House Development

RIBA Design Competition | Reputable Volume House Developer June 2016 A concept design for a flexible 'future-proof' house that can ...
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PassivPod

PassivPod Sunday Times Eco-Haus Design Competition 2014 & Virgin VOOM Innovation Competition 2016 PassivPod is an inspirational, sustainable lakeside holiday ...
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Services

We provide a wide range of architectural services from inception through to completion including:

• Initial consultation and site appraisals
• Project brief and build programme advice
• Digital site / building measured surveys
• Feasibility studies and sketch designs
• Expertise in low energy / sustainable building design
• Advice on planning and permitted development
• Collaboration with specialist consultants
• 3D sketch modelling and visualisation
• Planning applications / listed building consents
• Building regulation submissions
• Preparation of material and product specifications
• Space planning / room layouts
• Contractor selection and tendering / evaluation
• Site inspections and building contract administration
• As-built architectural drawings
• Post-occupancy feedback and evaluation

Shaping Spaces Together: Building the Movement for Fairer Housing

How can a collaborative movement be built around the need for quality housing which is truly affordable, ...
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Eco Tech Summit + PEA Awards: In Conversation with James Dean

What's the future of the UK's green economy? The Eco Tech Summit was an action-packed day conference ...
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How The Housing Crisis Threatens Human Rights

Everyone needs a home to call their own. That’s a common need that people of all backgrounds ...
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Make Your Home Uniquely Sustainable with Upcycling: 5 Examples

Why should wine bottles be thrown in landfill, or even collected for recycling, when they could be ...
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Feature in Business Edge magazine

'Accolade for Architects' in Business Edge magazine, November 2016 The Sussex Chamber of Commerce runs a monthly ...
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Feature on Insider.com

'5 Tiny Off-Grid Pods That Could Replace Your House' on Insider.com, November 2016 The popular news and ...
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